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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.

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national / anti-war / event notice Thursday August 07, 2014 00:06 by ipsc   text 1 comment (last - sunday august 10, 2014 20:52)   image 1 image
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION - “It is time for freedom and justice for Palestine"

The IPSC has put out a call to make the 5th protest for Gaza to take place on a Saturday in Dublin a national demonstration. Details are below.

As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza surpasses 1,800, actions have been called around Ireland taking place this week and next. It’s important that as many people as possible turn out to show their solidarity with the Palestinians people under attack, their opposition to this latest round of brutal attacks on Gaza, and their anger at political inaction and media misreporting of the issue.
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dublin / anti-war / event notice Wednesday August 06, 2014 18:32 by Anti-imperialist Front Ireland   image 1 image
The US is facilitating a bloodbath in Novorossiya. read full story / add a comment
This was by far the best poster at today's demo, hand drawn by the lady in the photographs' young daughter.
international / anti-war / news report Sunday August 03, 2014 13:00 by Anti-Imperialist Front Ireland   image 8 images
Today 2/8/14, on the 3 month anniversary of the Odessa massacre, we joined in with comrades outside of the Ukrainian embassy in Dublin to tell the Kiev regime - stop the Slaughter of innocent civilians.

To date there has been over 1000 people killed. What's happening in Ukraine is appalling, it's a total massacre of innocent civilians. Atrocities are being committed by the Fascist Kiev Junta and here the media and the political class are ignoring it altogether. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / press release Thursday July 31, 2014 22:24 by shannonwatch
Niall Farrell of the Galway Alliance Against War is to be arrested on Friday, 1st of August on his return from abroad and sent to Limerick Prison for his involvement in a peace protest with Margaretta D'Arcy last September on the runway at Shannon airport. In June they were found guilty of having "interfered with the proper use" of Shannon airport and given a two week suspended sentence and what approximates to a €100 fine. Both refused to pay the fine or sign a so-called peace bond and Ms D'Arcy has since been imprisoned for her failure to comply with the Ennis District Court's ruling. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Saturday July 26, 2014 21:32 by KM   text 4 comments (last - sunday august 10, 2014 20:50)   video 1 video file
We were soldiers in a wide variety of units and positions in the Israeli military—a fact we now regret, because, in our service, we found that troops who operate in the occupied territories aren’t the only ones enforcing the mechanisms of control over Palestinian lives. In truth, the entire military is implicated. For that reason, we now refuse to participate in our reserve duties, and we support all those who resist being called to service.

The Israeli Army, a fundamental part of Israelis’ lives, is also the power that rules over the Palestinians living in the territories occupied in 1967. As long as it exists in its current structure, its language and mindset control us: We divide the world into good and evil according to the military’s categories; the military serves as the leading authority in deciding who is valued more and who less in society – who is more responsible for the occupation, who is allowed to vocalize their resistance to it and who isn’t, and how they are allowed to do it. The military plays a central role in every action plan and proposal discussed in the national conversation, which explains the absence of any real discussion of non-military solutions to the conflicts Israel has been locked in with its neighbors. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Thursday July 24, 2014 10:50 by KM   text 1 comment (last - sunday august 03, 2014 15:50)
We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. We are also informed people; we teach the ethics of our professions, together with the knowledge and practice of it. We all have worked in and known the situation of Gaza for years.

On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / news report Wednesday July 23, 2014 10:27 by fred   text 1 comment (last - saturday july 26, 2014 04:17)   image 1 image
Yesterday independent TD's Clare Daly and Mick Wallace carried out a protest designed to highlight use of Shannon for military purposes yesterday. They were later released. Daly has vowed to hold the state to account for it's complicity in US military warmongering in the middle east and elsewhere. Fair play to Clare and Mick. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / press release Wednesday July 23, 2014 09:44 by Party of the Laboring Masses (PLM)   text 4 comments (last - friday july 25, 2014 17:56)   image 2 images
In the past week, Israeli military forces have escalated their offensive on the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes have increasingly targeted houses, civilian-populated areas and civilian facilities in the Gaza strip. Israeli warplanes have destroyed a number of houses while their residents were inside, without any prior warnings, killing and wounding many Palestinian civilians.
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international / anti-war / event notice Wednesday July 23, 2014 01:27 by Anarchist Action Network and Stop NATO Cymru
Stop NATO Cymru Week of Action, Sat 30th Aug - Fri 5th Sep, Newport, South Wales plus Newsletter: https://network23.org/stopnatocymru/files/2014/07/scd.pdf read full story / add a comment
Child wounded in attack on Al-Rimal neighborhood, July 20th (image by Palestinian Ministry of Health)
international / anti-war / other press Sunday July 20, 2014 23:11 by T   text 5 comments (last - saturday august 02, 2014 10:14)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
Following a massive ground assault on Shuja’iyya neighborhood in eastern Gaza City that cost over 60 people their lives before dawn Sunday, Israeli forces continued airstrikes throughout the afternoon and evening in every part of the Gaza Strip read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / press release Friday July 18, 2014 21:23 by ispc   text 5 comments (last - monday july 28, 2014 17:40)   image 1 image
As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza surpasses 260, actions have been called around Ireland taking place this week and next. It’s important that as many people as possible turn out to show their solidarity with the Palestinians people under attack, their opposition to this latest round of brutal attacks on Gaza, and their anger at political inaction and media misreporting of the issue. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday July 18, 2014 14:03 by T   text 19 comments (last - thursday august 07, 2014 13:01)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Yesterday afternoon tragically 295 people lost their lives. What we do know is that if the Kiev fascist regime had any sort of tenuous proof that the separatists had shot it down the Western media would be screaming bloody murder. Instead they are quite coy and initially qualified it with the word accident. And accident of sorts it may well have been because it looks like this may have been more than yet another provocation by US/NATO via their neo-Nazi puppets in Kiev to widen the conflict but in fact may have been a direct attempt to assassinate president Putin because it has been reported his presidential plane flew over the same region approximately 30 minutes earlier. More on this later. But first some details on the lead up to this. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Wednesday July 09, 2014 23:53 by ispc
On 9 July, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an Advisory Opinion titled Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in which it concluded that “the construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated regime, are contrary to international law”. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-war / event notice Wednesday July 09, 2014 23:47 by ipsc   image 2 images
The Israeli state has launched a fresh assault on the Palestinian people, a collective punishment of a captive population. At the time of writing, around 36 people have been killed in bloody airstrikes in Gaza, including at least 9 children. Israeli occupation forces have launched hundreds of attacks on the people of Gaza, and injured scores. Attacks have also been taking place in the West Bank for the past month, where at least 9 people were killed.

