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international / anti-war / press release Saturday October 15, 2011 18:32 by Proletarian   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 19, 2011 17:41)
Statement by CPGB-ML, October 2011 - Immediate publication

Stop the War leaders are trying to stifle debate by illegally expelling those who criticise them -

On 23 September, the CPGB-ML received an email from the Stop the War Coalition informing us of a decision by the "officers group" to "reject the affiliation" of our party. We were told that this was on the basis that the CPGB-ML had been "publicly attacking Stop the War Coalition" in its publications.

We responded as follows:

No basis for expulsion

First: we have been affiliated for many years to the coalition. Therefore it is not now possible to reject our affiliation. If it can be proved that we have failed to comply with StW's constitution in some way, then we would have to be expelled. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday October 14, 2011 16:22 by still anti war   text 25 comments (last - friday october 21, 2011 15:40)
What is the story with the invisable 6 month war in Libya? Have the Irish suddenly become pro war unlike during the attacks on Afganistan and Libya when marches were organised and tens of thousands marched against wars to topple Saddam Husein and the Taliban. It seems like "regime change" is ok on this occasion read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday October 14, 2011 01:03 by NC   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 16, 2011 15:14)   image 1 image   1 attached file
Despite the persistent government denials regarding the dangers associated with depleted uranium munitions, an undeniable body of evidence has been constructed to show their long-term adverse ramifications. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / opinion/analysis Saturday October 08, 2011 21:58 by The Irish Observer   text 7 comments (last - thursday december 08, 2011 21:19)
In the days prior to the Loughgall executions Jim Lynagh had a meeting at his flat in Dublin Street, Monaghan Town with one of his Intelligence Officers. Lynagh often worked one-on-one with people in order to minimise the risk of infiltration by the security forces. In his final meeting with this individual Jim Lynagh handed over a small black box for safe keeping, it was Lynagh’s view that following the Loughgall attack his flat in Dublin Street would be raided and he did not want the Gardai to find his black box in which we now know he kept his personal diaries. The black box has remained sealed for 24 years and is only now opened with a view to trying to cast some light on one of Ireland’s most fearsome IRA Commanders. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Thursday October 06, 2011 19:23 by An Draighneán Donn   text 35 comments (last - friday october 21, 2011 14:05)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Sirte has become the Guernica of the 21st century. The bombing it has been subjected to surpasses Gaza and even Fallujah for its criminal targeting of civilian homes, hospitals, utilities such as water, gas and oil, etc. And yet, while the people of Sirte face extermination by gangs who have already lynched and ethnically cleansed thousands of Black people, the Irish Left maintains a cold silence towards this agony. Why? read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 04, 2011 20:55 by donkylemore   text 3 comments (last - thursday november 03, 2011 18:50)
The Palestinians are poised to make their case to the UN . Statehood or observational status.the Palestinians are being provoked to retaliate against the continued expansion of Israel into their territories, The illegal Separation Wall wall runs through farms , bisecting Palestinian farms - sure he can travel a couple of miles to get to the other side of his farm .
The Israelis are in continuous violation of UN mandates every day . Yet the Israelis have a vote at the General Assembly of the UN .
They are now trying to block the Palestinians from any form of alliance with the UN . The General assembly will ratify Palestine as as an observer country . And now at last Palestine will have it within her grasp to demand the return of illegal land grasp taken during the 1967 war. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / press release Sunday September 18, 2011 04:01 by Scrap VFA! Movement   image 1 image
With pride as a people, we commemorate a historic national event this coming September 16, the rejection of the US military bases twenty years ago read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / press release Friday September 16, 2011 17:59 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
REPUBLICAN NETWORK for UNITY (RNU) Spokesperson, MARTIN Óg MEEHAN has slammed a forthcoming British Army Event planned for Belfast. read full story / add a comment
2 us troop carriers at Shannon Sept 15
international / anti-war / news report Thursday September 15, 2011 14:07 by Edward Horgan   text 12 comments (last - monday september 19, 2011 17:41)   image 2 images
Civilian passenger numbers are still falling at Shannon airport which is now downgraded to Ireland's third airport after Dublin and Cork. Yet, there were four US troop carrying aircraft at Shannon at 9.30 am today Sept 15, and probably several more during this 24 hour period. These four planes carry at least a total of 1,000 armed troops and perhaps up to 1,200. Today’s total of US troops through Shannon airport may even exceed 2,000 troops. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Monday September 12, 2011 15:15 by LCW   text 3 comments (last - sunday september 25, 2011 17:08)
Catholic Workers and friends, gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in London on Sunday to remember the dead of 9/ 11 and the U.S. wars that have followed. After being stopped and searched on suspicion of weapons, they held vigil and a banner that read.............
