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category dublin | anti-war / imperialism | press release author Friday June 20, 2003 20:14author by Pit Stop Ploughsharesauthor email pitstopploughshares at hotmail dot comauthor phone 0879184552 Report this post to the editors

Walk & Vigils

Pit Stop Ploughshares Peace Walk Info
J24 International Solidarity

CONTENTS

1) Information for Beginning of Peace Walk from Shannon J21

2) International Solidarity Vigil for June 24th at Irish Embassies, Consulate and Other Sites of Significance

1) INFORMATION FOR BEGINNING OF PEACE WALK FROM SHANNON AIRPORT J21

Ritual to Commence
Pit Stop Ploughshares Peace Walk
Shannon Airport-Limerick-Brigid's Well-Dail
Saturday June 21st.
The Pit Stop Ploughshares Community - Deirdre, Nuin, Karen, Damien & Ciaron wish to thank you for returning to Shannon Airport to
nonviolently confront Irish complicity in the continuing war on, and occupation of, Iraq. Thank you for supporting us through our nonviolent
disarmament of a U.S. Navy War Plane at Shannon on February 3rd., the initial prison time and as we journey toward trial in Dublin.
Today, we will resume the journey with a Peace Walk to Limerick. The five defendants - banned from County Clare under bail conditions - will
maintain a vigil on the Limerick border from 12 noon and will join the walk as it passes. The walk will continue into Limerick, where there will be
a "Celebration of Hope" at Riddlers Pub, Sarsfield St. 6.30 p.m. The walk will resume at Brigid's Well, Kildare on Monday 9 a.m. morning,
proceeding to Dublin and will conclude with an all night vigil at Dail Eireann on Tuesday night.
KEEPING FOCUSSED FOR PEACEMAKING
In nonviolent resistance it is always essential to maintain the initiative!
We ask you to maintain a nonviolent and respectful attitude & behavior to police, military and private security at Shannon Airport. Do not be
provoked. Do not get involved in verbal jousting with them - be focussed, assertive, respectful and nonviolent. We are here to remember
the dead, construct a shrine and leave to nonviolently confront the people who give the orders in Dublin. Do not be distracted by the order-
takers. This takes the focus off the war victims in Iraq, the role of Shannon and those responsible in Dublin.
AGENDA
-12 noon We will gather in a safe space at the entrance of the airport. Turn right at the intersection where the peace camp was once sited.
-12.15 Andrea Needham (acquitted in 1996 of 1.5 million British Sterling "criminal damage" to a British Aerospace Hawk Fighter destined to the
war on East Timor), Nuria Mustafa (a member of the Iraqi community in Ireland), Ed Horgan (former commandant in the Irish Defense Forces)
and Josh O'Shea (imprisoned in Australia for freeing Iraqi detainees) will share their experiences and insights into the war on Iraq and
nonviolent resistance to it.
-We will then move to the initial entrance (not the terminal) to construct a shrine to the Iraq slain.
-1.20 We will begin the walk to Shannon Town, where some of our speakers will address the Cork anti-war group who are assembling there at
2 pm
-2.30 The walk will continue to join the defendants on the Limerick border and then on to Limerick City Centre.
-A Celebration of Hope will take place from 6.30 p.m. at Riddlers Bar, Sarsfield St.
(opposite Dunnes)
Thanx again
More info & updates Ph. 087 918 4552

2) INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR PIT STOP PLOUGHSHARES HEADING FOR TRIALIN DUBLIN

On June 24th. the following vigils will take place in solidarity with the Pit Stop Ploughshares & in opposition to Irish complicity in the continuing war on Iraq

- It is hoped that foklks will deliver letters of protest to Irish consulates & embassies

- It is hoped that this will be the beginning of international postcard (& other campaign) aimed at the Irish government concerning issues raised by the Pit Stop Ploughshares disarmament witness.

