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category dublin | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Wednesday December 04, 2013 12:14author by Ciaron O'Reilly Report this post to the editors

The last few days in Dublin unfolded in a warm embrace of solidarity for imprisoned Pvt. Manning’s mother Susan, aunts Mary & Sharon & uncle Kevin. The family had travelled from their hometown Haverfordwest, south-west Wales to Dublin, Ireland, the birthplace of their father.
On the streets promoting Trinity College meeting
On the streets promoting Trinity College meeting

I had travelled by train from London with Carmen Trotta, an old friend from the New York Catholic Worker. We were joined on the ferry by Genny from Wrexham who was to look after the family during their stay in Dublin. Many old friends – activists, organisers, musicians, decent people with a sense of solidarity – who had accompanied us through the three trials of the Pitstop Ploughshares (2003-06) came out to support the family of Pvt. Manning. Manning had transited through Shannon on the way to the war on Iraq, his torture in Kuwait & Quantico & now 35 years imprisonment in Ft. Leavenworth for courageously exposing that war. Today, other friends Margaritta and Nial are in an Ennis Court, County Clare for continued nonviolent resistance at Shannon Warport.

Legendary James Joyce scholar, Senator and human rights advocate David Norris welcomed the family through the gates of the Dáil in the company of independent TD Catherine Murphy. Other TDs gathered to hear from the family in a conference room in the Dáil. The national broadcaster RTÉ shot footage at the gates of the Dáil which was televised later that evening. The mainstream media coverage of the visit was quite good. The family went to meet with Amnesty International, while Carmen & I went to help Dublin punk artist Seamus Nolan set up his Temple Bar studio for a fund raiser for the family. A good gathering of Dublin punks kicked off a series of solidarity events.

YouTube video of Ciaron on the streets promoting Fri night solidarity event at Trinity College.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY6WSCM3vIg

On Friday night, over 100 people gathered at Trinity College to hear a powerful presentation by Gerry Conlon who had served 16 years in British prisons tortured & framed as part of the Guildford 4, his father Giuseppe also framed, died in a British prison. The following day was the anniversary of Gerry’s kidnapping by British forces in his hometown of Belfast.

Gerry reminded us that it is not only the prisoner who faces the consequences of imprisonment but also the families. He told us that prison does not end on the day of your release, how the consequences for the Guildford 4, Maguire 7, Birmingham 6 and others continued for decades. Gerry said how much they needed Mannings, Assanges and Snowdens back in the north of Ireland when dirty wars were being waged and innocent people were being fitted up and killed. And how much we need whistleblowers today and that we need to be supporting them when they have the courage to tell us the truth.

Carmen Trotta of the New York Catholic Worker reflected on where 12 years of the 'War on Terror' has brought us and the significance of the courage & actions of Pvt. Manning. It was also powerful to be present as Joe Black played his song "Giuseppe Conlon" for Mum Susan, aunts Mary & Sharon & uncle Kevin.

Guildford 4, Guantánamo detainees and Julian Assange lawyer Gareth Peirce joined us as an apparition from London having recorded a speech that afternoon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCH4VQkNlSE

On Saturday afternoon, Máirtín and Andrea put on lunch for Pvt. Manning’s family, folks from the Catholic Worker network in Ireland and other friends. Saturday night was a great knees up in the Brian Boru pub on the way to Clontarf with Joe Black on guitar and Robbie Sinnott on accordion leading the line.

Further photos & reports of Pvt. Manning’s family solidarity visit to Dublin:

http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/12/01/a-photo-report-...ings/
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/104305
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2013/12/514005.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vertigogen/sets/7215763823...6045/

Additional photos: Tatyana Turchina - please do not reproduce these without permission
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87450524@N07/

Related Link: http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/12/02/on-streets-of-dublin-manning-assange-snowden/

Chelsea Manning's Mum Susan meets Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four
Chelsea Manning's Mum Susan meets Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four

Carmen Trotta speaks at Trinity College
Carmen Trotta speaks at Trinity College

Joe Black & friend perform Friday night  (thanks to Tatyana Turchina for pic)
Joe Black & friend perform Friday night (thanks to Tatyana Turchina for pic)

Ciaron as human mic stand for RoJ Whelan (thanks to Tatyana Turchina for pic)
Ciaron as human mic stand for RoJ Whelan (thanks to Tatyana Turchina for pic)

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Ciaron on the streets promoting Friday night event at Trinity


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Gareth Peirce's address to the meeting


author by wageslave - (moderator)publication date Wed Dec 04, 2013 15:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Great stuff! Thanks for the report and pictures Ciaron.

Remember, some of these images are copyright Tatiana, so please ask the photographer first before you consider using any of them.

rgds
wageslave

author by vgpublication date Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Tatyana Turchina has given her permission to use these photos.

See more of her beautiful pictures here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/87450524@N07
Not sure if this will resolve properly as a link because of the @ sign, but that's the correct url, ending in @N07.

 
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