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Peace Events at Shannon on October 8th and 9th - Time to End Irish Involvement in War in the Middle East
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday October 05, 2016 23:23 by Shannonwatch 1 comment (last - wednesday october 05, 2016 23:27)
Fifteen years after Shannon Airport was made available to the US military for their illegal invasions of Afghanistan and then Iraq, both countries are in violent turmoil. Here's a small snapshot of what happened in the last couple of days alone:
On Sept 30th a US drone strike in Nangarhar, Afghanistan killed 15 civilians.
On Sept 28t in Iraq IS set fire to 3 more oil wells; Iraqi forces launched an offensive near Ramadi after capturing additional nearby territory last week; US helicopters transported IS captives from remote areas in Anbar to undisclosed destinations, possibly to be tortured; and IS bombings in Shiite areas of Baghdad killed at least 17 people.
The US agreed to send more troops in addition to the 4,400 who are already officially deployed there. These probably went through - or will go through - Shannon.
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Today in Limerick Court, the Irish state on behalf of capitalism and property in favour of its own citizens
and the original ideals of the 1916 proclamation, was planning to use the resource of the state to
carry out 170 home evications throwing potentially hundreds more citizens onto the streets. read full story / add a comment
A public talk entitled 'From Shannon to Lesvos: Cause and Effect in the Refugee Crisis' will take place in Perys Hotel, Glentworth St. Limerick on Thursday Dec 10th at 7.30pm. It will provide a first-hand perspective on the human consequences of war for refugees fleeing from violence, and will explore the implications of Shannon Airport’s support for military interventions in the Middle East. read full story / add a comment
The Irish Latin American Film Festival continues to make available to Irish audiences shorts and documentaries pertaining to the most interesting continent on Pachamama – Latin America. The Festival takes place on 30/31 March and 1st April at The Stormy Teacup, Fox's Row, Limerick starting each evening at 6.00 for shorts and 8.00 for documentaries. read full story / add a comment
A human rights lawyer who challenged the Costa Rican government on breaches of neutrality under its Constitution and won will speak at the Mechanics Institute in Limerick on Tuesday 24th Feb at 7pm.
Roberto Zamora works mostly on constitutional affairs and litigation for the protection of human rights. As a college student he challenged Costa Rican President Pacheco's decision to support the US/UK led aggression on Iraq. The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court ruled the support as unconstitutional, and ordered the country's withdrawal from the coalition. He also successfully challenged a presidential decision to allow the manufacture of nuclear fuel and nuclear reactors "for all purposes" in Costa Rica. read full story / add a comment
As part of the week of convergence on Open Everything and A Collaborative Economy brought to you by the P2P Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate there are a series of talks and these are taking place in Dublin, Limerick and in Cloughjordan ecovillage in Co. Tipperary
How can a commons-based collaborate economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?
An exploration of commons based peer production and design with Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation. Participants will gain practical experience of open hardware projects including Wiki House. read full story / add a comment
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Sunday April 27, 2014 19:28 by shannon-watch 1 image
Shannonwatch, in conjunction with The Bottom Dog publication, are proud to host a public talk by peace activist, writer and actress Margaretta D'Arcy in the Mechanics Institute, Hartstonge St., Limerick on Thursday May 1st at 7pm. Margaretta served almost 10 weeks of a three month prison sentence for protesting the use of Shannon Airport by US military, and was only released on March 22. She will talk about her life of activism and the ongoing campaign to rid Shannon of the US military. read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday April 01, 2014 14:22 by LASC - Latin America Solidarity Centre 1 image
Cuba is the Country Focus for the 15th festival that will take place in Limerick, Dublin, Galway and Birr. read full story / add a comment
As the weeks go by the warplanes continue to go through Shannon and Margaretta D'Arcy is still being held in Limerick prison. Please join us on Friday from 5pm to 6pm outside the prison to demonstrate against this appalling lack of proper justice read full story / add a comment
The next peace vigil at Shannon Airport will take place on Sunday February 9th from 2pm to 3pm. The airport continues to be used as a U.S. military base, with the full support of the Irish government but not the Irish people. This month we are asking for a large turnout as a mark of solidarity with imprisoned peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy. Margaretta normally attends the monthly peace vigils at Shannon but she has been imprisoned by the State because she opposes the U.S. military use of the airport. read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday January 23, 2014 21:52 by shannon-watch 1 comment (last - saturday january 25, 2014 20:50)
Demo in Support of Margaretta D'Arcy who is serving a 3 month sentence in Limerick Prison for refusing to remain silent about the US military use of Shannon.
