Bruce Kent at a CND demonstration in Hyde Park in 1983. He was a vocal critic of then-prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s defence policy.

Bruce Kent at a CND demonstration in Hyde Park in 1983. He was a vocal critic of then-prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s defence policy. Photograph: Mirrorpix/Getty Images

No To NATO Micheál Martin

The IAWM (Irish Anti War Movement) condemns the Taoiseach’s comments in the European Parliament on Wednesday, that Ireland would not need to hold a referendum to join NATO. It is, he tells us, a policy decision of the government.

The IAWM believes such statements from our Taoiseach are both rash and foolish. The Taoiseach may be of the opinion that we need to ‘reflect’ on our military neutrality, but the majority of Irish people do not agree.

DEFEND IRISH NEUTRALITY  MEETING

26 May 2022, WYNN’S HOTEL, DUBLIN 1.                     

Russia is now waging a horrific war against Ukraine. I don’t think anyone is optimistic about how it will end. But it will end. Ukraine is now awash with weapons and destruction but there is going to have to be a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement.

Alongside the direct fighting there is a proxy war between the United States and Russia now being fought with the huge $40 billion in funds agreed by the US Congress across partisan lines.
Defend Irish Neutrality

Thurs 26/05/2022 7 PM Wynns Hotell Abby Street Dublin 1 and OnLine

Most people in Ireland want to stay out of wars but we are being dragged into military alliances.
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