Irish Anti War Movement

Lisbon: Die Linke MEPs comment on the German High Court decision

German Die-Linke MEPs Tobias Pflüger and Sabine Lösing comment on the German Federal Constitutional Court ’s judgement on the Lisbon Treaty
The Federal Constitutional Court has decided as follows: The legislation accompanying the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty abrogates the Bundestags’s rights of decision and is therefore unconstitutional.

“DIE LINKE” MEPs Tobias Pflüger und Sabine Lösing explicitly welcomed this part of the judgement.

The judgement says:
“The application made in the Organstreit[1] proceedings is admissible to the extent that the applicant asserts a violation of the competences of the German Bundestag to decide on the deployment of the German armed forces.”  And:

Italy to Declare Independence from US Military

Italy to Declare Independence from US Military
By David Swanson

Do they have a fourth of July in Italy? That's not a trick question. This July 4th, Italians plan to gather in Vicenza to take nonviolent action aimed at freeing Italy from U.S. occupation and opposing the proposed construction of an enormous new U.S. military base in a town already swarming with U.S. troops stationed at existing bases. For years now, a major campaign organized by local residents has resisted the construction of the new base. The history of this campaign is chronicled in English here and here. A local referendum voted 95 percent against the base. A leader of the opposition to the base has been elected to the local government. An Italian prime minister has been temporarily thrown out of power. Local activists and members of parliament have visited Washington to oppose the base, and testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs on April 23, 2009. The European media has been unable to avoid the story.

$2,000 for a Dead Afghan Child, $100,000 for Any American Who Died Killing it.

$2,000 for a Dead Afghan Child

$100,000 for Any American Who Died Killing it.
By Jay Janson

June 30, 2009 "Opednews" -- -After Obama apologized for the strike which the Afghan government claimed killed well over a hundred ordinary country folk, came the report that the families of those killed, and subsequent Afghani dead falling in harms way of the US military, continuing as before, can apply to receive up to $2,000 compensation. This is the price the great United States of American puts on an Afghan or Pakistan human being, while awarding $100,000 to families of Americans who die while fighting and killing wherever.

Shannon's role in supporting illegal wars

Every day more evidence comes to light in relation to Shannon's role in the illegal and immoral wars of the US. The latest information indicates that it may be part of a new weekly supply route for the US army in Afghanistan, using chartered planes.

In a May 6th press release, National Airlines announced that its subsidiary company, Murray Air, had started a weekly charter to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in April. According to the press release, the flights are to "assist ongoing efforts to provide materials and goods to the United States military". They depart every Friday and arrive in Bagram on Sunday evening with one fueling stop in Europe (see

Monsters do Exist


from an excellent article posted in Indymedia by Andrew (WSM).



Demonstration: Free Iran

25/06/2009 - 18:00
25/06/2009 - 19:00

Free Iran at the GPO at 6.00pm on Thursday 25th June
 - Organised by Free Iran

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