www.ploughsharesireland.org

Perth, Australia - Danny dcusack@central.murdoch.edu.au

Brisbane, Australia, Jim penangke@octa4.net.au

Auckland, New Zealand, Nick Drake & CW's mmc62@student.canterbury.ac.nz

Christchurch, New Zealand, Harewood USAF Base, Moana mmc62@student.canterbury.ac.nz

Wellington, New Zealand, mmc62@student.canterbury.ac.nz Irish Embassy

Chicago, USA, - Kathy & Voices in the Wilderness KKelly@igc.org Ph. (773) 784 8065

New York City, USA - Carmen & CW's, carmentrotta@yahoo.com Irish Consulate Ph. (212) 254 1640

Philadelphia, USA - Farah CompassionIraq@hotmail.com Federal Building

Houston, USA - Ken, Federal Building KCrow99387@aol.com

Washington DC, USA- Sr. Susan & CW's srsusanclarkson@yahoo.com Ph. (202) 882 9649

Los Angeles, USA - Catherine & CW's sixngladys@yahoo.com

Vancouver, Canada - Abeer Abeermajad@hotmail.com Irish Consulate

El Salvador - Cath collins_cath@hotmail.com Archbishop Romero's Tomb

Dublin, Ireland - Colim & Afri Ph.(01) 496 8595 GPO O'Connel St.

Belfast, north of Ireland - John City Hall anamcarabelfast@hotmail.com

Derry, north of Ireland Robbie & FEIC robbiemcveigh@ntlworld.com Raytheon Plant

Kilrush Co. Clare, Ireland, Justin - Court House, Mary Kelly's appearance pending trial June 30th.

London, England - Scott & CW's mariascott2000@yahoo.co.uk Irish Embassy Ph. 01727 760953

Sweden - Susan ploegscharen@yahoo.com Irish Embasy

Austria - 2 guys on holiday from Cork, Irish Embassy

Netherlands - JM (our man in Amsterdam) mrbyrr@yahoo.com Irish Embassy or theme pub

Belgium - David & Mother Earth folks david@motherearth.org Ph. (9) 242 8752

Slovakia - @'s - Irish Embassy

Sofia, Bulgaria Velina & 10 friends velinaniun@hotmail.com, City Centre Park

Glasgow, Scotland - Brian bblovenest@yahoo.co.uk City Centre

Auxen Provence, France Claire clairestrange@hotmail.com

Oxford, England - Stephen stephen77hancock@hotmail.com

Norwich, England - Chris Ph. 01603 624199

Liverpool, England - Eileen & CW's eileenlaing@merseymail.com

author by pcpublication date Sun Jun 22, 2003 15:24author address author phone Report this post to the editors

will it be on all day whats a good time,

author by Pit Stop Ploughsharespublication date Sun Jun 22, 2003 19:50author address www.ploughsharesireland.orgauthor phone Report this post to the editors

Hi,

We are two Irish people involved in the Monday-demo Anti-war Vigil at the
Brandenburg Gate every Monday evening (6 o'clock to 8) in Berlin.

I don't know what other plans may be made for Berlin but we
certainly intend to organize a vigil outside the Irish Embassy here in
Friedrich Strasse on Tuesday 24th between 10-6 o'clock. We will make
flyers, contact press, gather signatures and hand them to the Embassy
and take some pictures to send on to you.

It would be good to know if you have any information from anyone else planning
something in Berlin.

Regards and solidarity,

Doug
Noel
Berlin byzantium@web.de

author by Pit Stop Ploughsharespublication date Sun Jun 22, 2003 19:55author address author phone 087 918 4552Report this post to the editors

Walk resumes Monday morning at Brigid's Well. If you would like to join the walk to the Dail on Monday or Tuesday or text or phone in support 087 918 4552 will put you in direct contact with the walkers.

Dublin J24 Vigil will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
at G.P.O. O'Connel St. Vigil will resume later in the afternoon at the Dail, Kildare St. to await the arrival of the peace wallk. An all night vigil will then take place at the Dail. Feel free to join the walk or vigils for whatever time you are available.

 
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