- DUBLIN: Boycott Israeli Goods Rally & Actions – 1pm Saturday February 27th
- CORK: IPSC Boycott Israeli Goods Rally & Actions – Saturday February 27th
- DUBLIN: Public Meeting – Stop Ireland’s Dirty War – 7.30pm Friday March 5th 2010.
- SHANNON 6th – 7th March Gathering of Women for the Sixth Year of the Women’s Peace Camp in Shannon
- SHANNON Sunday 2pm 14th March – Shannon Watch Vigil
- Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
1. DUBLIN: Boycott Israeli Goods Rally & Actions – 1pm Saturday February 27
Venue: The Spire, O’Connell St, Dublin 1.
The IAWM is supporting this event organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and is calling those members who can to come to the Spire at 1.00pm or to Tescos on Parnell Street at 1.45pm.
It is even more urgent now to protest against Israel and to boycott Israeli goods given the almost certain responsibility of Israel for the outrage where seven falsified Irish passports were used to facilitate the assassins of senior Hamas figure, Mahmoud Al Mabhouh, in Dubai. This outrageous behaviour is further proof that Israel is a rogue state that has no respect for international law, human rights or the sovereignty of Ireland and other states.
To kick off Israeli Apartheid Week the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is asking shoppers not to buy Israeli goods in solidarity with the people of Palestine who are still being starved by the Israeli government.
We will assemble for a short rally @ 1pm at the Spire on O’Connell St, Dublin 1. From there, we will go to various shops around the city centre, where we will stage protests to encourage shoppers to boycott Israeli products. All supporters of Palestinian human rights are welcome.
Related Link: http://www.ipsc.ie
2. CORK: IPSC Boycott Israeli Goods Rally & Actions – Sat 27th Feb 2010
To kick off Israel Apartheid Week, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is asking shoppers not to buy Israeli goods in solidarity with the people of Gaza who are still being starved by the Israeli government.
We will assemble for a short rally @ 1pm in Daunt Square (junction of Patrick Street and Grand Parade) in Cork. From there, we will march to various stores around the city centre, where we will stage protests to encourage shoppers to boycott Israeli products.
3. Public Meeting – Stop Ireland’s Dirty War – 7.30pm Friday March 5th 2010.
Venue: Wynns Hotel, Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1.
Speaker: Goretti Horgan (Women Against Raytheon)
To Afghanistan via Shannon
ALMOST €10 million has been spent in just three years on protecting US troops passing through Shannon airport on their way to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The latest figures show more than 243,000 US troops passed through Shannon airport in 2009 – or 665 per day. This brings to more than one million the number of military who used the airport en route to US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since the start of 2006.
It was revealed recently in the Dáil that the annual cost to the Irish people to have seven Irish soldiers taking part in the war and occupation of Afghanistan was €270,000. These seven Irish military personnel are serving under the NATO-led occupation of Afghanistan, with the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF). The latest military surge of western troops, the so-called operation Moshtarak (“Together”), is meant to be an ISAF pacification offensive in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. It was here, at Marjah, on 13 February that 12 civilians were killed by a NATO missile strike. On 22 February at least another 27 civilians were killed and 12 others wounded when NATO warplanes launched an air strike against three minibuses travelling in the Uruzgan Province near Kandahar,
Counter-insurgency, the activity under which Ireland participates in the occupation, includes targeted assassinations. In January, over the border in Pakistan, one such assassination raid killed at least 15 people, amongst which were three children.
The Irish Defence Forces and the Irish Government have made us part of this war carnage, without even asking us.
Ireland’s dirty arms trade: Support Women against Raytheon
In 2006 Derry Anti-war activists occupied the Raytheon Arms Manufacturing company 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 destroyed much infrastructure and killed over 1300 people. The protestors 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. A further nine women involved in protesting against the company during the assault by Israel on Gaza, have been charged and are up on trial in early May. The huge campaign of support for the first Raytheon protesters ensured that their protest actions were vindicated. We must do the same for the nine Women against Raytheon.
Goretti Horgan, one of the nine women, will speak at the meeting.
4. SHANNON 6th – 7th March Gathering of Women for the Sixth Year of the Women’s Peace Camp in Shannon
There will be a Gathering of Women At Shannon Airport For the sixth year of the Women’s peace camp.
This year the camp will be part of the international women’s day celebrations and will be held from 2 pm on Saturday MARCH 6th, ending with an action-rally at 2pm Sunday March 7th.
(Children & Men are Welcome. Sorry, No Dogs.)
The camp will be set up adjacent to the small roundabout just before the airport entrance (gantry).
Related Link: www.shannonwatch.org
5. Sunday 2pm 14th March – Shannon Watch Vigil
Remembering the start of the U.S. led invasion of Iraq on 20th March 2003.
Assemble at roundabout before airport entrance.
6. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
To set-up a standing order with the Irish-Anti War Movement please go to the following link https://www.irishantiwar.org/files/standing-order-form.doc fill in the form and post to the Irish Anti-War Movement P.O. Box 9260 Dublin 1.