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Clare - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Shannonwatch Vigil

category clare | anti-war / imperialism | event notice author Thursday May 06, 2010 01:11author by Shannonwatchauthor email shannonwatch at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Monthly vigil to protest against war and renditions at Shannon

Meet at small roundabout just before the airport.

They haven't gone away you know (except when the volcanic ash drives them away) ...

The U.S. military continue to use Shannon Airport to fly troops in and out of their war zones. Every week we have the Omni Air troop carriers, the cargo planes destined for war zones, the U.S. air force,and U.S. navy aircraft flying in and out of an otherwise almost empty airport.

April figures show that civilian deaths in Afghanistan jumped by one-third over the same period a year ago. This is in advance of a major Western military offensive in Kandahar province this spring and summer, which will see even more troops - and private war contractors - pass through Shannon.

Expanding the war only helps the military/war industry. Today the situation of ordinary people in Afghanistan - especially women- is as bad as ever. Come to Shannon on Sunday May 9th for an hour to express your opposition, and to call for an end to Ireland's support for the unecessary and destructive wars of occupation.

The Shannonwatch vigils also demand accountability for the many years of U.S. rendition flights through Shannon. To date not one of these has been investigated.

Related Link: http://www.shannonwatch.org
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