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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 / press release Thursday April 19, 2012 14:03 by Yassamine Mather
On Saturday April 14, Iran attended talks on its nuclear programme with six world powers in Istanbul. In the end, this ‘summit’ was little more than talks about talks - to take place in May in Baghdad. The uneasy stand-off continues and the strong possibility remains of an attack on Iran within months. Indeed, the outcome of the meeting has provoked a degree of cynicism, with press outlets in the US, the UK and Israel pointing out that Syria now seems to have learned the ‘Iran method’ - that is, agree to talks simply to buy time and postpone intervention. read full story / add a comment
Easter Sunday launch of UK Veterans For Peace
international / anti-war / news report Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:03 by Vetarans for Peace UK   text 4 comments (last - tuesday april 24, 2012 08:33)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Veterans for Peace UK held its inaugural meeting on Easter Sunday. 11 veterans attended the meeting. The meeting was started with the reading of The Statement of Purpose. We then had an extended check in where there was a good exchange of experiences.
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international / anti-war / press release Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:49 by WISEup (Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England) 4 Bradley Manning
RSVP - 5 pm Tuesday April 24th. *"Free Bradley Manning" Vigil at U.S. Embassy, London
*Please RSVP if you can - helps us organise the event!
** If you can't make it to London or Ft. Meade, consider standing publicly whereever you are in solidarity with Bradley Manning!
*** Bradley was shipped trhough Shannon Airport to the war in Iraq. His maternal grandfather came from Dublin.
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GAAW MEMBERS (IN BLACK!) OUTSIDE LABOUR CONFERENCE WITH IRISH NEUTRALITY'S COFFIN
galway / anti-war / news report Sunday April 15, 2012 14:58 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 12 comments (last - thursday april 19, 2012 01:19)   image 1 image
In reaction to press reports of violence during the protests at the Labour Party conference at NUI Galway, Galway’s local peace group, the Galway Alliance Against War, has issued the following statement. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Wednesday April 11, 2012 07:32 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 8 comments (last - tuesday may 08, 2012 18:54)
Hi Folks,
Today, I'll be joining British SAS Iraq War Veteran Ben Griffin http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/ , his family and other activists in deploying to rural Wales for a series of events around the Welsh National Theatre's performances of Tim Price's new play "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning".
http://tinyurl.com/82wo88w read full story / add a comment
Put Marian Price Back Thief !
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Sunday April 08, 2012 07:50 by BrianClarkeNUJ   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Gunter Grass published a poem on Wednesday of this week in which he said that Israel's nuclear program and not Iran’s is a threat to world peace. The poem calls for Germany to stop supplying Israel with submarines, and warns against an Israeli strike on Iran. The following is a translation of it; read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Saturday April 07, 2012 21:30 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - monday april 09, 2012 12:58)
GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR
APRIL 2012 BULLETIN

GAAW PEACE EVENT
The Funeral of Irish Neutrality:
14th April 2012, Eyre Sq., Galway at 2pm
Cortege will proceed to Labour Party Conference at NUIG
Dress Code: Black

GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT
Shannon Peace Vigil
Sunday, 8 April 2012
14:00 until 15:00
Meet at small roundabout just before Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport continues to operate as a staging post for US military forces occupying Afghanistan. Join us in Shannon on Easter Sunday to say enough is enough - end Shannon's complicity in war.

Contents
1. John Arden
2. The Labour Party Conference & the Death of Irish Neutrality
3. Wikileaks: News from the Middle East
4. War Criminals: The ICC & US Courts
5. Remembering Gallipoli & the Futility of War read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Saturday April 07, 2012 08:33 by LCW   text 9 comments (last - wednesday april 11, 2012 08:23)   image 5 images
Photos
http://tinyurl.com/cf5wk6w

27 people associated with the Catholic Worker communities based in Harringay, Rickmansworth and Oxford, undertoook a five hour contemporary Stations of the Cross procession through downtown Westminster/ London on Holy Thursday. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / news report Wednesday March 14, 2012 22:09 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 15, 2012 11:56)

