Irish Anti War Movement

Defend the right of Iranians to protest for democratic change

The Irish Anti War movement condemns the killing of innocent demonstrators and the violent suppression of protests on the streets of Tehran, Shiraz and other cities and notes with concern the escalation of the abuse of human rights in Iran. In addition to the dead and wounded, countless people have been arrested and severe restrictions have been imposed on travel.

Following the deaths of at least 10 demonstrators over last weekend whose only crime was to question the results of the recent election, the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has warned against further demonstrations.

One of those killed, Neda Soltani, the young woman whose death was captured on YouTube, has come to symbolise the rebellion and the courage of those prepared to protest for the right to democratic change. Yet the authorities banned a scheduled memorial service at the Nilofar mosque in Tehran’s Abbas Abad district, in case it became a rallying point for the opposition.

Barack Obama: Smile on the face of the tiger (by John Pilger)

Obama’s speech in Cairo on the Middle East peace process was seductive, but its content was as morally bankrupt as any of Bush’s spiels

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IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT PUB QUIZZ

18/06/2009 - 19:30
18/06/2009 - 22:30

Brokers Bar 18 June 19.00

Thursday 18 June at 8.00pm in Brokers Pub (Mercantile Hotel), Dame Street (near corner of Sth. Grt George’s St.). €40 euro per table of four. Full bar.
Come along and have some fun and test your knowledge.

Irish Anti-War Movement Fundraiser Gig: Joyce & The Sonic Gypsies

02/07/2009 - 19:30

Irish Anti-War Movement Fundreaiser Gig: Joyce & The Sonic Gypsies

02 July - Thursday 
Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2   
Doors Open: 19:30
Admission: €15

Following the successful participation in Medical Aid for Gaza Fundraiser Gig (Vicar Street) - organized by Irish Anti-War Movement, Joyce & Sonic Gypsies in Whelan’s for another fundraiser gig for Irish Anti-War Movement.

 

The Bosphorus has been a truly cross-cultural collaboration. While the philosophy of the songs is truly “western” they get their soul and energy from the unmistakable and very distinctive Eastern rhythms…

 

8 Things to Remember from Aoibheann O'Sullivan

Chomsky comments on Obama Speech

 

By Noam Chomsky

05 June, 2009
CommonDreams.org

A CNN headline, reporting Obama's plans for his June 4 Cairo address, reads 'Obama looks to reach the soul of the Muslim world.' Perhaps that captures his intent, but more significant is the content hidden in the rhetorical stance, or more accurately, omitted.

Keeping just to Israel-Palestine -- there was nothing substantive about anything else -- Obama called on Arabs and Israelis not to 'point fingers' at each other or to 'see this conflict only from one side or the other.' There is, however, a third side, that of the United States, which has played a decisive role in sustaining the current conflict. Obama gave no indication that its role should change or even be considered.

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