Irish Anti War Movement

Gaza demo: Galway Saturday 17/1 Boycott Israeli produce!

17/01/2009 - 14:30

There will be a demonstration in Galway City centre on Saturday January 17th at 2.30pm to protest the barbaric treatment of the people of Gaza by Israel.
People are asked to congregate at the Wilde Statue,at the end of Shop St. to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause and to tell the world that the actions of the Israeli government in Gaza are an affront to humanity. To date nearly 900 people have been killed in Gaza, a figure that is rapidly approaching the number killed by the Israelis in Lebanon 2 years ago.
The assembly will be adressed by a number of speakers, demanding that the Irish government immediately expels the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, and calling on the Irish public to boycott all Israeli products.
A list of Israeli products and brands will be publicised at the demonstration and distributed outside various retail outlets in the town.
As Naomi Klein states, " The best way to end the bloody occupation is to target Israel with the kind of movement that ended apartheid in South Africa." The people of Ireland played a noble and leading role in that movement. Please support the Galway Free Gaza Campaign.

info: contact 087 2594047  

GALWAY/GAZA organising meeting on Monday

12/01/2009 - 20:00

GAZA organising meeting MONDAY 12th JANUARY 8pm SMOKEY'S, NUIG concourse.
to brainstorm, put forward, and plan further actions for GAZA

volunteers welcome

How Israel brought Gaza to the Brink of Humanitarian Catastrophe

Oxford professor of international relations Avi Shlaim served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state's legitimacy. But its merciless assault on Gaza has led him to devastating conclusions


A wounded Palestinian policeman gestures while lying on the ground outside Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

A wounded Palestinian policeman gestures while lying on the ground outside Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images






International Appeal - No to war - No to NATO

On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the NATO military organisation, we appeal to all people to come to Strasbourg and Kehl in April 2009, to protest against NATO’s aggressive military and nuclear policies, and support our vision of a just world free of war. NATO is an increasing obstacle to achieving world peace. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has reinvented itself as a tool for military action by the “international community”, including the promotion of the so-called “war on terror”. In reality it is a vehicle for US-led use of force with military bases on all continents, bypassing the United Nations and the system of international law, accelerating militarisation and escalating arms expenditure – NATO countries account for 75% of global military expenditure. Pursuing that expansionist agenda since 1991, designed to advance strategic and resource interests, NATO has waged war in the Balkans, under the guise of so-called “humanitarian war”, and has waged seven years of brutal war in Afghanistan, where the tragic situation is escalating and the war has expanded into Pakistan.

U.S. to sell Israel Air Force new bunker-buster bombs--HAARETZ

Despite reservations in Washington regarding a possible Israeli strike on Iran, the American administration will supply Israel with sophisticated weapons for heavily fortified targets, the U.S. administration announced.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced it would sell the Israel Air Force 1,000 new smart bombs, rumored to significantly enhance the IAF's military capabilities. The deal was approved amid public and secret messages from Washington, with the Americans expressing their reservations about a possible Israeli strike against the Islamic Republic's suspected nuclear sites.

The Pentagon's announcement, which came on Friday, said the U.S. will provide Israel with 1,000 units of Guided Bomb Unit-39 (GBU-39) - a special weapon developed for penetrating fortified facilities located deep underground.

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