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IAWM CRITICISES SUPPRESSION OF PROTESTS IN BAHRAIN

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) - PRESS RELEASE 22 APRIL 2012

In a statement released today, the Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) condemned the ongoing repression of peaceful protests in Bahrain, the decision to hold the Grand Prix there in spite of the ongoing human rights abuses, and the incarceration of the hunger striker protester, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, now close to death.

The statement called on the US and British governments to openly condemn the continued suppression of protesters in Bahrain, to acknowledge that they should have called for the cancellation of the Grand Prix race, and to publicly demand that the Bahrain regime immediately release Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja.

The statement also called for the US and British Governments to stop doing business with the Bahrain and Saudi regimes, especially sales of weaponry, as long as they deny fundamental human rights to their citizens.

The statement also called on Eamon Gilmore, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, to express support for the protesters in Bahrain and to call on the US and British governments to stop supporting such dictatorial regimes.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

“There are three key aspects of the Bahraini uprising that must be known:

Firstly, the uprising is hugely significant in proportion to the uprisings in neighbouring countries. Eightty people have been killed out of a small population of just over 1.2 million (0.6 million of these naturalised expatriates). This is equivalent to over 5000 dead in the Egyptian revolution. Nonetheless, the proportion of the population who are demonstrating has not elicited any serious expressions of concern from western powers nor serious coverage by the western media.

IAWM CRITICISES SUPPRESSION OF PROTESTS IN BAHRAIN

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) - PRESS RELEASE 22 APRIL 2012

In a statement released today, the Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) condemned the ongoing repression of peaceful protests in Bahrain, the decision to hold the Grand Prix there in spite of the ongoing human rights abuses, and the incarceration of the hunger striker protester, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, now close to death. 

The statement called on the US and British governments to openly condemn the continued suppression of protesters in Bahrain, to acknowledge that they should have called for the cancellation of the Grand Prix race, and to publicly demand that the Bahrain regime immediately release Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja.

The statement also called for the US and British Governments to stop doing business with the Bahrain and Saudi regimes, especially sales of weaponry, as long as they deny fundamental human rights to their citizens.

The statement also called on Eamon Gilmore, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, to express support for the protesters in Bahrain and to call on the US and British governments to stop supporting such dictatorial regimes.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

AFGHAN, AMERICAN AND IRISH TO PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN TODAY, 5.30PM AT THE SPIRE, O CONNELL STREET, DUB

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) - PRESS RELEASE 16 MARCH 2012

AFGHAN, AMERICAN AND IRISH TO PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN TODAY, 5.30PM AT THE SPIRE, O CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN.

 

US PEACE MUM CINDY SHEEHAN TO SPEAK AT PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN THIS FRIDAY, 5.30PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CON

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) - PRESS RELEASE 14 MARCH 2012

 

 

US PEACE MUM CINDY SHEEHAN TO SPEAK AT PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN THIS FRIDAY, 5.30PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN.

DEMAND END TO SLAUGHTER OF AFGHANI CITIZENS

NATO FORCES OUT OF AFGHANISTAN

BRING IRISH TROOPS HOME NOW

In a statement released today the Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) expressed outrage at the latest carnage in Afghanistan with the killing of at least 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, by a 38-year-old US army staff sergeant in Kandahar last weekend.

The IAWM has called for a protest in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan this Friday 16 March at 5.30pm at the Spire on O Connell St.

US Peace Mum Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son Casey in Iraq, will address the protest. She will later speak at a Public Meeting at 7pm at the Teachers Club on Parnell Square West. 

 

The IAWM statement noted that the Afghan war and occupation has brought nothing but mass slaughter and devastation to the Afghan people and huge cost in lives and money to the United States, Britain and the other invading countries. The reality of this pointless war has been brought home in recent weeks by the deliberate burning of the Koran by the US Army (which provoked nationwide outrage), the pictures of US troops urinating on the bodies of Afghans they had killed, the killing of six young British troops on 7 March and now this massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a US staff sergeant.

US PEACE MUM CINDY SHEEHAN TO SPEAK AT PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN THIS FRIDAY, 5.30PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CON

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) - PRESS RELEASE 14 MARCH 2012

US PEACE MUM CINDY SHEEHAN TO SPEAK AT PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN THIS FRIDAY, 5.30PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN.

DEMAND END TO SLAUGHTER OF AFGHANI CITIZENS

NATO FORCES OUT OF AFGHANISTAN

BRING IRISH TROOPS HOME NOW

In a statement released today the Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) expressed outrage at the latest carnage in Afghanistan with the killing of at least 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, by a 38-year-old US army staff sergeant in Kandahar last weekend.

The IAWM has called for a protest in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan this Friday 16 March at 5.30pm at the Spire on O Connell St.

US Peace Mum Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son Casey in Iraq, will address the protest. She will later speak at a Public Meeting at 7pm at the Teachers Club on Parnell Square West.

The IAWM statement noted that the Afghan war and occupation has brought nothing but mass slaughter and devastation to the Afghan people and huge cost in lives and money to the United States, Britain and the other invading countries. The reality of this pointless war has been brought home in recent weeks by the deliberate burning of the Koran by the US Army (which provoked nationwide outrage), the pictures of US troops urinating on the bodies of Afghans they had killed, the killing of six young British troops on 7 March and now this massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a US staff sergeant.

IAWM / PANA / SHANNONWATCH / GAAW PROTEST AT SHANNON AIRPORT ON SUNDAY 11 MARCH AT 2PM.


IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) - PRESS RELEASE 10 MARCH 2012

- IAWM / PANA / SHANNONWATCH / GAAW PROTEST AT SHANNON AIRPORT ON SUNDAY 11 MARCH AT 2PM.
- IAWM CALLS FOR IRISH GOVERNMENT TO CLOSE DOWN FACILITY FOR US MILITARY AT SHANNON

In a statement released today the Irish Anti-war Movement noted that it is joining the regular monthly protest at the roundabout at Shannon Airport tomorrow, Sunday 11 March at 2pm.

Members of the IAWM will join with other peace activists from the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), Shannon Watch and the Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) to protest against the continued use of Shannon Airport by the US Military and by flights involved in rendition. A statement from US Peace Mum and Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan, who is currently in Ireland, will be read out at the protest. Activists plan to wear orange boiler suits in solidarity with former and current prisoners in Guantanamo Bay some of whom may have stopped over at Shannon on rendition flights.

Protesters will travel to Shannon from Dublin on a bus organized by PANA and the IAWM.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:

“We are approaching the 9th anniversary of the immoral and illegal attack and invasion of Iraq, a war that has left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead, millions displaced and the country in ruins - a war from which the US military has been forced to withdraw ignominiously.”

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