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MARGARETTA D’ARCY “To Abstain From Food” During 2 Week Imprisonment

MARGARETTA D’ARCY “To Abstain From Food” During 2 Week Imprisonment

On June 24th at Ennis District Court, Margaretta D’Arcy was given a two week prison sentence (along with her co-accused, Niall Farrell), to be suspended if she signed a bond to stay away from restricted areas of the airport, plus a fine of €100 (going up to €250 if she didn't sign). Ms D’Arcy is refusing to sign any such bond and will be liable for arrest from July 9th.

 According to a spokesperson for the Galway Alliance Against War, Margaretta D’Arcy will make herself available for arrest at 11am next Wednesday July 9th at Galway’s Mill Street Garda.

 A statement issued by Ms D’Arcy via GAAW reads: “Margaretta D’Arcy has the intention to abstain from food during her two week detention. In a small gesture of solidarity with all those who have lost their lives, their communities and homes destroyed. The Irish Government has to take responsibility because of its complicity in allowing the US military the use of Shannon, a civilian airport.”

 Mr. Farrell has also stated he will not pay any fine by what he called a “kangaroo court”.

 

ENDS

GAAW press release 4/7/14

US Military out of Shannon- Shannonwatch vigil.

08/06/2014 - 14:00
09/06/2014 - 14:45

SUN 8/6 2-3pm
US Military out of Shannon- Shannonwatch vigil.
 
Small roundabout  - just before Shannon airport entrance

As US & NATO use the situation in Ukraine as an opportunity to raise their defence budgets, and Obama seeks to ramp up military capacity along Russia's border, the warplanes continue to come through Shannon Airport. All the while the Fine Gael / Labour government remains silent about the role Shannon is expected to play in US / NATO plans - just as they and the previous government remained silent about its role in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Last week a case in Ennis District Court showed how Gardai are targeting peace activists at Shannon instead of investigating violations of national and international law by CIA and US military personnel passing through the airport (See 'Case Dismissed: Peace Activists Have No Charges to Answer' on our website www.shannonwatch.org). This highlights a grotesque imbalance in how the law is being used to facilitate global injustices.
Come along to our monthly peace vigil outside the airport  to show your opposition to this ongoing situation. Add your voice to our demands for an end to the State's complicity in war and human rights abuse and the harassment of people who are highlighting it.

FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY, US OUT OF SHANNON / National Demonstration

22/02/2014 - 14:00
22/02/2014 - 16:00

National Demonstration
FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY, US OUT OF SHANNON

Event on Facebook

Called by Irish Anti War Movement & Peace and Neutrality Alliance. Supported by Shannon Watch, Richard Boyd Barrett TD and People before Profit.

14:00 The Spire, O'Connell St. Dublin | 22 February 2014

 

ICC Statement in support of Irish peace Activist Margaretta D’Arcy

Dublin/ Berlin, February 2 2014
Statement in support of Irish peace Activist Margaretta D’Arcy

Margaretta D'Arcy a 79 year old Irish peace activist on Wednesday 5th of Febuary will have served three weeks of a three month sentence in Limerick Prison, Co Clare, Ireland, for protesting against the use of Shannon Airport by US troops who use it to fly to and from their perpetual wars.

Millions of US troops have used Shannon Airport in the pursuit of the US commitment to its doctrine of perpetual war. The massive opposition by the American people to President Obama's decision to expand his war on Syria in 2013 was a major turning point, as the people of the US began to reject this horrific doctrine. Margaretta D'Arcy maybe old, but in rejecting the doctrine of perpetual war, she is more in tune with the future than the Irish Government, that now, according to its aviation policy seeks "additional military flights" through Shannon.

The RedC poll commissioned by our Irish colleagues in Peace and Neutrality Alliance showed that 78% of the Irish people supported neutrality (see www.pana.ie) and rejected any participation by Ireland in the wars of aggression being pursued by NATO/EU today.

In close international solidarity, the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) strongly condemns the imprisonment of our colleague, Margaretta D’Arcy, salutes her bravery and steadfastness in the cause of world peace and demands her immediate release forthwith.

ICC and all our international affiliates’ world -wide, send warm greetings to Margaretta D’Arcy and assure her of our constant support and actions on her behalf.

The International Coordinating Committee No to War – No to NATO consists of:

YELLOW RIBBON EVENT - FREE MARGARETTA! FREE SHANNON AIRPORT!

04/02/2014 - 13:00
06/02/2014 - 21:00

TUESDAY 4th FEBRUARY 1pm - 1.45pm

YELLOW RIBBON EVENT - FREE MARGARETTA! FREE SHANNON AIRPORT!
Liam Mellow's Statue, Eyre Square, Galway.

Galway Alliance Against War is adopting the yankee doodle dandy "Tie a yellow ribbon" idea to call for the release of Margaretta and for freedom for Shannon airport from the clutches of the US warmongers. So on Eyre Sq at this event we will be tying yellow ribbons around the trees. Indeed, there is an extra message: we are calling for the US GIs to return home to their families instead of invading foreign countries and slaughtering the people there. PEACE NOT WAR!!!!!

PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN - FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY, END USE OF SHANNON AS A WARPORT

22/01/2014 - 13:00
22/01/2014 - 13:45

There will be a protest today, Wednesday 22 January, from 1.00 - 1.45pm to call for the release from prison of Margareta D'Arcy and for our Government to withdraw the facilitation to the US military for the use of Shannon Airport

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