04/07/2012 - 00:00
06/07/2012 - 19:59


 Rhyming Slogan Competition


The Galway Alliance Against War is trying to get into the swing of the 4th July celebrations in the city in its own inimitable way. They are looking for enteries into a slogan competition with the theme “Terror Tuesday and President Obama”.


For the unitiated “Terror Tuesday” is the day every week that Pres. Obama picks out those to be targeted by his deadly drones in the following 7 days. The New York Times brought this information to the world quite recently. As the investigative journalist John Pilger wrote: “The New York Times article was not a leak or an expose. It was a piece of PR designed by the Obama administration to show what a tough guy the 'commander-in-chief' can be in an election year.”


According to GAAW:

 “During the Vietnam War there was a slogan: Hey, hey, LBJ, How many kids did you kill today? We are looking for a similar ditty to link Obama to mass murder and Terror Tuesday.

For inspiration one should take into consideration that Obama personally selects the victims of his drone attacks across the world. Drones, by the way, that come via our own Shannon airport on a daily basis. He does this on "terror Tuesdays" when he browses through mug shots on a "kill list", some of them teenagers, including "a girl who looked even younger than her 17 years" (according to the New York Times). Many are unknown or simply of military age. Guided by "pilots" sitting in front of computer screens in Las Vegas, the drones fire Hellfire missiles that suck the air out of lungs and blow people to bits. Last September, Obama killed a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, purely on the basis of hearsay that he was inciting terrorism. "This one is easy," he is quoted by aides as saying as he signed the man's death warrant. On 6 June, a drone killed 18 people in a village in Afghanistan, including women, children and the elderly who were celebrating a wedding.”

And the prizes? “We are presently examining our finances and we’ll reveal all next week”, said the GAAW spokesperson.

For further information: Niall Farrell 087-9159787

send entries to closing date midnight 6/7/2012