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Shannonwatch welcomes the visit to Shannon Airport by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions. The visit which took place on October 2nd was a follow-up to a petition by Shannonwatch earlier this year. The petition called for the Government to investigate the use of Shannon Airport and Irish airspace for the transit of US armed troops, munitions and other war material, as well as for the refuelling of CIA-associated aircraft involved in extraordinary rendition.
During their visit to Shannon, representatives of the Committee met with members of the Gardai including Chief Superintendent John Kerin and with airport officials before meeting again with Shannonwatch. They were informed that about 40,000 US troops had gone through Shannon so far this year. However Shannonwatch understands that airport officials said that US troops were not essential to the economics of Shannon Airport as they contribute relatively little, and that civilian passengers contribute far more with shopping, car parking and so on. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Friday October 03, 2014 14:56 by Grupo Raices 1 image
Grupo Raíces (Grupa Fréamhacha) is delighted to invite you his coming Saturday 4th October to a film about Colombia, multinational interests and corporate mercenaries which will be shown at 2-30pm in The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. You are all welcome! read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday October 02, 2014 23:37 by shannonwatch 2 comments (last - thursday october 09, 2014 20:40) 2 images
Shannonwatch are inviting groups and individuals from around Ireland to join them in organising a series of peace events at Shannon Airport on the weekend of October 11th and 12th. The main event of the weekend will be a public demonstration on Sunday 12th at 2pm, calling for an end to the US military use of the airport.
The event is being co-organised and supported by a large number of groups including Shannonwatch, Galway Alliance Against War, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), Afri, and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Bus transport is being arranged from Dublin on Sunday 12th and as a result a large turnout is expected (contact details for the bus are given below). read full story / add a comment
This year the IPSC Sponsored Hill Walk will take place on Sunday 28th September 2014. This year we will again be trekking up (and back down) the famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Co. Wicklow. We will be setting off from Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow at 11.00am and finishing up with a meal and some liquid sustenance back in Kilmacanogue. The walk will take us up one of Ireland’s most famous small mountains and provide a beautiful view of the surrounding areas. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday September 17, 2014 23:08 by fred 2 comments (last - sunday october 12, 2014 02:57) 1 image
It seems the US has realised it can cynically exploit the current Ebola crisis to further increase it's military presence in Africa. Speaking at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama declared: “Faced with this outbreak, the world is looking to the United States and it is a responsibility we are prepared to embrace. We are prepared to take leadership on this.” This is, of course a load of horseshit. It's just an excuse to bolster US military forces in a resource rich region. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday September 16, 2014 13:14 by KM 6 comments (last - wednesday november 19, 2014 16:28)
The Ukrainian parliament has approved laws on special status for the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, as well as amnesty for those participating in the hostilities. The special status law has received 277 ‘yes’ votes from a total of 450 MPs, while the amnesty law was approved by 287 parliamentary members. The session of the Verkhovna Rada is underway during which MPs are to ratify an agreement with the EU. The law on the special status of Lugansk and Donetsk Regions guarantees the right to use and study Russian or any other language in Ukraine. It also states that local elections are to take place in the regions on December 7 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / photo-essay Saturday September 13, 2014 23:39 by 1 of Indymedia 1 comment (last - tuesday september 16, 2014 18:09) 23 images
During the month of 2014 the Israeli stated launched a murderous war against the people of Gaza. They relentlessly bombed the Gaza strip which is perhaps one of the most densely populated areas in the world. People had no where to go and escape. Thousands of men, women and children were murdered by the state -perhaps even more were killed in that one month than they 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday September 11, 2014 23:24 by shannonwatch 1 image
Shannonwatch are calling on peace and anti-war groups as well as other organisations and individuals around the country to join together in a mass protest at Shannon on Sunday 12th October. Thirteen shameful years of support for global warfare is more than enough. We want our integrity and our neutrality back. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday September 11, 2014 23:00 by swp 2 comments (last - monday september 15, 2014 10:07) 1 image
Political Dayschool covering the origins of Palestinian oppression, the roots of Imperialism and how Empire and war manifest in the 21st Century.
