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Galway Action on International day re: Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

29/04/2013 - 11:00
01/05/2013 - 18:43

Monday 29th April
International action day re: Guantanamo Hunger Strikers
Appointment made with Senator Lorraine Higgins,Seanad Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, at her office in Athenry at her Monday clinic 11am
Questions to be asked, demands to be made.

*If you can join in please contact JAMES 085 1460404

STATEMENT TO BE HANDED IN:
'The U.S. Administration is in breach of all International Human Rights Laws and in particular, the Convention against Torture.
We call on the Irish Government to publicly report the U.S.A. to the appropriate assembly of United Nations.
We want Ireland to demand that Shaker Aamer is immediately released and returned to his home and family in the UK.
The Irish government must stand-up and speak out on behalf of all the 166 who have been abducted and are still being held captive in Guantanamo U.S. base. If they have not been charged and tried in court they must be returned to their own homes or given passage to a safe country with their consent.
Human Rights abuses must cease forthwith.'

Woman Attacked by Man Accusing Muslims of Marathon Bombings

Woman Attacked by Man Accusing Muslims of Marathon Bombings

By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff

April 19, 2013  -"Boston Globe" -  Every day, Heba Abolaban of Malden checks on her family in war-strafed Syria, where water, bread and electricity are in short supply. She was far more worried about them than about herself on Wednesday morning when she put her baby daughter in a stroller and headed into the sunshine to a play group with a friend.

But as they strolled down Commercial Street, an angry-faced man charged toward the petite woman, his hand balled into a fist. He punched her hard in the shoulder and screamed curses inches from her face. Then he pointed at her and walked away shouting.

“He said, ‘(Expletive) you. (Expletive) you Muslims, You are terrorists, you are the ones who made the Boston explosion,’” said Abolaban, recalling the episode in a phone interview Thursday. “I was really, really completely shocked. I didn’t know what to do. Then I realized what happened. I was crying and crying.”

Abolaban, a 26-year-old physician who wears a traditional hijab, or head scarf, gripped the stroller carrying her nine-month old daughter and stood in shock. Soon, she and her friend, also pushing a baby stroller, burst into tears.

REVISITING 9/11 – NEW DOCUMENTARY SCREENING GALWAY

22/04/2013 - 20:00
24/04/2013 - 00:45

GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR PRESS RELEASE

REVISITING  9/11 –“Explosive Evidence–Experts Speak Out,” A NEW DOCUMENTARY TO BE SCREENED IN GALWAY

Next Monday, 22nd April, at 8pm in Richardson’s on Eyre Sq., the Galway Alliance Against War will show a new US documentary that revisits 9/11 and questions the official explanation for the collapse of the Twin Towers; “Explosive Evidence–Experts Speak Out,”   

Engineering Consent For Attack On N Korea? Pentagon: N. Korea has 'Capacity to Make' Nuclear Warhead for Ballistic Missile

Pentagon: North Korea has Capacity to Make Nuclear Warhead for Ballistic Missile

By Ernesto Londoño

April 12, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"Washington Post" - North Korea probably has a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a ballistic missile, according to a new assessment by the Pentagon’s intelligence arm that comes amid growing alarm over Pyongyang’s warmongering.

The conclusion by the Defense Intelligence Agency said the weapon would have “low reliability,” but the disclosure during a congressional hearing Thursday is likely to raise fresh concerns about North Korea’s capabilities and intentions.

NEW STATESMAN: Shaker Aamer. Gitmo hunger-striker

SHAKER'S OWN WORDS as published in NEW STATESMAN

http://www.newstatesman.com/voices/2013/04/shaker-aamer-im-bit-professional-hunger-striker-ive-done-it-so-often

If you chase life, it has a habit of running away from you. When I complied with the picayune rules in Guantánamo, it never did any good; though I was cleared for release almost six years ago now, in 2007, I am still here. When I started a campaign of non-violent protest – all I wanted to do was sit outside in a cage for a week as a silent objection to the Obama Administration trampling on my rights – they FCE’d me almost every day for a year. (FCE is a Gitmo euphemism, when the goon squad comes in and performs a "Forcible Cell Extraction".) But in the end the authorities half-capitulated and gave me another of their euphemisms (additional "comfort items") to try to shut me up. So when I ran away from life, it came hurrying towards me.

Behind the North Korean Crisis

Behind the North Korean Crisis

April 06, 2013 

In early March, the U.S. and South Korea launched an expanded set of war games on the Korean Peninsula, prompting concerns in some circles that the military exercises might touch off an escalation of tensions with North Korea.

Christine Hong, a professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, worried that the U.S. “was lurching towards war” since “the military exercises that the U.S. and South Korea just launched are not defensive exercises” but rather appear to promote a “regime change” strategy.

Those military pressures have, indeed, led to threats of escalation from North Korea’s young leader, Kim Jong Un, and have set the Korean security situation at “hair-trigger dangerous,” Professor Hong said in the following interview with Dennis J. Bernstein.

 

DB: There’s a lot of disinformation and patriotic reporting coming out of the U.S.  Why don’t you tell us what is going on right now. What is the situation and how dangerous is it?

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