IAWM Bulletin

GAZA AL HELAL UNDER-14 FOOTBALL TEAM VISITING IRELAND

IAWM BULLETIN 30 JULY 2016

1. AL HELAL UNDER-14 FOOTBALL TEAM VISITING IRELAND
2. IAWM PR ON BRAY AIR DISPLAY

1. AL HELAL UNDER-14 FOOTBALL TEAM VISITING IRELAND
Gaza Action Ireland (GAI) has finally succeeded in bringing these children here from Gaza despite deliberate delays caused by the Israeli government and military. They arrived at Dublin Airport on Friday morning.

Well done to Zoe Lawlor, Mags O Brien, Trevor Hogan and others at GAI. The IAWM welcomes these Palestinian kids to Ireland and we hope they have a great time here.

There are many events planned in Dublin, Wexford and Nenagh. Check the GAI FB page for updates on these events.

The events planned for Dublin include the following today and tomorrow:

Gaza Kids Beach Football and BBQ
4pm, Saturday 30 July on Sandymount Strand followed by BBQ in Nutley Avenue at 5.30pm.

Gaza Kids to Ballybrack Family Fun Day (GKI)
Sun, 31 July 2016, 11:00 Ballybrack Boys Football Club, Coolevin, Glenageary, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin
http://www.ipsc.ie/event/ballybrack-gaza-kids-to-ballybrack-family-fun-d...

We encourage our members to try to get along to some of these events. GAI are still seeking donations to help defray the cost of this trip for the kids. Again check out the GAI FB page or its website here - http://www.gazaactionireland.ie/

2. IAWM PR ON BRAY AIR DISPLAY LAST WEEKEND
The Bray Air Display helps to glorify and justify war - http://irishantiwar.org/node/2357

CHILCOT REPORT AN INDICTMENT OF TONY BLAIR’S RUSH TO WAR IN IRAQ

IAWM BULLETIN 09 JULY 2016

1. IAWM PR ON CHILCOT REPORT

2. NO TO NATO PROTEST AT US EMBASSY THIS SATURDAY (LookLeft event)

3. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. IAWM PR ON CHILCOT REPORT
• IAWM WELCOMES CHILCOT REPORT ON IRAQ WAR
• REPORT AN INDICTMENT OF TONY BLAIR’S RUSH TO WAR IN IRAQ
• SHOWS THAT BLAIR MISLED CABINET, PARLIAMENT AND THE BRITISH PEOPLE
• CHILCOT MUST LEAD TO JUSTICE FOR IRAQIS AND UK MILITARY FAMILIES

The IAWM welcomes the publication of the long awaited Chilcot Inquiry and the fact that it is a serious indictment of Tony Blair’s role in Britain’s involvement in the invasion and occupation of Iraq and the subsequent sectarian blood letting.

The report finds unequivocally among other issues that Tony Blair “deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by Sadaam Hussein”, that “there was no immInent threat from Saddam” and that “Britain’s intelligence agencies produced ‘flawed information’”. It also highlights that Blair “ignored warnings on what would happen in Iraq after invasion” and that it had “no post invasion strategy”.

Tony Blair and Foreign Minister Jack Straw consistently misled the British Parliament and distorted the work of the UN and weapons inspectors despite the very clear assurances from inspectors such as Mohammed El Baradei of the International Atomic Agency who said that there was “no evidence of prohibited weapons programmes” and of Hans Blix, the leader of the UN inspection team, who “found no evidence of plausible indication of the revival of a nuclear weapons programme in Iraq”.

JOHN MOLYNEUX, SECRETARY IAWM ON NEWSTALK THIS SUNDAY RE BATTLE OF SOMME