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IAWM PROTEST AT DÁIL THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER AT 5.30PM. DON’T ATTACK IRAN – END SANCTIONS NOW

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)–PRESS RELEASE 11 OCTOBER 2012

• PROTEST AT DÁIL THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER AT 5.30PM

• DON’T ATTACK IRAN – END SANCTIONS NOW

• IRELAND - STOP SUPPORTING U.S. AND NATO’S WARS ABROAD

• US MILITARY AND TORTURE FLIGHTS OUT OF SHANNON AIRPORT

• CLOSE GUANTANAMO BAY TORTURE CENTRE

• 11 YEARS ON – TIME TO END AMERICA’S LONGEST WAR

In a statement issued today the Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) noted it has called a demonstration at Dáil Eireann this evening at 5.30pm to protest against the continued wars perpetrated by the US and NATO and the current threats of war against Iran and the punishing sanctions imposed on that country.

The statement noted that the protest will focus on the latest warmongering threats of the US and Israel in relation to Iran, allegedly because of its nuclear programme.

The statement noted that any military strike on Iran will have devastating results for the entire region and will only be carried out to bolster America’s dominance of the Middle East.

The statement noted that the ongoing punishing sanctions against Iran are having catastrophic effects on ordinary people in that country and that the Irish Government should not be supporting such sanctions. The sanctions are also affecting people here in Ireland due to rising oil prices.

Lola Hynes, Secretary of the IAWM Steering Committee said:

· IAWM SUPPORTS CALL BY ARCHITECTS AND ACADEMICS TO CLOSE OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN ‘POSTCARDS OF OUR CITY’ EXHIBITION

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)–PRESS RELEASE 04 OCTOBER 2012

 

·       IAWM SUPPORTS CALL BY ARCHITECTS AND ACADEMICS TO CLOSE OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN ‘POSTCARDS OF OUR CITY’ EXHIBITION

 

 

PROTEST TODAY AT 12–1.30 PM AT DÁIL EIREANN FOR BAHRAINI TEACHERS AND ACADEMIC STAFF

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT – PRESS RELEASE 22 JUNE 2012

• BAHRAINI CITIZENS TO ATTEND PROTEST TODAY AT 12–1.30 PM AT DÁIL EIREANN
• BAHRAINI TEACHERS AND ACADEMIC STAFF TO BE SENTENCED ON 25 JUNE
• IAWM SAYS FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR THE BAHRAINI PEOPLE

In a statement issued this morning the Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) called on its members and the general public to join in the protest organised by Witness Bahrain Ireland for today Friday 22 June at 12.00-1.30pm at Dáil Eireann, to highlight the plight of Bahraini teachers and Academic Staff who have been persecuted by the Bahraini regime for doing their jobs.

The statement noted that following pro-democracy protests in February and March of 2011, teachers and academic staff in Bahrain, were arrested, tortured and sentenced by a military court for attending pro democracy rallies. Following the military court verdict, sentencing some of them to up to 10 years in prison, they were retried in ‘Special Civilian Courts’ on multiple, fabricated charges. Mahdi Abu Deeb of the Bahrain Teachers Association now awaits his verdict, which is expected next Monday 25 June.

The protest today will highlight the plight of teachers and academic staff in Bahrain and call for the release of Mahdi Abu Deeb.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

“Following on from the successful protest on behalf of Irish trained Bahraini medics last week the protest today will focus on the plight of Bahraini teachers and academic staff who have suffered horrific suppression from the unelected Al-Khalifa regime. Today’s protest will send a message of hope and support to these teachers and academic staff and to all the people of Bahrain.”

• BAHRAINI DOCTOR TO SPEAK AT PROTEST TODAY AT 1PM AT ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS AND DÁIL EIREANN

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT – PRESS RELEASE 12 JUNE 2012

 

• BAHRAINI DOCTOR TO SPEAK AT PROTEST TODAY AT 1PM AT ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS AND DÁIL EIREANN
• IRISH TRAINED MEDICS TO BE SENTENCED ON 14 JUNE
• IAWM SAYS FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR THE BAHRAINI PEOPLE

In a statement issued this morning the Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) called on its members and the general public to join in the protest organised by Witness Bahrain Ireland for today at 1pm at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), and later at Dáil Eireann, to highlight the plight of the Irish trained Bahraini doctors and other medical staff who are due to be sentenced in a few days time.

Dr. Nada Dhaif, who has flown in from Bahrain to highlight the mistreatment of the Irish trained medics, will speak at the protest and later at a Press Conference at 4pm in Buswells Hotel.

The IAWM statement condemned both the RCSI’s silence of this persecution of members of its Alumni and the silence of the Irish Government regarding the mistreatment of these Irish trained medics and of the general Bahraini population who are seeking justice and freedom from a corrupt dictatorial regime.

The statement noted that the Bahraini revolution has not received similar levels of interest and coverage of the revolutions in other Arab countries from western politicians and the media. The ordinary Bahrainis, including medical professionals doing their job of treating the wounded and saving lives, have suffered the most horrific repression, including killings, imprisonment and torture, from a despotic and corrupt regime.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

IAWM SUPPORTS THE PROTESTS AGAINST NATO IN CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND


IAWM PRESS RELEASE 190512

IAWM SUPPORTS THE PROTESTS AGAINST NATO IN CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND

 
 

The Irish Anti War Movement issued a statement today supporting the planned protests in Chicago against NATO in Chicago this weekend. Two representatives from the broader anti war movement in Ireland will join the protests and meetings over the weekend.

PRESS RELEASE 15 MAY 2012 - SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKERS & REMEMBER THE NAQBA

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) - PRESS RELEASE 15 MAY 2012

SOLIDARITY PROTEST WITH PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKERS AT THE SPIRE, DUBLIN, 5PM TODAY.

COMMEMORATE LAND DAY, REMEMBER THE NAQBA.

In a statement released today the Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) announced it would join the solidarity protest at 5pm today at the Spire on O Connell Street.

The statement noted that the hunger strike protest by up to 2000 Palestinian prisoners has been the most significant protest by Palestinians in a long time and had galvanized widespread support throughout the occupied Palestinian territories and beyond.

The statement also noted that the reported agreement reached yesterday between the Palestinian prisoners and the Israeli occupying forces totally vindicates the prisoners and grants all the demands they were seeking.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
“This peaceful hunger strike protest was hugely significant and clearly rattled the Israeli authorities who just did not know how to respond. Many of the prisoners are in prison on so-called ‘administrative detention’, which can be renewed after six months. This is a system so redolent of the horrific laws under apartheid South Africa. But then we should not be surprised, as Israel is after all an apartheid state.”

He continued by noting that:
“The agreement reached yesterday by the Palestinian prisoners represents a huge climb-down for the Israeli authorities and is essentially a victory for the hunger strikers. It will be interesting to see if Israel holds to its commitments. We should remember also that most of the prisoners are in prison for one reason – that they are Palestinian and that they dare to object to Israel’s occupation of their lands. It is important that solidarity activists in countries such as Ireland express solidarity with these prisoners.”

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For further info contact:

Jim Roche, PRO Steering Committee IAWM, Tel.087 6472737

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