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Dublin - Event Notice
Thursday December 06 2012
08:00 PM

8pm Public Meeting: War, Media and WikiLeaks - Central Hotel, Dublin 2

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Public Meeting
Thursday 6th December, 8pm
McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Dublin 2

Contributors:

Benjamin Griffin is a former British soldier who refused to return to Iraq and left the Army, citing not only ‘illegal’ tactics of US troops and the policies of coalition forces but also that the invasion itself was contrary to international law. He is now a committed anti-war activist, and is in regular contact with the jailed WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

Harry Browne is a Lecturer in the School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology as well as an activist and journalist. He has written ‘Hammered by the Irish’, published in 2008; and ‘The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power)’, soon to be published.

Farah Mokhtareizadeh is a long-time peace activist with Voices for Creative Nonviolence; working in Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and most recently in Afghanistan where she assisted in the formation of the country’s inaugural women’s journalist union. She is currently a fourth year PhD student at Trinity College studying women’s rights in the Muslim world.

Ciaron O’Reilly is a veteran Catholic Worker, Ploughshares activist and non violent war resister. He has served prison time in the US for disarming a B-52 bomber during the 1991 Gulf War and went on trial in Ireland in 2006 for disarming a US warplane at Shannon Airport.

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In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with WL Central, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has accused the current Gillard government of acting as though Julian Assange "doesn't exist, that he's not an Australian citizen." Mr Fraser slams the existing relationship between Australia and the United States as "far, far too close" and claims Australia is "a strategic colony of the United States, under current circumstances."

Condemning both major parties for doing "everything they can to help the United States and nothing that would offend the United States", Mr Fraser claims that "in many ways our parliament has abdicated Australian sovereignty".

"If we could ever again get a government that would stand up for Australian independence, that government would of necessity have to do a number of things that the United States would not like," said Mr Fraser, citing a range of issues, from US bases to immigration policies, where the government was failing in its duties.

"And nobody is held accountable. Nobody pays the price. Nobody loses their job. Nobody is demoted. Nobody is fined. Now, you have to have accountability."

The former right wing Liberal Party leader says today's supposedly left wing ALP government is "far more right than I was". Defending his own record in government, which included conscription for the Vietnam War, the establishment of "shared" military facilities such as Pine Gap, and rumours of CIA involvement in the dismissal of the Whitlam government, Mr Fraser insisted that even former ALP PM Paul Keating, who recently condemned Australia's' diminishing influence, "underestimates the danger of the current relationship with the United States."

Full transcript below
http://wlcentral.org/node/2784

 
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