Irish Anti War Movement

A Bush in sheep's clothing by Ali Abunimah

A Bush in sheep's clothing

Obama's speech shows little real change. In most regards his analysis maintains flawed American policies

Once you strip away the mujamalat – the courtesies exchanged between guest and host – the substance of President Obama's speech in Cairo indicates there is likely to be little real change in US policy. It is not necessary to divine Obama's intentions – he may be utterly sincere and I believe he is. It is his analysis and prescriptions that in most regards maintain flawed American policies intact.

Though he pledged to "speak the truth as best I can", there was much the president left out. He spoke of tension between "America and Islam" – the former a concrete specific place, the latter a vague construct subsuming peoples, practices, histories and countries more varied than similar.

VIDEO: Obama's Cairo speech

Ed Horgan resigns from the Green Party


Wednesday June 03, 2009 14:33 by Reporter

“Green Party shreds and incinerates its principles to achieve power-at-all-costs”

An interesting view of Israeli thinking


Fortunately the other rabbis on this page don’t share Rabbi Friedman’s views :

http://www.momentma 2009/2009- 06/200906- Ask_Rabbis. html

Poll says Irish would vote yes on Lisbon

According to a new poll, 54% of Irish people would vote Yes on the Lisbon Treaty today, against 28% who would vote No. Recently, the Yes vote made some gains.
This compares with a referendum result last June of 53.4% "No" and 46.6% "Yes." The Irish government has consented to holding a second Lisbon vote this autumn, subject to concessions in areas of concern for Irish voters, such as military neutrality, taxation and the retention of a European commissioner.



The Steering Committee of the Irish Anti War Movement at a recent meeting voted to endorse the Electoral Campaign of its Chair, Richard Boyd Barrett.

Richard, is standing to be elected as Councillor for the People Before Profit Alliance on Dún Laoighaire Rathdown County Council. He helped establish the Irish Anti War Movement in the lead up to the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002-2003. He has been its Chair ever since that time and has organised many of the movement’s activities thus helping to educate the Irish public about the issue of war and occupation, the use of Shannon Airport by US troops and the clandestine support of the Irish Government for the fake ‘war on terror’. Having a committed anti-war Councillor will help us build the case against war and occupation among a wider constituency.

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