STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER

IAWM BULLETIN 16 NOVEMBER 2016

In this bulletin:
1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
2. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
Syria has become a living hell as Russia, the U.S. and other world and regional powers continue to bomb it in an attempt to compete for dominance while shamelessly killing civilians and flooding the region with arms. The IAWM says this must stop now, so we are calling on all peace and anti-war activists to join us in a Peace March this Saturday.

Assemble and protest 2pm at Russian Embassy, 184-186 Orwell Rd, Dublin 14.

March to US Embassy, Elgin Road, Dublin 4 for protest at 3.30pm

The IAWM is calling for a permanent cessation to the bombing in Syria.
Syria’s civil war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Since 2011, when the war began, half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed, wounded or forced to flee their homes. Syria has become a living hell.

• Almost 500,000 dead
• 4,800,000 have fled as refugees
• 6,100,000 are internally displaced
• 13,500,000 are in desperate need of humanitarian aid

The war is now heading into a sixth year and could lead to a worldwide conflagration.

Physicians for Human Rights have said, “Bombing civilians is a war crime. Targeting hospitals is a war crime. Stripping medical supplies from aid convoys meant for civilians is a war crime. Providing a few hours of calm in one city does not offset the systematic violation of international law, nor does it absolve Syria’s leaders, their Russian counterparts, or any other party to the conflict of their responsibility for perpetrating crimes that have led to one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time. We cannot lose sight of the calculated commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Syria.”

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STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH
Saturday, 2PM, 19 November
Following the decision taken at our last protest at the Daíl, the Irish Anti-War Movement is organising a peace rally at the Russian and US Embassies.
Assemble and protest at 2PM, Saturday, 19th November at the Russian Embassy, followed by a march to the US Embassy and a final protest.
The Irish Anti-War demands an end to the bombing in Syria.
Syria’s has become the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Since 2011 there are:
- Almost 500,000 dead
- 4,800,000 refugees
- 6,100,000 internally displaced
- 13,500,000 in need of humanitarian aid.
Physicians for Human Rights have said, “Bombing civilians is a war crime. Targeting hospitals is a war crime. Stripping medical supplies from aid convoys meant for civilians is a war crime...We cannot lose sight of the calculated commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Syria.”
The IAWM says: STOP THIS WAR NOW!
• We call for all parties to the war to agree to an immediate and permanent ceasefire.
• We demand a halt to the bombing and the opening of safe channels for humanitarian aid.
• We demand an end to all foreign intervention in Syria and an end to all arms sales to Syria.
• We call on the Irish government to end its silence and summon the US and Russian Ambassadors to demand they cease their military involvement in Syria.
• We demand that refugees receive sanctuary as needed in Europe and other countries.

FORMER CIA PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR TO SPEAK AT DUBLIN MEETING TOMORROW

IAWM PRESS RELEASE 31 OCTOBER 2016

Ray Mc Govern, a former CIA Presidential Briefer and Russian expert turned peace activist will speak at a public meeting jointly organised by the Irish Anti-war Movement and the Peace and Neutrality Alliance tomorrow evening.

The meeting will take place in the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin at 8.00pm Tuesday 01 November. All welcome.

With his extensive insider experience of US foreign policy and his knowledge of Russia, Ray will give an interesting insight into the current Middle East wars.

Ray Mc Govern is a former CIA Officer (1963-1990) turned peace activist. He served under five US Presidents, from JFK to G. Bush Senior, advising in particular on 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 current US Presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton. He has openly supported Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

His web site is: www.raymcgovern.com

Ray is available all day Monday and Tuesday for media interviews.

For info please contact:

Roger Cole, PANA:087 2611597
John Molyneux, Secretary IAWM; Tel. 085 7356424
Jim Roche, PRO IAWM: Tel. 087 6472737
Ed Horgan: Tel. 085 8519623

For more information on the IAWM see:

Website - www.irishantiwar.org

@IrishAntiWarMvt https://twitter.com/#!/IrishAntiWarMvt

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JOINT IAWM / PANA PUBLIC MEETING: 'WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST' with ex-CIA ADVISOR RAY MC GOVERN

IAWM BULLETIN 30 OCTOBER 2016

In this bulletin:
1. IAWM & PANA JOINT PUBLIC MEETING: WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
2. DONATING TO THE IAWM

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

For info contact:
Roger Cole, PANA:087 2611597
John Molyneux, Secretary IAWM; Tel. 085 7356424
Jim Roche, PRO IAWM: Tel. 087 6472737
Ed Horgan: Tel. 085 8519623

2. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
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Irish Peace Groups Question Peace Award to John Kerry

Irish Peace Groups Question Peace Award to John Kerry

Press Release

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.”

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