Irish Anti War Movement

Neutraility in tatters

US vice-president visits troops at Shannon

THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs says it had no information about a stop-off by US vice-president Joe Biden at Shannon airport on Monday night.

A spokesman for the department said it was “conceivable” Mr Biden had visited the airport without informing them as he was scheduled to visit eastern Europe this week. Senior sources at Shannon airport said there was tight security when Air Force Two, the official aircraft of the vice-president, touched down on a refuelling stop shortly after 11pm.

Breaking the post-War poetry egg

ESSAYS: A generation of poets reassessed, half a century on, reflects on a movement, while all the while reinforcing the power of the individual, writes JOHN MONTAGUE in his review of The Movement Reconsidered: Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie, and their Contemporaries , edited by Zachary Leader.

US using white phosphorus in Afghanistan

The US is using white phosphorus in Afghanistan to attack the Taliban. The official US military policy on the use of white phosphorus is to use it only as a source of illumination or as a smoke screen, but in the case reported in that article, white phosphorus was used to attack Taliban.

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press release from Tamils

Dear Editors and Journalist,

 

Reports that the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka receives from the so called ‘Safe Zone’ say around 25,000 civilians injured in the artillery attack of Sri Lanka Army are dead and dying now without receiving medical attention.

 

8 priests, 3 nuns and hundreds of children are reported to be in bunkers for days not being able to come out due to heavy bombardment by the SL military.

Torture photos

The Sydney Morning Herald released new pictures of torture in Abu Ghraib. Presumably they are among the photos, the release of which President Obama is now attempting to block.

The Madmen did well. By John Pilger

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