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IRISH POLITICIANS BETRAY GAZA
Irish political representatives shamefully abstain in crucial UN vote on Gaza

Ireland and 16 other EU countries abstained from the UN Human Rights Council resolution to set up a commission of inquiry into Gaza. Apparently over "concerns that the draft text was unbalanced, inaccurate and prejudges the outcome of the investigation." The resolution was approved with 29 votes in favour, one against (the United States) and 17 abstentions. More details see here
Ireland's ambassador to the UN Patricia O'Brien today said Ireland had
"a very valid reason not to support the resolution."
Yeah right Patricia, and the reason was our masters in the US embassy told us not to vote in favour and our spineless politicians meekly obeyed.

Update 03/08/2014:Just hours after an attack on a United Nations-operated school took the lives of 20 civilians last week, the US announced it would resupply Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city. Only several days later, the US Congress overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure to grant Israel $225 million in additional funding to boost the country’s missile defense capabilities. "

UPDATE 12th August: So far Israel has killed over 1949 Palestinians including
449 children. 9891 injured, including over 3000 children.
This count is increasing by the hour.

For a list of all names, see http://www.imemc.org/article/68429
- the website of the International Middle East Media Center.

international / anti-war / news report Thursday August 30, 2012 04:15 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 2 comments (last - friday august 31, 2012 01:34)
After attending a workshop last Saturday by U.S. Iraq war veteran Logan Mehl-Laituri at the Greenbelt Festival/ England, I was informed that Joshua Casteel was in a very bad way with the cancer with which he has been struggling. On Sunday we learnt that Joshua had passed away.
OBITUARY: Joshua Casteel – Presente!
Posted on August 25, 2012 - Pax Christi USA http://tinyurl.com/93cgonz
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Monday August 27, 2012 22:40 by pat c   text 15 comments (last - saturday september 01, 2012 18:41)   image 2 images
Its worthwhile having a look at who has what when it comes to nuclear weapons*.

• United States: Approximately 5,000 total warheads: 1,737 deployed strategic warheads, approximately 500 operational tactical weapons (some 200 deployed in Europe), and approximately 2,700 reserve warheads (active and inactive) in storage.
• Russia: Approximately 5,500 total warheads: 1,492 operational strategic warheads, approximately 2,000 operational tactical warheads (not deployed), and approximately 2,000 reserve warheads in storage.
• China: About 240 total warheads.
• France: Fewer than 300 operational warheads.
• United Kingdom: Fewer than 160 deployed strategic warheads, total stockpile of up to 225.
* http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswho...swhat
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international / anti-war / press release Tuesday August 21, 2012 13:17 by pat c
With the Non-Aligned Movement meeting this week in Tehran, Veterans For Peace is urging the organization of 120 nations not formally allied with any major power bloc to take steps to deter the Israeli-American threats of war against Iran over its nuclear enrichment program.

From: Veterans For Peace

This is an urgent appeal from Veterans For Peace. We are an organization of U.S. veterans formed in 1985 to try to bring an end to war. VFP is a non-profit organization recognized by the UN as an NGO.

We are appealing to the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement to do everything in your power to head off a military attack on Iranin the coming weeks. Israel’s leaders regard the period between now and the U.S. election on November 6 as the most opportune time to virtually guarantee U.S. support for such an attack. And the continuing build-up of U.S. forces in the area of the Persian Gulf strengthens the impression of U.S. readiness to provide it.
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international / anti-war / news report Monday August 06, 2012 16:00 by Racist Arsehole   text 57 comments (last - tuesday august 14, 2012 17:11)   image 3 images   video 3 video files
IDF soldiers prevent attack on "Israeli regime" by "freedom fighters" who attacked and killed Egyptian soldiers read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Monday August 06, 2012 10:40 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 4 comments (last - monday august 06, 2012 22:45)

GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR
SUMMER 2012 BULLETIN

DUE TO THE RAID ON THE HOME OF GAAW'S PRO AND THE SEIZURE OF HIS COMPUTER, WE ARE WITHOUT THE DATABASE OF 800+ SUPPORTERS, WHO WE REGULARLY EMAIL THE GAAW BULLETIN.
SO WE WOULD APPEAL TO YOU TO PASS ON THIS BULLETIN TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW ARE SYMPATETIC TO THE CAUSE OF PEACE.
IF YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED ON OUR MAILING LIST, JUST CONTACT US AT galwayallianceagainstwar@gmail.com OR JOIN US ON OUR FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/312442090965/
OR BEFRIEND US ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/#!/galway.antiwar

GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT
PEACE VIGIL SHANNON
SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST. 2-3PM
AT THE ROUNDABOUT BEFORE THE ENTRANCE TO SHANNON AIRPORT

AGENDA

1. NEVER FORGET: IRELAND IS AT WAR
2. THE GARDAÍ AND GAAW
3. THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA:
a) Somalia & The Real Pirates
b) MALI: “Collateral damage of the Libyan crisis”
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international / anti-war / news report Wednesday August 01, 2012 19:41 by pat c   text 4 comments (last - thursday august 02, 2012 20:14)   video 1 video file
Syrian rebels have murdered prisoners. While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Human Rights Watch have condemned it. So far the US haven't mentioned it.

Human Rights Watch has told the BBC the act was potentially a war crime. “What it looks like is execution of detainees and if that is the case, that would be a war crime”: Clive Baldwin, Senior legal adviser for Human Rights Watch. HRW, he added, had been seeing evidence of abuses such as torture and executions by rebel elements "for some time".

The head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which documents violence by all sides in the conflict, condemned the killings by the rebels as "criminal".

The UN mission in Syria reports that the rebels in Aleppo are now armed with some heavy weapons including tanks and says that helicopters, heavy machine guns and artillery are also being used in the fighting. "We are calling on all parties to exercise utmost restraint... to distinguish between civilians and [combatants] in this conflict," said spokeswoman Sausan Ghosheh. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Monday July 30, 2012 17:19 by boroba
Jeff Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric was interviewed by the Financial Times at the weekend . He told the paper that « nuclear power is so expensive compared with other forms of energy that it has become “really hard” to justify « . On the face of it ,Immelt's comments would seem to be at odds with General Electric being one of the world’s largest suppliers of atomic equipment. So what is going on ?

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Gene Sharp, "harmless peace loving old man" or cynical calculating CIA asset?
international / anti-war / feature Saturday July 21, 2012 21:51 by lefty   text 16 comments (last - wednesday november 06, 2013 22:05)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Abstract: For most progressive activists, it is a given that the military-industrial complex is a clear and highly visible barrier to progressive social change. So it is particularly interesting to note that a number of groups involved in progressive activist education – which are held in high regard by activists – maintain strong links to military and political elites. One of the best known of these organisations is the US-based Albert Einstein Institution. This paper will provide a systematic analysis of the history of this Institution, and the key people associated with it, and demonstrate how their work is intimately linked to the international democracy-manipulating community – whose work is exemplified by the US-based National Endowment for Democracy, a group which is well-known for its support of the failed 2002 coup in Venezuela. This analysis will expose the crucial role such activist educators play in catalysing revolutions in countries deemed appropriative for regime change by transnational elites. In the light of the dubious nature of these educational activities, this paper will conclude by offering a number of suggestions for how concerned citizens and educators may counter the cynical (ab)use of activist education by political elites as a new and powerful tool of imperialism. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Friday July 06, 2012 12:35 by Yassamine Mather   text 3 comments (last - friday july 06, 2012 18:21)
The Iran Tribunal - convened to put the Tehran regime in the dock for its massacre of 5,000-10,000 political prisoners in 1988 - took place in London over June 18-22. While it largely went unnoticed by the public in Britain, it caused uproar amongst sections of the Iranian left.

The tribunal was not the first well-financed attempt to divert the genuine anger of the Iranian people, and their hatred of the Islamic regime (in its many factions), towards dubious ends. Similar stunts have taken place before under the auspices of so-called NGOs - which turn out to be little more than fronts for the United States and the European Union. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / news report Friday July 06, 2012 11:53 by GAAW PRO
RTE’s website has two interesting news reports today:
1) Eamon Gilmore is off to a socalled “Friends of Syria” meeting in Paris, the aim of which is to support the overthrow of the Assad regime. It is all reminiscent of the moves to topple Ghadaffi in Libya a year ago.
2) The other news report informs us of the widespread human rights abuses now being carried out in “free” Libya. Up until now the western media has done its utmost to hide the chaos and bloodshed that has occurred since the overthrow of Ghadaffi, but eventually some of the truth had to come out.
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national / anti-war / news report Wednesday June 13, 2012 13:32 by Free Assange! Free Manning! Free Yourself! Stop the Wars!   text 2 comments (last - sunday june 17, 2012 15:15)
jAs Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrived at the Stamford Plaza in Brisbane Tuesday night to deliver a speech at the opening dinner of the Economic Forum, she was confronted by Catholic Workers and other anti-war activists over her betrayal of Australian born citizen Julian Assange to the U.S. war machine.

