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Shannon Torture Watch

category clare | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Friday July 25, 2008 01:03author by John Lannon Report this post to the editors

The regular Shannon vigil to oppose complicity in human rights abuses and war will take place from 5 to 6pm on Sunday August 10th. Meeting place is the small roundabout before the entrance to the airport.

It may be the quiet holiday season for most people in the mid-West of Ireland, but the wars and the suffering continue in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other parts of the world. So too does the illegal "disappearance", detention and torturing of thousands of adults and children around the world - all in the name of a politically and economically motivated "war on terror".

Our government have us playing a major part in all this by making Shannon airport available without question to the US military and CIA.

Register your objection by joining the one-hour vigil at Shannon.

author by US Out Of Shannonpublication date Sat Jul 26, 2008 15:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi Guysand Gals just saw this post on flying in ireland forum

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:12 pm Post subject: Surprise Participant


Brought a chap from the USAF ANG to the briefing this morning who flies a very large tactical transport aircraft... look out for a big surprise around 1634 tomorrow....

Are we going to protest about these killer machines flying in Ireland

author by Michael Gallagher - Photographerpublication date Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:00author email libertypics at yahoo dot ieauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

Does anyone know if their are any cars travelling to Shannon from Dublin for the vigil? Or can you tell me how to get to the roundabout from the bus Eireann route?

Michael Gallagher 086 4048249

author by Fred Johnstonpublication date Sat Aug 09, 2008 16:50author email sylfredcar at iolfree dot ieauthor address author phone 087.2178138Report this post to the editors

Does anyone know (I have been away) whether there have been any letters of protest written to the national newspapers or to local papers in Bray? Should have imagined this would be a natural first response. The GAAW in Galway fought hard to finally bring to the public's attention what the Salthill Air Show was actually about and they found themselves up against all kinds of vested interests; no, I am not a spokesman for them, but I was active in these protestations. It is in the interest of both the US and UK military establishments to have these airshows.

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