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“RED ARROWS & ANOTHER WAR OUTFIT” DUE FOR VOLVO OCEAN RACE FINALE

GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR PRESS RELEASE

 “RED ARROWS & ANOTHER WAR OUTFIT” DUE FOR VOLVO OCEAN RACE FINALE

 The Galway Alliance Against War has learnt that the British military display team, the Red Arrows, will perform during the Volvo Ocean Race Finale in Galway on July 1st. Another “war outfit” has also been invited, but has not yet confirmed. 

 The Galway Chamber of Commerce hosted a presentation in Galway for business people by the organisers of Let’s Do It Global. It was at this event that Enda Ó Coineen, the chairman of Let’s Do It Global, confirmed to a representative from GAAW that the Red Arrows and a possible second military display team would appear at the race finale. Mr Ó Coineen made a sheepish response when the GAAW rep, Niall Farrell, suggested that the “organisers were culturally retarded” to have invited a military display team to participate in “such a momentous occasion”.

 In a statement to the media Niall Farrell of GAAW stated:

 “The Volvo Ocean Race is a wonderful example of human ingenuity and human endeavour combining to harness the natural elements so as to propel these sailing crafts across the seven seas. The finale of the Ocean Race is meant to showcase Galway and Ireland, what have foreign warplanes got to do with Ireland and Irish culture? Nothing! The organisers’ invite to the Red Arrows and another war outfit shows how culturally retarded these people are.

U.S. AIR SHOW ACCIDENTS LEADS TO CALL FOR NO MILITARY DISPLAYS AT OCEAN RACE FINALE

US AIR SHOW ACCIDENTS LEADS TO CALL FOR NO MILITARY DISPLAYS AT OCEAN RACE FINALE

GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR PRESS RELEASE
 

In response to the latest air-show accidents in the USA, the Galway Alliance Against war have called on Fintan Healy, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race not to have a military air display at next year’s showcase event:

“The two air-show accidents in the USA over last weekend that claimed the lives of 10 people are a further reminder of the dangers of these events. Only 3 weeks ago a similar accident over the British seaside town of Bournemouth resulted in the death of a Red Arrow pilot. This was the fourth Red Arrow accident in as many years. We should be all thankful that the Salthill war-show is no more.

Irish Government acted "to protect U.S. interests and property"-Shannonwatch

Fri, 26/08/2011.
Full article (with links) available online at http://www.shannonwatch.org/blog/irish-government-acted-protect-us-interests-and-property.

Recently released cables from the U.S. embassy in Dublin show once again how little respect the Irish government had for national and international laws, Irish sovereignty and human rights. Protecting U.S. interests and property seems to have been their overriding concern, rather than the people being tortured and bombed by the CIA and U.S. military.

Conference AN INDEPENDENT IRISH FOREIGN POLICY A Future?

03/09/2010 - 19:00

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th September 2010

The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland

Admission €10 for conference or €5 per session.

To register send a mail to: conference@irishantiwar.org

Session 1:- Friday 3rd September 7.30pm

Registration: 7.00 - 7.30pm
Opening Address: Jimmy Kelly, Irish Regional Secretary, Unite the Union
IRELAND AND THE UNITED NATIONS

Speakers:

GALWAY Women Against War - 8pm 2nd March - Forster Court Hotel

02/03/2010 - 20:00

Tuesday March 2nd 2010 8.00pm Forster Court Hotel, Forster St. Galway.

The fight by Irish anti-war activists against the arms trade and Ireland's involvement in the war machine.

"Not in Our Name"

Documentary Screening address by Goretti Horgan of Women Against Raytheon.

In 2006 Derry anti-war activists occupied the Raytheon Arms Manufacturing company in Derry city as a protest against its supplying parts to the Israeli Defence Forces. At the time the Israelis were involved in a full-scale bombing of Lebanon which flattened the country and killed over one and half thousand people.

The protestors, known as the "Raytheon 9", were brought to trial by the company.

Against all the odds, the court actually admitted that the Raytheon company was aiding and abetting war crimes. The protesters were acquitted and in January this year the company decided to pull out of Derry, showing just how effective targeted protests can be.

[EVENT] World War II: Was Ireland Wrong to Stay Neutral?

22/11/2009 - 14:30

Speaker: Liam Cummins

Venue: Ashling Hotel, Dublin (beside Heuston Station)

Date: 14:30 22nd November 2009

 

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