IAWM NEWSLETTER 240313
IAWM NEWSLETTER 240313
Anti-war related events this Monday. IAWM Members encouraged to attend.
1. EU Warmongers go home! Protest on Monday March 25th at 1:00pm.
EU Inter-parliamentary Conference on Common Defence and Security Policy and Common Foreign and Security Policy in Dublin Castle.
Assemble opposite the Olympia Theatre, Dame Street (entrance to Dublin Castle)
Delegations from a total of 26 out of the 28 NATO member states will be present. Only the US and Canada not officially represented.
This is the reality of the Lisbon Treaty in operation – ‘a more assertive Union role in security and defence matters will contribute to the vitality of a renewed Atlantic Alliance’ – where EU/NATO external action with probable Irish participation can be planned in Ireland. On Monday, the conference will consider: A ‘Comprehensive Approach to instability in Africa’.
Please do your best to be there and demonstrate your opposition to this conference, which will be preceded by a meeting of EU foreign ministers on Friday to consider intervention in the Syrian civil war, followed by a meeting of the EU Military Committee on 29th and 30th April and an EU Defence Seminar on 17th May all at Dublin Castle and with full participation of the Irish government.
Please do your best to be there.
Organised by the People’s Movement.
2. EVENT NOTICE – GAZA ACTION IRELAND PUBLIC MEETING
Col. Desmond Travers (of UN Goldstone enquiry) to speak out
TIME: 7:30pm, Monday 25 March 2013
VENUE: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street (off Sth. Grt. George’s Street), Dublin
COLONEL DESMOND TRAVERS is the main speaker at this public meeting, which will discuss the current state of Gaza, Palestine, and what is likely in the future. All three speakers have been to Gaza in recent weeks and have a long history of engagement with the blockade and its consequences. COLONEL TRAVERS (Irish army rtd) was part of the UN enquiry team in 2009 that produced the groundbreaking Goldstone Report, which strongly criticised Israel’s actions against Gaza.
Col Travers has recently returned from Gaza and at this meeting will present his findings.
CHRIS ANDREWS (a former TD) has been in Gaza since early January working for the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, while ZOE LAWLOR participated in the Freedom Waves to Gaza flotilla in November 2011 and visited Gaza in January this year.
Col. Desmond Travers (internationally respected authority on Gaza)
Chris Andrews (formerly of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights and a member of Gaza Action Ireland)
Zoe Lawlor (University of Limerick teacher and a member of Gaza Action Ireland)
Event is free and all are welcome!
Organised by GAZA ACTION IRELAND
3. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
Setup a Standing Order
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.