Irish Anti War Movement
21/03/2015 - 11:30
#M21Ireland – A broad, democratic initiative for the ‘UN Anti Racism Day Rally’, called and organised by a number of anti-racist groups, civil society associations, NGOs, trade unions and others. The Irish Anti-War Movement is proud to be a supporting organisation.
Assemble 11:30 at Central Bank Plaza, Dame Street, Dublin 2, followed by a march to Garden of Remembrance.
Hopefully with the busy city centre our message of anti-racism and diversity will have a huge exposure.
Further details/updates TBA
For details on the campaign please go to https://www.facebook.com/M21Ireland
21st March 2015 UN INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST RACISM RALLY – IRELAND
M.A.R – March Against Racism
Multiple anti-racist, civil society, NGO’s, migrant and faith community groups, trade unions have come together to organise the March 21st rally.
21st March 2015 is the “UN INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST RACISM”, a day when the people across the globe show their opposition to racism and discrimination. This annual event declared as a memorial by the United Nations in response to the murder of 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa, in 1960. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.
Various events and negative developments around the world show us the importance of fighting against every type of racism, hatred at every level and promote unity and solidarity among people.
UK Government refuses to stop spying on rendition victims
The UK government is refusing to guarantee that it will not misuse the intercepted lawyer-client communications of two rendition victims in their legal cases again the British government.
European Court confirms Polish complicity in CIA rendition and torture
21/02/2015 - 14:30
Location: The Teachers Club Parnell Square Dublin
Date & Time: 21/02/2015 14:30
IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT LETTER ON THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATROCITY AFTERMATH
SENT TO IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER AND IRISH INDEPENDENT
21 January 2015
the inclusion of politicians from countries with appalling human rights records, e.g. Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, in Paris last Sunday week vividly represents the cynical efforts of many powerful states to make political capital from the Charlie Hebdo atrocity and is insulting to the memory of the murdered journalists and cartoonists. Israel killed 17 journalists alone in its attack on Gaza last summer. The Turkish state regularly harasses and imprisons journalists. Saudi Arabia publicly beheaded a total of 87 people in 2014 and 10 so far this year, (the most recent a Burmese woman who screamed in terror while being dragged down the street before her beheading) and is publicly flogging Raif Badawi for expressing freedom of thought, a mainstay of journalism.
While the media spotlight, belatedly shines on Saudi Arabia’s despicable human rights record, one aspect missing from the analysis is how the major western powers prop up this reactionary regime, particularly through trade in armaments. The US Congressional Research Service reports that Riyadh signed $66 billion worth of arms transfer agreements with the US in 2011 alone. The Campaign Against Arms Trade reports that Britain, under David Cameron’s premiership, has approved export licenses to Saudi Arabia worth £3.8bn, with £1.6bn of those in 2014 alone. In February last year, frequent visitor Prince Charles frolicked with the Saudi Sheiks while British defence firm BAE sold them 72 Typhoon fighter jets worth £4.4 billion.
29/01/2015 - 19:30
29/01/2015 - 21:00
Obviously anti-war and peace activists, progressives and radicals will condemn the horrible murder of journalists in France but do we need to say more than this ? What role have imperialism, war and racism played in this? Are the 'world leaders' who gathered in Paris really defenders of freedom?