Response to Are the protests at Shannon a distraction from the central issue?
I do not think that the anti-war protests in Shannon are deflecting from the real issue. I think that we need to work against imperialism wherever we can and if it is our own doorstep we need to oppose it there. I think that the protests are also valuable in highlighting how our own state is involved in the war effort (even if in a limited way). If every country on the route refused to let them land it would make the war effort a more difficult and costly affair to them militarily, and it would send a signal to them politically that so many countries were actively against them.
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