IAWM Bulletin

The Impact of War on Global WARming

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Global warming is receiving increasing attention at home and internationally. Copenhagen’s high profile world summit on climate change in December 2009 is being attended by 192 countries and 100 heads of state who will discuss emissions cuts and financial measures to combat climate change.

While it’s good that carbon emission cuts from industry are being discussed, an item that is not prominent on the agenda is that of the obvious harm that war does to the planet. Fuel-intensive combat, oil well fires, the boom in cement consumption due to reconstruction efforts and security needs, and heavy use of explosives and chemicals all contribute to global warming in a massive way.

Here are some facts on the Iraq war and the impact that this war alone has on the environment:

Anti War Events Tomorrow and This Weekend

There are four Anti-War meetings organised for this weekend as part of the Socialist Workers Party Marxism event.  A number of the members of the Irish Anti-War Movement Steering Committee will be speaking at these meetings.

If you are interested please come along to any of them.

The Meeting Organised on 18th November is not part of the Marxism event.

List of Events:

 

Event Details:

[EVENT - LECTURE] Vietnam-Iraq: Language and the Ethics of War and Peace

18/11/2009 - 19:00

Vietnam-Iraq: Language and the Ethics of War and Peace

Things You can Do to Oppose War

There are a number of anti-war events and also Palestine week events going on around the country this week.

 

The Lisbon Treaty Means More Militarisation and Senseless Wars

The Irish Anti War Movement is calling on all our supporters to VOTE NO to the Lisbon Treaty and to canvass your friends, work colleagues, neighbours, family on this important issue. There is still time to swing the vote in favour of the No side.

Please print out the  of our leaflet and hang it up in your workplace or college or distribute it to friends, family etc.

If you can help with canvassing, stalls, leafleting etc. in these last critical few days please contact Michael Youlton on 086 8159487.
 
The Irish Anti War Movement is calling on all our supporters to VOTE NO to the Lisbon Treaty and to canvass your friends, work colleagues, neighbours, family on this important issue. There is still time to swing the vote in favour of the No side.

Please print out this leaflet (http://www.irishantiwar.org/files/irish-anti-war-leaflet1.pdf) and hang it up in your workplace or college or distribute it to friends, family etc.

A number of articles have been included in this news letter if you are unsure about what way you will vote please read them. 

If you can help with canvassing, stalls, leafleting etc. in these last critical few days please contact Michael Youlton on 086 8159487.

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Can you help out with the Lisbon Treaty Campaign?

The Irish Anti-War Movement needs help with the Lisbon Treaty Campaign. If you can do any of the following please contact us:

1. Provide Accommodation for European Guests who are travelling to Ireland for the referendum. CONTACT Michael Youlton 01-8727912 / 086 8159487.

2. Put up posters. CONTACT Jim Roche 087 6472737

3. Leaflet the your area. CONTACT Jim Roche 087 6472737

4. Organise an anti-war stall. CONTACT Jim Roche 087 6472737

5. Leaflet the NAMA march on 19th September in Dublin. CONTACT Jim Roche 087 6472737

6. Help out on an Anti-War Stall. CONTACTJim Roche 087 6472737

For more info on the treaty go to www.sayno.ie

 

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