John Molyneux of IAWM and Philip Marfleet on Egypt

Jim Roche of IAWM on Syria...

Picket - Solidarity with the Egyptian Revolution

11/02/2012 - 16:00
11/02/2012 - 17:30

Solidarity with Egyptian Revolution Picket at Egyptian Embassy, Clyde Rd. Saturday 11 February at 4pm   On 11 Feb 2011, one year ago, Egyptian dictator, Hosni Mubarak was  brought down by the Egyptian people, but Egypt is still under military rule and protestors and revolutionaries are still be being killed, tortured and arrested including the 74 who were killed, with police complicity, at the Port Said football match and at least 12 others killed in the protests that followed. However the Egyptian Revolution is continuing and on Saturday  in Egypt there will be mass strikes and demonstrations demanding an end to military rule. Please join the picket of the Egyptian Embassy at 4pm this Saturday Please forward Called by Irish Anti War Movement

Arab Spring Forum February 2012, Dublin

Saturday 28th January 2012 the Irish Anti War Movement in conjunction with the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland and the Islamic Foundation of Ireland organised a public forum in Liberty Hall, Dublin to look back at the year that saw the commencement of the Arab Spring.

Arab Spring One Year On Part 1 Richard Boyd Barrett from iDirect Productions on Vimeo.

Arab Spring One Year On Part 2 Anas Al Tikriti from iDirect Productions on Vimeo.

Arab Spring One Year On Part 3 Judith Orr from iDirect Productions on Vimeo.

Arab Spring One Year On Part 4 Dr Faheem Bukhatwa from iDirect Productions on Vimeo.

Guantánamo Bay - Ten Years of Torture

January 11, 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the opening of the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay. There are still 171 men detained there, living in captivity, and mostly without any charges or a fair trial. Despite the fact that the U.S. government has itself cleared more than half of these men for release, and despite President Obama’s promise on his second day in office to close Guantánamo within a year, it has been almost twelve months since anyone has been released. This is the longest period of time that has elapsed since the prison’s opening without a single person being set free.

In addition the Obama administration has extended some of the worst aspects of the Guantánamo system by continuing indefinite detentions without charge or trial, employing illegitimate military commissions to try some suspects, and blocking accountability for torture. Two years have elapsed since he first promised to close down the notorious detention centre. This promise has effectively been written off by his refusal to veto the latest National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA will now go into law with detention provisions that violate human rights and will keep Guantanamo open.  

We ask you to remember the 171 men held in indefinite captivity in Guantánamo, and to continue to demand that the United States - and every other government - uphold the human rights of all detainees.

Egypt: Thousands of women protesting - December 20

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