US TROOPS TO FINALLY WITHDRAW FROM AFGHANISTAN AFTER ALMOST 20 YEARS OF WAR; IT, 140421

“There is no military solution to the problems plaguing Afghanistan, and we will focus our efforts on supporting the ongoing peace process,” the official said.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/biden-to-withdraw-us-troops-fro...

MYANMAR MILITARY NOW SHOOTING CHILDREN; Al Jazeera; 240321

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS AND THE UN MUST OPENLY SUPPORT THE MYANMAR PROTESTERS / NO RETURN TO MILITARY RULE–RESTORE DEMOCRACY NOW

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT PRESS RELEASE ON MYANMAR – 18 MARCH 2021

• SOLIDARITY WITH PROTESTERS IN MYANMAR
• NO RETURN TO MILITARY RULE – RESTORE DEMOCRACY NOW
• END THE ARRESTS, TORTURE AND KILLINGS
• DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS AND THE UN MUST OPENLY SUPPORT THE MYANMAR PROTESTERS

Terror and courage in Myanmar
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. The shocking genocide of the Rohingya people, which tarnished Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Chi's reputation, recently brought Myanmar to the world's attention.

The people of Myanmar are living an ongoing nightmare since 1 February 2021, when the mililtary declared falsely that the election on 8 November 2020 was fraudulent. Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces, the Tatmadaw, launched a violent coup – the first since 1988 - to overthrow the election, which had been won in a landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. In late 2019, Aung San Suu Kyi unsuccessfully defended this same general and the military against accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Her collaboration with and attempt to co-govern with the military proved fruitless, as she and other parliamentarians including president Win Myint were immediately arrested under trumped-up charges following the coup on 1st February. The military is now ruthlessly dismantling civilian rule and reversing the steps begun about ten years ago towards democracy. Two officials of the elected government are among five people known to have died after being tortured.

Unprecedented unity among the protesters

TAOISEACH MUST RAISE THE YEMEN CATASTROPHE WITH JOE BIDEN ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT BULLETIN - 16 MARCH 2021

On the 18th anniversary of the Bush Blair led illegal invasion of Iraq and the 10th anniversary of the uprising in Syria, horrific war and famine now threaten the people of Yemen. Media and politicians are ignoring it. Please spread the word.

CNN REPORT HERE - https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/03/10/yemen-starving-children-...

• TAOISEACH MUST RAISE THE YEMEN CATASTROPHE WITH JOE BIDEN ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

• YEMINI PEOPLE ARE STARVING TO DEATH - LIFT THE US BACKED SAUDI BLOCKADE NOW!

• CHARITY NOT ENOUGH – END THIS INHUMANE WAR NOW!

• IRISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD ONLY ALLOW HUMANITARIAN U.S. FLIGHTS THROUGH SHANNON

UNPUBLISHED LETTER SENT TO FIVE NEWS OUTLETS IN IRELAND ON 11 MARCH, NOW ISSUED AS A PR

Dear Editor,

people in Yemen are starving to death. They are dying in hospitals, homes and on the roadsides fleeing to safety. Many severely undernourished children who make it to the safety of the overcrowded Hodeidah Hospital on the Red Sea coast still die as their bodies are so weakened with starvation. 400,000 Yemini children are at risk of dying according to the director of the UN World Food Programme. 11 million children need aid in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. The UN estimates that 50% of health-care facilities have shut down in a conflict that has displaced more than 3.6 million people, over 80% of which are women and children. The Coronavirus pandemic runs rampant among such dysfunctionality.

Ten years on - heartbreaking accounts from two Syrian refugee camps in Turkey and Lebanon; thejournal.ie; 160321

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