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Rathkeale the First Town in Ireland to Use Challenge Coins to Honour 52 People Who Made Their Community a Better Place to Be
Rathkeale, small Limerick town, is first in Ireland to adopt the American Challenge Coin concept to thank 52 of its citizens for making it a better place to be and to encourage others to lend a helping hand. read full story / add a comment
World BEYOND War’s fourth annual global conference on the abolition of war will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, in Limerick, Ireland, and include a rally on the 6th at Shannon Airport, where U.S. military forces routinely pass through in violation of Irish neutrality and of laws against war.
We’ll be marking the completion of the 18th year of the endless war on Afghanistan, as well as the 150th birthday of Mohandas Gandhi.
See list of 2019 speakers at https://worldbeyondwar.org/nowar2019speakers read full story / add a comment
World BEYOND War’s fourth annual global conference & peace camp will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, in Limerick, Ireland, and include a rally on the 6th at Shannon Airport to protest the U.S. military's use of the airport. read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday August 28, 2017 15:36 by IPSC 1 image
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, in association with Academics for Palestine, are honoured to present a public talk by renowned Palestinian-American author and intellectual Steven Salaita. The event will take place on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 8pm in The Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick City. Admission free. read full story / add a comment
Public Meeting Dec 8th: National Bus and Rail Union Campaign to stop the Bus Éireann Expressway exit from Rural Ireland
limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Saturday December 03, 2016 22:57 by nbru 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit
Templeglantine, Co. Limerick
Thursday 8th December
Devon Inn Hotel @ 7:30pm
All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
Issued by the NBRU read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday October 28, 2016 15:57 by IPSC 1 image
To commemorate the annual International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People 2016, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is honoured to host Ayed Abu Eqtaish from Defence For Children International in Palestine. Mr. Abu Eqtaish will speak on Wednesay 30th November in Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street, Limerick at 7.30pm.
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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
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