A great day of discussion and debate- free in and all are welcome to come and contribute. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Monday September 01, 2014 04:42 by fred 1 image 3 video files
Skilled Orator and frequent thorn in the side of the establishment, MP George Galloway has been attacked while campaigning against Israel's treatment of Gaza. George had just stated that Bradford had been "declared an Israel-free zone" and urged people to reject all Israeli goods, services academics and tourists" when he was attacked by a man shouting about the holocaust read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday August 28, 2014 11:10 by nomercyforthemerciless 1 comment (last - saturday august 30, 2014 01:47)
The Iraqi ethnic and religious minority descends from some of the region’s most ancient roots and face executions for a reputation as ‘devil worshippers’.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday August 24, 2014 06:54 by fred 5 comments (last - thursday october 30, 2014 07:51) 1 image 1 video file
Too often in these complex times we get just one side of geopolitical events. And a hugely oversimplified colouring book US version depicting who we are supposed to hate and who we are supposed to align with along with emotive reasons for doing so such as "humanitarian aid" or "bringing democracy" or "preventing a massacre by an evil regime" or "weapons of mass destruction" etc etc. A captive media carries this simplistic and cynical message into every home until we are repeating it to each other in the pubs, during coffee breaks at work and on internet chat fora, twitter and facebook. Rarely do we get to hear the alternative to this manufactured consent and cynical propaganda from the other side. So here it is, the truth behind what is going on in Ukraine from Russian adviser to Putin, Sergei Glaziev read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday August 07, 2014 00:06 by ipsc 1 comment (last - sunday august 10, 2014 20:52) 1 image
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION - “It is time for freedom and justice for Palestine"
The IPSC has put out a call to make the 5th protest for Gaza to take place on a Saturday in Dublin a national demonstration. Details are below.
As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza surpasses 1,800, actions have been called around Ireland taking place this week and next. It’s important that as many people as possible turn out to show their solidarity with the Palestinians people under attack, their opposition to this latest round of brutal attacks on Gaza, and their anger at political inaction and media misreporting of the issue.
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dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday August 06, 2014 18:32 by Anti-imperialist Front Ireland 1 image
The US is facilitating a bloodbath in Novorossiya. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday August 03, 2014 13:00 by Anti-Imperialist Front Ireland 8 images
Today 2/8/14, on the 3 month anniversary of the Odessa massacre, we joined in with comrades outside of the Ukrainian embassy in Dublin to tell the Kiev regime - stop the Slaughter of innocent civilians.
To date there has been over 1000 people killed. What's happening in Ukraine is appalling, it's a total massacre of innocent civilians. Atrocities are being committed by the Fascist Kiev Junta and here the media and the political class are ignoring it altogether. read full story / add a comment
Niall Farrell of the Galway Alliance Against War is to be arrested on Friday, 1st of August on his return from abroad and sent to Limerick Prison for his involvement in a peace protest with Margaretta D'Arcy last September on the runway at Shannon airport. In June they were found guilty of having "interfered with the proper use" of Shannon airport and given a two week suspended sentence and what approximates to a €100 fine. Both refused to pay the fine or sign a so-called peace bond and Ms D'Arcy has since been imprisoned for her failure to comply with the Ennis District Court's ruling. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday July 26, 2014 21:32 by KM 4 comments (last - sunday august 10, 2014 20:50) 1 video file
We were soldiers in a wide variety of units and positions in the Israeli military—a fact we now regret, because, in our service, we found that troops who operate in the occupied territories aren’t the only ones enforcing the mechanisms of control over Palestinian lives. In truth, the entire military is implicated. For that reason, we now refuse to participate in our reserve duties, and we support all those who resist being called to service.
The Israeli Army, a fundamental part of Israelis’ lives, is also the power that rules over the Palestinians living in the territories occupied in 1967. As long as it exists in its current structure, its language and mindset control us: We divide the world into good and evil according to the military’s categories; the military serves as the leading authority in deciding who is valued more and who less in society – who is more responsible for the occupation, who is allowed to vocalize their resistance to it and who isn’t, and how they are allowed to do it. The military plays a central role in every action plan and proposal discussed in the national conversation, which explains the absence of any real discussion of non-military solutions to the conflicts Israel has been locked in with its neighbors. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday July 24, 2014 10:50 by KM 1 comment (last - sunday august 03, 2014 15:50)
We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. We are also informed people; we teach the ethics of our professions, together with the knowledge and practice of it. We all have worked in and known the situation of Gaza for years.
On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday July 23, 2014 10:27 by fred 1 comment (last - saturday july 26, 2014 04:17) 1 image
Yesterday independent TD's Clare Daly and Mick Wallace carried out a protest designed to highlight use of Shannon for military purposes yesterday. They were later released. Daly has vowed to hold the state to account for it's complicity in US military warmongering in the middle east and elsewhere. Fair play to Clare and Mick. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Wednesday July 23, 2014 09:44 by Party of the Laboring Masses (PLM) 4 comments (last - friday july 25, 2014 17:56) 2 images
In the past week, Israeli military forces have escalated their offensive on the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes have increasingly targeted houses, civilian-populated areas and civilian facilities in the Gaza strip. Israeli warplanes have destroyed a number of houses while their residents were inside, without any prior warnings, killing and wounding many Palestinian civilians.
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