Diary Notice - 3PM Friday 4th Sept - Irish Anti-War Movement / PANA Press Conference

The Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) and The Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) are organising a Press Conference at 3PM on Friday Sept 4th in the UNITE Hall, 55-56 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

This is to publicise Shannon Peace Conference “War, NATO and the Lisbon Treaty” on 5th September 2009.

Speakers at the Press Conference:

  • John Pfeiffer (USA)
  • Harry Bommel (Socialist Party - the Netherlands)
  • Celine Meneses (Parti de Gauche - France)
  • Reiner Braun (Peace Movement - Germany)
  • George Karabelias (Rixi - Greece)

Chair: Des Bonass (UNITE)


Press Inquiries:

Roger Cole, PANA 01 2351512

Richard Boyd Barrett, (IAWM) 087 63 29 511

Michael Youlton, (IAWM) 086 81 59 487

5th September International Peace Conference in Shannon

International Peace Conference War, NATO and the Lisbon Treaty

Saturday 5th of September 2009 Park Inn, Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland




  • Joe Higgins (MEP) Socialist Party
  • Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Fein
  • Patricia McKenna The People's Movement
  • Cllr. Richard Boyd Barrett Irish Anti-War Movement
  • Ed Horgan Peace & Neutrality Alliance
  • Reiner Braun The Anti-NATO Network
  • Christophe Ventura Parti De Gauche
  • Jeremy Corbyn British Labour Party
  • Harry Bommel Dutch Socialist Party
  • John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus USA
  • Tobias Pfluger Die Linke
  • George Karabelias Greek historian and Rixi journal


Time Table:

Registration 9.15 - 10.00

First Session 9.45 - 11.15

War and Shannon .  Two  main speakers of 10 mins each: Ed Horgan and Jan O'Sullivan - local Limerick based TD.  The first to focus on the airport, the troops and implications the second on the responses of the political establishment including her own party....

Chair: Carol Fox (PANA)


Coffee Break 11.15 - 11.30

Second Session 11.30 - 13.15

Lisbon  Speakers: Sinn Fein (Mary Lou McDonald or Theresa  Ferris) , Socialist Party (Joe Higgins), Peoples Movement (Patricia McKenna) and Richard Boyd Barrett  (SWP and People Before Profit) - ten minutes each.

Chair: Michael Youlton  (IAWM).

Irish Anti-War Movement to Host Major Debate on Obama's War In Afghanistan

Press Release – July 14th

OBAMA’S AFGHAN WAR – Should foreign troops get out?


Johnathan Neale (US Author, academic and activist)

Sahar Saba (Revolutionary Association of Afghan Women)

Richard Waghorne (Irish Daily Mail Columnist & Freedom Institute)

Tom Carew (Former General Secretary, CPSU and regular media contributor on foreign policy issues).

(*More detailed notes on speakers below.)

Chaired by Deaglan De Breadun (Irish Times Journalist)

Brief introductions to the debate by Morgan Baker, US Lawyer & Richard Boyd Barrett, Chairperson, Irish Anti-War Movement.

Wednesday 15th July at 7pm

Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square.

Open to Public – Admission Free (contributions welcome)

Irish Anti-War Movement Defend the right of Iranians to protest for democratic change

The Irish Anti War movement condemns the killing of innocent demonstrators and the violent suppression of protests on the streets of Tehran, Shiraz and other cities and notes with concern the escalation of the abuse of human rights in Iran. In addition to the dead and wounded, countless people have been arrested and severe restrictions have been imposed on travel.

Following the deaths of at least 10 demonstrators over last weekend whose only crime was to question the results of the recent election, the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has warned against further demonstrations.

One of those killed, Neda Soltani, the young woman whose death was captured on YouTube, has come to symbolise the rebellion and the courage of those prepared to protest for the right to democratic change. Yet the authorities banned a scheduled memorial service at the Nilofar mosque in Tehran’s Abbas Abad district, in case it became a rallying point for the opposition.

Irish Anti War Movement - PRESS RELEASE - 10 May 2009 US Bombing of Afghani and Pakistani Civilians

The Irish Anti War Movement will hold a protest picket at Dáil Eireann this Wednesday 13 May at 12.30pm.

The Irish Anti-War Movement condemns the recent US bombing in Afghanistan that may have killed as many as 147 Afghans, including many women and children. If the reports of over 100 dead are true it will make it the most deadly incident involving civilians since foreign troops invaded Afghanistan in 2001. This one act of terror equivocates to over five Omagh bombings, which puts Hilary Clinton’s casual apology into stark perspective.

Lisbon Treaty - RTE Coverage of 2008 Lisbon Debate Unbalanced


Press Statement – Embargo - 26th February, 2008

RTE Coverage of 2008 Lisbon Debate Unbalanced

and grossly in favour of Yes Side


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