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Susan Manning, Chelsea's Mum pictured with Ciaron O'Reilly
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday December 08, 2013 22:31 by genny   text 1 comment (last - sunday december 08, 2013 23:33)   image 5 images
A woolly hat sent with love from California leads me to Chelsea Manning’s Welsh Mum, we catch and run with a rugby ball, Ciaron’s faith carries us to Ireland and the Irish respond with gifts of truth for Wales.

Read the original, full post, with links and pictures:
http://wp.me/p42I6Q-5X read full story / add a comment
On the streets promoting Trinity College meeting
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday December 04, 2013 12:14 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 2 comments (last - friday december 06, 2013 11:51)   image 5 images   video 2 video files
The last few days in Dublin unfolded in a warm embrace of solidarity for imprisoned Pvt. Manning’s mother Susan, aunts Mary & Sharon & uncle Kevin. The family had travelled from their hometown Haverfordwest, south-west Wales to Dublin, Ireland, the birthplace of their father. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Sunday December 01, 2013 17:53 by AV. Fitzgerald
Margaretta and Naill are due to attend Ennis District Court on Monday 2nd December 2013 at 11 am, to face the totally absurd charge that they

“DID INTERFERE WITH THE PROPER USE OF THAT AIRPORT BY GOING ON THE RUNWAY WITHOUT PERMISSION.” read full story / add a comment
Chelsea's Mum Susan Manning with Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday December 01, 2013 09:11 by WISE Up Wales   text 1 comment (last - sunday december 01, 2013 09:51)   image 5 images
We've been in Dublin since Wednesday with Welsh members of Chelsea Manning's family
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/11/27/rocky-road-to-d...blin/
enjoying warm and enthusiastic Irish hospitality from AFRI and many others during three days of solidarity events, meetings, meals and media interviews.

There are Irish connections on both sides of Chelsea's family: maternal grandfather from Rathmines, Dublin and one set of paternal great grandparents (both Mannings) from a village in Cork. Chelsea was flown out to Iraq via Shannon airport, the use of which by the US military compromises Ireland's supposed neutrality.

There will be more to report back later, but for now here are a few photos from the visit. More photos and info here:
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/12/01/a-photo-report-...ings/ read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 28, 2013 16:38 by z
Pvt Manning Benefit |Gig
Templebar Gallery & Studios
(Entrance opp. Ha'penny Pub)
10 euros / 5 unwaged read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Tuesday November 19, 2013 12:53 by WISE Up   text 5 comments (last - tuesday november 26, 2013 06:07)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
An evening for Private Chelsea (Bradley) Manning.
Human Rights lawyer Gareth Peirce also invited.

Members of Pvt. Manning's family will be in attendance.
Pvt. Manning has close family connections with Dublin.

Join us at 7pm sharp at Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday November 14, 2013 10:12 by Free Asange! Free Manning!   text 2 comments (last - tuesday november 19, 2013 06:35)   image 1 image
DONATE to the Pvt Manning Family Fund - and win a Rugby League World cup 2013 football signed by Julian Assange!
http://tinyurl.com/nz7sr3q

*The above site & bank account has been set up to defray the costs of Pvt. Mannng's Wales based family in their tranatlantic
visits to the one they love imprisoned in Ft. Leavenworth
http://tinyurl.com/yrw72v read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday November 12, 2013 05:37 by VfP supporter   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 12, 2013 05:46)
On Remembrance Sunday 2013, Veterans For Peace UK walked to The Cenotaph under the banner ‘Never Again’. The message on the back of our tops read “War is Organised Murder” which is a quote from Harry Patch, the last survivor of The Western Front who he died in 2009. Among the 18 veterans who attended were men who had served in World War 2, SE Asia, Northern Ireland, Dhofar, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Iraq. We were followed by around 80 supporters. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday November 12, 2013 05:16 by WISEup
RAFFLE toward defraying costs of PFC Manning's Wales based Family prison U.S. visits
PRIZE Rugby League World Cup 2013 football signed by WikiLeaks Julian Assange
http://tinyurl.com/nz7sr3q

VIDEO (1 min) Catch the ball of Solidarity with Manning & Assange
Don't drop it....RUN!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYf3GmxpYlQ read full story / add a comment
Mehr reported that Gen Jamali-Paqaleh was killed "in the recent days"
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday November 05, 2013 14:50 by Turing   image 1 image
In the spirit of Internationalism and Anti-Imperialism, General Jamali-Paqaleh died fighting the lackeys of US Imperialism and Zionism. Brig Gen Mohammad Jamali-Paqaleh of the Revolutionary Guards was buried with full honours in Kerman.

He had volunteered to "defend the Syrian people against terrorists" and "protect the [Shia] holy shrine of Sayyida Zainab" outside Damascus, the semi-official Mehr news agency said. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Sunday November 03, 2013 22:19 by anon   text 2 comments (last - monday november 25, 2013 07:49)   image 1 image   1 attached file
The People's Movement and the Peace and Neutrality Alliance are holding a conference on The EU - the Military Dimension.

Speakers include Tony Bunyan of Statewatch, Frank Slijper of the Dutch Campaign Against the Arms Trade and Filipe Ferreira of the Portuguese Council for Peace & Cooperation and the World Peace Council
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday November 02, 2013 03:52 by WISEup
"Ya gotta to be innit to winnit!"

