IAWM condemns racist campaign against local election candidate

IAWM PRESS STATEMENT – 06 MAY 2014

• IAWM condemns racist campaign against local election candidate

The Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning in the strongest possible terms the disgusting racist campaign being waged against Memet Uludag, the People Before Profit candidate for Castleknock, Dublin 15, in the local elections.

This campaign includes:

a) defacement of a number of his election posters by sellotaping pieces of bacon to them - a well known racial insult to people who are 'assumed' to be Muslim.

b) systematic destruction of his posters either by cutting them in half or removing them altogether. Over 70 of his posters have now been destroyed or removed.

c) Photographing/filming the candidate and his team when they are out postering in a manner designed to intimidate.

The Irish Anti-War Movement considers these actions a particularly outrageous attack on Memet Uludag's democratic rights as an Irish Citizen and on the democratic process as a whole.

John Molyneux from the IAWM Steering Committee said:

“We are of course totally opposed to racism and Islamophobia in all its forms. The fact that Memet is a long-standing supporter of the Irish Anti-War Movement and a member of our Steering Committee only adds to our indignation and to our solidarity with him at this time.”

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Contact:

John Molyneux, Steering Committee IAWM

Memet Uludag, Steering Committee IAWM

Jim Roche, PRO Steering Committee IAWM

Website - www.irishantiwar.org

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

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NATIONAL PROTEST FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY. ASSEMBLE TODAY 2PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN. MARCH TO MOUNTJOY PRISON.

 

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 22 FEBRUARY 2014

• NATIONAL PROTEST FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY. ASSEMBLE TODAY 2PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN. MARCH TO MOUNTJOY PRISON.

• US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON – MARGARETTA D’ARCY OUT OF PRISON

• US PEACE MUM CINDY SHEEHAN SENDS MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY AND HER COURAGEOUS ACTION FOR PEACE

 

The IAWM issued a statement this morning announcing a national protest for Margaretta D’arcy in Dublin today. The protest will assemble at the Spire on O’ Connell Street where there will be a short rally after which there will be a march to Mountjoy Women’s Prison where Margaretta is being held.

The statement noted:

The protest is supported by a wide range of people and groups including:

Robert Ballagh, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Joan Collins TD, Clare Daly TD, Rev. Patrick Comerford (President CND), Galway Alliance against War, Joe Higgins TD, Jimmy Kelly Unite Trade Union, Mary Lou Mc Donald TD, Eugene Mc Cartan, Paul Murphy MEP, Peace and Neutrality Alliance PANA, People before Profit, Shannonwatch, US Peace Mum and Candidate for Governor of California Cindy Sheehan, Brid Smith DCC Councillor and People before Profit MEP candidate, Ailbhe Smyth Feminist Open Forum and Chair People before Profit ,Dylan Tighe & Donal O Kelly (Artists for Margaretta) and many more.

Cindy Sheehan, US Peace mum and Candidate for Governor of California sent the following message of solidarity, which will be read out at the protest:

PANA BUS TO SHANNON AIRPORT VIGIL SUNDAY 09 FEBRUARY

FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY - CLOSE SHANNON AS A WARPORT

 

PANA BUS TO SHANNON AIRPORT VIGIL, SUNDAY 09 FEBRUARY

 

The IAWM is supporting this and encourages its members to attend if possible. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ROGER COLE AT http://www.pana.ie/

 

Bus to Shannon Airport on Sunday 9th of February 2014 leaving form Liberty Hall at 10.00am

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