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national / anti-war / press release Dé Domhnaigh Márta 23, 2014 22:25 byshannon-watch
At a News Conference in Buswell's Hotel today (Saturday, March 22, 2014), immediately following her release from Mountjoy Prison, peace activist, artist and human rights campaigner, Margaretta D'Arcy, discussed her nine weeks in both Limerick and Mountjoy Prisons and the reasons for her arrest.

Ms D'Arcy continues to refute the charge that she and her co-defendant, Niall Farrell, were interfering with the 'proper use' of Shannon Airport by going onto the runway in October 2012 and again in September 2013 (for which a second trial is pending). They were in fact highlighting the 'improper use' of Shannon Airport by the US military, who have colonised an Irish airport. Since 2003, over 2 million US soldiers and their weapons and thousands of US military aircraft and cargo planes have transited Shannon Airport on their way to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere. The Government of neutral Ireland has 'improperly' facilitated these movements of troops and weaponry - which could easily have included killer drones and depleted uranium - through Shannon, and failed to inspect any of these military cargos. They've also never inspected any of the CIA planes implicated in illegal rendition flights. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Feabhra 03, 2014 15:15 byRobert Long
Last night's Super Bowl has had the unintended consequence of bringing the 9/11 terror attacks back into the forefront of the public mind. The controversy began several months ago, when Seattle Sea Hawks coach Pete Carroll began voicing doubts about the nonsensical, official 9/11 conspiracy theory pushed by the US government and mainstream media. Carroll put many of the official conspiracies incongruities and alternate theory's to a retired, four star General Peter Chiarelli, a former US army Chief of Staff.
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national / anti-war / feature Déardaoin Eanáir 23, 2014 00:14 byJustin Morahan   text 28 comments (last - dé sathairn márta 22, 2014 22:08)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Magaretta D'Arcy, a 79 year old peace activist who is also undergoing cancer treatment was arrested at home in Galway but NOT for bankrupting the country and saddling it with billions of debt, NOT for corruption and other white collar crime, but for the crime of having a conscience and actually caring about her fellow human beings. That's correct. In this country you can destroy it in all sorts of ways and you will be fine as no banker, politician, developer, bond holder or other types of people who have been involved in economically destroying this country, and causing widespread austerity, hardship and misery which in itself has led to many suicides and so forth. None of these people have come before the courts or been jailed. However for the really serious crimes of still having your humanity at 79 and doing something about it instead of shutting up and doing nothing, for these crimes, the state will bring the full force of the law against you and will always find some narrow argument to shut out the wider context of your action, to convict you and get you quickly behind bar. In that way the state quickly ensures that this dangerous contagion doesn't spread and it serves as a lesson to all as to what might happen to them. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / news report Déardaoin Nollaig 19, 2013 18:48 byCiaron   text 2 comments (last - dé céadaoin eanáir 08, 2014 14:18)
New Afri Vid (10 mins) - Family of imprisoned Pvt. Manning find solidarity & voice in Ireland
http://tinyurl.com/pjunes9 read full story / add a comment
Guantanamo Granny - Margaretta D'Arcy
clare / anti-war / news report Déardaoin Nollaig 12, 2013 17:57 byMargaretta D'Arcy   text 3 comments (last - déardaoin nollaig 12, 2013 21:31)   image 1 image
Margaretta (Guantanamo Granny) D'Arcy's account of the judgement at Ennis Court on Wednesday 11th December read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / news report Dé Luain Nollaig 09, 2013 13:03 byFree Speech - use it or lose it!   text 10 comments (last - dé luain nollaig 16, 2013 15:32)
VID (13 mins) - Ciaron O'Reilly, recently attacked & censored at the London Anarchist Bookfair
& Liverpool Manning solidarity event at the Casa ,speaks out for Assane & Manning in Dublin,
no health & safety issues reported.
http://tinyurl.com/pyhecwf
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Carmen Trotta of New York Catholic Worker
dublin / anti-war / news report Dé Luain Nollaig 09, 2013 06:11 bygenny   image 5 images
The second part of this account, detailing our solidarity trip to Dublin with Private Manning's family members from Wales.

"A woolly hat sent with love from California leads me to Chelsea Manning’s Welsh Mum, we catch and run with a rugby ball, Ciaron’s faith carries us to Ireland and the Irish respond with gifts of truth for Wales."

Part 1 is here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/104336
Full article with pictures and links: http://wp.me/p42I6Q-5X
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Susan Manning, Chelsea's Mum pictured with Ciaron O'Reilly
dublin / anti-war / news report Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 08, 2013 22:31 bygenny   text 1 comment (last - dé domhnaigh nollaig 08, 2013 23:33)   image 5 images
A woolly hat sent with love from California leads me to Chelsea Manning’s Welsh Mum, we catch and run with a rugby ball, Ciaron’s faith carries us to Ireland and the Irish respond with gifts of truth for Wales.

