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.
10/09/2013 - 17:30
10/09/2013 - 19:00
Remember Iraq... Don't Attack Syria!
Date: 10 September 17:30 | Location: US Embassy Dublin 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Given the recent developments and the forthcoming vote in the US congress on military intervention in Syria, this even has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, at the US embassy.
There will be further details posted but the date and time are now confirmed.
Please support this protest and spread the word. Invite your friends.
If you can't make it at 5.30, please join us after this time whenever you can make until 7PM
John Molyneux, Memet Uludağ, Lola Hynes
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22/08/2013 - 17:30
FREE BRADLEY MANNING! IAWM Protest at US Embassy, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Thursday 22 August at 5.30pm.
IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 17 AUGUST 2013
SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH EGYPTIAN PEOPLE TODAY AT 2PM AT EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, CLYDE ROAD, DUBLIN 4.
• IAWM CONDEMNS INDISCRIMINATE MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS AND IMPOSITION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EGYPTIAN MILITARY
• STOP THE SLAUGHTER, STOP THE KILLING
• NO TO THE STOKING OF SECTARIAN STRIFE BY EITHER SIDE – FOR REAL INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY NOW
• DON’T LET THE MILITARY DESTROY THE REVOLUTION - NO TO THE COUNTER REVOLUTION
• END MILITARY AID TO EGYPT FROM USA AND REGIONAL DESPOTIC REGIMES
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the continuing massacre of peaceful civilians including many women and children by the Egyptian military and called for a solidarity protest today at the Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The statement noted in particular deep concern for civilians, including four Irish citizens, trapped in a mosque surrounded by gun toting police.
The statement condemned the ongoing brutal assault by the Egyptian military that is firing indiscriminately into crowds of protesting civilians. It noted that the violence by the military is reversing the optimism and gains of the revolution of January 2011 and is stoking sectarian tension amongst an ever increasing polarized Egyptian population.
The statement further noted that the military have opportunistically used the power of the people on the streets on 30 June to reassert its authority and take control back from the people.
Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 14 AUGUST 2013
• IAWM CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS AND IMPOSITION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EGYPTIAN MILITARY
• SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH PEOPLE OF EGYPT THIS SATURDAY 2PM AT EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, 12 CLYDE ROAD, BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4.
• CALLS FOR IRISH GOVERNMENT TO CONDEMN EGYPTIAN MILITARY
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the massacre of at least 150 civilians including many women and children by the Egyptian military and called for a solidarity protest this Saturday at the Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The statement noted that this is the third massacre of civilians by the Egyptian military since the military overthrow of the elected Government of Mohammed Morsi following massive popular protests last month. Despite the anti democratic and authoritarian nature of the Morsi led Muslim Brotherhood Government these horrific acts by the Egyptian military have nothing to do with restoring democracy. It is instead about stamping down dissent, sending a message to all protesters and asserting its undemocratic control over the populace.
The statement noted deep concern at the manner of these attacks, the ferocity of the killings (with many people reported as being shot in the head by snipers) and the precedent they set for possible future acts by the military against anybody who wishes to protest.
Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
Source Thu, 11/07/2013 - 17:05 by shannonwatch http://www.shannonwatch.org
On Wednesday 10th July Margaratta D'Arcy appeared in Ennis District Court in connection with an alleged offence of improper use of Shannon Airport last October. Some of the national media reported that she caused mayhem in the court room when she confronted the judge in a bright orange jump suit. That may have been the case from some observer's point of view, but it would have been more accurate to report that she had tried to initiate a conversation relating to the charges being brought against her, and about the wider issues of war, renditions and the grave misuse of Shannon Airport.
Here is our report on the court proceedings.
Wednesday 10th July 2013, Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durkan presiding.
Defendant : Margaretta D'Arcy (representing herself)
Proscecution : Inspector Tom Kennedy
The case was listed as no. 52 of 57 on the list for that day's proceedings.
The Charge (which was not read out to the court on the day) was that Mrs. D'Arcy had, in Oct 2012, 'interfered with the proper operation of an airport' contrary to S. 14 of The Airport Bye-Laws of 1994. which is subsequently a contravention of S.16 (6) of the Air navigation Act 1950 as Amended by Section 28 of the Air Transport Navigation Act 1988 and S72 of the Irish Aviation Authority Act 1993. (Which amendments basically increased the penalties)