PEACE MARCH TO SHANNON AIRPORT

08/11/2009 - 12:00
08/11/2009 - 15:00

PEACE MARCH TO SHANNON AIRPORT ON SUNDAY THE 8th NOVEMBER, 12noon-3pm. ORGANISED BY THE WORLD MARCH FOR PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE.
A Peace March to Shannon Airport is being held as part of the global World March for Peace and Non-Violence. It is organized by the World March for Peace and Non-violence Ireland and coincides with the regular monthly vigil organised by Shannonwatch, a group of human right and peace activists, at Shannon. We are inviting all the Irish antiwar and peace organizations, local and intercultural communities and individuals, peace activists and pacifists and everyone who believes in the power of nonviolence and agrees with the importance of disarmament at national and global level. It opens to everyone interested!

We stand for:
- Global nuclear disarmament
- Progressive and proportional reduction of conventional weapon
- Withdrawal of invading troops from occupied territories
- Renunciation by governments as the use of war as means to resolve conflicts
- Signing of non-aggression treaties between countries
- Rejecting all forms of violence such us: physical, sexual, racial, religious, economical and psychological violence.

Planned schedule for the Peace March to Shannon:
12 noon: Arriving at Shannon Town Centre. Gathering our group (car park next to Lidl.). Preparing banners and flags for marching.
12.15: Short greetings.
12.30 Leaving to march towards Shannon Airport.
1.30: Gathering at (small) roundabout before Shannon Airport (location of regular monthly Shannonwatch vigil). 
2.15: Forming Living Non-violence Sign together at green area beside roundabout.
Singing, dancing and celebrating the World March and its aims.
3-30: Walking back to Shannon Town Centre

SHORT INFORMATION ON THE WORLD MARCH FOR PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE
The World March for Peace and Non-violence calls for the end of war and nuclear weapons, and the elimination of violence of all kinds (physical, economic, racial, religious, cultural, sexual, and psychological). It began in Wellington, New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi's birth, declared the International Day of Nonviolence by the United Nations. It will end in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Argentina) on January 2, 2010. The March will last 90 days, travelling through 90 countries over all six continents, celebrated by all kinds of activities, peace marches and peace events involving millions of people along and beyond its route. For more information and how to endorse the march online visit www.theworldmarch.org . For Irish World March events please visit www.worldmarchireland.com.
The World March was started by World without Wars and organization of the Humanist Movement. Currently new World without Wars and without Violence Promoting Teams are setting up in Ireland and internationally as well. First meetings will be held on Saturday 14th in Dublin and 18th in Kilkenny. If you want to get involved or set up a Promoting Team where you are living please contact 0851261287 or e-mail to worldmarchie@gmail.com. To learn more about Shannonwatch and their activities please visit www.shannonwatch.ie.
For more information on the Peace March to Shannon please contact:
Krisztina Dragoman World March organizer and coordinator
Mobile: 085/ 1261287 , E-mail worldmarchie@gmail.com
World March for Peace and Non-violence Ireland                                                                                                                                                                                 
www.theworldmarch.org
www.worldmarchireland.com   
www.worldwithoutwars.org