The Galway Alliance Against War has welcomed the news that the Red Arrows, the British RAF’s military display team, will not perform at the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race this coming July. read full story / add a comment
Tarpley address crowd of over 50,000 in Damascus. Down with NATO!
international / anti-war / feature Tuesday March 13, 2012 23:40 by Taking the blue pill   text 25 comments (last - monday april 16, 2012 22:52)   image 1 image   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
For the past six months and longer once Libya had fallen to the NATO sponsored 'rebels', we have faced a continuous media onslaught about Syria with reports of protests, shootings, killings, attacks, bombing and so forth. The backdrop to the narrative is that this is part of the Arab Spring which started last year and it is a good thing overall. So many people are probably wondering what really has been happening, given that this is the same media that was cheer leading the Iraq war almost 10 years ago even though at least a million+ are now dead as a result. And yet somehow they want to imply that they are doing the right thing now. We should also recall that this is the same media that is promoting austerity and encouraging us to accept the blame for the mad years of the bubble and as a consequence we should pay up the €90 billion bailout and in the process see all the state services stripped to the bone. They are presenting the uncomplicated truth surely read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / news report Sunday March 11, 2012 20:49 by lefty   text 5 comments (last - monday march 26, 2012 07:43)   image 3 images
Western forces shot dead 16 civilians including nine children in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, Afghan officials said, in a rampage that witnesses said was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared drunk. Media are trying to spin the incident and limit the damage by claiming just one soldier was responsible. The old "one bad apple" excuse. But The whole corrupt applecart is in danger of being overturned as a result of this latest atrocity, in the wake of the "Koran burning" incident which so far has led to 23 deaths (guardian) read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday March 09, 2012 23:32 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 3 comments (last - monday march 12, 2012 18:10)
Galway alliance against war - march 2012 bulletin

Follow us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/312442090965/

Gaaw supported peace events

Sunday 11th march between 2-3pm
Mark the 9th anniversary of the start of the criminal iraq war
1,455,590 iraqis were slaughtered in us war and occupation of iraq

Peace vigil organised by shannonwatch at shannon airport
(please assemble at roundabout before airport)

Sunday 11th march radisson blu galway @ 8pm
Ó ghaillimh go gaza gig
Dónal lunny & friends
In aid of galway/palestine children’s charity concert
Tickets for the concert are €20/€10 and will be available on the door on the night.
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galway / anti-war / news report Monday March 05, 2012 21:40 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 5 comments (last - thursday march 08, 2012 19:34)
The Galway Alliance Against War has learnt that the British military display team, the Red Arrows, will perform during the Volvo Ocean Race Finale in Galway on July 1st. Another “war outfit” has also been invited, but has not yet confirmed. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Wednesday February 29, 2012 11:39 by Ciaron
Theresa is serving 6 months for crossing the line at the School of the Americas, Ft Benning, Georgia, USA last November on the anniversary of the slaying of 6 Jesuits & 2 Salvadoran co-workers (mother & daughter). They were murdered by Salvadoran troops recently returned from training at S.O.A. Ft Benning. There was a solidarity vigil last November at the U.S. embassy Dublin while the nonviolent resistance wa taking place to close this School of Assasins at Ft. Benning. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Friday February 24, 2012 12:54 by LCW   text 5 comments (last - wednesday february 29, 2012 00:50)   image 7 images   video 2 video files
Seven Catholic Workers, a Quaker, a doctor and a priest were detained and searched following the marking of the M.O.D. Buiding in Whitehall in an anti-nuclear weapons action on Ash Wenesday read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Thursday February 23, 2012 12:37 by Vetarans for Peace   text 5 comments (last - saturday february 25, 2012 08:58)
A national organization representing thousands of military veterans is calling on the US Army to abandon court martial proceedings against Private Bradley Manning, the accused Wikileaks whistleblower. The young soldier, who has been imprisoned for 21 months, will be formally arraigned today (Thursday, Feb. 23) at Fort Meade, Maryland. Army prosecutors say they will file 22 charges against PFC Manning, including “aiding the enemy,” a crime that can be punished by the death penalty or life in prison. read full story / add a comment
John McDonnell: war warning
international / anti-war / press release Friday February 17, 2012 11:58 by pat c   text 4 comments (last - saturday february 18, 2012 12:51)   image 1 image
I was present in the Commons on January 24, when foreign secretary William Hague made a statement on European Union sanctions against Iran. In response to a question, he said that, while the UK was “not calling for, or advocating, military action”, it is “the job of our armed forces to prepare for many contingencies” and “all options remain on the table”. This was reflected on the Labour front bench by shadow foreign secretary John Spellar, that well known progressive politician (there’s no irony in Hansard, but I hope it’s not the same in this meeting). Spellar reflects the same attitude - that we should be ready for military action read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 08, 2012 22:33 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 2 comments (last - tuesday february 14, 2012 17:06)
The regular bulletin from the Galway Alliance Against War read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Monday February 06, 2012 22:07 by Declan Cullen
Will the victims of 9/11 ever receive justice? read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Saturday February 04, 2012 08:33 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 3 comments (last - monday february 20, 2012 12:48)   image 1 image
By the time I lived in community with Phil Berrigan, he was a wise old man. He had served many years in U.S. prisons for his nonviolent resistance to the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons - initiating the draft board raids and plowshares movements. After I moved on, he would serve many more years. He was in the very best sense disillusioned with popular American pretensions. He suffered from few illusions. read full story / add a comment
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