IAWM Bulletin

ARRESTS AT SHANNON WAR PORT AND CHRISTCHURCH MURDERS

IAWM BULLETIN 25 MARCH 2019

In this bulletin:
• PUNISHMENT WITHOUT TRIAL - two US Veterans for Peace arrested at Shannon Warport
• IAWM STATEMENT ON CHRISTCHURCH MURDERS
• ANTI-WAR LETTERS TO MEDIA
• DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. PUNISHMENT WITHOUT TRIAL -
Press Statement
Two US Veterans For Peace refused Bail at Ennis District Court
Monday 18 March
Charged with Trespass and causing Criminal Damage at Shannon airport
2. A group of seven US Veterans for Peace took part in protest against US Military Base at Shannon airport on Sunday March 17th.
WHY? Up to one million [1,000,000] children have died due to US-led wars in the Middle East since 1991
3. An OMNI Air International plane, tail number N351AX, on contract to the US military had arrived at Shannon Airport about 8.30 a.m. from Eielson US air force base in Faribanks Alaska, most likely on its way to the Middle East with up to 300 armed US troops.
At about 10 am US Veterans For Peace Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff, entered Shannon air field for the purpose of inspecting and investigating this aircraft which they believed to be carrying up to 300 armed US troops through Shannon airport. They were carrying a large banner that said:
U.S. Veterans say
Respect Irish Neutrality
U.S. War Machine out of Shannon Airport
Veterans For Peace
The two peace activists walked across the air field with the intent of inspecting it for weapons or munitions before being apprehended by airport security and Gardai. There were detained and interviewed at Shannon Garda station until about 6pm and then their period of detention was extended for a further six hours. At about 9.30 pm they were allowed to call Ellen Davidson and they informed her that their period of detention was being extended overnight and that they were being brought Ennis Court on Monday 18 March at 10 am to face charges of trespass and criminal damage.

TWO US VETERANS FOR PEACE ARRESTED AT SHANNON & CHRISTCHURCH KILLINGS

IAWM BULLETIN 25 MARCH 2019

In this bulletin:
• PUNISHMENT WITHOUT TRIAL - two US Veterans for Peace arrested at Shannon Warport
• IAWM STATEMENT ON CHRISTCHURCH MURDERS
• ANTI-WAR LETTERS TO MEDIA
• DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. PUNISHMENT WITHOUT TRIAL -
Press Statement
Two US Veterans For Peace refused Bail at Ennis District Court
Monday 18 March
Charged with Trespass and causing Criminal Damage at Shannon airport
2. A group of seven US Veterans for Peace took part in protest against US Military Base at Shannon airport on Sunday March 17th.
WHY? Up to one million [1,000,000] children have died due to US-led wars in the Middle East since 1991
3. An OMNI Air International plane, tail number N351AX, on contract to the US military had arrived at Shannon Airport about 8.30 a.m. from Eielson US air force base in Faribanks Alaska, most likely on its way to the Middle East with up to 300 armed US troops.
At about 10 am US Veterans For Peace Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff, entered Shannon air field for the purpose of inspecting and investigating this aircraft which they believed to be carrying up to 300 armed US troops through Shannon airport. They were carrying a large banner that said:
U.S. Veterans say
Respect Irish Neutrality
U.S. War Machine out of Shannon Airport
Veterans For Peace
The two peace activists walked across the air field with the intent of inspecting it for weapons or munitions before being apprehended by airport security and Gardai. There were detained and interviewed at Shannon Garda station until about 6pm and then their period of detention was extended for a further six hours. At about 9.30 pm they were allowed to call Ellen Davidson and they informed her that their period of detention was being extended overnight and that they were being brought Ennis Court on Monday 18 March at 10 am to face charges of trespass and criminal damage.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) RESCHEDULED - Sat 30th March 2019 13:00 - The Teachers Club Dublin

AGM RESCHEDULED

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 30th March 2019  in The Teachers Club Parnell Square Dublin .

Agenda

13:15 - 13:30 Registration

Renewing Membership registration can also be done on-line  by signing up to this event. You can also pay your subscription on-line.

13:30 - 14:30 Motions & Elections 

Motions and Election of Steering Committee members

15:00 - 17:00 Public Meeting No To PESCO

Details to be confirmed

POSTPONED Annual General Meeting (AGM)

POSTPONED The Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Sat 9th February 2019 13:00 - The Teachers Club Dublin

Due to the nurses strike we have postponed the AGM.  A new date will be decided in the next few days and a notice issued.

Thanks.

First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases - Liberty Hall Dublin - 16-18 November 2018

The first international conference against US/NATO Military Bases will take place in Liberty Hall Dublin between Fri 16 and Sun 18 November. Event Details are available.

Dates

  • Friday 16th from 7.00pm
  • Saturday 17th from 9.00am
  • Sunday 18th from 9.00am

OBJECTIVES

  1. It is within the OSCE and a reformed United Nations, and not the EU, that Ireland should pursue its security concerns.
  2. Ireland should pursue a positive neutrality and independent foreign policy and not join or form an association with any military alliance, such as NATO.
  3. Ireland should seek to promote European and international security through a policy of disarmament and should therefore oppose the militarisation of the EU.
  4. Ireland should refuse to cooperate with or condone in any way policies or military groupings which maintain nuclear weapons or any weapons of mass destruction.
  5. Irish troops should only serve abroad as peacekeepers under the auspices of the UN

IAWM VIGIL TO REMEMBER ALL THE DEAD OF WW1

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 09 NOVEMBER 2018

LOOK BACK IN ANGER THIS SUNDAY AND REMEMBER ALL THE DEAD OF WORLD WAR 1

For those in Dublin this weekend try to get along to this vigil to remember all the dead of World War 1.

Supported by:
Sinead Cusack Actor, Felim Egan Artist, Frank Mc Donald Journalist & Writer, Raymond Deane Composer, Stuart Dunne Actor & Artist, Sean Harrington Architect, Rev. Patrick Comerford President CND, Patricia Mc Kenna former MEP, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Clare Daly TD, Aengus O Snodaigh TD, Councillor Tina Mc Veigh and more.

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold a dignified vigil at the entrance to the Irish National War Memorial in Island Bridge, Dublin on this Sunday morning 11 November from 10am to 11am. This is to coincide with the World War 1 Armistice People’s Remembrance organised by the Royal British Legion that is taking place in the Memorial Garden from 10.45am.

Our vigil will remember all the dead of WW1 – Irish, British, German, Turkish, soldiers from the colonies etc. and the millions of civilians that died – and we will ask one simple question - What did they die for? This is the title of our pamphlet published four years ago at the centenary of the beginning of the war along with a statement signed by many prominent Irish people. We encourage people who attend to wear white poppies as a symbol of peace.

WW1 was the opposite of a "war to end all wars" and a "victory for democracy". It was instead a military disaster and a catastrophe for humankind which left 16 million dead, 20 million horribly wounded and millions of civilian refugees. Those who survived were deeply scarred with many suffering debilitating long-term effects.

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