In Yemen, Western Foreign Policy Is Empowering al-Qaeda 22:27 Jun 22 0 comments
Trump admits US killed millions in war based on lies 23:47 Oct 10 0 comments
From 1945 until today - 20 to 30 million people killed by the USA 23:00 Nov 29 0 comments
Climate Change Action Would Kill Imperialism 22:00 Nov 23 0 comments
Great powers commemorate First World War, and plan the next one 22:34 Nov 14 0 commentsmore >>
The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason
On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan
What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith
The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith
Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
Irish Examiner bias Anthony
Hong Kong and democracy Anthony
Oliver Callan: Back in his box Anthony
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
The Future for China Wed Jul 15, 2020 05:01 | The Saker
There is a dark and dangerous forest behind these burning trees? Wed Jul 15, 2020 02:26 | The Saker
Saudi Regime Is Balancing On Brink Of Collapse Amid Economic Crisis And Setbacks In Yemeni War Tue Jul 14, 2020 21:38 | amarynth
The Historical Forces Behind the New U.S-Mexico Pro-Nation State Alliance Tue Jul 14, 2020 21:33 | amarynth
Is there any possibility of diffusing Sino-US tension? Tue Jul 14, 2020 21:24 | amarynth
Chains of Solidarity Link Gaza And Derry
international | anti-war / imperialism | feature Tuesday January 13, 2009 09:29 by John Doherty - Derry Anti War Coalition
Derry plant of Arms manufacturer and Israel sponsor occupied for 3d time since 2003
as they entered the Raytheon premises:
From the Derry Anti War Coalition:
From Nine Women Who Have Chained Themselves Inside The Raytheon Building At Springtown Today (January 12Th) At 2.30pm
We have taken this action in an effort to prevent or delay war crimes being committed by the Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza with the use of Raytheon weapons and to try to force a criminal investigation into the activities of the Raytheon company in Derry and elsewhere which, we believe, amount to complicity in war crimes.
Like millions of others, we have watched television pictures of innocent people being slaughtered since the Israeli assault on Gaza began on December 27th, and have wanted it to stop. But nobody with the power to make it stop seems willing to intervene to do so.
Lawyers and international human rights organisations have declared that the Israeli bombing and shelling of Gaza involves war crimes. The bombing of a UN-sponsored school on January 6th, killing at least 40 civilians, including children, has merely been the worst of these war crimes.
Raytheon is one of Israel’s main suppliers of the weapons being used in the attacks on Gaza. The company is either aware or doesn’t care that its weapons are being used to commit war crimes.
Raytheon is aiding and abetting Israel in committing these war crimes against the people of Gaza. We are trying to stop them.
We hope that we encourage others to take similar action against other Raytheon plants and against arms companies generally.
We call for a criminal investigation into the activities of the Raytheon company in Ireland, Britain and elsewhere with a view to the prosecution of Raytheon executives for complicity in war crimes.
We call on all political parties, community groups, trades unions, churches and others in the Derry area to say clearly that we do not want a company involved in war crimes in our town and to declare that Raytheon should get out.
Statement Issued By The Women Immediately After Leaving The Building At 6pm.
A deputation from the Derry Anti-War Coalition is to meet with senior PSNI officers this week to present evidence which, they say, warrants a criminal investigation into the Raytheon company.
The coalition says that an agreement by the PSNI to formally consider the evidence was one of the reasons for ending the protest at Raytheon in which nine women chained themselves together inside the building.
A spokeswoman for the nine said: "While inside the building, we had a series of discussions with the Foyle commander of the PSNI, Chris Yates. As a result of these discussions between ourselves and Chief Inspector Yates, it was agreed that he would accept delivery of our dossier of evidence and arrange that it be studied to determine whether a basis exists for criminal charges against Raytheon.
We thank all those who gathered outside Raytheon to support our action. The Derry Anti War Coalition again calls on the local political parties to join us in demanding that Raytheon get out of Derry