IAWM BULLETIN 30 OCTOBER 2016
In this bulletin:
1. IAWM & PANA JOINT PUBLIC MEETING: WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Speaker: Ray Mc Govern, Former CIA Presidential Briefer / Russian Expert and IAWM, PANA speakers
Time / Date: 8.00pm Tuesday 01 November
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
Come along to this important meeting for an interesting insight into the Middle East wars by a former CIA Presidential Briefer turned peace activist.
Ray Mc Govern is a former CIA Officer (1963-1990) turned peace activist. He served under five US Presidents specialising in Russian affairs. He is a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. In 2006 he began speaking out on behalf of the anti-war group ‘Not in Our Name’ and he returned his Intelligence Commendation Medal in protest against the CIA’s involvement in torture. In 2011 he was arrested for a silent protest during a speech by Hilary Clinton. He has openly supported Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
His web site is: raymcgovern.com
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Irish Peace Groups Question Peace Award to John Kerry
27th Oct 2016
Five peace groups have come together to oppose the awarding of the Tipperary International Peace Prize to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday next (October 30th). Galway Alliance Against War, the Irish Anti-War Movement, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance, Shannonwatch and Veterans for Peace also intend to hold protests at Shannon Airport and at Aherlow House Hotel in Tipperary where the award ceremony will take place.
Speaking on behalf of the five organisations, Edward Horgan of Veterans for Peace posed the question: “What peace has John Kerry achieved and where?”
“The award of peace prizes should be based on truth, integrity and justification” continued Dr Horgan. “Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded in the past to several people who were guilty of starting or being complicit in wars of aggression and human rights abuses. Henry Kissinger is a case in point. Another example is Barack Obama who was awarded his Nobel Peace Prize just before he began authorising targeted assassinations and bombings that killed thousands of innocent civilians.”
“John Kerry and the United States of America claim to be defending the civilised world against Islamic terrorists and dictators” said Jim Roche of the Irish Anti War Movement. ”Yet the reality is that the United States has killed many multiples of the numbers killed by Islamic terrorists in its so-called War on Terror. US led wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria were all initiated without UN approval and with appalling consequences.”
26/11/2016 - 13:00
The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26th November 2016 in The Teachers Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 13:00. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.
The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26th November 2016 in The Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 13:00. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.
IAWM PRESS RELEASE 18 OCTOBER 2016
IAWM BULLETIN 18 OCTOBER 2016
IAWM PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN RE SYRIA – STOP THE BOMBING
WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER from 5.30PM.
• STOP THE BOMBING - CEASEFIRE NOW!
The IAWM totally condemns the continued bombardment of Aleppo, and other Syrian centres of resistance, by Russian and Syrian army forces.
We equally condemn the continued bombing, logistical support, arming of rebels, etc. by the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey et al. The recent ceasefire was broken by the killing of over sixty Syrian soldiers by a US air strike, possibly with British involvement.
The descent into a living hell for Syrians has been fueled by a number of factors including western governments’ insidious interference for their own imperial interests, the logistical support to rebel groups from the regional petro-Princedoms and Turkey, the rise of Da’esh (Isis), which is a direct result of the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the violence of the Assad Government helped by Iran, Hizbollah and of course Russia in order to protect, like the US, its imperial interests.
The Syrian people are now being sacrificed by a struggle between world (Russia and the US mainly) and regional powers in a geopolitical sandwich in what looks like becoming an imperial carve up of their country fueled by an obscene multi-national arms industry with its insatiable demands for increased profits.
The IAWM says: STOP THIS WAR NOW!
Stop the bombing of Aleppo. Agree an immediate and permanent ceasefire. Open the channels for humanitarian aid to assist the besieged, starving, wounded and dying people of Syria. Let those refugees who are fleeing this carnage come to the west for sanctuary if they wish to. Stop flooding the region with arms. All foreign militaries should announce their intentions to get out of Syria.