will some concerned councillor on Dublin City Council now propose to rename Fitzwilliam Square East as ‘Independent Yemen Square East’ given that it is the home of the Saudi Arabian Embassy whose Government has waged a brutal war on the people of Yemen for the last seven years that has caused the deaths of 377,000 people including tens of thousands of women and children, and has displaced and created famine conditions for millions of Yemenis.
Will a councillor call for Pembroke Road to be renamed ‘Independent Palestine Road’ or will some Independent TD propose, the next time that Gaza is being bombarded by the Israeli Military, that we send arms from the Curragh to the besieged Palestinians so they can defend their homeland? An eleven-year-old child in Gaza has witnessed four devastating wars in its short life.
The double standards being shown by political leaders, including here in Ireland, and so much of the Western Media in relation to Ukraine and other ongoing wars is truly galling. The best way to help the people of Ukraine and Yemen is to demand an immediate ceasefire, diplomatic engagement and peaceful negotiations between the belligerents while ensuring massive humanitarian aid to help the refugees. Meanwhile western leaders arm and train the Saudi military to drop bombs on Yemeni civilians, show disdain for peace talks between Ukraine and Russia while openly warmongering with Putin, all while starving the people of Afghanistan.
Why is the Irish Government not demanding ceasefires and peace talks at the UNSC? The desperate people of Ukraine and Yemen equally deserve peace, security and freedom from what are ultimately proxy wars between major imperial power blocks.
PRO Irish Anti-War Movement,
PO Box 9260,
Tel. 087 6472737