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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:

CLOSE GUANTANAMO BAY - PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN, 1.00 pm WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE

IAWM PRESS RELEASE 26 June 2013

CLOSE GUANTANAMO BAY - PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN, 1.00 pm WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE

• Irish Anti-war Movement mark UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture by calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre
• Over 100 detainees now on hunger strike and many being force-fed
• Obama’s shame - Close Guantanamo Now!
• Irish Government should speak out against this torture – silence is complicity!

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today noting that it was marking the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture by holding a colourful protest at Dáil Eireann at 1.00pm on Wednesday 26 June in solidarity with the detainees at Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre.

Richard Boyd Barrett TD will speak at the protest.

The IAWM statement noted that Ban Ki-Moons message for this day remembering torture victims which calls on member states of the UN to “step up efforts to assist all those who have suffered from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” was wholly inadequate and misleading while torture was being openly practiced by the US Military under the noses of the UN in Guantanamo Bay.

The IAWM statement noted that:

Guantanamo Bay – Protest at Dáil, Thursday 1.00pm, 23 May

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 22 May 2013

- Guantanamo Bay – Protest at Dáil, Thursday 1.00pm, 23 May
- Obama’s shame - Close Guantanamo Now!
- 11 years – where’s the justice? Stop the torture!
- Irish Government complicit in torture
- US military and rendition flights out of Shannon Airport

The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) announced that it is holding a protest at Dáil Eireann at 1.00pm on Thursday 23 May 2013 regarding the continued incarceration and torture of inmates at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. The protest has been called to coincide with a speech that Barack Obama is due to make on the issue on 23 May. See attached leaflet.

The IAWM statement noted that this will be a colourful protest that will highlight the conditions that the prisoners are forced to endure. Several supportive TDs and Senators have been invited to attend.

The statement quoted the following information from www.avaaz.org, which has organised an online petition to Barack Obama:

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