"Stop Irish Participation in the War!"
"U.S. Military Out of Shannon & Iraq!"
GPO, O'Connel St. Dublin
Come join Ciaron, Colim, Eoin, Martin, Paddy & others at the vigil!
Drop by for a short time and get updated on the war on Iraq, Afghanistan & elsewhere!
Get up dated on nonviolent resistance to war and war preparations in Ireland and elsewhere
This is a weekly event (timed around work schedules on different days etc.) it is one of the rare visible signs of opposition to ongoing Irish involvement in the U.S. war on Iraq
-1 million troop movements have passed through Shanoon Airport since the war began (Irish Times)
-kidnapped prisoners have passed through Shannon on the way to be tortured at Guantanamo and in other secret C.I.A. dungeons (Amnesty International)
-1 million Iraqis have been killed by a war machine serviced by the Irish government at Shannon Airport (Lancet Report)
-3,500 + U.S. military most who passed though a very small departure lounge at Shannon Airport have returned in body bags, another 10,000 + with combat injuries they will never recover from
-Irish based arms companies (eg raytheon in Derry www.raytheon9.org ) have profited big time from the killing and dying)
-1,000 + Irish mercenaries have worked in Iraq (Phoenix)
This vigil is hosted by the Dublin Catholic Worker community.
You don't have to be a "Catholic" or a "Worker" to participate in any CW projects or nonviolent resistance activities. A nonviolent discipline and a tolerance for other people's beliefs is basic to the vigil.
Catholic Workers are gathering in Worcester, Mass, USA. This link might give you an idea where we are coming from
Catholic Worker gathering in Worcester, Mass, USA next week
More info on vigil 087 918 4552