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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday April 23, 2012 18:34 by Ciaron   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 19:00)
****If you can't make it to the tribunal at Ft. Meade or the U.S. embassy in London, consider making a public stand for Bradley Manning on April 24th., 25th. or 26th. wherever you are - as he stands before a military tribunal that wishes to bury him alive!
Bradley has now been in military custody for over 700 days!
There are solidarity actions presently planned in Cardiff/ Wales, Fairford Base/ England, the gates of Ft. Meade /USA and 14 cities world wide
http://tinyurl.com/cxpedl5
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday April 22, 2012 20:01 by Ciaron   text 1 comment (last - sunday april 22, 2012 20:09)
A21 REPORT - 40th. anniversary of the Anniversary of Harrisburg 7 Trial - F.B.I. attempt to destroy Catholic Resistance to Vietnam War
http://tinyurl.com/873szz8
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international / anti-war / imperialism / 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
international / anti-war / imperialism / 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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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Monday April 16, 2012 19:59 by pat c   text 2 comments (last - sunday april 22, 2012 16:07)
The UN deploy monitors but the US is preparing for a military intervention in Syria. The Fundamentalist opposition have little support within Syria and have publicly boasted of their intent to Ethnically Cleanse Christians and Alawis, this doesn't seem to bother their Western backers. Full text of article by Niall Green at link.

Despite the claims of the United States and its allies that they are seeking a peace deal and humanitarian relief in Syria, the Annan mission and the presence of foreign observers constitute a political fraud. They are a smokescreen behind which the imperialist powers and their regional proxies are advancing their agenda of regime-change in Damascus. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / 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".
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Saturday April 07, 2012 21:41 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 7 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2012 22:30)
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 read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / 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 / imperialism / other press Friday April 06, 2012 00:07 by John Cornford
Video from the March 4th demonstration in Toronto against sanctions and the threats of war on Iran by the US and its allies. HOPI’s message – that we must oppose both war and the Iranian theocracy – is gaining ground, especially amongst Iranians living in Canada. This is evidenced by interviews with some of the demonstrators- and the numerous HOPI placards being waved around at the demo! read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Friday March 30, 2012 19:44 by Tony Barry
This is a Facebook led initiative to show Irish support for Argentina over it's ongoing sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas/Falklands islands.
Monday, the 2nd April is the 30th anniversary of when the war between Argentina and the UK began.

See FB link below for more details. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / 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
galway / anti-war / imperialism / 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 / imperialism / 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
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Sunday March 04, 2012 14:18 by pat c
The American peace activist Cindy Sheehan talks about her anti-war activities and her support for the Miami Five.

Liberty Hall 6pm

TCD 8 pm. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday March 01, 2012 15:15 by pat c   text 11 comments (last - sunday march 04, 2012 10:18)
James Turley writes about the Imperialist campaign against Syria and asks where the Left and the Anti-War Movement are. Full text at link.

It is clear at this point that the Syrian uprising - met with such ruthless brutality by the Ba’athist regime - is in the process of being transformed into some kind of civil war. It is equally clear that imperialism has taken sides against the government of Bashar al-Assad. What is less clear is who exactly is fighting the Ba’athists....

All this raises the question: where is the workers’ movement and the left? In Syria, alas, it is hardly in a position to challenge the Islamists for dominance of the uprising. Its largest sections, especially the Syrian Communist Party, are hopelessly compromised by the regime. To the left of the ‘official communists’, there are only small, nascent organisations, which as yet lack visible penetration into society at large. The uprising has involved political strikes, but not on any large scale.... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / 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 / imperialism / other press Friday February 24, 2012 17:50 by pat c   text 2 comments (last - saturday february 25, 2012 13:18)
British Foreign Secretary William Hague claims that the World is Facing a new Cold WAr unless Iran gives up its hopes of constructing nuclear weapons. Peter Manson thinks this is a load of codswallop and analyses whats really going on. Full text at link.

Foreign secretary William Hague’s absurd claim that the world faces a “new cold war” if Iran does not give up its aim of acquiring nuclear weapons might not stand up to examination, but Hague was undoubtedly given a boost on February 22 when a team from the United Nations-sponsored International Atomic Energy Agency returned from a two-day visit to Iran. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / 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
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday February 18, 2012 15:11 by Yassamine Mathe   text 1 comment (last - saturday april 07, 2012 12:15)
Yassamine Mather examines the current threats to Iran, the internal situation and discusses how the drive to War by the Imperialists should be opposed. Full text at url below.

In the last few weeks Iranians have woken up every day to news of further military threats and new sanctions. Anyone you contact in Iran will tell you how the constant media ‘analyses’ of if/when the bombing will start is affecting the national psyche, how morale is down, how the current situation is reminiscent of the terrible days of the Iran-Iraq war.

One Iranian blogger summarised the frustration of many Iranians when he lambasted callous statements by United States and Israeli officials debating the likely timing of air raids and military attacks against Iran. He wrote “These people discuss the timetable for bombing Iran as if they were deciding on dates for family holidays.” read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday February 17, 2012 18:18 by pat c   text 23 comments (last - wednesday march 07, 2012 22:38)
Sanctions: such a simple word, it sounds harmless. But sanctions are really War by other means. Here Michael Jansen writes about the reality of sanctionsc as ordinary Syrian people suffer. Full text at link.

SHOESHINE BOYS and girls line up with their simple kits along the pavement across from the luxury Cham Palace Hotel, which charges more than a poor man’s monthly wage for a single night’s stay.

Women holding bundles which may or may not be babies sit on the broad walkway in a colonnade. Grubby children peddling chewing gum and lottery tickets pursue pedestrians for blocks in the hope of receiving a coin or two. In all the years I have been visiting Syria, I have never seen such desperation.

Economic sanctions touted as targeting the regime actually affect the poor, punish the middle class, and destroy commerce. read full story / add a comment
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