Irish Anti War Movement

Erodoğan and Netanyahu Declare War

Erodoğan and Netanyahu Declare War

By James Petras

The rulers of the two most powerful authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are launching major wars to reconfigure the Middle East.   Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared war  by proxy  on Iran, announcing full-scale military mobilization within Israel (July 27 -29) and organizing the biggest political campaign of ultra Zionist Jews in Washington.   The purpose of this two-pronged propaganda blitz is to defeat the recently signed US-Iranian agreement and start another major Middle East war.   Ultimately, Netanyahu intends to take care of his ‘Palestinian Problem’ for good: complete the conquest and occupation of Palestine and expelling the Palestinian people from their homeland – the single most important foreign policy and domestic goal of the Jewish state.   In order to do this, Israeli leaders have had to systematically campaign for the destruction of the Palestinians regional supporters and sympathizers – Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Iran.

Erodoğan’ s Multiple Wars

PLEASE: sign the petition against the British bombing of Syria

18/07/2015 - 00:51
18/08/2015 - 00:51

Stop bombing Syria

Revelations that British fighter pilots have been secretly bombing Syria under US command reveal both the British Government's contempt for democracy and its subservience to Washington foreign policy. The news makes a mockery of  promises of a debate and vote in parliament on the issue.

Since the start of the "war on terror", Jihadi organisation has spread from small pockets of Central Asia across whole swathes of the globe. Western bombing in Syria will do nothing to halt Isis. On the contrary it will add fuel to the flames of war engulfing the whole region, and it will lead to an increase in terrorist attacks.

'Stop the War' demands the British Government publicly commits to an immediate end to British bombing of Syria.

More widely we call for an end to military and diplomatic support for Saudi Arabia in its war on Yemen and for a stop to the bombing campaign in Iraq.

PLEASE: sign the petition against the British bombing of Syria- any country can sign!

http://act.stopwar.org.uk/petition/3

Shaker Aamer, British resident in Gitmo to be transferred

Shaker Aamer, a British resident, has a British wife and four children still living in London.
Aamer, who has been held at Guantanamo without charge for more than 13 years, will likely be transferred to an undisclosed country over the summer, probably in June, along with up to 10 other detainees, a US government official has told media on the condition of anonymity.

UK Government refuses to stop spying on rendition victims

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.
 
Yunus Rahmatullah and Amanatullah Ali, from Pakistan, are bringing legal action against the British government for its complicity in their torture and rendition. The men were captured in Iraq in 2004 by British forces, before being rendered by the US to Bagram prison, Afghanistan. They endured a decade of secret US detention and torture in Bagram before their release last May without charge or trial.
 
The UK Government is refusing to agree to a request by the men to take “reasonable” steps not to “read, listen to or otherwise use” their communications with their lawyers. Those communications are confidential, and enjoy protected status under the longstanding principle of legal professional privilege (LPP).
 
The men’s request is the latest in a series of recent developments on the issue of government interception in legal cases. In recent weeks the UK has signed a undertaking not to read or listen to any legally-privileged material relating to another rendition victim, Abdul-Hakim Belhaj from Libya. That agreement, nearly identical to the one submitted by Mr Ali and Mr Rahmatullah, came after the government admitted in the course of Mr Belhaj’s case that UK intelligence agencies’ policies regarding the monitoring of lawyer-client conversations were unlawful.
 

UN Anti Racism Day Rally (#M21 Ireland) - Sat 21/03/2015 11:30 at Central Bank Plaza Dame Street Dublin 2

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.

 

Anti-Racism Protest Poster

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.

European Court confirms Polish complicity in CIA rendition and torture

European Court confirms Polish complicity in CIA rendition and torture
 
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has today [17/02/2015] confirmed its judgement that Poland actively assisted the CIA’s European “black site” programme, which saw detainees held and tortured in secret prisons across the Continent.
 
In July 2014, the ECHR had ruled that Poland “facilitated” the torture, secret detention and unlawful transfer of Abu Zubaydah, who is now held in Guantanamo Bay.
 
Mr Zubaydah was flown from a secret site in Thailand to another CIA prison in Stare Kiejkuty in northern Poland, where he was detained and tortured during 2002 and 2003.  The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) detailed in its recent report how Mr Zubaydah was subjected to torture numerous times by the CIA, before the Agency concluded that he was not a member of al Qaeda at all.
 
Today’s ruling by the ECHR confirms its 2014 judgement and rejects a request by Poland to refer it to its Grand Chamber for potential reconsideration.
 
 The 2014 judgment described the evidence that Mr Zubaydah was detained in Poland as “coherent, clear and categorical,” and ruled that it was “inconceivable” that Poland was unaware of his mistreatment. It concluded that “Poland, for all practical purposes, facilitated the whole process, created the conditions for it to happen and made no attempt to prevent it from occurring.”
 

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