Irish Anti War Movement

Marksmen To Protect RAF Killers From Deadly Red Balloons

Marksmen threaten to shoot down peace festival fun.

Galway Alliance Against War have recieved a threat that marksmen snipers will shoot-down the 99 red baloons to be released at the GAAW peace festival protesting the display by the RAF Red Arrows over Galway bay.

An e-mail from a "Patrick Morrisson" was sent to the GAAW e-mail account. Some of the content has been deleted so as not to offend ordinary, decent folk.
The remainder of it goes, " Those balloons won't be going into the air on Saturday be assured. A team of 6 will be at vantage points near the Spanish Arch with Airsoft Rifles. Any balloon we see will be immediately popped before it reaches 5 feet into the air. Get a life"

Distant voices, desperate lives - John Pilger

History teaches us that when no one listens, tragedy ensues. Sri Lanka’s Tamils face terrible suffering. They urgently need to be heard

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Liam O Maonlaí (of Hothouse Flowers) condemns the Red Arrows in Galway

Well, the campaign against the Red Arrows continues to gather momentum. Liam O Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers has agreed to condemn the Red Arrows display and call for support for our 99 Red Baloon event on Saturday at his gig in Galway tomorrow evening (thursday).
Galway Hooker Assoc. also made statement through local/national media that they are disappointed with Red Arrows invite  to Galway Ocena Race Stop-Over.
And our protest received good coverage in yesterday's Irish Indo -(tuesday)
please do what you can to register your complaint to local/national media.

France opens first military base in oil-rich Persian Gulf

France opened its first overseas military base since the end of colonialism in the United Arab Emirates. It is also France's first military base in the oil-rich Persian Gulf and the first foreign military installation built by France for 50 years and its first ever base outside French or African soil. The base is called "Peace Camp", just to make sure you think it's got nothing to do with the military. The base will host 500 troops.
The move sends a signal to Iran that France is determined to isolate it.

North Korea's nuclear test in perspective

North Korea recently conducted a nuclear test. No one should have nuclear weapons and they should be eliminated worldwide. Over the 1945-2009 period, 8 countries carried out 2,054 nuclear explosions: North Korea has 2, the US 1,032. The full list according to Associated Press:



FRANCE - 210

CHINA - 45





So there should be more panic about American tests than about North Korea's.

Mathis Chiroux gives a harrowing account of his experience in the US Military at the IAWM AG

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