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PROTEST THE JAILING OF MARGARETTA D’ARCY AT THE DEPT. OF JUSTICE, 94 ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN, DUBLIN 2 TODAY, 17 JAN. 1.00-1.45pm

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 17 JANUARY 2014

• PROTEST THE JAILING OF MARGARETTA D’ARCY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, 94 ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN, DUBLIN 2, TODAY FRIDAY, 17 JANUARY 2014, 1.00 - 1.45PM.

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the imprisonment of Irish writer and activist Margaretta D’Arcy for her protest against the use of Shannon Airport by the US Military and rendition flights and called for its supporters to attend the non-party protest today at the Department of Justice, 94 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

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 amazing 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.”

Contact:

Jim Roche, PRO Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 087 647 2737

John Molyneux, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 085 735 6424

IAWM DENOUNCES VIOLENT RACIST LETTER AGAINST MUSLIMS

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 24 NOVEMBER 2013

IAWM DENOUNCES VIOLENT RACIST LETTER AGAINST MUSLIMS

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today denouncing the violent threats against Muslims in Ireland that are contained in an anonymous letter posted to schools and mosques declaring war against them.

The statement noted that the letter is full of hatred and threats beyond comprehension. It was posted but it is not signed and the sender or senders are unknown. All Muslim's mosques and Muslim schools in Ireland have received threatening letters such as the one attached. Some Muslim girls have reported that they got similar letters referring to their Hijabs, that came through their letterboxes at their homes.

The mosques have reported this issue to the Garda.

The language contained in the letter is intimidating and extremely violent. It also makes a specific reference to the planned construction of a mosque in North Dublin.

See attached pdf for the full letter, which contains the following statement:

“Your very presence in our country is destroying our heritage and culture and we are calling on our countries’ people to attack any Muslim they come across in shops, taxis or mosques or any other place they come across them. Anyone seen wearing a veil or hijaab will be severely delt with (sic).”

The letter also states “we will attack any Muslim man, women and child that enters any mosque in Ireland and especially if the new larger mosque is build (sic) in North Dublin. And our children will attack yours in schools...”

The IAWM statement further noted that:

IAWM SUPPORT SHANNONWATCH VIGIL AT SHANNON AIRPORT TODAY

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 13 OCTOBER 2013

• SHANNONWATCH VIGIL AT SHANNON AIRPORT TODAY 2-3PM
• BUS FROM DUBLIN TO SHANNON TO SUPPORT SHANNONWATCH VIGIL
• US MILITARY OUT OF AFGHANISTAN AND SHANNON
• CLOSE GUANTANAMO TORTURE CENTRE NOW

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today announcing its support for the Shannonwatch monthly vigil that is taking place today from 2pm to 3pm at the roundabout just in front of the entrance to the airport.

The statement noted that Shannonwatch is holding the peace vigil at Shannon to mark the 12th anniversary of the US occupation of Afghanistan. Over those twelve years Shannon Airport has been used to move troops over and back to Afghanistan. As a result, Ireland has played a part in the ongoing war and destruction that still prevails there, and consequently in the killing of thousands of innocent civilians.

Shannonwatch may be contacted at shannonwatch@gmail.com or phone 087 8225087.

The statement also noted that the IAWM is supporting the PANA (Peace and Neutrality Alliance) bus that is travelling from Dublin and some of its members are on board.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

IAWM PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA AT US EMBASSY, TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 5.30-7.00pm

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 10 SEPTEMBER 2013

• REMEMBER IRAQ – DON’T ATTACK SYRIA!


• IAWM PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA AT US EMBASSY, TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 5.30-7.00pm


• SPEAKERS: RICHARD BOYD BARRETT TD, JOE HIGGINS TD, ROGER COLE (PANA), GLENDA CIMINO (US CITIZEN) and others


• AID FOR THE REFUGEES & PEACEFUL DIALOGUE – NOT MORE WAR!


• NO TO THE SYRIAN PEOPLE BEING USED AS PAWNS IN SECTARIAN STRIFE AND IMPERIALIST BRINKMANSHIP

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today announcing a protest at the US Embassy this evening 10 September from 5.30pm against the looming attack by the US military on Syria.

The statement noted that the US, Israeli and other western governments wish to wreak further violence on the Syrian people by threatening military strikes that will probably not weaken the Assad regime, but will only stoke further the sectarian civil war that could ignite the whole Middle East in violent conflagration and lead to serious military confrontation between the world’s so-called superpowers.

The IAWM statement acknowledged the horrific violence of the Assad dictatorship, and indeed of certain rebel elements, with both sides supported by different imperial powers and regional autocratic regimes but noted that the US and other western powers bombing the country is no solution. The US Government has no moral authority to call for military action against Syria.

The statement also noted that those Syrians who protested in March 2011 have somehow been erased out of the equation by both the regional and imperial powers edging for dominance, and by much of the mainstream media.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

IAWM CALLS PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA AT US EMBASSY, TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 5.30-7.00pm.

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 06 SEPTEMBER 2013

• IAWM CALLS PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA AT US EMBASSY, TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 5.30-7.00pm.
• REMEMBER IRAQ – DON’T ATTACK SYRIA!
• AID FOR THE REFUGEES & PEACEFUL DIALOGUE – NOT MORE WAR
• NO TO THE SYRIAN PEOPLE BEING USED AS PAWNS IN SECTARIAN STRIFE AND IMPERIALIST BRINKMANSHIP

 

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued the following statement today:

More than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in the Syrian civil war so far, hundreds more were killed in what appears to be a chemical strike recently and over two million refugees have fled the country in what the UN has described as the largest single humanitarian refugee crisis ever.

 

The popular revolts of the Syrian people of March 2011 were brutally suppressed by the autocratic Assad regime that ultimately led to the civil war. Whatever about the horrific violence of the Assad dictatorship, and indeed of certain rebel elements, with both sides supported by different imperial powers and regional autocratic regimes, the US and other western powers bombing the country is no solution. In fact it will lead to further violence.



 

There are many Syrian people who still believe in a post-Assad inclusive government but right now what they need is solidarity, peace and security and an end to the horrific violence inflicted on them. Yet the response of certain western governments is to wreak further violence on the Syrian people by threatening military strikes that will probably not weaken the Assad regime, but will only stoke further the sectarian civil war. Such actions could ignite the whole Middle East in violent conflagration and lead to serious military confrontation between the world’s so-called superpowers.

 

MAIRÉAD MAGUIRE, NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE, SENDS MESSAGE TO IAWM 'FREE BRADLEY MANNING' PROTEST

FREE BRADLEY MANNING! PROTEST AT US EMBASSY BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4. - Thursday 22 August, 5.30pm.

 

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