Date: 24th January
Time 5 - 6pm
We plan to keep on supporting peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy as she serves time in prison. And we'll keep on repeating her demand - GET THE U.S. MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON. read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday May 09, 2013 18:09 by IPSC 1 image
Mousa Abu Maria is a Palestinian activist and farmer from the town of Beit Ommar, a village located in the West Bank about half way between Bethlehem and Hebron, currently surrounded by six Israeli settlements.
As part of the IPSC’s week of Nakba Commemoration, he will speak in Pery’s Hotel, Glenworth Street, Limerick on Thursday 16th May at 8pm. read full story / add a comment
Saturday 20th April -
Venue: TEACH FAILTE - University of Limerick Campus
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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday February 13, 2013 17:02 by IPSC 1 image
To kick off Israeli Apartheid Week, we ask you to join us for a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. Limerick IPSC will be hosting an infomation stall, making consumers aware of the presence of Israeli goods in local shops and explaining the connection between these products and Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Meet at the bottom of Thomas Street in Limerick city centre at 1pm. read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday February 13, 2013 16:24 by IPSC 1 image
A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. shot almost entirely by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, the Oscar nominated FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism.
The screening will take place as part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 in Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street in Limerick City Centre on Wednesday 27th February. The film starts at 8pm. read full story / add a comment
Annual Sean Sabhat Commemoration 2013
The annual Sean Sabhat Commemoration, organized by Limerick City Sinn Féin, will be held on Sunday 6th January. The parade will assemble at Bedford Row at 2.45pm and proceed from there to the Republican Plot, Mount St. Laurence Cemetery.
The main speaker will be Dublin City Councillor Michéal MacDonncadha. Cllr. MacDonncadha is a long standing member of the Sinn Féin Árd Chomhairle, a former editor of the Republican newspaper An Phoblacht and a published historical author. A fluent Irish speaker, he also presents a traditional Irish music programme on a local Dublin radio station.
All are welcome to attend.
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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday December 21, 2012 15:12 by realsinnfein
The New Year's statement for the Republican Movement, or Real Sinn Féin, to be distributed on New Year's Day. read full story / add a comment
limerick / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 24, 2012 22:00 by Bernie Wright 3 comments (last - thursday july 26, 2012 21:22) 4 images
Regarding Information about a coursing field that causes many hare casualties.
A Coursing supporter rang us today relaying a dispute in the ICC and Limerick Coursing Club as follows.
We received a call today from a disgruntled and annoyed Coursing supporter who was concerned about limerick Race track being used as a coursing venue. He must have ran out of options to resolve this scenario if he rang us.
We already knew that the Irish Coursing Club had decided last month to move the “Irish Cup” hare coursing event from Limerick Racecourse owing to its unsuitability as a coursing venue.
There is however a meeting this week of top coursing people on Thursday, July 26th,at the Horse and Jockey Pub? We are told ‘at which very powerful people within the greyhound industry will be pressing for a reversal of the ICC’s decision to move the “Irish Cup” event from Limerick Racecourse’.
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limerick / environment / press release Friday February 24, 2012 12:06 by William Gomes 1 image 1 attached file
The constant removal of sand is now threatening the existence of the islanders. When the affected inhabitants of the islands observed the vulnerability and realized that the authorities were doing little to protect their land from the illegal sand-miners, hundreds islanders including women and children came out of their houses on 3 October 2011. They captured one dredger and six perpetrators while the remainder of the dredging workers and perpetrators fled the scene. read full story / add a comment
[Limerick, Israeli Apartheid Week 2012] Bil'in Organiser Iyad Burnat on non-violent resistance to Israeli Apartheid
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday February 16, 2012 13:24 by Kev 2 comments (last - wednesday february 22, 2012 15:23) 1 image
As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to host a talk and film screening by Iyad Burnat, a leader of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall. Iyad will talk about the ongoing civil resistance campaign, both in Bil’in and in other areas like Nabi Saleh, Nil’in, Budrus and Sheikh Jarrah. Born in 1973, Iyad Burnat is the head of the Bil’in popular committee and Friends of Freedom and Justice and will be a familiar figure to the many Irish who have travelled to Bil’in over the past number of years.
The event will take place at 8pm on Tuesday 21st February 2012, in the Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick City (map here): http://www.absolutehotel.com/directions
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