IAWM Bulletin

Stop the War in Yemen Meeting Tues 7/12/2021 5:30pm

For seven years our countries have either actively supported or stood by in silence while the forgotten people of Yemen have endured and are still enduring unbearable suffering, their lives and their country being destroyed by a brutal war. Yemen is undergoing one of the largest humanitarian disasters in our time. Eighty percent of the population, or 24 million people, rely on aid and protection assistance, including 14.3 million who are in acute need. Children are dying on a daily basis from bombing or starvation - a recent report on RTE News claimed that 10,000 children had died in the war so far. The UN reports that more than two million children are malnourished, with one in two now suffering from stunted mental and physical growth because of food shortages.

There is still hope if the war stops now as a new UN Development Report (UNDP) notes: "War torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world, but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now." [Yemen recovery possible if war stops now: UNDP report | | UN News]

It is projected that 1.3 million lives will be lost if the war continues through 2030. Many of those deaths will not be due to fighting, but to the impacts of war on livelihoods, food prices, and the deterioration of health, education, and basic services. We cannot let this happen on our watch.

That is why it is urgent for us to ACT NOW, to do whatever we can to bring this war to an end as quickly as possible. Therefore, the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) is hosting a meeting of activists at 5.30pm on the 7th of December to organise a new campaign to End the War in Yemen.Our proposed plan is to use activities on the street on the the with a march on  12 or 19 February 2022 of   If you would like to be involved in or support this campaign, we urge you to attend or to send a representative of your group to this meeting.

We sincerely hope we can work together on a number of events that both raise awareness of and call for an immediate end to this horrific futile war.

The meeting details are included below.

In solidarity,

Steering Committee, IAWM

The Irish Anti-War Movement is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: End The War In Yemen

Time: Dec 7, 2021 05:30 PM Dublin

Contact person: Abdulaziz Almoayyad

Email: Z.almoayyad@gmail.com

Phone:00 353 83 4236662

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Julian Assange Irish Day of Solidarity Sat 23/10/2021 1PM GPO Dublin

OPEN LETTER SENT TO MINISTER SIMON COVENEY CALLING ON HIM TO SPEAK UP

FOR JULIAN ASSANGE IRISH DAY OF SOLIDARITY NEXT SAT 23rd OCTOBER

We are calling on all our supporters to sign the open letter to Simon Coveney and to attend (if possible) and support the solidarity activities planned for this coming Saturday.

The letter, now launched as an Uplift campaign, can be viewed and signed here – https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/ask-minister-simon-coveney-to-speak-up-fo...

After you have signed please share on social media or by email.

The Irish Anti War Movement, along with several other anti-war and social justice groups in Ireland, has written an open letter to Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney calling on him to lobby by all means necessary, including via Ireland’s current membership of the United Nations Security Council, the British and United States Governments, to release the campaigning Wikileaks editor and journalist, Julian Assange.

The call to Simon Coveney has been supported so far by many prominent Irish people including: Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Christy Moore, Sinead Cusack, Stephen Rea, Eamonn Mc Cann, Dr. Harry Browne, Raymond Deane, Trevor Joyce, Peader King, John F. Deane, Honor Heffernan, Dr. Ronit Lentin, Prof. Ray Kinsella, Trevor Hogan and elected politicians Brid Smith, Joan Collins, Richard Boyd Barrett, Paul Murphy, Paul Gavan, David Norris, Clare Daly, Mick Wallace and Thomas Pringle.

The open letter is part of a campaign in Ireland to draw public attention to the ill-treatment of the imprisoned journalist and to put pressure on the Irish Government to call for his release.

A series of solidarity events for Julian Assange organised by Free Assange Ireland and supported by the IAWM will be held across the island of Ireland from Dublin to Galway and from Derry to Kerry this coming Saturday 23rd October. This includes a rally at the GPO in Dublin at 1pm followed by a public meeting at 3pm with MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace and former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday at the New Theatre, Connolly Books, East Essex Street in Dublin.

In West Belfast Sein Fein MP Paul Maskey will unveil a banner in soilidarity with Julian Assange.

Free Assange Ireland Facebook page is here – https://www.facebook.com/Free-Assange-Ireland- 108045181097849/

The hearing of the appeal by the US Government against the decision of a British Court not to extradite him to the USA will be held on 27th and 28th October.

This is clearly a politically motivated case simply because Julian Assange exposed US military and other war crimes, human rights abuses and corruption in the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He spoke truth to power and has been vindicated. His continued incarceration and threatened extradition to the US is a threat not only to him but to all journalists, editors and publishers, to the cause of investigative journalism, to press freedom and to freedom of speech generally. That is why the IAWM along with others are calling on Minister Simon Coveney to speak up for Julian Assange and to use his influence to call for his immediate release.

AFGHANISTAN: IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST ATONE FOR ITS INVOLVEMENT IN THIS FUTILE WAR AND OCCUPATION

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 17 August 2021

• IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST ATONE FOR ITS INVOLVEMENT IN THIS FUTILE WAR AND OCCUPATION

• IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST CLOSE THE SHANNON WARPORT EXCEPT FOR REFUGEES AND HUMANITARIAN AID

• TWENTY YEARS OF US-LED WAR AN ABSOLUTE CATASTROPHE FOR AFGHANISTAN

• SOLIDARITY WITH ALL AFGHANS AT THIS TIME ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS

The Irish Anti War Movement is appalled at the scenes unfolding in Kabul as desperate and frightened Afghans cling to the side of aeroplanes while taking off. This is surely the most iconic horrific image of the legacy of a failed, futile 20-year war that should never have happened and a terrible rebuttal to the failed foreign policies and imperial hubris of the US, Britain and the NATO countries.

IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES - PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 05 July 2021

• IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES
• SUPPORT THE IPSC PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN AGAINST THE EVICTIONS IN SILWAN, EAST JERUSALEM
• END ISRAELI APARTHEID

The facts that led to the last war on Gaza, namely the daily subjugation, arrests and killing of Palestinians and the threat of evictions and demolitions, are still an ever present daily experience for all Palestinians. If anything the situation experienced by Palestinians in Sheikk Jarrah and around the Al Aqsa Mosque in May have got worse.

POLITICANS TO JOIN SAUDI & YEMENI SPEAKERS AT RALLY TO CONDEMN YEMEN WAR; PROTEST TODAY 24 JUNE, 6PM, SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY.

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 24 June 2021

• POLITICANS TO JOIN SAUDI & YEMENI SPEAKERS AT RALLY TO CONDEMN YEMEN WAR

• STOP THE WAR ON YEMEN – LIFT THE SIEGE NOW!

• PROTEST TODAY 24 JUNE, 6PM, SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN

Several TDs will join Yemeni, Saudi and US Citizens and an Irish Aid Worker at the IAWM’s Rally this evening 24 June at 6pm at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, 6-7 Fitzwilliam Square East in Dublin to condemn the war in Yemen, call for it to be stopped immediately, for the cruel siege to be lifted, for an end to all arms sales and for the Irish Government to support the Yemeni people.

The IAWM is calling on everyone who attends the rally to wear a mask at all times, to socially distance and to follow all Government and HSE guidelines on outdoor assembly.

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