"Mourn the Dead
Heal the Wounded
End the Wars!
VID (5 mins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6w2OR9yAww read full story / add a comment
Icons from the War of Terror
international / anti-war / feature Sunday September 11, 2011 21:08 by T   text 43 comments (last - friday june 21, 2013 01:50)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
On this 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks there are many things to reflect on and in this article we are going to focus on the relationship between 9/11 and the political 'Left'. Today 10 years later, the public particularly in the US seems quite dividved as numerous polls show that a majority of US citizens don't accept the official story and a significant portion believe the government was involved in one form or another. The mainstream media though is still very much on page with the official version of events. The details of the topic itself are divisive and two clear camps have arisen with opposing views and very little common ground between. At this stage many people are simply tired of discussing it and wish to move on. This article does not intend to dwell on the mechanics of the event itself but examine the wider political effects. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 07, 2011 11:46 by Declan Cullen   text 23 comments (last - friday september 16, 2011 15:08)   image 16 images
With the fact that there are US military personal in various Muslim countries and the fact that every criminal action by Israel...... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 06, 2011 11:32 by Declan Cullen   text 57 comments (last - sunday october 02, 2011 08:13)   image 6 images   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
With the 10th Anniversary of the events of 9/11 nearly upon us, it is about time that the other side of the 9/11 story is told instead of letting the usual talking heads such as Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield and Giuliani repeat ad nauseum the ridiculous 'Official' story....
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international / anti-war / news report Monday September 05, 2011 17:46 by Ciaron   text 5 comments (last - thursday september 29, 2011 09:49)
We are ten years into a war on Aghanistan, 20 years into a war on Iraq and 250+ daze into the confinement without charge of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has done so much to expose the true nature of these wars. Wars that have no end date, no popular support and presently little visible opposition. read full story / add a comment
"At the gates of GCHQ"
international / anti-war / news report Friday September 02, 2011 12:34 by CW   text 1 comment (last - friday september 02, 2011 13:51)   image 3 images
Catholic Workers Head to British GCHQ at Cheltenham on eve of 10th Anniversary of the Wars
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Thursday August 25, 2011 12:58 by Declan Cullen   text 15 comments (last - tuesday august 30, 2011 21:18)   image 5 images   video 3 video files
Once again the BBC has proven that it is nothing more than the propaganda arm of the British Government with its latest video proclaiming to be victory celebrations in Tripoli.
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Tripoli burning
international / anti-war / feature Wednesday August 24, 2011 08:00 by T   text 238 comments (last - tuesday october 25, 2011 13:01)   image 8 images   video 14 video files   1 attached file
The situation in Libya is not what it seems as reported by the mainstream press -the same press that has promoted all the previous wars with some lame excuse or another. The MSM media likes to teach the public to think only in black in white. So if you oppose NATO, you love Gadaffi. Actually it possible to see both as bad. But the long and short of it all is that it really all just amounts to a modern form of the Class War. Notice how our liberties in the West are disappearing along with the social gains achieved over the last century of labor struggles. The Libya things is mainly an oil grab. It is also because Gadaffi was not an obedient dictator and it is also because it had the highest standard of living in Africa and very generous welfare and last but not least it was not adhering to the NeoLiberal agenda and the free market. The same ideology that has ruined all our economies and is being used as the excuse to take away all our gains and make us worker far longer and for less.

So the purpose of this feature is to present the alternative and to provide some background analysis to what is going on and happened so far

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national / anti-war / news report Monday August 15, 2011 12:14 by Ciaron   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 16, 2011 09:34)

RTE TV News August 12th. 2011 (1 min 52 secs)

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0812/shannon.html#video

RTE AUDIO Agust 12th. 2011(2mins 37 secs) http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0812/shannon.html#audio

More documents RTE http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0812/shannon.html

Ahern suspected US carried prisoners through Shannon: WikiLeaks

http://www.thejournal.ie/ahern-suspected-us-carried-pri...0-12/

 

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international / anti-war / news report Thursday August 11, 2011 16:57 by Solidarity   text 4 comments (last - tuesday september 20, 2011 12:57)

YOUTUBE Speaking Outside Colchester Military Prison - Ciaron O'Reilly from Giuseppe Conlon House/ Catholic Worker, Naomi from "UK Friends of Bradley Manning", Katrina recites a poem, Ben Griffin Afghanistan/Iraq combt veteran "Veterans for Peace", Jill Harris Michael Lyon's mother, Fr. Martin Newell Giuseppe Conlon House , Giorgio Riva Payday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxazNPBw8oo

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