Irish Anti War Movement

Guantanamo detainee forced to return to a country with well-founded fear of persecution/ threat to life.

It is reported today (20/07/10) in the Washington Post, that the Obama Administration has forced a Guantanamo detainee, cleared for release, back to Algeria, against his will, and that other Algerian detainees, including former British Resident Ahmed Belbacha, may also be forcibly returned to Algeria. 

This is the first time that a Guantanamo detainee, cleared for release, has been forced to return to a country where he had a well-founded fear of persecution and threat to his life. Ahmed Belbacha must be accepted back by the UK where he would be safe from further injustice!

Saudi Arabia, like Algeria, is a country known to practise systematic torture and abuse of human rights.

British Resident Shaker Aamer is in his 9th year of detention without charge. He is the last British Resident still unlawfully held in Guantanamo.

Shaker has resisted many US attempts to force him to agree to be handed over to Saudi Arabia, a country he fled from over 20 years ago. His only wish is to return to the UK, to his home and family living in Battersea,South London. The British Government has recognised his legal right of return to England as a long-term resident of the UK.

IAWM Day School - Israel, Palestine and the Politics of the Middle East

07/08/2010 - 12:30

Day School Poster

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IAWM Day School 

Israel, Palestine and the Politics of the Middle East

Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin.

Map To Venue

For Detail see attached leaflet

The following meetings can be attended On-Line:

The Irish Anti-War Movement is holding a number of experimental online meeting at the Day School this Saturday the meetings which can be attended on-line are listed below.

On-Line participants will be able to ask questions in the same way as people who are physically attending the meeting.

WARNING THIS IS THE FIRST TIEM THIS HAS BEEN DONE AND THE RESULTS WILL DEPEND ON YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION.

12:30 - 13:30  Israel and the Arab States

Flotilla of Songs - Irish Anti-War Movement Fundraising Gig

21/07/2010 - 19:30
21/07/2010 - 22:30

Poster Flotilla of Songs

Flotilla of Songs

Irish Anti-War Movement Fundraising Gig
 
Date: Wednesday 21 Jul 2010
Time: 7:30PM
Venue: Sweeney Mongrels (Le Cirk), Dame Street, Dublin 2
Tickets: €5
Info: 087-7919307
 
Joyce and the Sonic Gypsies | Diarmuid McKenna

Robert Fisk:CNN fired senior Middle East editor for publishing a twitter

Saturday, 10 July 2010
 
I might have guessed it. CNN has fired one of its senior Middle East editors, Octavia Nasr, for publishing a twitter – or twatter in this case, I suppose – extolling Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah of Lebanon, calling him "one of Hizbollah's giants whom I respect a lot".

 

Well, he wasn't Hizbollah's man, but no matter. He was definitely a giant. A man of immense learning and jurisprudence, a believer in women's rights, a hater of "honour crimes", a critic of the theocratic system of government in Iran, a ... Well, I'd better be careful because I might get a phone call from Parisa Khosravi, who goes by the title of CNN's "senior vice president" – what these boss types do or what they get paid for their gutless decisions I have no idea – who said this week that she had "had a conversation" with Nasr (who'd been with the company for 20 years) and "we have decided that she will be leaving the company".

Irish Antiwar Activist Meeting

20/07/2010 - 19:00
20/07/2010 - 20:30

Tuesday, 20 July 2010 at 19:00

7pm July 20 Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
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