Read the original, full post, with links and pictures:
http://wp.me/p42I6Q-5X read full story / add a comment
On the streets promoting Trinity College meeting
dublin / anti-war / news report Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 04, 2013 12:14 byCiaron O'Reilly   text 2 comments (last - dé haoine nollaig 06, 2013 11:51)   image 5 images   video 2 video files
The last few days in Dublin unfolded in a warm embrace of solidarity for imprisoned Pvt. Manning’s mother Susan, aunts Mary & Sharon & uncle Kevin. The family had travelled from their hometown Haverfordwest, south-west Wales to Dublin, Ireland, the birthplace of their father. read full story / add a comment
Chelsea's Mum Susan Manning with Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four
dublin / anti-war / news report Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 01, 2013 09:11 byWISE Up Wales   text 1 comment (last - dé domhnaigh nollaig 01, 2013 09:51)   image 5 images
We've been in Dublin since Wednesday with Welsh members of Chelsea Manning's family
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/11/27/rocky-road-to-d...blin/
enjoying warm and enthusiastic Irish hospitality from AFRI and many others during three days of solidarity events, meetings, meals and media interviews.

There are Irish connections on both sides of Chelsea's family: maternal grandfather from Rathmines, Dublin and one set of paternal great grandparents (both Mannings) from a village in Cork. Chelsea was flown out to Iraq via Shannon airport, the use of which by the US military compromises Ireland's supposed neutrality.

There will be more to report back later, but for now here are a few photos from the visit. More photos and info here:
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/12/01/a-photo-report-...ings/ read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Déardaoin Samhain 14, 2013 10:12 byFree Asange! Free Manning!   text 2 comments (last - dé máirt samhain 19, 2013 06:35)   image 1 image
DONATE to the Pvt Manning Family Fund - and win a Rugby League World cup 2013 football signed by Julian Assange!
http://tinyurl.com/nz7sr3q

*The above site & bank account has been set up to defray the costs of Pvt. Mannng's Wales based family in their tranatlantic
visits to the one they love imprisoned in Ft. Leavenworth
http://tinyurl.com/yrw72v read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Dé Máirt Samhain 12, 2013 05:16 byWISEup
RAFFLE toward defraying costs of PFC Manning's Wales based Family prison U.S. visits
PRIZE Rugby League World Cup 2013 football signed by WikiLeaks Julian Assange
http://tinyurl.com/nz7sr3q

VIDEO (1 min) Catch the ball of Solidarity with Manning & Assange
Don't drop it....RUN!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYf3GmxpYlQ read full story / add a comment
Mehr reported that Gen Jamali-Paqaleh was killed "in the recent days"
international / anti-war / news report Dé Máirt Samhain 05, 2013 14:50 byTuring   image 1 image
In the spirit of Internationalism and Anti-Imperialism, General Jamali-Paqaleh died fighting the lackeys of US Imperialism and Zionism. Brig Gen Mohammad Jamali-Paqaleh of the Revolutionary Guards was buried with full honours in Kerman.

He had volunteered to "defend the Syrian people against terrorists" and "protect the [Shia] holy shrine of Sayyida Zainab" outside Damascus, the semi-official Mehr news agency said. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Dé Sathairn Samhain 02, 2013 03:52 byWISEup
"Ya gotta to be innit to winnit!"

Solidarity Promo Vid &
how to get your raffle ticket.....
http://wp.me/p42I6Q-W .
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clare / anti-war / news report Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 18, 2013 15:29 byGalway Alliance Against War   text 5 comments (last - dé céadaoin deireadh fómhair 30, 2013 18:09)   video 2 video files
So this is the little US "beauty" that landed at Shannon Warport on the 5th Sept and departed on the 6th Sept. US Air Force Hercules AC-130W reg 87-9288
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FvmWBx6BLw (Preview)

THE US MILITARY HUB AT SHANNON AIRPORT & LABOUR’S MAKEOVER FOR DEREK NOLAN

The Galway Alliance Against War has stated that the publication of a parliamentary question confirming an armed US warplane landed at Shannon “underlines the need to close the US military hub at Shannon airport.”

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one of many graphic images of torture at Abu Ghraib
international / anti-war / news report Dé Sathairn Meán Fómhair 28, 2013 21:46 bylefty   image 1 image
The victims of Abu Ghraib torture sued, in a US court, the private company, CACI, hired to do the torturing. They lost. Brazenly CACI counter sued the victims in the same court and WON.
The Abu Ghraib victims now have to pay their torturers 14,000 dollars in costs. Ridiculous! read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / press release Dé hAoine Meán Fómhair 27, 2013 13:28 byMindanao Peace Weavers (MPW)   image 5 images
A Petition Campaign in Support for Dialogue, Humanitarian Action and Ceasefire read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Meán Fómhair 26, 2013 12:21 byMargaretta D'Arcy
Submission to the White Paper on Defence Government should be tried under Nuremberg Charter.

We are a collective of women; some of us very elderly. Some of us directly experienced wars; some of us have spent time in jail opposing war; the build up to war. We have buried our dead because of war. We have looked after and cared for those physically and psychologically damaged by war. We have experienced domestic violence by men, who have been traumatized by their time in war. We have suffered through the growth of the armed industry and the cost of filling the coffers or the armament industry merchants; the rough the devastation of the social services of our country. This is not only in our Country; this is worldwide read full story / add a comment
Presstitutes and Whookers
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 18, 2013 03:51 bybruonOcleirigh   image 1 image   video 2 video files
My favourite people, are often called prostitutes and whookers, which seriously worries me. Am I one as well ? Is that why I copy and paste so much, hoping there are plenty of socialists out there? Anyway the best whookers in the world come from Galway, when you climb into them, they are the best ride in the world. read full story / add a comment
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