Irish Anti War Movement statement on the Israeli ban on international organisations

Irish Anti War Movement statement on the Israeli ban on international organisations

The Irish Anti War Movement strongly condemns the apartheid Israeli state’s ban on members of 20 international organisations that campaign for the rights of the Palestinian people being allowed to enter Palestine/Israel.

This outrageous ban stands in complete contradiction to basic democratic rights and the principle of freedom of speech. It shows, yet again the fraudulent nature of the Zionist state’s claim to be a democracy when in fact it is an imperialist settler state founded on the dispossession, ethnic cleansing and oppression of the Palestinian people. It is testimony to the fact the true nature of this state is increasingly being exposed for what it is on a global scale and to the Zionists’ fear of the power of eye witness reporting on its daily crimes and atrocities. It is designed to counter the increasing international effectiveness of the BDS movement which has emerged as the main expression of international solidarity with the Palestinian people.

We note in particular the inclusion on the list of proscribed organisations of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign with whom the IAWM has a long history of cooperation and solidarity. Moreover we appreciate that this appalling ban is a personal blow to a number of its leading members, including and especially its chairperson Fatin Al-Tamimi, who is thereby prevented from visiting her family in Palestine.

However, we also recognise, as IPSC has said, that their inclusion in this ban is a badge of honour and testifies to the tremendous work this Campaign has done in bringing awareness of the Palestinian issue to the Irish people and in building support here for the Palestinian struggle and for BDS.

Finally we call on the Irish Government to:

Public Meeting - No EU Army Oppose PESCO Sat 27/01/2018 14:30 The Teachers Club Parnell Square Dublin

27/01/2018 - 14:30

No EU Army

In an on-going series of meetings being organised to oppose the formation of an EU army a number of speakers will attend this meeting these include:

  • Patricia McKenna Barrister/Political Activist
  • Brid Smith TD - Soladarity People Before Profit
  • Matt Carthy MEP - Sinn Fein
  • John Maguire - Professor Emeritus, UCC

Further speakers will be confirmed shortly.

 

If a Bomb Goes off in Mogadishu Does Anyone Hear?

According to Al Jazeera [1] "the world reacts to the bombing in Somalia in which at least 276 people died". The bombing which happened on Saturday 14th October 2017. Has receive almost no coverage in Western media and The Tweeter in Chief has little to say, just a bland statement from the Department of State in Washington.

The conservative YouTube channels who make so much about attacks in Europe have nothing to say about this.

At least 276 people died in a bombing in Somalia and the human race is diminished by their loss.

[1] - http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/world-leaders-condemn-revolting-mo...

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