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clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday March 20, 2007 16:29 by Conor Cregan   text 20 comments (last - thursday march 29, 2007 03:27)   image 22 images
On the afternoon of 19th March Cosantori Siochana held a wreath laying ceremony, to mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, at shannon Airport. Deirdre Clancy of the Pit-Stop Ploughshares laid the wreath at the site of the old Customs Post at the Airport. The group also laid flowers with the names of several of those who lost their lives in the ill-fated war in Iraq
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dublin / anti-war / imperialism / feature Monday November 06, 2006 03:55 by various   text 246 comments (last - thursday november 16, 2006 13:27)   image 15 images
Short summary of the debate around the decision of the IAWM to invite a representative of Hezbollah to an anti-war public meeting in Dublin on Saturday 4th November. The article also includes copyrighted photos of the meeting by R Whelan. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Thursday October 26, 2006 17:01 by Deirdre Clancy & Fintan Lane   text 45 comments (last - wednesday november 15, 2006 19:23)   image 2 images
This week and next, Anti-War Ireland will host a series of events aimed at re-focusing attention on the continuing use of shannon Airport as an important logistical stop by one of the world’s most dangerous and vicious military machines. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Thursday October 12, 2006 15:41 by Hugh H   text 7 comments (last - saturday october 21, 2006 23:10)   image 3 images
In the week running up to the shannon demonstration, Kathleen and Bill Christison, formerly senior analysts with the CIA and highly respected scourges of the present U.S. regime, will visit Ireland for the first time, on their way back from a fortnight in Israel-Palestine. In public talks around the country from October 21st-29th, they will give an informed update on the situation in Palestine, discuss what Kathleen has called “the coming collapse of Zionism", and offer an expert view on U.S. support for Israel, and indeed on the U.S.’s own imperial adventures read full story / add a comment
Raytheon Technology bringing death and destruction
derry / anti-war / imperialism / feature Thursday August 10, 2006 13:35 by By Stander   text 127 comments (last - saturday may 10, 2008 05:37)   image 8 images
On Wednesday 9th August Anti War protesters in Derry stormed into the local plant of US missile manufacturer Raytheon. They were protesting against the use of Raytheon technology by the Israelis and used by them in their attacks in Lebanon.

After eight hours in occupation of the plant nine protesters were arrested by the PSNI and were charged with "Unlawful Assembly" and "Aggravated Burglary" when they appeared in court this morning (Thursday Aug 10th). read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday July 28, 2006 11:54 by Hugh Harkin   text 51 comments (last - monday august 14, 2006 14:43)   image 5 images
Coverage of protest at the Israel embassy on Tuesday by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday July 25, 2006 14:20 by redjade   text 185 comments (last - wednesday august 02, 2006 09:54)   image 32 images   audio 1 audio file
The verdict was given at aproximately 11.50 a.m. this morning at this significant trial in The Four Courts. read full story / add a comment
Former US Marine, Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / feature Saturday July 15, 2006 12:32 by Dave Donnellan/IMC Editorial Enlistees   text 35 comments (last - monday july 24, 2006 22:16)   image 16 images
"Those words ring in my ears and haunt my dreams every night. Those words came from an Iraqi man after we shot into his car at a checkpoint near the Baghdad station. We had given a hand and arm signal to stop but they did not. There were four Iraqis in the car three of them were fatally wounded."

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dublin / anti-war / imperialism / feature Sunday July 09, 2006 02:14 by Paul MacGiolla Bán   text 23 comments (last - tuesday july 25, 2006 13:52)   image 8 images
This week, the five Pit Stop Ploughshares are on trial in the Four Courts, charged with criminal damage of US$2.5 million to a US Navy war plane at shannon airport three and a half years ago. At the outset of their trial, this article contains some thoughts on some of the other activities of the group, to put the action at shannon in context. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday June 23, 2006 17:14 by Conor Cregan   text 232 comments (last - saturday july 08, 2006 03:51)   image 18 images
While Driving through Ennis town yesterday afternoon a local anti-war activist put six young US service men under (citizens) arrest. On Thursday morning an US troop carrier landed at shannon with technical problems. This is a common occurrence with the chartered troop carriers that come through shannon Airport. With an average of 1100 hundred troops going through Irelands second international airport on a nightly basis these aircraft are flat out ferrying young men and women to Iraq. Many of these stranded soldiers were billeted at the West County Hotel in Ennis near where peace activist Conor Cregan encountered six young US servicemen on the main Ennis to Limerick road. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Sunday April 23, 2006 15:24 by Edward Horgan   text 6 comments (last - thursday april 27, 2006 23:30)   image 2 images
For the record, the group of four, Tim Hourigan, Mary Kelly, Deirdre Morgan and Edward Horgan, who made a similar submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs on 20 Dec 2005, also offered to make a similar presentation to the EU Committee. The EU declined on cost grounds, and invited me only. However, I have received substantial help from a dedicated group of peace activists, mainly Irish, but with a few significant non-Irish contributers.

