Upcoming Events

Clare | Anti-War / Imperialism

no events match your query!

New Events

Clare

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Lacking moral courage to name names

offsite link Real democracies and referendums Anthony

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply Anthony

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link The Saker Blog needs your help! Mon Apr 06, 2020 04:08 | The Saker
Dear friends, As I have explained recently, the Saker Community, the Saker blog and my family have been negatively affected by the SARS-COV-2/COVID19 pandemic.  Even though most of us are

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/04/06 ? Open Thread Mon Apr 06, 2020 04:00 | Herb Swanson
2020/04/06 03:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Serbia SITREP: Serbian Bishop Naum arrested by state-of-exception regime Mon Apr 06, 2020 01:00 | The Saker
by Stephen Karganovic for The Saker Blog In Serbia, severely restrictive measures taken ostensibly to combat the corona virus pandemic are turning increasingly into a cover for the persecution not

offsite link This will not convince those who are already sure, but nonetheless Mon Apr 06, 2020 00:51 | The Saker
Dear friends, Please check out this screenshot: The gentlemen on the right is Rinat Maksiutov, General Director of the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vektor.  Last time I

offsite link Saker announcement: COVID19 and the Saker Community Sat Apr 04, 2020 21:32 | The Saker
Dear friend of the Saker Community and beyond, I have to tell you that the COVID19 crisis has hit the Saker Community pretty hard.  So far, I know of nobody

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Shannon Anti War/Bush Demo - Sat 26th - Photos

category clare | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Sunday June 27, 2004 08:36author by Noise Hacker Report this post to the editors

...
shannon_demo_26_1.jpg

shannon_demo_26_2.jpg

shannon_demo_26_3.jpg

shannon_demo_26_4.jpg

shannon_demo_26_5.jpg

author by Noise Machinepublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 08:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...

shannon_demo_26_6.jpg

shannon_demo_26_7.jpg

shannon_demo_26_8.jpg

shannon_demo_26_9.jpg

shannon_demo_26_10.jpg

author by Noise Producerpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 08:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...

shannon_demo_26_11.jpg

shannon_demo_26_12.jpg

shannon_demo_26_13.jpg

shannon_demo_26_14.jpg

shannon_demo_26_15.jpg

author by Noise Promoterpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 08:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...

shannon_demo_26_16.jpg

shannon_demo_26_17.jpg

shannon_demo_26_18.jpg

shannon_demo_26_19.jpg

shannon_demo_26_20.jpg

author by Noise = Unwanted Soundpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 08:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...

shannon_demo_26_21.jpg

shannon_demo_26_22.jpg

shannon_demo_26_23.jpg

shannon_demo_26_24.jpg

shannon_demo_26_25.jpg

author by Noise Machinepublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 08:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...

shannon_demo_26_26.jpg

shannon_demo_26_27.jpg

shannon_demo_26_28.jpg

shannon_demo_26_29.jpg

shannon_demo_26_30.jpg

author by Noise Hackerpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 08:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...

shannon_demo_26_31.jpg

shannon_demo_26_32.jpg

shannon_demo_26_33.jpg

shannon_demo_26_34.jpg

shannon_demo_26_35.jpg

author by Noise Creatorpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 08:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...

shannon_demo_26_36.jpg

shannon_demo_26_37.jpg

shannon_demo_26_38.jpg

shannon_demo_26_39.jpg

shannon_demo_26_40.jpg

author by Noise Loverpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 09:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...

shannon_demo_26_41.jpg

shannon_demo_26_42.jpg

shannon_demo_26_43.jpg

shannon_demo_26_44.jpg

shannon_demo_26_45.jpg

author by Hup - huppublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 11:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Liked the gardaí holding hands -ring a ring a rosie- seemed to be getting into the spirit of things, and the cop that actually looked like a pig, astounding. Where do they get all the snazzy armour and stuff its really impressive, and what's the story with all the pigs and armymen and tanks, a few rolls of razor wire and a few hundred land mines would save the taxpayer a fortune. The trigger happy CIA agents in the airport could take care of any of the murderous lunatics in rainbow dress that made their way through. Great turn out wish I was there, sun shining and all.

author by Ed Lee - NUJpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:03author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Damn I wish i made it to shannon.
Wow, talk about deja vu of May Day when lookin at those riot cops.

author by aidanpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 13:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There is huge coverage of the shannon protest in the media in Europe. It was covered in the netherlands press and all over Euronews. A portugese friend of mine also said it got widespread coverage in Portugese media. Equall outrage at their PM being appointed New EU presidents...links being made about Bertie and Prodi being puppets for the Fortress leaders. I am encouraging him to post a story on PT indymedia newswire. Congratulations to all involved and particulaly those who put the organisation into the Shannon protest. No Gods , No masters, No leaders , Just people, Resist Authority and demand nothing less than than the destruction of parliament and the beginnings democracy.

author by aidanpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 13:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

José Manuel Durao Barroso

author by pirate naughtypublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 15:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Anyways, Portugal is safe from the Azores to the Spice isles for the merrovinginvinjans.

