IAWM BULLETIN 28 JANUARY 2014
1. FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY - US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON
2. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
22/01/2014 - 13:00
22/01/2014 - 13:45
There will be a protest today, Wednesday 22 January, from 1.00 - 1.45pm to call for the release from prison of Margareta D'Arcy and for our Government to withdraw the facilitation to the US military for the use of Shannon Airport
PROTEST THE JAILING OF MARGARETTA D’ARCY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, 94 ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN, DUBLIN 2, TODAY FRIDAY, 17 JANUARY 2014, 1.00 - 1.45PM.
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the imprisonment of Irish writer and activist Margaretta D’Arcy for her protest against the use of Shannon Airport by the US Military and rendition flights and called for its supporters to attend the non-party protest today at the Department of Justice, 94 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.
The statement noted:
The IAWM condemns the imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy, a 79-year-old writer and activist who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and cancer, for her brave stance against the continued use of Shannon Airport by the US military in its pursuit of futile wars abroad.
PANA Bus to Shannon 13/10/13
The Peace and Neutrality Alliance PANA is planning to hire a bus to go to the Shannon Airport Roundabout on Sunday 13th of October leaving from Liberty Hall at 11.00am to take part in the Shannonwatch vigil to mark yet another anniversary of the Afghan War. The size of the bus will depend on the number willing to confirm they want to go.
There is no charge, but donations will be accepted.
There are still some places. Please email Roger Cole on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087-2611597
IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 10 SEPTEMBER 2013
• REMEMBER IRAQ – DON’T ATTACK SYRIA!
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today announcing a protest at the US Embassy this evening 10 September from 5.30pm against the looming attack by the US military on Syria.
The statement noted that the US, Israeli and other western governments wish to wreak further violence on the Syrian people by threatening military strikes that will probably not weaken the Assad regime, but will only stoke further the sectarian civil war that could ignite the whole Middle East in violent conflagration and lead to serious military confrontation between the world’s so-called superpowers.
The IAWM statement acknowledged the horrific violence of the Assad dictatorship, and indeed of certain rebel elements, with both sides supported by different imperial powers and regional autocratic regimes but noted that the US and other western powers bombing the country is no solution. The US Government has no moral authority to call for military action against Syria.
The statement also noted that those Syrians who protested in March 2011 have somehow been erased out of the equation by both the regional and imperial powers edging for dominance, and by much of the mainstream media.
Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
A Conversation with Yasser Munif: Inside the Syrian Revolution and What the Left Must Do
Dr. Yasser Munif, professor at Emerson College, has recently visited Syria, witnessed the revolution there, and has spoken and written about it (including an interview with scholar Nigel Gibson at Jadaliyya.) He talks about what he saw, the troubles facing revolutionaries in Syria, the very oppositional distinction between revolutionaries and jihadists, and more. And he talked about the Left’s perception of what’s going on, and how so many are getting it wrong on Syria.
Listen to the interview on the following link:
A full transcript of the interview has been posted at SyriaFreedomForever.