Irish Anti War Movement

IAWM STATEMENT ON CENTENARY OF BATTLE OF SOMME IN WW1

IAWM CALLS FOR REMEMBRANCE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF WW1 BATTLE OF SOMME AND AN END TO CURRENT IMPERIALIST WARS

Jim Roche, IAWM PRO says:

"The Battle of the Somme’s 100th anniversary is upon us and already the media are glossing over the horrific imperial carnage that it was. We hear of glorious acts of heroism and Irishmen, north and south, dying side by side along with Englishmen and others from throughout the colonies in a supposed fight for freedom. This is the exact distortion of events that the IAWM warned against when we launched our pamphlet What did they die for? in August 2014."

John Molyneux says:

“What all this involved was the repeated willingness to send thousands upon thousands, ultimately millions, of young, mainly working class, men to their more or less certain deaths for the sake of the Empire ………… The Battle of the Somme was only one episode in the vast catastrophe of the War as a whole but it serves, as we mark its centenary, to exemplify the essential character of that terrible crime against humanity.”

We reprint here the IAWM statement issued in August 2014.

IAWM STATEMENT FROM AUGUST 2014

The IAWM statement has been signed by over 70 people including Christy Moore, Sinead Cusack, Robert Ballagh, Felim Egan, Raymond Deane, Trevor Hogan, Prof. Kathleen Lynch, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Clare Daly TD and various other people from cultural, academic and political life.

TEN LIES ABOUT WORLD WAR 1

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