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ASSASINATION PASSPORT OUTRAGE FURTHER PROOF THAT ISRAEL IS A ROGUE STATE

Press Release – Feb 18th 2010

 

-IAWM SAYS ISRAEL SHOULD BE ISOLATED LIKE APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

 

In a statement, the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) has said that the almost certain responsibility of Israel for the outrage where falsified Irish and other passports were used to facilitate the assassins of senior Hamas figure, Mahmoud Al Mabhouh, in Dubai, were further proof that Israel is a rogue state that has no respect for international law or human rights.

 

The IAWM said that, following the horrors inflicted by Israel on the people of Gaza last year and decades where Israel had denied Palestinians the most basic human rights, this latest Israeli action was proof of the need for the international community to isolate and boycott Israel economically and diplomatically.

 

LEADING ISRAELI, PALESTINIAN AND JEWISH AUTHORS TO SPEAK IN DUBLIN ON "ONE-STATE SOLUTION."

This Saturday February 20th at 2pm, at a public meeting organised by the Irish Anti-War Movement, internationally prominent Israeli, Palestinian and Jewish writers, Dr. Ilan Pappe (Author of the The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine), Dr. Ghada Kharmi (Author of Married to Another Man) and John Rose, (Author of The Myths of Zionism) will speak in Dublin’s Gresham Hotel about the “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

(See below for more detailed biographies of the speakers).
 
All three speakers are leading advocates of a growing current of Palestinian, Israeli, Jewish and other activists, who believe that the so-called “two-state solution” to the conflict, championed by the international political establishment, has failed and will prove incapable of succeeding in the future.    
 

Diary Notice - 20/02/2010 14:00 - Public Forum - Can Palestinians and Israelis Live in One State?

Date: Saturday 20th February, 2:00PM

Venue: BALLROOM, GRESHAM HOTEL, O CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN 1.

Speakers:

  • Renowned Israeli Historian and Author - Dr. Ilan Pappe
  • Leading Palestinian Academic and Activist - Dr. Ghada Kharmi
  • Jewish Socialist and Author - John Rose

To arrange interviews with Speakers contact Richard Boyd Barrett Tel. 087 632 9511

Link to Leaflet: http://www.irishantiwar.org/files/IAWM-one-state-leaflet-2010-02-20-fina...

ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT TO DEMONSTRATE AT BRITISH EMBASSY (FRI 29TH) AS BLAIR GIVES EVIDENCE ON IRAQ

-IAWM ALSO CONDEMNS BROWN'S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AS ATTEMPT TO RE-BRAND IMMORAL AGHAN WAR.

The Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) will hold a demonstration this Friday January 29th at 5pm outside the British Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. The protest has been organised to coincide with the appearance of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair before the Chilcott inquiry, where he will answer questions about his role in launching the war on Iraq in 2003.

The protest will coincide with a series of protests taking place in Britain at the Chilcott inquiry and on the previous day (Thursday 28th) at the international conference on Afghanistan, hosted by current British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

The IAWM, like its British counter-part, the Stop the War Coalition, believe any serious inquiry into Mr Blair's role in the Iraq war could only conclude that he told multiple and deliberate lies to justify an aggressive and illegal war.

Similarly, the British and Irish anti-war movements believe that the international conference on Afghanistan being hosted by Gordon Brown, the day before Mr Blair's appearance at the inquiry, is a cynical attempt to re-brand the hugely unpopular war in Afghanistan as the "good war," when it is one equally as immoral as that fought in Iraq.

Vigil for Gaza at Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin Today at 2.00pm

VIGIL FOR GAZA at Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin this Thursday, December 31st 2009 at 2.00pm followed by PROTEST AND LETTER HAND IN AT EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, 12 CLYDE ROAD AT 3.30PM (both organised by the IPSC) and other solidarity events around the country.

The Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) called today for its members and supporters to attend the vigils and protests for Gaza one year on from the horrific military bombardment of Gaza by Israel and in solidarity with the Gazan people and the International Peace Convoy currently stranded in Egypt.

Claudia Saba, Secretary of the IAWM Steering Committee said:

"More than two years have passed since the land and sea blockade on Gaza's 1.5 million inhabitants began, and one year since the deadly Israeli attacks in which 1,415 Palestinians were killed, over 5,000 were injured and 325,000 lost their homes. The military assault, which started just after Christmas 2008 showed up the brutal and militaristic nature of the Israeli state, as pictures of dead and wounded defenceless civilians, many of them children, were broadcast to the world.

The Impact of War on Global WARming

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Global warming is receiving increasing attention at home and internationally. Copenhagen’s high profile world summit on climate change in December 2009 is being attended by 192 countries and 100 heads of state who will discuss emissions cuts and financial measures to combat climate change.

While it’s good that carbon emission cuts from industry are being discussed, an item that is not prominent on the agenda is that of the obvious harm that war does to the planet. Fuel-intensive combat, oil well fires, the boom in cement consumption due to reconstruction efforts and security needs, and heavy use of explosives and chemicals all contribute to global warming in a massive way.

Here are some facts on the Iraq war and the impact that this war alone has on the environment:

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