Upcoming Events

Clare | Anti-War / Imperialism

no events match your query!

New Events

Clare

no events posted in last week

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Syrian-Iraqi War Report ? January 18, 2017: War Against ISIS Wed Jan 18, 2017 14:25 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/syrian-iraqi-w...

offsite link The Political Uses Of Russophobia Wed Jan 18, 2017 14:09 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/the-political-...

offsite link American spies, Primakov?s death, and Russian Pharma, by Scott Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:12 | Scott
This is my corner so I can rant on and on about what bothers me the most today. Take, for example, the recent revelation made by Russia’s Foreign Ministry that

offsite link The best armed forces on the planet? Wed Jan 18, 2017 01:48 | The Saker
In my recent article ?Risks and Opportunities for 2017? I made a statement which shocked many readers. I wrote: Russia is now the most powerful country on the planet. (?)

offsite link Syrian War Report ? January 17, 2017: ISIS Developing Advance In Deir Ezzor Tue Jan 17, 2017 17:08 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep...

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link Guest Post: Extension of the 14 day rule: potential implications for Irish embryos Thu Jan 12, 2017 18:05 | Eilionoir Flynn

offsite link Notes on Judge Harding-Clark?s Report on the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme. Thu Nov 24, 2016 17:50 | Máiréad Enright

offsite link The Practical Implications of Miller v SSEEU for Brexit: Nine Reflections Thu Nov 03, 2016 16:30 | Fiona de Londras

offsite link Having Our Voices Heard ? the Official Languages Act foreshadowing the Recognition of Irish Sign Lan... Wed Nov 02, 2016 09:35 | admin

offsite link Benefit Sanctions and Coercion Within the Irish Welfare System Thu Sep 22, 2016 13:38 | Cliodhna Murphy

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link The UK and Europe. Size is relative 19:26 Wed Jan 18, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link A view from inside the government? 14:00 Wed Jan 18, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link SF and the unions? and what about unions more broadly? 11:22 Wed Jan 18, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link The DUP and Brexit 06:23 Wed Jan 18, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link What you want to say ? 18th January, Week 3, 2017 02:36 Wed Jan 18, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

Another 5 go airside in Ploughshares action at Shannon Airport

category clare | anti-war / imperialism | feature author Monday February 03, 2003 02:50author by IMC Editorial Group - IMC Ireland Report this post to the editors

Ploughshares In the early hours of Monday 3 February, five members of the pacifist Catholic Worker Movement ( 2 ) cut their way into Shannon Airport ( 2 ). The peace activists poured human blood on the runway that has been servicing U.S. military flights, troop and munition deployments to U.S. military bases in Kuwait and Qatar. They constructed a shrine on the runway to Iraqi children killed and threatened by U.S./British bombardment and sanctions. The shrine consisted of copies of the Bible and Quran, rosary and muslim prayer beads, flowers, photographs of Iraqi children and Brigid's crosses. They then began to take up the runway, working on its edge with a mallet.

Despite other media giving space to reports of a Garda being assaulted or overpowered, this was refuted by the protestors themselves.

Ciaron O'Reilly, one of the Catholic Worker activists arrested, said today that they had indeed met met a Garda who, rather than being overpowered, had had a kind of stress/panic reaction to their presence and had become upset. According to Ciaron the Garda was concerned with his job and with the reaction of his superiors. Ciaran made it clear that at no point had the Catholic Worker activists approached, attacked or restrained the Garda and that he was their arresting officer. Ciaran is further reported as saying that the five Catholic Worker protesters were themselves upset by the Garda's reaction and had attempted to comfort and reassure him.

Read More | Updates: ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) ( 5 ) ( 6 ) | Picture of those arrested

Comment on this Feature

© 2001-2017 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy