IAWM Bulletin

STOP THE WAR ON YEMEN – LIFT THE SIEGE NOW! PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 24 JUNE, 6PM, SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN.

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 22 June 2021

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

• US & EU – END ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA

• IRISH GOVERNMENT – STAND WITH THE YEMENI PEOPLE

• PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 24 JUNE, 6PM, SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN

In a statement today, the Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) confirmed that it is holding a rally with Yemini, Saudi, American and Irish speakers at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, 6-7 Fitzwilliam Square East in Dublin this Thursday evening, 24 June at 6pm, calling for an end to the war on Yemen and for a lifting of the cruel siege.

CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSITY - NO TO RACISM, NO TO WAR! IAWM SUPPORTS THE LE CHÉILE EVENT TOMORROW 19 JUNE IN SMITHFIELD, DUBLIN

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 18 June 2021

• SUPPORT LE CHÉILE EVENT IN DUBLIN TOMORROW

• CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSITY - NO TO RACISM, NO TO WAR!

The Irish Anti-War Movement in a statement today called for support for the ‘Le Chéile - Diversity not Division’ event planned for Smithfield in Dublin at 2pm tomorrow 19 June.

Racism is so often utilised by ruling elites to justify war. This has been the case for hundreds of years. In WW1 leaders on both sides used racist propaganda to demonise the alleged enemy and thus convince ordinary people to slaughter each other in muddy trenches. The rise of the Nazis in Germany in the 1930’s was partly predicated on racism and the Nazis subsequent horrific war crimes against Jews, Romas and others fuelled by it.

STOP THE GENOCIDE AND IMPENDING FAMINE IN TIGRAY: PROTEST AT GPO AT 1PM MONDAY, 14TH JUNE

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 12 ​June 2021

- Stop the genocide and impending famine in Tigray

- Support the Tigray Community in Ireland, Monday 14th at 1pm, at the GPO, Dublin

In a statement today, the Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) expressed grave concern for the worsening conditions in Tigray, a region in the north of Ethiopia.

Conditions in the Tigray region have been spiralling downwards since the federal government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared war on Tigray, launching airstrikes and sending in ground troops in November 2020.

Many believe this escalation was a punishment after Tigray held regional elections in defiance of an election ban by the federal government after it cancelled elections due to be held in August 2020. Since then, the Ethiopian administration has been blocking or limiting access to electricity, aid, food, and water for millions of Tigrayan people.

BDS AS A PRECURSOR TO LASTING JUSTICE AND PEACE FOR PALESTINIANS, UNPUBLISHED LETTERS TO IRISH TIMES; 250521

UNPUBLISHED LETTERS SENT TO ALL THREE IRISH BROADSHEETS ON PALESTINE

BDS AS A PRECURSOR TO LASTING JUSTICE AND PEACE FOR PALESTINIANS

PALESTINIANS UNITED ACROSS ALL OF PALESTINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES

Sir,

the ceasefire in the latest escalation of horrific violence between Palestinians and Israelis is most welcome. Now Israelis can revert to their peaceful lives of ignoring the existence of their fellow human beings whose lands they occupy while Palestinians will continue to experience the slow violence of occupation, apartheid, ethnic cleansing, siege and the denial of their basic human rights.

This has to change and one senses from the resistance across all of Palestine and the worldwide solidarity that there is a new awakening. Boycott Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) is the most appropriate form of civil society solidarity we can offer and the Irish Government, institutions and corporations should now adopt this policy as a precursor to lasting justice and peace for the Palestinians.

Yours etc.
JIM ROCHE,
PRO Irish Anti-War Movement,
PO Box 9260,
Dublin 1.
Tel: 087 6472737

Sir,

right wing Israeli mobs, emboldened by ultranationalist rhetoric from reactionary Israeli politicians, are attacking indigenous Palestinians in their homes and on the streets in Lydda, Acre, Haifa, and other cities within 1948 Israel. Palestinians within Israel, for so long subdued, out of sight and out of mind of the dominant Israeli body politic are awakened to their own plight and that of their oppressed fellow Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem and in Gaza as was witnessed by their solidarity strike and continued protests this week.

IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR AND ENACT THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES BILL

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 22 MAY 2021

• IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR AND ENACT THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES BILL
• END THE SIEGE OF GAZA
• END THE OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE
• BOYCOTT ISRAEL

The IAWM is supporting the multiple Palestinian solidarity events happening around Ireland today and members of its Steering Committee will be participating in the main event at the Spire in Dublin at 2pm.

The list of events is here:
https://www.ipsc.ie/event/global-day-of-action-for-palestine-irish-event...

The IAWM encourages all its members to attend one of these events provided that they do not have Covid or any symptoms, that they wear a mask, socially distance, follow all HSE guidelines regarding meeting up and follow the guidance of the stewards.

The IAWM welcomes the unconditional ceasefire between the Israeli Military and Hamas and other groups but says that the underlying conditions that caused this upsurge in violence remains. That is ultimately the denial to Palestinians of their basic human rights which is manifest through evictions, continued ethnic cleansing, land theft, discrimination, arbitrary detention and imprisonment and even extrajudicial killings - all perpetrated by a violent, racist apartheid regime.

The Irish Government must now censure the Israeli Government by enacting the Occupied Territories Bill and by expelling the Israeli Ambassador. Such actions would send a strong message of solidarity to the Palestinian people and warn Israel that it can no longer ignore international law and act with impunity.

Fatin Tamini a Palestinian member of the IAWM Steering Committee and Chair of the IPSC said:

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