Irish Anti War Movement

OPEN MEETING AT DIT BOLTON STREET: The Refugee Crisis - what can we do?

13/03/2017 - 13:00
13/03/2017 - 14:00

OPEN MEETING

THE REFUGEE CRISIS
- what can we do?

Speakers:
Katie Mannion, Immigrant Council of Ireland
Caoimhe Butterly, Volunteer in refugee camps in Lesvos, Calais & the Balkans
Alan Hilliard, DIT Chaplain & Board of the Irish Bishops Council for Emigrants
Peter Kifle, DIT student and refugee from Eritrea
Jim Roche, DIT Staff and PRO Irish Anti-War Movement
Chair: Michael Carr, DIT Staff & TUI Dublin Colleges Branch Officer

Monday 13 March, 1pm
Room 259, Main Building, DIT Bolton Street

Light lunch provided by TUI Dublin Colleges Branch for all DIT attendees

Dump Trump Demon Garden of Rememberance Sat 11th March 2017

11/03/2017 - 14:00

Dump Trump Demo Sat 11th March 2017

Fri 20/01/2016 5pm Stop Trump Demo - The Central Bank Plaza Dublin 2 and Cork City Centre

20/01/2017 - 17:00

Fri 20/01/2016 5pm Stop Trump Demo - The Central Bank Plaza Dublin 2
There will also be a rally in Cork City Centre and further rallies will be posted here.

UNPUBLISHED LETTER TO IRISH TIMES ON THE SOMME COMMEMORATIONS, JULY 2016

Sir,

the difficulty of President Higgins’s “ethical remembering” and “narrative hospitility” (News Agenda, 1 July) towards Ireland’s shared experience of WW1, especially the Battle of the Somme, is that it is in danger of encouraging a muted uncritical discourse of the event that at best portrays it as an inevitable blunder and at worst glorifies the carnage, all seemingly in the search for good neighbourly relations between Ireland and Britain. Liewise the focus of Irish revisionist historians and media commentators who portray the Sons of Ulster and the ‘Sons of Éire’ dying ‘herocially’ side by side in an allegedly noble cause.

The use of language is so revealing regarding the distortion of history at play here. The number of instances that the word ‘heroism’ was used in print and on the national airwaves last Friday and Saturday is striking. There is nothing heroic about men cajouled to fight a sensless battle with all likelyhood of death or horrific life-changing injuries.

The WW1 commemorative process in Britain is, as writer Christopher Donnison argues, exemplified by a somnolent remembrance culture dominated by the victory narrative which Britain’s political leaders and the Royals use to promote militarism today. Meanwhile in Ireland the establishment’s guilt at the non-remembrance of those Irishmen who fought and died, and the desire to use the carnage to unite all Irish of varied persuasions, dampens any space for serious critique. How disturbingly macabre that the primary way Irish people, north and south, are portrayed coming together in unity is in dying together in a futile imperialist war?

Resist Trump's Racism, Sexism. Resist Hate

17/11/2016 - 18:00

The bigger the Protests now the less we will need to do later on.
Date:Thurs 17/11/2016
Time:18:00 -19:00
Location: U.S. Embassy Dublin 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4

SYRIA - THE CASE AGAINST MORE WAR, WESTERN INTERVENTION AND NO-FLY ZONES

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