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IAWM SAYS LOOK BACK IN ANGER - 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

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, Brid Smith TD, Joan Collins TD, Eamonn McCann former MLA for PBP, Councillor Tina Mc Veigh, former Councillor Enda Fanning, Goretti Horgan Ulster University, Marcin Wojcik Lecturer DIT, Ms. Deirdre Judge 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.

IAWM VIGIL THIS SUNDAY TO REMEMBER ALL THE DEAD OF WORLD WAR 1

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

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, Brid Smith TD, Joan Collins TD, Eamonn McCann former MLA for PBP, Councillor Tina Mc Veigh, former Councillor Enda Fanning, Goretti Horgan Ulster University, Marcin Wojcik Lecturer DIT, Ms. Deirdre Judge 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.

IAWM PROTEST AT EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA THIS THURSDAY

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 29 OCTOBER 2018

The Irish Anti-war Movement announces it will hold a protest at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia at 6 & 7 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2 at 6PM on this Thursday 01 November.

Stop the War on Yemen! Stop starving the Yemeni people!

7 million Yemenis stand on the brink of starvation. The Saudi War on Yemen has already claimed 56,000 lives. Casualties are running at 2000 per month. These include women and children some of whom have been bombed at weddings and in school buses by the Saudi Arabian airforce with weapons supplied by western arms companies and governments.

To the Saudi regime The Irish Anti War Movement says “Stop slaughtering and starving the Yemeni people”.

To western governments we say “Stop arming and supporting the monstrous Saudi regime. Expel Saudi diplomats now!”

The IAWM is also calling on people to support the vigil at the Saudi Embassy at 5PM organised by Amnesty International (Ireland) and the National Union of Journalists in protest at the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This vigil takes place on the eve of UNESCO International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

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Contact:
John Molyneux, Secretary, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 085 735 6424
Memet Uludag, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 087 7919307
Michael Youlton, Chair, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 815 9487
Glenda Cimino, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 124 9456
Fatin Tamini, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 0267721

For more information on the IAWM see:

Website - www.irishantiwar.org

@IrishAntiWarMvt https://twitter.com/#!/IrishAntiWarMvt

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Emergency Idlib Protest Mon 10/9/2018 5:30PM GPO OConnell Street Dublin

The Irish Anti-War Movement is deeply concerned that we may be on the brink of yet another appalling humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.

The brutal Assad regime, aided by Russia, have started bombing Idlib – the last stronghold of resistance to the regime.  This may be the beginning of a final offensive. Idlib does indeed contain jihadi rebels but it also holds 3 million civilians, 1 million of them children and many of them already displaced refugees. A serious air attack could kill many thousands and displace up to 700,000.

The IAWM calls for a halt to the bombing and an immediate ceasefire.

We also oppose all foreign intervention in Syria.

We support the ‘Stop Bombing Idlib’  Protest at 5.30 pm today at the GPO in Dublin

Further Info Contact John Molinux (085 735 6424)

IAWM TO PROTEST AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON’S DOCTORATE AWARD BY TCD

PROTEST AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON’S DOCTORATE AWARD BY TCD

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 21 JUNE 2018

The Irish Anti-war Movement is to protest tomorrow (Friday 22 June) against the visit and awarding of an honorary doctorate to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The joint protest, along with TCD Students for Justice in Palestine, will take place at the front entrance to Trinity College Dublin between 12-2pm on Friday 22 June.

The IAWM say that Hillary Clinton is not a woman of peace and is in fact an arch warmonger who supported the Bush / Blair war in Iraq, escalated the war in Afghanistan, and was one of the key instigators in the NATO bombing of Libya.

She openly supported Barack Obama’s increased use of drone warfare which led to multiple civilian deaths of civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. The US based Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates that between January 2009 and the end of 2015, there were between 380 and 801 civilian casualties of US Drone warfare, for which Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton must be held responsible.

She has also unquestionably supported Israel’s war on the Palestinians. She increased US financial aid to Israel in 2013 from $2.5B to $3.1. She helped Israel build stronger defence forces including upgrading Patriot Missiles and the Iron Dome System. She refused to criticise Israel even after its forces had targetted the Jabilya refugee camp and a UN school in Gaza in 2014. She has vowed to fight against the Boycott Divestments Sandtions BDS movement.

IAWM CONDEMNS MASSACRE IN GAZA AND CALLS FOR EXPULSION OF ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

IAWM CONDEMNS MASSACRE IN GAZA AND CALLS FOR EXPULSION OF ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 15 MAY 2018

• CONDEMNS ISRAELI MASSACRE OF PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS
• CONDEMNS THE OPENING OF THE US EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM
• SUPPORTS THE IPSC NAKBA DAY VIGIL AT SPIRE, DUBLIN, 6PM TODAY
• CALLS FOR IRISH GOVERNMENT TO SANCTION ISRAEL AND EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

The IAWM condemns Israel’s killing of at least 58 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border yesterday bringing the total of Palestinians killed so far to well over 100 with thousands injured many of these seriously.

Men, women & children, including journalists and now an 8-month old baby have been killed in these protests. For the last few weeks highly equipped Israeli forces have blatantly used high velocity explosive bullets and tear gas, both specifically targeting individuals and / or firing indiscriminately into crowds, which has caused multiple deaths and horrendous injuries. The massacre yesterday marked a new low for Israel as they openly killed civilians who were rightly protesting the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

We condemn the muted response of the Irish and other EU Governments who are complicit in so many ways with Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians, not least in arms sales.

Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank have a right to protest at the border with Israel, especially during these Nakba days, given the horrific 12-year siege, three wars and continuous occupation and military incursion by the 4th largest military machine in the world.

Gaza is a besieged territory measuring 40x10km with 2 million people cramped in with no possibilities of movement in or out and with a limited food supply. There is no export or import options. The sewage system is depending on electricity supplied by Israel and / or the Palestinian Authority. Drinkable water must also be imported and again is controlled by Israel.

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