22/02/2014 - 14:00
22/02/2014 - 16:00
Dublin/ Berlin, February 2 2014
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:
04/02/2014 - 13:00
06/02/2014 - 21:00
TUESDAY 4th FEBRUARY 1pm - 1.45pm
YELLOW RIBBON EVENT - FREE MARGARETTA! FREE SHANNON AIRPORT!
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!!!!!
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
PROTEST THE JAILING OF MARGARETTA D’ARCY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, 94 ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN, DUBLIN 2, TODAY FRIDAY, 17 JANUARY 2014, 1.00 - 1.45PM.
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the imprisonment of Irish writer and activist Margaretta D’Arcy for her protest against the use of Shannon Airport by the US Military and rendition flights and called for its supporters to attend the non-party protest today at the Department of Justice, 94 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.
The statement noted:
The IAWM condemns the imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy, a 79-year-old writer and activist who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and cancer, for her brave stance against the continued use of Shannon Airport by the US military in its pursuit of futile wars abroad.
17/01/2014 - 17:00
19/01/2014 - 00:54
FREE SHANNON FROM THE US MILITARY
FREE MARGARETTA D’ARCY
Write to Government TDs and to Minister Shatter: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROTESTS ORGANISED IN DUBLIN, GALWAY & LIMERICK FRIDAY 17TH JANUARY 2014