Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 11 AM Sat 21/02/2015 - The Teachers Club Dublin

21/02/2015 - 11:00
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Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 11 AM Sat 21/02/2015 - The Teachers Club Dublin

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 21st February 2015 in The Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 11am. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.

Agenda

This will be available shortly.

Who can Attend and Vote at The AGM

All members may attend the annual general meeting provided that the current membership fee has been paid in advance of the meeting. All affiliates may send one delegate to the annual general meeting provided that the current affiliation fee has been paid in advance of the meeting.

All members and delegates have one vote each at annual general meeting.

A decision of annual general meeting of the IAWM is binding on the steering committee (SC) and overrides any previous decisions. This constitution may only be amended by annual general meeting. However, amendments to this constitution may be made by the next quarterly delegate meeting held after the annual general meeting of 08 May 2004, which adopted this constitution.

A steering committee shall be elected at each AGM.
Draft resolutions and nominations for the steering committee should be submitted to the Secretary at least 14 days beforehand. The secretary shall publish draft resolutions at least 7 days beforehand.

Submitting Resolutions

Resolutions from members may be submitted in the following ways:

By E-mail:- To the secretary via e-mail info@irishantiwar.org

By Post:- Send the resolutions to The Irish Anti-War Movement, PO Box 9260 Dublin 1.

Deadline

The deadline for resolutions is 12 AM Sat 14th February 2015
Registration

Members may register in the following ways:

Registration can be done on-line by following this link http://www.irishantiwar.org/node/1982 and then clicking on the "Sign up for Annual General Meeting".

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT STATEMENT ON THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATROCITY

IAWM BULLETIN 11 January 2015

1. IAWM statement on the Charlie Hebdo atrocity
2. Letters to papers re Charlie Hebdo atrocity
3. Useful articles on Charlie Hebdo atrocity
4. Donating to the IAWM

1. IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT STATEMENT ON THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATROCITY

The Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) unequivocally condemns the terrorist murders of Charlie Hebdo journalists in Paris. As an anti-war movement we are opposed, and have always been opposed to terrorism in all its forms. We strongly insist on the right of journalists to practice their trade and, regardless of the content of what they write or publish, nothing can justify their murder in general or this atrocity in particular. It is shocking, as the Committee to Protect Journalists notes, that since 1992 alone, 1109 journalists have been killed in the course of their work.

The Charlie Hebdo atrocity is not a random act of evil. It has an historical and contemporary context which does not excuse it but which has to be understood. Like other terrorist atrocities such as 9/11 in New York and 7/7 in London or even the Birmingham Pub bombing in 1974 (all of which claimed more lives) it is a bitter fruit of the legacy of western imperial interventions, war and racism. It is completely the wrong reaction to the latter - wrong because it is brutal and reactionary in itself, and wrong because it plays into the hands of reactionaries, warmongers and racists. Nevertheless, it is a reaction to these things.

In particular in France it is a reaction to:
a) French imperialism’s long and atrocious history of colonialism in North Africa and elsewhere, but especially in Algeria where the French Government continue to meddle

IAWM LETTER PUBLISHED IN IRISH TIMES TODAY RE CHARLIE HEBDO KILLINGS

Press Release 090114

From Irish anti-War Movement

LETTER PUBLISHED IN IRISH TIMES TODAY RE CHARLIE HEBDO KILLINGS

Sir,

the horrific murders in Paris must be roundly condemned. It should be possible to criticise and satirise both public figures and ideology without such actions from young men, alienated and angry as they may be.

It is equally important that the response to the attacks does not lead either to an increase in future terrorist attacks or a rise in attacks on Muslims. Hatred and revenge are not the answer to the grief that the relatives of the victims are experiencing.

The French Government could lead effectively in calming the widespread public anger and grief by reflecting on its own dubious foreign policy, which along with that of other western powers has fostered instability, sectarianism, oppression and hundreds of thousands of Muslims killed and injured, all of which has ultimately led to a rise in terrorism. We should remember that the response of the French Government to the brutal suppression by Tunisian dictator Ben Ali to the calls for democracy by peaceful protesters was to offer to send 300 French paratroopers.

IPSC’s ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE VIGIL FOR GAZA ON THE HA’PENNY BRIDGE, DUBLIN.

IAWM BULLETIN 30 DECEMBER 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS!

1. IPSC’s ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE VIGIL FOR GAZA ON THE HA’PENNY BRIDGE, DUBLIN.
2. LETTER IN IRISH TIMES RE SHANNON AND CIA TORTURE
3. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement.

1. IPSC’s ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE VIGIL FOR GAZA ON THE HA’PENNY BRIDGE, DUBLIN.

Wed, 31 December 2014, 14:00 Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

To commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Israeli ‘Operation Cast Lead’ attack on Gaza, and to highlight Israeli’s ongoing brutality coupled with the cruel and illegal siege of Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is calling on people to gather at 2pm at the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin on New Year’s Eve. Please bring Palestinian flags if you have them.

Please spare an hour of your time to remember the victims of the attacks on Gaza in 2008/9, 2012 and most recently the barbaric onslaught this summer, and the ongoing illegal Israeli siege of Gaza, which has resulted in a man-made crisis in Gaza.

2. LETTER IN IRISH TIMES RE SHANNON AND TORTURE
Letter by John Lannon of Shannonwatch regarding Shannon and the CIA torture regime - http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/cia-rendition-flights-and-shan...

3. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement

IAWM CONDEMNS IRISH GOVERNMENT'S COMPLICITY IN U.S. TORTURE REGIME


IAWM CONDEMNS IRISH GOVERNMENT'S COMPLICITY IN US LED TORTURE REGIME

NO TO BRITISH MILITARY BASE IN BAHRAIN!

In a statement issued today the IAWM noted its dismay on hearing that the UK is establishing a permanent military base in Mina Salman Port in Bahrain.

It is claimed by the British government that this is to 'reinforce stability' in the region but the IAWM noted that it is likely to have the opposite effect. Imperial adventures by western governments, including the British Government, have long been a major source of instability and conflict in the Middle East and especially in the Gulf. The last thing the region needs is increased military presence from Britain.

Moreover there is a specific reason to oppose military and other collaboration with Bahrain, namely the country's appalling and well documented human rights record. Bahrain was always an undemocratic state dominated by a minority and ruled by an authoritarian royal family. When the people of Bahrain rebelled during the Arab Spring they were met with brutal repression (with the aid of the Saudi Arabian army). Since then there have been innumerable human rights abuses, including the jailing and torture of doctors trained by the Irish College of Surgeons, for the 'crime' of treating injured protestors.

Only last week a woman pro-democracy activist, Zainab al-Kharwaja was sentenced to 3 years in prison for tearing up a picture of King Hamed. She is the third member of her family to be jailed for political opposition.

It is clear from this announcement that western powers are happy to use Bahrain for militaristic purposes while ignoring its appalling human rights record. Neither the UK nor any other country that claims to be a democracy should be associated with this regime.

JOHN MOLYNEUX, SECRETARY, Tel: 085 735 6424
JIM ROCHE, PRO. Tel: 087 6472737

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