Irish Anti War Movement

Exploring a Feminist Analysis of Truth Recovery: Creating a Better Future

11/02/2010 - 09:30
11/02/2010 - 15:30

 

  • What has happened?
  • How do we ensure it never happens again?
  • How effective are truth recoveries?
  • How do you recover the past to create a better future?

On the 11 February Hanna’s House is hosting the fourth in its series of seminars on ‘A feminist analysis of peace building’.   This seminar is focused on Truth Recovery and will explore gendered experiences of war and abuse and examine the significance or limitations, of truth recovery processes, for enabling the acknowledgment of women’s experiences of war and violence; bringing justice for violations and the potential for transformation.

Format of the day:
The seminar will consist of two panels, the morning panel is on ‘Truth Recovery and the Irish Conflict’ and the afternoon panel is on ‘Truth Recovery and Institutional Abuse’.  The speakers will include:

Dawn Purvis, Leader of the Progressive Unionist Party and Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Northern Ireland Assembly;

[HAITI] Why the U.S. owes Haiti billions

By Bill Quigley

Why does the U.S. owe Haiti Billions? Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, stated his foreign policy view as the “Pottery Barn rule.” That is – “if you break it, you own it.”

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Holocaust Survivor Hajo Meyer Speaks Out on Gazza

30/01/2010 - 18:00

The Misuse of the Holocaust for Political Purposes: Auschwitz survivor Hajo Meyer speaks out - Also, Dr. Haidar Eid on the Siege of Gaza

Sat 30th January 6.00pm, Central Hotel, South Great George’s Street, Dublin.

On Saturday 30th January 2009, holocaust survivor, author and activist Hajo Meyer will speak in the Central Hotel at 6.00pm about Zionism's misuse of the Holocaust for its own political purposes. Dr Meyer, an outspoken critic of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, will also be arguing that a campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel is both necessary and justified. Another member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network will also speak.

Dr. Haider Eid (PACBI and lecturer in the Islamic Univeristy in Gaza) will also speak via video about the ongoing siege of Gaza.

More details: http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/ipsc/displayEvent.php?eventID=7...

 

 

GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

03/02/2010 - 20:00

Press Release
GAAW TO HOLD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Galway Alliance Against War will hold its annual general meeting on
Wednesday 3rd February at 8pm upstairs in Richardson’s of Eyre Square
Galway.

Last year was a very busy and wide-ranging one for the local peace group.
Not only did its members play a major role in mobilising humanitarian help
for the Palestinians of Gaza last February, but they were to the fore in the
Galway No 2 Lisbon Campaign back in September.

In between GAAW has continued to articulate its principled opposition to warplanes participating in air shows over Galway.  Readers will recall that GAAW organised one of its “99 Red Balloon Peace Events” to express its disagreement with the RAF’s Red Arrows air display in June.

On New Year’s Day GAAW kicked off the new decade with a New Year’s Peace Party which included a telephone link-up with “the bravest woman in
Afghanistan”, Malalai Joya, an Afghani MP, who opposes not only foreign
occupation of her country and the fundamentalist Afghani government but also their opponents, the Taliban.

Haiti needs water, not occupation

The US has never wanted Haitian self-rule, and its focus on 'security concerns' has hampered the earthquake aid response

Mark Weisbrot guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 20 January 2010 23.00 GMT Article history

On Monday, six days after the earthquake in Haiti, the US Southern Command finally began to drop bottled water and food from an air force C-17. US defence secretary Robert Gates had previously rejected such a method because of "security concerns".

If people do not get clean water, there could be epidemics of water-borne diseases that could greatly increase the death toll. But the US is now sending 10,000 troops and seems to be prioritising "security" over much more urgent, life-and-death needs. This in addition to the increase of 3,500 UN troops scheduled to arrive.

On Sunday morning the world-renowned humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders complained that a plane carrying its portable hospital unit was re-routed by the US military through the Dominican Republic. This would cost a crucial 48 hours and an unknown number of lives.

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