Solidarity Promo Vid &
how to get your raffle ticket.....
http://wp.me/p42I6Q-W .
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday November 01, 2013 16:32 by Mairead Maguire   text 2 comments (last - thursday november 07, 2013 19:34)
"I write to you to ask your help for the people of Syria. All the people of Syria deserve your attention. Like you, they want the opportunity to live, love and labour in support of their children’s dreams" read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday October 30, 2013 23:56 by anti-war   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 31, 2013 00:18)   video 1 video file   2 attached files
Demonstration at Shannon Airport Roundabout on the 2nd Sunday of every Month. Next Demo is Sun 10th Nov

End the Afghan War 2001 - 2013

Supported by Peace & Neutrality Alliance and ShannonWatch read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday October 27, 2013 23:59 by Seana Sperling
Some in the U.S. are fearful of speaking out against the wars and social injustice because of the surveillance state.

Since the beginning of the new millennium some people have been guarding their words as if they were in a Communist country. When George W. Bush came into power in 2001 and after the tragedy of September 11th, we became engaged in another war. Mainstream media was almost completely silent on the negatives of a War on Terror.

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People gather at the site of a drone strike on the road between Yafe and Radfan districts of the southern Yemeni province of Lahj August 11, 2013. (Reuters)
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday October 22, 2013 13:41 by Turing   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 09, 2015 13:08)   image 1 image
A new report by Human Rights Watch once again confirms that Hellfire rockets lack selectivity and exterminate women and children more often than they hit Al-Qaeda associates. Last month the UN urged the US to reveal data on civilian drone casualties.

The prominent human rights organization has released a detailed 102-page report on the US drone attacks and airstrikes in Yemen against militants of the Al-Qaeda wing in the country simultaneously with another human rights organization Amnesty International issuing a report on US drone strikes in Pakistan.

Basically, the HRW report has maintained an already widely-known fact that civilians die too often in reported ‘surgical’ strikes which is unacceptable even by the ‘law of war. ... read full story / add a comment
Pakistani protesters belonging to United Citizen Action march behind a burning US flag during a protest in Multan on September 30, 2013, against the US drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas (AFP Photo / S.S Mirza)
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday October 19, 2013 14:06 by Turing   text 7 comments (last - friday february 21, 2014 16:58)   image 1 image
Yes, the level of the slaughter is being covered up. Full story at link.

A UN report accuses the United States of downplaying the number of civilians killed in anti-terrorist drone operations, while failing to assist in the investigation by releasing its own figures.

With the increased use of remotely piloted aircraft in military operations in a number of countries, the nagging question of civilian “collateral damage” as a consequence of these deadly technologies is a growing concern for the United Nations and human right groups.

In Afghanistan, for example, the number of aerial drone strikes surged from 294 in 2011 to 447 during the first 11 months of 2012, according to data released by the US Air Force in November 2012, UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson noted in his interim report.

Pakistan officials confirmed that out of 2,200 deaths “at least 400 civilians had been killed as a result of remotely piloted aircraft strikes and a further 200 individuals were regarded as probable non-combatants.” read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday October 19, 2013 13:59 by Turing   text 1 comment (last - sunday march 30, 2014 14:02)
Free at last. Full story at link.

Nine Shiite Lebanese pilgrims in Syria have finally been freed after being held hostage for nearly a year and a half. The release was reportedly part of a negotiated deal which is likely to lead to the release of two Turkish pilots being held in Lebanon.

A group of Syrian rebels were holding the Lebanese civilians hostage since May 2012. The kidnappers kept issuing new demands, claiming they had captured “subversives from the Lebanese Hezbollah party.”

The pilgrims were on a bus returning to Lebanon from Iran. In Aleppo province, their bus was stopped by a group of Syrian rebels who then abducted the passengers. Two of the hostages were later released, but the other nine remained in custody.

The kidnapping exacerbated regional tensions, leading to the kidnapping of two Turkish Airlines pilots in Beirut, Lebanon. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday October 18, 2013 15:29 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 5 comments (last - wednesday october 30, 2013 18:09)   video 2 video files
So this is the little US "beauty" that landed at Shannon Warport on the 5th Sept and departed on the 6th Sept. US Air Force Hercules AC-130W reg 87-9288
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FvmWBx6BLw (Preview)

THE US MILITARY HUB AT SHANNON AIRPORT & LABOUR’S MAKEOVER FOR DEREK NOLAN

The Galway Alliance Against War has stated that the publication of a parliamentary question confirming an armed US warplane landed at Shannon “underlines the need to close the US military hub at Shannon airport.”

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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday October 11, 2013 13:05 by Turing   text 1 comment (last - friday october 11, 2013 23:57)
Full story, images & vid at link.

At least 190 people were killed and more than 200 taken hostage by Syrian rebels financed by private Gulf donors in an August 4 military offensive in the Latakia governorate, according to a Human Rights Watch report. At least 67 of the victims executed had lived in government-aligned Alawite villages, HRW said in its report, “You Can Still See Their Blood,” released Friday, which saw the events as the first evidence of planned crimes against humanity perpetrated by opposition forces.

The killings took place when President Bashar Assad’s forces were overwhelmed by the militants, who then proceeded to enter the 10 Alawite villages nearby, sometimes rounding up and executing entire families, while taking others hostage. Torture and decapitations were also testament to the aggravated nature of the military offensive, proof of which was gathered by HRW through reports, witness statements, hospital records and materials recorded by the rebels themselves. read full story / add a comment
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