Cool photos. Really cool photos.
Gardaí just a tip, I note in the deployment that you managed to box yourselves in. With three lines of infantry immediately infront of vans which barricade the road, you left yourselves no option to withdraw. This suggests you were willing to hold that line at all costs. Should the costs have increased beyond hand to handie combat and small projectile throwing, you had no channel free to operate water canon or escape any type of serious assault.
You aren't military. You just look that way.
One shot garda and you would mostly have been shitting yourselves falling over each other up the ditches.
still it wasn't a third world country, where the police and army deploy and shoot up protesters, you don't have direct experience of this type of thing. Oh no. "Security levels appropriate to threat"...¿?
They were not appropriate to the threat posed by the assembled protesters.
And if one of those protesters had emerged as a "serious threat" that is an armed terrorist, or evildoer, you would have fucked up the job completely and with an awful lot of blood.
This exactly how not to police boundaries.
You were just playing the bully.
need it spellt out-
one grenade launched into the centre of the column and you'd have had all your vans in flames and lots of death and panic.

And that would have allowed the "evildoers" through the cordon, quicker than you can say "last road blocked from Shannon, CAD one's only escape now is by air"... "very poor visibility" ... wow would you have seen a display of superior fire power then.

quite.
all the gardaí and all the ban gardaí
and all the pacifist protesters and all the scorpion tanks would have been vaporised quicker than you can say "Target is clear Sir over" And some would hold memories of the retreating helicopters for decades to come.
"They looked like insects". "It was over in ten minutes".


But you were sure there were no grenade launchers in the protest crowd weren't you?
Yes. You were actually quite sure that there were no EvilDoers in the crowd.
Yes.
we all sort of got the impression that there were neither Evil Doers invited or attending the Ambush, Stop, Arrest, Shout at, Think About, Scold, Message, Greet, Bush campaigns in Ireland.

Thus you were aware the crowd didn't merit the display laid on. So, the only credible explanation is you wanted to send a clear message to the World and all the folks at home, that you too, think Bush is a militarist.
You think it appropriate to greet the President of the United States of America in this way.

God Help us all, when so many people love dressing up for battles they can't fight.

author by Roninpublication date Sun Jun 27, 2004 22:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Why weren't you there Hup hup? I made the trip down for both protests on Friday and Saturday in Shannon. Won't you travel for what you believe in instead of writing a quick comment on a website......?

author by Mosespublication date Mon Jun 28, 2004 00:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Re: That fourth photo posted at 7.58.

One thing you can be sure of - where there is death, the NRA are never far away!

author by i was there toopublication date Mon Jun 28, 2004 01:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Won't you travel for what you believe in instead of writing a quick comment on a website......?

that's a bit fuckin extreme, don'tcha think? dude was being supportive of the march and the protests and pretty much the whole weekend, and seems sincerely regretful that s/he missed out. don't think s/he needs to justify his/her attendance to you or not.

"i made the trip down for both protests" ...

well aren't YOU deadly (not to mention self-righteous)...what a ridiculous attitude to have...

author by chicago personpublication date Mon Jun 28, 2004 07:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

hi my irish cousins,

inspiring to see so many people turning out to wage peace!

author by hup - huppublication date Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I resent that Ronin! you presumptuous tit, the fact is I live in Sweden and can't afford to travel home and all over creation (don't have the luxury of the dole, if I may be presumptuous). As for what i believe in, it may or may not be the utter futility of affirmitive action, though you'd probably never grasp the arguement(more presumption on my part) I might just believe that being a presumptuous activist preaching my bigoted opinion is the very reason the world is in the sad state it is today, though I doubt you'd grasp that arguement either ( another presumptuous opinionated ad hominem attack, not untypical of almost every post on this site) I might just beleive a humourous and cynical statement is the basis of Irish neutrality, just ask DeValera why we are neutral in the first place. I may or may not have attended marches and demonstrations and worked with aid groups abroad, but I think you like most people are fully capable of making a correct assumption of whether I have or not based on a miniscule and finite collection of presumed facts. (I won't hold my breath for an apology) Still think it looked like a lovely day and would like to have been there and the Gardaí looked like they were having a great time too.

author by dunkpublication date Mon Jun 28, 2004 14:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

did the images of the street theatre and black blanket die in @ the tank/armored personal carrier and riot cops make it into any of the mainstream papers, i think not?

well done to all, it was an excellent day
thanks
dunk

author by julzpublication date Mon Jun 28, 2004 15:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

hey, you stole the words right from my fingertips, the ring a ring a rosie thing and pig face pictures also highly amused me. and after lemonade and biscuits they divulged in a nice game of britsh bulldogs dressed in very fetching snazzy riot attire. beware of colourful hippies on sunny days, they may start blowing jimmy jos in your faces and put a daisy chain in your hair.

author by johnpublication date Mon Jun 28, 2004 22:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

No photo of the refugee from the Matrix standing next to the garda photographer? Who was he?

author by Pooka McFeepublication date Mon Jun 28, 2004 23:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Love and thanks to all who were there. A beautiful day. I felt inspired, uplifted, loved, trusted and powerful. Each time we do this we get better at it and come closer to the time when we live our whole lives this way. Cooperation, acting as one with no loss of individuality. See you soon companeras y companeros, Here's to us!

author by Doug Weaverpublication date Fri Jul 02, 2004 18:32author address Halifax, NS, Canadaauthor phone Report this post to the editors

I was just browsing and came across your site.. If a picture is worth a 1000 words, you people spoke volumes. You have every reason to be proud of your efforts. A lot of the Irish protests were shown on the CBC here in Canada, in a very supportive manner. My mothers family came from Ireland during the Genocide in the 1840's. Seeing your site has made me even more proud of my heritage.

ERIN GO BRAUGH, my spelling is probably wrong, but you know the meaning.

Number of comments per page
  
 
© 2001-2020 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