Irish Anti War Movement

Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 13.00 to 18.00 - Sat 26th November 2016 - The Teachers Club Dublin

26/11/2016 - 13:00

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26th November 2016 in The Teachers Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 13:00. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.
Who can Attend and Vote at The AGM

  1. All members may attend the annual general meeting provided that the current membership fee has been paid in advance of the meeting. All affiliates may send one delegate to the annual general meeting provided that the current affiliation fee has been paid in advance of the meeting.
  2. All members and delegates have one vote each at annual general meeting.
  3. A decision of annual general meeting of the IAWM is binding on the steering committee (SC) and overrides any previous decisions. This constitution may only be amended by annual general meeting. However, amendments to this constitution may be made by the next quarterly delegate meeting held after the annual general meeting of 08 May 2004, which adopted this constitution.
  4. A steering committee shall be elected at each AGM.
  5. Draft resolutions and nominations for the steering committee should be submitted to the Secretary at least 14 days beforehand. The secretary shall publish draft resolutions at least 7 days beforehand.
  6. Please use the email Subject "AGM Motions 2016" for all mails concerning the AGM

 
Submitting Resolutions
Resolutions may be submitted in the following ways:

Public Rally - Syria: Stop the bombing

19/10/2016 - 17:30
19/10/2016 - 19:00

Irish Anti-War Movement Public Rally
Syria:
* Stop the bombing
* All foreign troops out
* Let the refugees in
* Irish Government stop the silence

19 October 2016 | 5.30PM | Daíl Éireann

Organised by the Irish Anti-War Movement

(More details to follow)

Trump Protest Cancelled

It appears that Trump will not be coming and certainly not today.  The protests for Today (Thursday 23/06/2016) are cancelled.

Phil Ochs - Here’s an Article for Those Who are Gone

On many Anti-War marches you will hear “Draft Dodger Rag” a sarcastic song about people who supported the Vietnam War but didn’t want to fight it.  “Someone must go over there and that someone is not me”.   The man who wrote that song was Phil Ochs and he was certainly not just a one song wonder.  "Ochs was one of the finest singer/songwriters and political commentators of his time. "  Tom Paxton.

 

 

Ochs was born 17th December 1940 into a country which was at war and where racial segregation was still an accepted fact of life in most of the US.  The Ochs family was not political and only when he went to college did Phil become political. 

By the late 1950’s the US was undergoing social change all across college campuses students were starting to question the ideas that governed their lives.  In Ohio State University Jim Glover was the son of a political activist and he was Phil’s room-mate.  Ochs was studying journalism at the time.   His politics and music was formed by his interactions with Jim and Jim's father.  Ochs own father suffered from bi-polar disorder and they were not close.  After the he was turned down for the job of editor of the college newspaper  because of his political views.  He dropped out of college and fallowed his other passion music.

There was a folk music revival at the time Bob Dylan was undoubtedly the most successful of these.  The most famous protest of the song is probably “Blowing in the Wind”.  However if Dylan was the voice of the 1960’s generation (Dylan has always denied this), Ochs was the heart of it. 

#M19 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST RACISM

 

IAWM BULLETIN  18 MARCH 2016

 

1. #M19 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST RACISM

PUBLIC RALLY, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2PM CENTRAL BANK PLAZA, DUBLIN 2.

 

2. IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT CULTURAL NIGHT, SATURDAY, MARCH 19: "ANTI-WAR ZONE"

 

3. USE OF SHANNON AIRPORT BY US MILITARY

 

4. ANTI-WAR LETTERS TO MEDIA

 

5. DONATING TO THE IAWM

 

1. #M19 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST RACISM:

PUBLIC RALLY, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2PM CENTRAL BANK PLAZA, DUBLIN 2.

 

At a time when racism is on the rise throughout the world, so recently targeted at refugees fleeing wars that have been instigated or prolonged by western powers, it is important that anti-war activists highlight the real reasons behind such racism and argue that a different world of peaceful co-existence is possible. The treatment of refugees trying to get to safety in Europe having fled repression and wars and faced horrific perilous journeys across land and sea, is truly appalling and against the stated ethos of the UN Human Rights Convention and even the supposed ethos of the EU. The newly agreed protocol between the EU and Turkey to send refugees back to Turkey and the recent action of the French police and Government in Calais are just two more shameful and racist inciting acts against vulnerable refugees.

 

UNPUBLISHED LETTERS TO IRISH TIMES RE SAUDI ARABIA EXECUTIONS AND ISRAEL AND GOLAN HEIGHTS

Dear Sir,

your editorial (05 January) on the escalating tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the latter’s execution of dissident Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, and 46 others, concludes by noting that “the non-Muslim world can do little but watch on and despair”.

Not true at all. The non-Muslim western powers could immediately stop arming such a despotic regime. The combined sales of arms from the UK, France and Germany to Saudi Arabia and the UAE in 2014 alone totalled $3.3 billion, weapons that are likely being used for indiscriminate attacks on civilians in Yemen and possibly even making their way into the hands of Da’esh operatives. Such military support from western Governments, combined with their reluctance to criticise human rights abuses, de-facto grants Saudi Arabia the imprimatur to carry out atrocities - including executing a Shia cleric - that inevitably exacerbate regional tensions.

Yours etc.

JIM ROCHE,
PRO Irish Anti-War Movement,
PO Box 9260,
Dublin 1.

Dear Editor

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