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NEITHER WASHINGTON NOR MOSCOW - NO TO THE WAR MONGERING OF THE US, NATO AND RUSSIA

IAWM STATEMENT ON UKRAINE – 17 MARCH 2014

NEITHER WASHINGTON NOR MOSCOW - NO TO THE WAR MONGERING OF THE US, NATO AND RUSSIA OVER UKRAINE

NO TO THE INCLUSION OF FASCIST ELEMENTS IN UKRAINE’S GOVERNMENT

FOR PEACE AND AGAINST WAR - DE-ESCALATE THE MILITARY RHETORIC AND FACILIATE A PEACE PROCESS AMONG ALL THE UKRANIAN PEOPLE

NATIONAL PROTEST FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY. ASSEMBLE TODAY 2PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN. MARCH TO MOUNTJOY PRISON.

 

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 22 FEBRUARY 2014

• NATIONAL PROTEST FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY. ASSEMBLE TODAY 2PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN. MARCH TO MOUNTJOY PRISON.

• US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON – MARGARETTA D’ARCY OUT OF PRISON

• US PEACE MUM CINDY SHEEHAN SENDS MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY AND HER COURAGEOUS ACTION FOR PEACE

 

The IAWM issued a statement this morning announcing a national protest for Margaretta D’arcy in Dublin today. The protest will assemble at the Spire on O’ Connell Street where there will be a short rally after which there will be a march to Mountjoy Women’s Prison where Margaretta is being held.

The statement noted:

The protest is supported by a wide range of people and groups including:

Robert Ballagh, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Joan Collins TD, Clare Daly TD, Rev. Patrick Comerford (President CND), Galway Alliance against War, Joe Higgins TD, Jimmy Kelly Unite Trade Union, Mary Lou Mc Donald TD, Eugene Mc Cartan, Paul Murphy MEP, Peace and Neutrality Alliance PANA, People before Profit, Shannonwatch, US Peace Mum and Candidate for Governor of California Cindy Sheehan, Brid Smith DCC Councillor and People before Profit MEP candidate, Ailbhe Smyth Feminist Open Forum and Chair People before Profit ,Dylan Tighe & Donal O Kelly (Artists for Margaretta) and many more.

Cindy Sheehan, US Peace mum and Candidate for Governor of California sent the following message of solidarity, which will be read out at the protest:

Irish links with Israeli military, security firms revealed

From Academics for Palestine

Embargo until Thursday 20 February 11am
Irish links with Israeli military, security firms revealed

Irish academic researchers collaborated in EU-funded projects with Israeli counterparts who make drones, develop high-tech weapons and engage in “counter-terror” activities with the Mossad, it was revealed today.

In all, Irish universities have collaborated with Israel in 257 projects to date, seven of them listed as “security” and 13 as “aerospace”. These EU research programmes are administered by Irish Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.

The information on Irish-Israeli research links was gathered through the examination of publicly available EU documents by members of Academics for Palestine (AfP), a new organisation launched today in Dublin.

The group supports an academic boycott against Israel. Its chair, Jim Roche, said the daily discrimination inflicted on Palestinian academics was enough to justify such a boycott, but added: “The revelations of Irish academia’s collaboration with companies closely linked to Israel’s military-industrial complex are truly shocking.

“What is surprising is that a non-European country, Israel, actually receives more research and development funding from the EU than many European countries do,” Roche said today. “It is not just Israeli universities that avail of this funding, but Israeli security and military companies – and they are often the lead partner in a research consortium.”

“This is, by not very roundabout means, the EU funding the Israeli occupation apparatus,” Dr Andy Storey, UCD lecturer in politics and international relations, said at today’s launch.

IAWM WELCOMES PROPOSED LAUNCH OF ACADEMICS FOR PALESTINE

The Irish Anti-War Movement issued a statement today welcoming the proposed launch of Academics for Palestine this Thursday.

 

Advisory: Photo-call and press conference
Palestinian and Israeli scholars support Irish boycott pledge
Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin
Thurs 20 February 2014, 11am

A LEADING Israeli academic and film-maker who has defied his country’s government by advocating a boycott against it will be in Ireland this week to support a new campaign group.