Protest & Rally in solidarity with the Palestinian people

Saturday 12th July – 2pm at The Spire on O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Please bring friends, flags, banners, noise. We would ask that you do not bring party-political flags. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / event notice Wednesday July 09, 2014 23:42 by ispc
Sinn Féin will be holding a protest outside the Kildare Street entrance of Leinster House at 12:30pm tomorrow (Thursday) to highlight Israeli State violence against the people of Palestine. Please show your solidarity by attending this event. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-war / event notice Thursday July 03, 2014 12:10 by Anti-Imperialist Front Ireland   image 1 image
The people of the Ukraine are engaged in a titanic struggle against Fascism. Are you really going to let them stand alone?

The situation in the Ukraine is grave. Following a coup d’état, a junta of oligarchs and fascists, backed by the western powers, has seized control in Kiev. Since coming to power this junta have begun using open warfare in a campaign of terror, targeting men women and children in a bloody series of massacres. This ongoing campaign included the infamous mass murder of innocent citizens and trade unionists, during an all-out attack on the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, on May 2nd. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / feature Saturday June 28, 2014 20:16 by Justin Morahan   text 7 comments (last - monday july 14, 2014 16:00)   image 5 images
SUMMARY: I arrived in Ennis without pen or notebook to support the action of Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell who protested on the runway of Shannon against the US military use of the airport. The following is a colour story of happenings on the day relying on memory only. I hope that someone else may provide a fuller report and my apologies for any errors in this report which are entirely my responsibility. read full story / add a comment
Gerry Conlon with Chelsea Manning's mum Susan at Trinity College
dublin / anti-war / news report Monday June 23, 2014 21:39 by WISE Up Wales   text 2 comments (last - tuesday june 24, 2014 10:36)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Gerry Conlon's speech in full, filmed by Dave Donnellan at Trinity College Dublin, in solidarity with Chelsea Manning and her family. With introductory song 'Giuseppe Conlon' by Joe Black.

Dave Donnellan writes:

"On the 29 November 2013 an event was held in Trinity College Dublin to mark the visit of the family of Chelsea Manning to Dublin. During the evening Gerard Conlon gave a speech that nobody who was there is ever likely to forget. It was Gerard Conlon at his best: fiery, courageous and compassionate. May he rest in peace."
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international / anti-war / other press Saturday June 14, 2014 16:18 by fred   text 10 comments (last - tuesday june 24, 2014 13:24)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Partially fuelled, no doubt, by US and Saudi money and weapons supplied for the fight in Syria, ISIS, a branch of Al Qaeda has routed the Iraqi military in a series of offences across the country, taking control of significant parts of the country. These are the exact same people fighting for freedom and democracy with US and Saudi backing just across the border in Syria. The staggering cynicism of US policy in the middle east and the blatant doublespeak of their media is laid bare by these recent events in Iraq in the last few days. In an article posted to WSWS, Bill van Auken picks through the wreckage read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Saturday June 07, 2014 13:53 by fred   text 1 comment (last - saturday june 07, 2014 15:31)   image 1 image
Paul Craig Roberts was an insider in the US government for years so he knows how things really work and what the real motivations and driving forces are for geopolitical actions on the world stage. Don't believe the propaganda guff from your TV news. In this article Paul lays bare in simple terms what's actually going on in Ukraine, with Russia, the G7 and the US, and he lays bare the lies propagated about the role of the US in the second world war and the deliberately sidelined but crucial role of 27 million russians who sacrificed their very lives to defeat Nazi Germany, versus only 450,000 US soldiers read full story / add a comment
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