IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 14 AUGUST 2013
• IAWM CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS AND IMPOSITION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EGYPTIAN MILITARY
• SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH PEOPLE OF EGYPT THIS SATURDAY 2PM AT EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, 12 CLYDE ROAD, BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4.
• CALLS FOR IRISH GOVERNMENT TO CONDEMN EGYPTIAN MILITARY
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the massacre of at least 150 civilians including many women and children by the Egyptian military and called for a solidarity protest this Saturday at the Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The statement noted that this is the third massacre of civilians by the Egyptian military since the military overthrow of the elected Government of Mohammed Morsi following massive popular protests last month. Despite the anti democratic and authoritarian nature of the Morsi led Muslim Brotherhood Government these horrific acts by the Egyptian military have nothing to do with restoring democracy. It is instead about stamping down dissent, sending a message to all protesters and asserting its undemocratic control over the populace.
The statement noted deep concern at the manner of these attacks, the ferocity of the killings (with many people reported as being shot in the head by snipers) and the precedent they set for possible future acts by the military against anybody who wishes to protest.
Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
Source Thu, 11/07/2013 - 17:05 by shannonwatch http://www.shannonwatch.org
On Wednesday 10th July Margaratta D'Arcy appeared in Ennis District Court in connection with an alleged offence of improper use of Shannon Airport last October. Some of the national media reported that she caused mayhem in the court room when she confronted the judge in a bright orange jump suit. That may have been the case from some observer's point of view, but it would have been more accurate to report that she had tried to initiate a conversation relating to the charges being brought against her, and about the wider issues of war, renditions and the grave misuse of Shannon Airport.
Here is our report on the court proceedings.
Wednesday 10th July 2013, Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durkan presiding.
Defendant : Margaretta D'Arcy (representing herself)
Proscecution : Inspector Tom Kennedy
The case was listed as no. 52 of 57 on the list for that day's proceedings.
The Charge (which was not read out to the court on the day) was that Mrs. D'Arcy had, in Oct 2012, 'interfered with the proper operation of an airport' contrary to S. 14 of The Airport Bye-Laws of 1994. which is subsequently a contravention of S.16 (6) of the Air navigation Act 1950 as Amended by Section 28 of the Air Transport Navigation Act 1988 and S72 of the Irish Aviation Authority Act 1993. (Which amendments basically increased the penalties)
26/06/2013 - 13:00
26/06/2013 - 14:00
Wednesday 26th of June is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The force feeding of Guantanamo Bay detainees on hunger strike has been declared by the UN human rights commission as a form of torture. Shaker Aamer, the last UK detainees recently told of the guards using metal tipped feeding tubes in order to induce vomiting in an effort to break the strike. Show solidarity to the victims of this inhumane treatment and let the Irish government know that their complicity in this torture is unacceptable.
23/05/2013 - 13:00
23/05/2013 - 14:00
Come along to the IAWM Protest at 1.00pm this Thursday 23 May at Dáil Eireann and make your voice heard.
Send a clear message to the Irish Government that we want these prisoners released and that the Guantanamo Bay detention centre should be closed for good.
14/05/2013 - 19:30
14/05/2013 - 21:00
Hosted by Irish Anti-War Movement, Sinn Féin, Socialist Party, People Before Profit Alliance, Peace & Neutrality Alliance
Tues 14th May 2013 7:30PM
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