Over the past month a Garda has confirmed to me in confidence that they have directed not to search US CIA aircraft or US military aircraft at shannon airport, and that many of the Gardai disagree with this directive because it means “… turning a blind eye to the probability of wrongdoing, and we all know what terrible things such policies have led to in the past.”

In my submission to the European Parliament I called a spade a spade, and referred several times to the unlawful killing of over 100,000 in Ir read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday April 21, 2006 14:52 by Edward Horgan   text 24 comments (last - wednesday august 22, 2007 19:16)
I went to the European Parliament in Brussels to tell the Parliament what I knew of Ireland’s involvement in the unlawful rendition for torture process at shannon airport. I insisted on linking the extraordinary rendition process with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the combined serial abuses of international law that these wars and the torture processe involved. To a large extent I was telling the EU parliamentary special committee what they did not want to hear – “don’t mention the wars” – I told them anyway, in the brief summary of my submission that the 15 minute time slot allowed me. My main submission was thirty-seven pages long, with 45 separate attachments and it became clear very quickly that very few had even read the executive summary of my submission, and some of those who did, read it only with the intention of trying to discredit it, and discredit me. The Irish Times report on Friday captured the tone of the parliamentarians response “the witness failed to present t read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / feature Monday April 17, 2006 21:45 by Casement deserves better   text 38 comments (last - wednesday may 03, 2006 02:32)   image 12 images
In the run up to the 90th anniversary of 1916 many wondered how best to mark the event. Some marched the day before, some a few hours after. But the teflon Taoiseach trod where few men dared. At 12.00 he was at the GPO to commemorate an insurrection against imperialism. At 15.00 he was sending the troops in against an anti-imperialist demonstration. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / feature Sunday March 19, 2006 15:00 by the way, i'm hungry.   text 113 comments (last - sunday march 26, 2006 01:22)   image 37 images
antiwar march in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
What Else Would You Be Doing On A Wet Thursday Night?
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday February 28, 2006 01:28 by Justin Morahan   text 23 comments (last - sunday march 12, 2006 03:48)   image 2 images
Colm and I decided to go in, drove to the car park, parked and went in to the airport. We wandered around for over an hour, sat in the observation lounge and saw three US planes, one Aer Lingus and one Ryanair, two small planes partly out of sight. Unfortunately, we had no camera. We also saw US troops passing up and down the corridor beind a glass panel opposite our window. We had a cup of tea and decided to do the protest in the middle of the Departure Lounge where there were passengers waiting and people including staff to the left, right and upstairs. Colm took out his favourite poster (with Village pic as in previous vigil in Ranelagh see http://www.indymedia.ie/article/74470) and I mine. As we stood holding the posters I started to say Ed McCurdy's poem "Last night I dreamed" and followed with an impromptu speech. Colm wore his Pitstop T-shirt. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Wednesday February 22, 2006 18:23 by barry   text 18 comments (last - sunday april 22, 2007 10:45)   image 1 image
at an ogra fianna fail convention this afternoon at the West County hotel in Ennis, Co. Clare an indymedia video activist was harrassed by fianna fail handlers and locked into the prss room by plain clothes gardai before being prevented from further filming by a uniformed garda sargent. read full story / add a comment
Friends from Florida take a stand
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday January 24, 2006 13:33 by Caitlin   text 21 comments (last - friday february 10, 2006 16:16)   image 5 images
From the newswire: To Ireland, from People of Peace and Justice, with love and peace: a message of peace from friends in St. Augustine, Florida! read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday December 02, 2005 00:01 by Tim Hourigan   text 108 comments (last - friday february 24, 2006 12:05)   image 14 images
Plane spotters at shannon airport (Ireland) once again reveal evidence of Irish complicity with the US war machine and are harrassed by Gardai (Irish police). Tim Hourigan presents a detailed account and photographs. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday November 18, 2005 02:31 by seedot/eeekkkk   text 18 comments (last - thursday february 09, 2006 20:49)   image 4 images
national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Saturday November 12, 2005 22:43 by K Barry   text 16 comments (last - saturday july 07, 2007 13:35)   image 3 images
Today the Taoiseach was once again doing what he does best –making meaningless but reassuring remarks. In an article in today's Irish Independent Bertie insisted that the US military’s use of shannon does not make Ireland a potential target of Islamist terror. Whatever the truth of this is Bertie’s longstanding strategy of actively supporting the US military while attempting to portray himself as a neutral party is fooling noone least of all the Pitstop Ploughshares who are now facing yet another retrial. Below is an account of a chance meeting with the Taoiseach and his inimitable political style. read full story / add a comment
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