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galway / anti-war / news report Tuesday June 12, 2012 12:33 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 7 comments (last - wednesday june 13, 2012 18:31)
The Galway Alliance Against War has scoffed at what it calls “the absurd Galway council politicians” condemning the group's peaceful visit to local TDs seeking them to do something about the scandolous raid on the home of their spokesperson. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / news report Saturday June 09, 2012 14:47 by Galway Alliance Against War
The Galway Alliance Against War will hold an unprecedented protest outside the home of Labour Deputy Derek Nolan tomorrow Sunday. We will assemble at 1pm at the entrance to the Riverside Estate on the Tuam Road Galway. This is a response to a deeply political raid by Garda Special Branch on the home of Niall Farrell, GAAW's PRO, on Thursday morning. The intention is to make it clear that such political harassment by the coalition's thought police will not be accepted! Please attend and spread the word.
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galway / anti-war / news report Thursday June 07, 2012 18:03 by Shannonwatch   text 2 comments (last - saturday june 09, 2012 14:09)
This morning Gardai searched the home of Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) PRO, Niall Farrell, in relation to a peaceful act of sabotage on a US troop transporter at Shannon on the morning of 20th December 2011. At the time GAAW had received a handwritten communication from one of the members of the Peace Team involved in the action, and it would seem that this was the basis for the Gardai’s search. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Tuesday May 29, 2012 02:47 by Justin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 29, 2012 22:54)
The story of rape in war and how some people are trying to stop it read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Sunday May 27, 2012 22:48 by Galway Alliance Against War
GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT

DON’T EVER FORGET: THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND IS AT WAR
IRISH TROOPS & GARDAÍ OUT OF AFGHANISTAN!
US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON!

SUNDAY 10th JUNE BETWEEN 2-3PM

PEACE VIGIL ORGANISED BY SHANNONWATCH AT SHANNON AIRPORT
(PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT ROUNDABOUT BEFORE AIRPORT)

CONTENTS

1. Revisiting the Lisbon Treaty
2. The Irish Military & the Turf Dispute
3. Contrasting Quotations: A Proverbial Week in Politics or Labour in Opposition and then in Government?
4. The Silent Closure of the Irish Embassy in Iran
5. Reader’s Email
6. News from the USA: War Vets Throw Back Medals at NATO Summit – plus 2 must-see video clips: 4-Star General Wesley Clark --USA will attack 7 countries in 4 years
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international / anti-war / news report Tuesday May 15, 2012 08:06 by Ciaron   text 12 comments (last - monday may 21, 2012 12:25)
VIDEO CHICAGO (2 mins) - Catholic Workers arrested in anti-NATO occupation of U.S. Prez Obama's campaign offices
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=8660928
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international / anti-war / news report Monday May 14, 2012 09:42 by Ciaron   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 15, 2012 06:50)
On May 9th. 4 London Catholic Workers were joined by 10 Swedish students on a day visit to Giuseppe Conlon House as we travelled into the South Korean Embassy. We went to the embassy to express solidarity with the people of Je Ju nonviolently resisting the destructon of their traditional lands & the construction of a new U.S. warfigting naval base.
London solidarity youtube (4 mins) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-4_msp0ai0
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BLOODY LONDON OLYMPIC BOYCOTT
international / anti-war / news report Monday May 07, 2012 05:08 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 8 comments (last - wednesday may 09, 2012 08:35)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Boycott Olympics London and its sponsors : McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Panasonic, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, Omega, Proctor & Gamble, Samsung, VISA and Nike. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Monday April 23, 2012 18:34 by Ciaron   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 19:00)
****If you can't make it to the tribunal at Ft. Meade or the U.S. embassy in London, consider making a public stand for Bradley Manning on April 24th., 25th. or 26th. wherever you are - as he stands before a military tribunal that wishes to bury him alive!
Bradley has now been in military custody for over 700 days!
There are solidarity actions presently planned in Cardiff/ Wales, Fairford Base/ England, the gates of Ft. Meade /USA and 14 cities world wide
http://tinyurl.com/cxpedl5
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