IAWM Bulletin

5th September International Peace Conference in Shannon

International Peace Conference War, NATO and the Lisbon Treaty

Saturday 5th of September 2009 Park Inn, Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland

 

 

Speakers:

  • Joe Higgins (MEP) Socialist Party
  • Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Fein
  • Patricia McKenna The People's Movement
  • Cllr. Richard Boyd Barrett Irish Anti-War Movement
  • Ed Horgan Peace & Neutrality Alliance
  • Reiner Braun The Anti-NATO Network
  • Christophe Ventura Parti De Gauche
  • Jeremy Corbyn British Labour Party
  • Harry Bommel Dutch Socialist Party
  • John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus USA
  • Tobias Pfluger Die Linke
  • George Karabelias Greek historian and Rixi journal

 

Time Table:

Registration 9.15 - 10.00

First Session 9.45 - 11.15

War and Shannon .  Two  main speakers of 10 mins each: Ed Horgan and Jan O'Sullivan - local Limerick based TD.  The first to focus on the airport, the troops and implications the second on the responses of the political establishment including her own party....

Chair: Carol Fox (PANA)

 

Coffee Break 11.15 - 11.30

Second Session 11.30 - 13.15

Lisbon  Speakers: Sinn Fein (Mary Lou McDonald or Theresa  Ferris) , Socialist Party (Joe Higgins), Peoples Movement (Patricia McKenna) and Richard Boyd Barrett  (SWP and People Before Profit) - ten minutes each.

Chair: Michael Youlton  (IAWM).

15 July US Embassy Debates Anti War Activists on Obama's Afghan War - Davenport Hotel

PUBLIC DEBATE OBAMA’S AFGHAN WAR: Should foreign troops withdraw?

Date: Wed 15 July 2009 7pm
Venue: Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin

Speakers:

  • Robert Faucher (Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy),
  • Jonathan Neale (US Author),
  • Sahar Saba (Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan).

Chairman: Deaglán de Bréadún.

Background Information

 

Anti War Pub Quiz 18 June and Other Anti War Events

1. IAWM PUB QUIZ

Thursday 18 June at 8.00pm in Brokers Pub (Mercantile Hotel), Dame Street (near corner of Sth. Grt George’s St.). €40 euro per table of four. Full bar.
 
Come along and have some fun and test your knowledge.

 
 
2. IAWM GIG IN WHEALANS, WEXFORD STREET

Date; Thursday 02 July 2009
 
Dorrs 7.30pm, gig starts at 8.00pm.
 
Music; Joyce and the Sonic Gypsies + Jenny Wren (support)

Joyce & The Sonic Gypsies, 10 piece band performing. A truly Western Middle-Eastern collaboration with a huge emphasis on percussions from Turkey and beyond…
Guests: Jenny Wren

Gig finishes sharp at 10.30pm
 
€15 admission.

Galway Alliance Against War 99 Red Balloon Peace Event 30 May 2009 12:00 Spanish Arch Galway

Galway Alliance Against War 99 RED BALLOON PEACE EVENT 30TH MAY 2009 AT 12 NOON SPANISH ARCH, GALWAY

 

GAAW welcomes the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Galway, but we deplore the invitation to the RAF’s Red Arrows. Neither the warplanes nor their pilots have any connection whatsoever with the unique character and culture of Galway or Ireland.  Their display is both a polluter of the environment and the international body politic. Tear away the 'glamour' that shrouds the planes and pilots and what you have is a recruiting sergeant for the British military and an apology for war, death and terror; what you have are pilots, who in their day jobs are trained to terrorise and kill people. Nearly every one of the pilots has seen combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.

 

 

Motions for Anti-War Movement AGM

A fully formatted version of All the motions before the AGM can be found at

http://www.irishantiwar.org/files/IAWM_Motions%20AGM%202009%20Final.pdf

1 IRAQ

The Irish Anti-War Movement calls on the United States to withdraw from Iraq without leaving any
residual forces in place.

Proposed: Julien Mercille IAWM Steering Committee

 

2 AFGHANISTAN

2.1 Motion 2.1: The IAWM notes with concern the escalation of the US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan.

The US’s decision to send 21,000 extra troops with possibly an additional 10,000 more next year, NATO’s
commitment of 58,000 troops in the region, a steeply rising overall death toll of more than 20,000 with over
50,000 injured, the obscene escalation of cost of the war in time of recession, the overspill of the war into
Pakistan, all these mean that we are experiencing an alarming new chapter in the war on terror. The new
US Administration, dashing the hopes of the international anti-war movement, have merely shifted the focus
from Iraq to Afghanistan, which has now become “Obama’s war”.

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