IAWM Bulletin

IAWM AGM & PUBLIC MEETING / DISCUSSION THIS SATURDAY

IAWM BULLETIN

In this bulletin:
1. Annual General Meeting (AGM) 13.00–15.00, Saturday 26th November 2016
2. IAWM PUBLIC MEETING / DISCUSSION 15.30–17.00, Saturday 26th November 2016
3. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement

1. Annual General Meeting (AGM) 13.00 – 15.00, Saturday 26th November 2016
Venue: The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1.
The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26th November 2016 in The Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square West, Dublin starting at 13:00.
For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below.
The agenda as follows:
1. Registration
2. Short reports & vote on the accounts
3. Motions
4. Election of the new SC
5. AOB

Who can attend and vote at the AGM
• All members may attend the annual general meeting provided that the current membership fee has been paid in advance of the meeting. All affiliates may send one delegate to the annual general meeting provided that the current affiliation fee has been paid in advance of the meeting.
• All members and delegates have one vote each at annual general meeting.
• A decision of annual general meeting of the IAWM is binding on the steering committee (SC) and overrides any previous decisions. This constitution may only be amended by annual general meeting. However, amendments to this constitution may be made by the next quarterly delegate meeting held after the annual general meeting of 08 May 2004, which adopted this constitution.
• A steering committee shall be elected at each AGM.
• Draft resolutions and nominations for the steering committee should be submitted to the Secretary at least 14 days beforehand. The secretary shall publish draft resolutions at least 7 days beforehand.
• Please use the email Subject "AGM Motions 2016" for all mails concerning the AGM

Submitting Resolutions
Resolutions may be submitted in the following ways:

STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER

IAWM BULLETIN 16 NOVEMBER 2016

In this bulletin:
1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
2. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
Syria has become a living hell as Russia, the U.S. and other world and regional powers continue to bomb it in an attempt to compete for dominance while shamelessly killing civilians and flooding the region with arms. The IAWM says this must stop now, so we are calling on all peace and anti-war activists to join us in a Peace March this Saturday.

Assemble and protest 2pm at Russian Embassy, 184-186 Orwell Rd, Dublin 14.

March to US Embassy, Elgin Road, Dublin 4 for protest at 3.30pm

The IAWM is calling for a permanent cessation to the bombing in Syria.
Syria’s civil war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Since 2011, when the war began, half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed, wounded or forced to flee their homes. Syria has become a living hell.

• Almost 500,000 dead
• 4,800,000 have fled as refugees
• 6,100,000 are internally displaced
• 13,500,000 are in desperate need of humanitarian aid

The war is now heading into a sixth year and could lead to a worldwide conflagration.

Physicians for Human Rights have said, “Bombing civilians is a war crime. Targeting hospitals is a war crime. Stripping medical supplies from aid convoys meant for civilians is a war crime. Providing a few hours of calm in one city does not offset the systematic violation of international law, nor does it absolve Syria’s leaders, their Russian counterparts, or any other party to the conflict of their responsibility for perpetrating crimes that have led to one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time. We cannot lose sight of the calculated commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Syria.”

JOINT IAWM / PANA PUBLIC MEETING: 'WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST' with ex-CIA ADVISOR RAY MC GOVERN

IAWM BULLETIN 30 OCTOBER 2016

In this bulletin:
1. IAWM & PANA JOINT PUBLIC MEETING: WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
2. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. IAWM & PANA JOINT PUBLIC MEETING: WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Speaker: Ray Mc Govern, Former CIA Presidential Briefer / Russian Expert and IAWM, PANA speakers

Time / Date: 8.00pm Tuesday 01 November

Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

Come along to this important meeting for an interesting insight into the Middle East wars by a former CIA Presidential Briefer turned peace activist.

Ray Mc Govern is a former CIA Officer (1963-1990) turned peace activist. He served under five US Presidents specialising in Russian affairs. He is a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. In 2006 he began speaking out on behalf of the anti-war group ‘Not in Our Name’ and he returned his Intelligence Commendation Medal in protest against the CIA’s involvement in torture. In 2011 he was arrested for a silent protest during a speech by Hilary Clinton. He has openly supported Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

His web site is: raymcgovern.com

For info contact:
Roger Cole, PANA:087 2611597
John Molyneux, Secretary IAWM; Tel. 085 7356424
Jim Roche, PRO IAWM: Tel. 087 6472737
Ed Horgan: Tel. 085 8519623

2. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
To set-up a standing order with the Irish-Anti War Movement please go to the following link http://www.irishantiwar.org/files/standing-order-form.doc fill in the form and post to the Irish Anti-War Movement P.O. Box 9260 Dublin 1. Click here to unsubscribe from this newsletter
http://www.irishantiwar.org/newsletter/confirm/remove/6018558bc91576t4

For more information on the IAWM see:

Website - www.irishantiwar.org

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Irish Peace Groups Question Peace Award to John Kerry

Irish Peace Groups Question Peace Award to John Kerry

Press Release

27th Oct 2016

Five peace groups have come together to oppose the awarding of the Tipperary International Peace Prize to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday next (October 30th). Galway Alliance Against War, the Irish Anti-War Movement, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance, Shannonwatch and Veterans for Peace also intend to hold protests at Shannon Airport and at Aherlow House Hotel in Tipperary where the award ceremony will take place.

Speaking on behalf of the five organisations, Edward Horgan of Veterans for Peace posed the question: “What peace has John Kerry achieved and where?”

“The award of peace prizes should be based on truth, integrity and justification” continued Dr Horgan. “Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded in the past to several people who were guilty of starting or being complicit in wars of aggression and human rights abuses. Henry Kissinger is a case in point. Another example is Barack Obama who was awarded his Nobel Peace Prize just before he began authorising targeted assassinations and bombings that killed thousands of innocent civilians.”

“John Kerry and the United States of America claim to be defending the civilised world against Islamic terrorists and dictators” said Jim Roche of the Irish Anti War Movement. ”Yet the reality is that the United States has killed many multiples of the numbers killed by Islamic terrorists in its so-called War on Terror. US led wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria were all initiated without UN approval and with appalling consequences.”

Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 13.00 to 18.00 - Sat 26th November 2016 - The Teachers Club Dublin

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26th November 2016 in The Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 13:00. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.
Who can Attend and Vote at The AGM

  1. All members may attend the annual general meeting provided that the current membership fee has been paid in advance of the meeting. All affiliates may send one delegate to the annual general meeting provided that the current affiliation fee has been paid in advance of the meeting.
  2. All members and delegates have one vote each at annual general meeting.
  3. A decision of annual general meeting of the IAWM is binding on the steering committee (SC) and overrides any previous decisions. This constitution may only be amended by annual general meeting. However, amendments to this constitution may be made by the next quarterly delegate meeting held after the annual general meeting of 08 May 2004, which adopted this constitution.
  4. A steering committee shall be elected at each AGM.
  5. Draft resolutions and nominations for the steering committee should be submitted to the Secretary at least 14 days beforehand. The secretary shall publish draft resolutions at least 7 days beforehand.
  6. Please use the email Subject "AGM Motions 2016" for all mails concerning the AGM

 
Submitting Resolutions
Resolutions may be submitted in the following ways:

IAWM PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING RE SYRIA – STOP THE BOMBING

IAWM BULLETIN 18 OCTOBER 2016

IAWM PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN RE SYRIA – STOP THE BOMBING

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER from 5.30PM.

• STOP THE BOMBING - CEASEFIRE NOW!
• HUMANITARIAN AID - NOT BOMBS
• ALL FOREIGN MILITARY OUT OF SYRIA
• LET THE REFUGEES IN

The IAWM totally condemns the continued bombardment of Aleppo, and other Syrian centres of resistance, by Russian and Syrian army forces.

We equally condemn the continued bombing, logistical support, arming of rebels, etc. by the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey et al. The recent ceasefire was broken by the killing of over sixty Syrian soldiers by a US air strike, possibly with British involvement.

The descent into a living hell for Syrians has been fueled by a number of factors including western governments’ insidious interference for their own imperial interests, the logistical support to rebel groups from the regional petro-Princedoms and Turkey, the rise of Da’esh (Isis), which is a direct result of the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the violence of the Assad Government helped by Iran, Hizbollah and of course Russia in order to protect, like the US, its imperial interests.

The Syrian people are now being sacrificed by a struggle between world (Russia and the US mainly) and regional powers in a geopolitical sandwich in what looks like becoming an imperial carve up of their country fueled by an obscene multi-national arms industry with its insatiable demands for increased profits.

The IAWM says: STOP THIS WAR NOW!

Stop the bombing of Aleppo. Agree an immediate and permanent ceasefire. Open the channels for humanitarian aid to assist the besieged, starving, wounded and dying people of Syria. Let those refugees who are fleeing this carnage come to the west for sanctuary if they wish to. Stop flooding the region with arms. All foreign militaries should announce their intentions to get out of Syria.

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