Professor Haim Bresheeth will be joined by renowned Palestinian doctor and scholar Ghada Karmi at the launch of Academics for Palestine.
The new group has organised more than 120 Irish academic signatories on a pledge to boycott Israeli institutions until Palestinian rights are respected. It is is part of an international campaign initiated by Palestinian civil-society organisations.

Professor Bresheeth and Dr Karmi will be joined at the launch by Dr Conor McCarthy, lecturer in English at NUIM Maynooth, and Dr Andy Storey, lecturer in politics and international relations at UCD.

On Thursday, Academics for Palestine will also release its list of signatories, publish an informative 28-page booklet on the academic boycott and reveal the close, EU-funded connections between some Irish researchers and the Israeli military/security apparatus.

Professor Bresheeth and Dr Karmi will be attending a lunchtime event, chaired by Dr Ronit Lentin, in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday. They will otherwise be available for interview in Dublin from 8pm Wednesday to 5.30pm Thursday.

Contact Jim Roche 087 647 2737; Harry Browne 087 764 8065;
Conor McCarthy (01) 280 0684; Andy Storey 087 654 3872

PROTEST THE JAILING OF MARGARETTA D’ARCY AT DÁIL EIREANN, WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY 2014, 1.00 - 1.45PM

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 29 JANUARY 2014

• PROTEST THE JAILING OF MARGARETTA D’ARCY AT DÁIL EIREANN, WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY 2014, 1.00 - 1.45PM.

The IAWM issued a statement calling on its members and supporters to join the protest / vigil at Dáil Eireann today, 29 January from 1.00 - 1.45pm.

The statement noted:

The IAWM condemns the imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy, a 79-year-old writer and activist who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and cancer, for her brave stance against the continued use of Shannon Airport by the US military in its pursuit of futile wars abroad, and calls on the Justice Minister Alan Shatter to release her.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

“We support Margaretta D’Arcy’s stance against wars waged by the US military and the brave action she took at Shannon airport in trying to draw attention to the use of an Irish national airport in the pursuit of such wars which have brought much suffering to millions of people abroad. Shannon Airport has also been used in the CIA rendition programme thus implicating Irish people in the torture of innocent people in Guantanamo Bay.

It is truly shocking that the Irish Government can jail a 79-year old woman who is suffering from Parkinson’s and cancer yet has persistently refused to search US war planes at Shannon, one of which recently was found to be heavily armed, and has failed miserably to jail anyone related to the activities in the banking sector that has brought the country such ruin.

PROTEST AT DÁIL THIS WEDNESDAY, 22 JANUARY, 1.00 - 1.45PM: FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY - END USE OF SHANNON AS A WARPORT.

1. PROTEST AT DÁIL THIS WEDNESDAY, 22 JANUARY, 1.00 - 1.45PM

 

FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY - END USE OF SHANNON AS A WARPORT.

 

The IAWM issued a statement calling on its members and supporters to join the protest / vigil at Dáil Eireann today, 22 January from 1.00 - 1.45pm.

 

The statement noted:

 

The IAWM condemns the imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy, a 79-year-old writer and activist who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and cancer, for her brave stance against the continued use of Shannon Airport by the US military in its pursuit of futile wars abroad.

 

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

 

“We support Margaretta D’Arcy’s stance against wars waged by the US military and the brave action she took at Shannon airport in trying to draw attention to the use of an Irish national airport in the pursuit of such wars which have brought much suffering to millions of people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine. It is truly shocking that the Irish Government can jail a 79-year old woman who is suffering from Parkinson’s and cancer yet has persistently refused to search US war planes at Shannon, one of which recently was found to be heavily armed, and has failed miserably to jail anyone related to the activities in the banking sector that has brought the country such ruin. We know, from various polls, that a majority of the Irish public object to the use of Shannon Airport as a military hub and we are sure that most will also be outraged at the jailing of a peaceful 79-year-old frail woman. We urge them to attend the various protests around the country and to join us in calling for an end to the use of Shannon airport as a US military hub and for the immediate release of Margareta D'Arcy.”

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