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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.

 

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

IAWM PRESS RELEASE 210813

 

FREE BRADLEY MANNING!

PROTEST AT US EMBASSY BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4 - Thursday 22 August, 5.30pm.


Speakers: Harry Browne,
Journalist and US Citizen ....... and others

The IAWM issued a press release today condemning the prison sentence on US whistleblower Bradley Manning and called on all anti-war and peace activists to protest at the US Embassy on Thursday evening from 5.30pm.

 

Jim Roche PRO of the IAWM said:

 

"On the day that the Egyptian criminal Hosni Mubarak, who is responsible for thirty years of tortuous dictatorship and murder, is likely to be released from prison we call on all anti war and peace activists to join us in supporting the brave and principled US whistleblower Bradley Manning, whose actions have very likely speeded up the end of two futile wars and also saved lives. Through his actions we know more about the true nature of the wars unleashed on the world after 9/11, particularly the brutal killing of civilians in two incidents. It is shocking to see that the US and other western governments will hound and punish those who expose the lie of war and try to stop it, while it protects those who carry out horrific war crimes. Why are the soldiers in the Apache helicopter and their superiors that killed several civilians, including two journalists, not standing trial for murder? Why did the west support the dictator for so long? The message must go out to the US Government loud and clear that Bradley Manning has support and will continue to have it as long as he languishes in prison".

 

Harry Browne, Journalist and holder of dual US and Irish Citizenship, who will speak at the protest said:

FREE BRADLEY MANNING! IAWM Protest at US Embassy, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Thursday 22 August at 5.30pm.

ADVANCE PRESS RELEASE

 

FREE BRADLEY MANNING!

 

IAWM Protest at US Embassy, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 - Thursday 22 August at 5.30pm.

 

SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH EGYPTIAN PEOPLE TODAY AT 2PM AT EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, CLYDE ROAD, DUBLIN 4.

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 17 AUGUST 2013

SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH EGYPTIAN PEOPLE TODAY AT 2PM AT EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, CLYDE ROAD, DUBLIN 4.

• IAWM CONDEMNS INDISCRIMINATE MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS AND IMPOSITION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EGYPTIAN MILITARY

• STOP THE SLAUGHTER, STOP THE KILLING

• NO TO THE STOKING OF SECTARIAN STRIFE BY EITHER SIDE – FOR REAL INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY NOW

• DON’T LET THE MILITARY DESTROY THE REVOLUTION - NO TO THE COUNTER REVOLUTION

• END MILITARY AID TO EGYPT FROM USA AND REGIONAL DESPOTIC REGIMES

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the continuing massacre of peaceful civilians including many women and children by the Egyptian military and called for a solidarity protest today at the Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The statement noted in particular deep concern for civilians, including four Irish citizens, trapped in a mosque surrounded by gun toting police.

The statement condemned the ongoing brutal assault by the Egyptian military that is firing indiscriminately into crowds of protesting civilians. It noted that the violence by the military is reversing the optimism and gains of the revolution of January 2011 and is stoking sectarian tension amongst an ever increasing polarized Egyptian population.

The statement further noted that the military have opportunistically used the power of the people on the streets on 30 June to reassert its authority and take control back from the people.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH PEOPLE OF EGYPT THIS SATURDAY 2PM AT EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, 12 CLYDE ROAD, BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4.

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 14 AUGUST 2013

• IAWM CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS AND IMPOSITION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EGYPTIAN MILITARY

• SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH PEOPLE OF EGYPT THIS SATURDAY 2PM AT EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, 12 CLYDE ROAD, BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4.

• CALLS FOR IRISH GOVERNMENT TO CONDEMN EGYPTIAN MILITARY

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the massacre of at least 150 civilians including many women and children by the Egyptian military and called for a solidarity protest this Saturday at the Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The statement noted that this is the third massacre of civilians by the Egyptian military since the military overthrow of the elected Government of Mohammed Morsi following massive popular protests last month. Despite the anti democratic and authoritarian nature of the Morsi led Muslim Brotherhood Government these horrific acts by the Egyptian military have nothing to do with restoring democracy. It is instead about stamping down dissent, sending a message to all protesters and asserting its undemocratic control over the populace.

The statement noted deep concern at the manner of these attacks, the ferocity of the killings (with many people reported as being shot in the head by snipers) and the precedent they set for possible future acts by the military against anybody who wishes to protest.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

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