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.”

Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 13.00 to 18.00 - Sat 26th November 2016 - The Teachers Club Dublin

26/11/2016 - 13:00

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26th November 2016 in The Teachers Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 13:00. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.
Who can Attend and Vote at The AGM

  1. 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.
  2. All members and delegates have one vote each at annual general meeting.
  3. 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.
  4. A steering committee shall be elected at each AGM.
  5. 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.
  6. Please use the email Subject "AGM Motions 2016" for all mails concerning the AGM

 
Submitting Resolutions
Resolutions may be submitted in the following ways:

Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 13.00 to 18.00 - Sat 26th November 2016 - The Teachers Club Dublin

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26th November 2016 in The Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 13:00. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.
Who can Attend and Vote at The AGM

  1. 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.
  2. All members and delegates have one vote each at annual general meeting.
  3. 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.
  4. A steering committee shall be elected at each AGM.
  5. 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.
  6. Please use the email Subject "AGM Motions 2016" for all mails concerning the AGM

 
Submitting Resolutions
Resolutions may be submitted in the following ways:

IAWM PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN RE SYRIA: STOP THE BOMBING - CEASEFIRE NOW!

IAWM PRESS RELEASE 18 OCTOBER 2016
IAWM PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN RE SYRIA – STOP THE BOMBING
WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER from 5.30PM.
• STOP THE BOMBING - CEASEFIRE NOW!
• HUMANITARIAN AID - NOT BOMBS
• ALL FOREIGN MILITARY OUT OF SYRIA
• LET THE REFUGEES IN
The IAWM will hold a rally this Wednesday at 5.30pm at Dáil Eireann in solidarity with the people of Syria, to call for the bombing to stop and for the Irish Government to end its silence on the issue. There will be Irish and Syrian speakers.
The IAWM condemns the continued bombardment of Aleppo, and other Syrian centres of resistance, by Russian and Syrian army forces.
We equally condemn the continued bombing, logistical support, arming of rebels, etc. by the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey et al. The recent ceasefire was broken by the killing of over sixty Syrian soldiers by a US air strike, possibly with British involvement.
The Syrian people are being sacrificed by a struggle between world (Russia and the US mainly) and regional powers in a geopolitical sandwich in what looks like becoming an imperial carve up of their country fuelled by an obscene multi-national arms industry with its insatiable demands for increased profits.
The IAWM says: STOP THIS WAR NOW!
Stop the bombing of Aleppo. Agree an immediate and permanent ceasefire. Open the channels for humanitarian aid to assist the besieged, starving and dying people of Syria. Let those refugees who are fleeing this carnage come to the west for sanctuary if they wish to. Stop flooding the region with arms. All foreign militaries should announce their intentions to get out of Syria.

IAWM PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING RE SYRIA – STOP THE BOMBING

IAWM BULLETIN 18 OCTOBER 2016

IAWM PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN RE SYRIA – STOP THE BOMBING

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER from 5.30PM.

• STOP THE BOMBING - CEASEFIRE NOW!
• HUMANITARIAN AID - NOT BOMBS
• ALL FOREIGN MILITARY OUT OF SYRIA
• LET THE REFUGEES IN

The IAWM totally condemns the continued bombardment of Aleppo, and other Syrian centres of resistance, by Russian and Syrian army forces.

We equally condemn the continued bombing, logistical support, arming of rebels, etc. by the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey et al. The recent ceasefire was broken by the killing of over sixty Syrian soldiers by a US air strike, possibly with British involvement.

The descent into a living hell for Syrians has been fueled by a number of factors including western governments’ insidious interference for their own imperial interests, the logistical support to rebel groups from the regional petro-Princedoms and Turkey, the rise of Da’esh (Isis), which is a direct result of the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the violence of the Assad Government helped by Iran, Hizbollah and of course Russia in order to protect, like the US, its imperial interests.

The Syrian people are now being sacrificed by a struggle between world (Russia and the US mainly) and regional powers in a geopolitical sandwich in what looks like becoming an imperial carve up of their country fueled by an obscene multi-national arms industry with its insatiable demands for increased profits.

The IAWM says: STOP THIS WAR NOW!

Stop the bombing of Aleppo. Agree an immediate and permanent ceasefire. Open the channels for humanitarian aid to assist the besieged, starving, wounded and dying people of Syria. Let those refugees who are fleeing this carnage come to the west for sanctuary if they wish to. Stop flooding the region with arms. All foreign militaries should announce their intentions to get out of Syria.

IPSC EVENT THIS THURSDAY – LOVE FOOTBALL HATE APARTHEID

1. IPSC EVENT THIS THURSDAY – LOVE FOOTBALL HATE APARTHEID

2. DONATING TO THE IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT
1. LOVE FOOTBALL HATE APARTHEID
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will hold a peaceful protest at the Dundalk FC vs Maccabi Tel Aviv match in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday 29th September. The protest starts at 7pm and will take place outside the stadium, with the aim of highlighting the BDS call for the expulsion of the Israeli FA from FIFA and UEFA due to Israel’s ongoing human rights abuses against the Palestinian people, including Palestinian sportspeople.

The protest will be an act of solidarity with the people of Palestine who have suffered so much injustice, and continue to suffer daily, at the hands of the Israel’s apartheid regime. Outside the stadium banners reading, ‘Love Football, Hate Apartheid’ and ‘Boycott Israeli Apartheid’ will be displayed peacefully alongside Palestinian flags.

 

FOR MORE INFO SEE HERE - http://www.ipsc.ie/

 

 

2.              Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement

To set-up a standing order with the Irish-Anti War Movement please go to the following link http://www.irishantiwar.org/files/standing-order-form.doc <http://www.irishantiwar.org/..../../../../../files/standing-order-form.doc> fill in the form and post to the Irish Anti-War Movement P.O. Box 9260 Dublin 1.  Click here to unsubscribe from this newsletter

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