IAWM Bulletin

United Against Racism protest for refugees at the Spire, Dublin this Saturday, 2pm.

IAWM BULLETIN 11 SEPTEMBER 2015

In this bulletin:

1. United Against Racism protest for refugees at the Spire, Dublin this Saturday, 2pm.
2. Anti-war meeting at 27th Desmond Greaves School, Dublin, 11-13 September
3. John Lannon’s (Shannon Watch) letter in Irish Examiner on Ireland and the refugee crisis
4. Donating to the IAWM

1. Protest for refugees at the Spire, Dublin this Saturday 12 September, 2pm.
Organised by United Against Racism
Call on the Irish government to take in more refugees

Link to facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/events/922920274441879/

All IAWM members are encouraged to attend this important demonstration supported by many diverse groups in soildarity with the refugees.

On the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack the world is anything but a safer place, especially for the people of the middle east where the legacy of post 9/11 US and EU policies are manifesting themselves in more terror, total destabilisation and the fleeing of traumatised men, women and children.

Irish people have shown through polls and pledges of accommodation that they are ahead of the Irish Government in seeking to assist these war-weary refugees. It is equally important that we force the US and EU Governments to stop fuelling and arming the wars that force these people to try desperate and dangerous means to leave their countries in the first place.

In 2008, Joseph Stiglitz estimated that the combined cost of the immoral and brutal Iraq and Afghanistan wars was $3,000,000,000,000. One Cruise Missile alone costs $1,500,000. How many of these rained down on Iraq and Afghanistan? How much needed health, education, housing, and environmental protection could have been provided by these funds wasted on destruction? And how many refugees would these huge expenditures now provide shelter for?

2. Anti-war meeting at 27th Desmond Greaves School, Dublin, 11-13 September.

IAWM protest for refugees at EU Offices, Dawson Street, Dublin this Thursday, 5pm.

IAWM BULLETIN 24 August 2015

In this bulletin:
1. IAWM protest for refugees at EU Offices, Dawson Street, Dublin this Thursday, 5pm.
2. IAWM statement on the refugee crisis
3. IAWM letter to Irish Times on Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings - unpublished
4. Donating to the IAWM

1. IAWM Protest for refugees at EU Offices, Dawson Street, Dublin this Thursday, 5pm.

REFUGEES ARE VICTIMS OF WAR – LET THEM IN!

END THE WESTERN-LED WARS AND PLUNDER THAT CAUSE THE REFUGEE CRISIS

Come along to our protest this Thursday at 5pm at the EU Offices on Dawson St., Dublin 2.

Speakers include:

Ruth Coppinger TD, Socialist Party
Cllr. Brid Smith, People before Profit
Cllr. Sarah Holland, Sinn Féin, Mayor of South Dublin County Council
Rev. Patrick Comerford, President Irish CND
Caoimhe Butterly, Anti Racist Network
Representative from Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre KRAC
Memet Uludag, IAWM (audio link from island of Kos, Greece)
A Syrian refugee in Ireland

2. IAWM STATEMENT ON THE REFUGEE CRISIS

IAWM PR on Callais refugees and Walli Ullah Safi and Irish CND Hiroshima Commemoration today

IAWM BULLETIN 06 August 2015

In this bulletin:
1. Irish CND Hiroshima Commemoration today
2. IAWM PR on Callais refugees and Walli Ullah Safi
3. Donating to the IAWM

1. Irish CND Commemoration for Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
The annual commemoration for the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bomb will take place on Thursday 6th August, 1.05 p.m. at the memorial cherry tree in Merrion Square park, Dublin 2.

The event is organised by the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. An estimated 80,000 people were directly killed by the bomb, with casualties reaching 140,000 within a year.

IAWM members are encouraged to attend.

Shannon Airport Protest, Saturday 18 July, 2-4pm

IAWM BULLETIN 17 JULY 2015

1. Shannon Airport Protest, Saturday 18 July, 2-4pm
2. Donating to the IAWM

1. Shannon Airport Protest, Saturday 18 July, 2-4pm

IAWM members are encouraged to attend this important protest to let the Irish Government know that we object to the use of Shannon Airport as a facility to the US Military machine in its perpetuation of continuous wars in the middle east and elsewhere.

Statement from Shannonwatch
As Shannon Airport prepares to stage an air show on July 18th to celebrate its achievements in the world of aviation, peace groups in Ireland issue a reminder that its recent history is not one to be proud of. Since 2001 the airport has been used by the US military as a gateway to wars in the Middle East. These wars have resulted in the death of innocent men, women and children, left millions of people homeless, and destroyed communities and entire countries.

“While it is fitting to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the first commercial transatlantic flight from Shannon Airport and to acknowledge its important role in aviation in Ireland, we cannot ignore the fact that in the last 15 years it has been used to illegally invade Iraq and Afghanistan and has been part of the CIA’s global campaign of kidnapping and torture” said John Lannon of Shannonwatch.

“Shannon became the original airport gateway between the US and Europe and was the birthplace of Duty Free. It is now a gateway to human suffering and war.” added Mr Lannon.

Solidarity with refugees | World Refugee Day | 20 June, 5pm | Dublin

IAWM BULLETIN 19 JUNE 2015

1. Solidarity with refugees | World Refugee Day | Saturday 20 June, 5pm | Dublin
2. Donating to the IAWM

1. Solidarity with refugees | World Refugee Day | Saturday 20 June, 5pm | Dublin

At the Famine Memorial and The World Poverty Stone, Custom House Quay, Dublin.

The IAWM is supporting this event and we encourage members to attend.

See below and the FB link from Memet Uludag of United against Racism.

https://www.facebook.com/events/103696833304956/

FREE RAIF - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AT SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN THIS WEDNESDAY.

IAWM BULLETIN 15 JUNE 2015

1. FREE RAIF - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AT SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN THIS WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE, 6PM, 6-7 FitzWilliam Square East, Dublin 2.

2. IAWM STATEMENT ON PRINCE CHARLES VISIT TO IRELAND

3. Donating to the IAWM

1. FREE RAIF - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AT SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY

In May 2014 Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes. He received 50 lashes in public on 9 January 2015. He has not been flogged since, possibly due to an international outcry. Unbelievably the Saudi Arabian Supreme Court has recently upheld the sentence on blogger Raif Badawi. He could now be subject to 950 more lashes.

Western Governments are completely hypocritical about Saudi Arabia. They sell it arms while failing to condemn its appalling human rights record.

We urge our members to come along and support this demonstration called by Amnesty International Ireland.

For details see here - http://www.amnesty.ie/news/free-raif-demonstration-embassy-saudi-arabia#...

2. IAWM STATEMENT ON PRINCE CHARLES VISIT including references to his links to the British arms trade with Saudi Arabia - http://irishantiwar.org/node/2280

3. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement.
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