Press-Release

Over 50 People Sleep out at Israeli Embassy Tonight

Tonight over 50 Anti-War activists are sleeping out at the Israeli embassy in solidarity with the people on board the MV Rachel Corrie as it attempts to deliver its humanitarian aid to the beleaguered people of Gaza.

 

Preparing for a Sleep-out at Israeli Embassy 2010-06-03

 

Earlier the protesters heard from Denis Halliday on board the MV Rachel Corrie through a live satellite linkup.

Black coffins were also carried on the march to remember those that lost their lives attempting to deliver aid to Gaza.

The protesters also staged a brief sit-down at the Dail to call on the Irish government to do more than just condemn the attack.

More info/confirmation contact:

Richard Boyd Barrett 086-7814520

MARCH THIS THURSDAY: EXPEL ISRAEL'S AMABASSADOR! RELEASE IRISH PRISONERS! SANCTIONS NOW!

Press Release - June 1st

After Israeli massacre on Gaza flotilla….

SANCTIONS ON ISRAEL NOW- FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE!

March to the Israeli Embassy, June 3rd, Assemble 6pm Central Bank Plaza, Dame St, Dublin

The Irish Anti-War Movement is holding a major march and demonstration to the Israeli Embassy, this Thursday June 3rd, calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from Ireland, the release of all prisoners in Israeli custody, and the imposition of sanctions on Israel. The march will assemble at 6pm at the Central Bank plaza on Dame St, Dublin, before marching to the Dail and then on to the Israeli embassy.

The call follows yesterday's muderous Israeli attack on the humanitiarian flotilla to Gaza, where up to 16 peace activists were killed by the Israeli military.

The IAWM said that the flotilla atrocity should be the final straw in a long line of Israeli atrocities that must finally push the Irish government and the interantional community to impose sanctions on the state of Israel.

Richard Boyd Barrett, chairperson of the IAWM and one of the protest organisers said:

The Irish Anti War Movement Strongly Condemns the killing of as many as 19 peace activists on the Gaza Freedom Flotila

The Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) strongly condemns the killing of as many as 19 peace activists aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and calls on the Irish government to ensure the immediate release of detained activists and to immediately expel the Israeli Ambassador from Ireland.

This is an outrageous terror act by the Israeli State on a peaceful flotilla attempting to bring vital humanitarian aid to the besieged people of Gaza.

The boats are now being towed to Haifa, not Ashdod, so as to limit media-coverage of the event. The injured are being taken to hospitals but are forbidden to tell anyone which hospital.

The flotilla of boats, which had been on its way to deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza, was stormed by Israeli commandos who descended from helicopters and killed up to 19 activists and injured dozens more. Israel is claiming that the peace activists fired the first shots. However, Free Gaza has called this a flat-out lie and has video-footage to prove it.

Irish Anti War Movement Welcomes Labour Party's Call for Withdrawal of Irish Troops From Afghanistan

The Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM)  welcomes the statement by Michael D. Higgins of the Labour Party calling on the Irish Government to withdraw its seven soldiers from Afghanistan.

This war should never have happened and the Irish Government should not be supporting it in any form.

Thousands of people, including women and children, have been needlessly killed, a puppet regime under Hamid Karzai has been installed and the war has led to huge instability in the wider region. Since the war began in October 2001 the Afghan people have suffered immense losses. Many have been killed or injured by bombings from the air, often from unmanned remote controlled drone planes. The killing of civilians has not reduced since the Obama surge but according to the McClatchy news agency, which cites the US military’s own figures, there has been "a dramatic spike in civilian deaths in the first three months of this year." In one recent incident described by journalist Bill van Auken, two women and a young girl were killed, and two others were wounded when NATO troops opened fire on April 30 on a car in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.

Anti-War Movement Condenms Failure of Irish Government to Sanction Israel as Britain Expels Diplomat

In a statement, the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) has condemned the Irish government’s failure to impose any sanction on Israel for forging Irish passports and using them to assassinate a Hamas official in Dubai.

The IAWM statement comes in the wake of Tuesday's decision by the British government to expel a senior Israeli intelligence official from the Israel’s embassy in the UK, for involvement in the passport/assassination outrage.

The IAWM said that while Britain’s response to the Israeli outrage was tokenistic and insufficient, it was more than the Irish government had done.

The IAWM said that Taoiseach, Brian Cowen and Foreign Affairs Minister, Micheal Martin, should at the very least match Britiain's action but really should take a step further and expel the Israeli ambassador from Ireland.

Richard Boyd Barrett, chairperson of the Irish Anti-War Movement said:

"Tuesday’s decision by the British government to expel a Mossad official in the Israeli embassy and David Miliband’s statement in parliament, confirm what we all knew anyway: It was Israel that forged Irish, British and other passports to carry out an extra-judicial execution.

Diary Notice - Press Conference - Fri 19th March 11am Buswells Hotel - The 7th Anniversary of the Invasion Iraq

NOTICE OF PRESS CONFERENCE

 TO MARK THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE US LED INVASION OF IRAQ.

 

FRIDAY MARCH 19TH AT 11AM, BUSWELLS HOTEL, MOLESWORTH ST, CENTRAL DUBLIN.

 

Speakers: Roger Cole (Chairperson, Peace & Neutrality Alliance), Richard Boyd Barrett (Chairperson, Irish Anti-War Movement), Joe Costello TD (Labour Party), Aengus O Snodaigh TD (Sinn Fein), Joe Higgins MEP (Socialist Party), Finian McGrath TD (Ind).

 

The Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) and the Peace & Neutrality Alliance (PANA) will hold a press conference on Friday March 19th at 11am in Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin to mark the seventh anniversary of the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

 

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