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Caoimhe Butterly : Eyewitness report, in Galway, from the hell on earth that is Gaza

category galway | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Sunday May 24, 2009 13:13author by TD - Free Palestine Campaign Report this post to the editors

Now is the time "to challenge the legitimacy of the pinstripes". Now is the time to "ante up" ?

Last Friday, after meeting with the local Muslim community, human rights activist, Caoimhe Butterly, gave a harrowing eye witness account of the horror and butchery that was visited on the defenceless people of Gaza by Israel in its recent attack at a public meeting in Galway.
Caoimhe Butterly and Nuria C.
Caoimhe Butterly and Nuria C.

Yesterday, after meeting with trade unionists to forge linkages, twinnings and solidarity with the beleaguered Gazans - particularly, schools and ambulance services - she joined activists in Shop Street to encourage the public to more deeply engage, to "challenge the legitimacy of the pinstripes," the suited bureaucrats and politicians, in the case of the EU and Ireland, who enable and facilitate Israel's merciless crushing of Palestinian resistance, to what journalist and writer, Jonathan Cook calls: Israel's experiments in human despair, by their unwillinness to suspend or terminate the Euro-Med Agreement that economically privileges Israel with access to EU markets, by their refusal to condemn Israel's use of flesh eating and flesh shredding weaponry on a helpless people, like fish in a barrel, with nowhere to hide, nowhere to flee - led by Germany, all the EU states recently abstained from a UN resolution condemning Israel's "massive violation" of human rights in Gaza,

To divine aspirant MEP's bona fides in the forthcoming Euro elections towards Palestine and to give them the opportunity to nail their colours to the mast, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has put a series of 10 questions to them such as: Do you agree that Israel should remove its settlers from the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.? Do you agree that Israel should comply with the ruling of the International Court of Justice and dismantle the wall? Do you agree that Israel should open its nuclear facilities to IAEA inspection? Do you agree that the EU should not “upgrade” its relations with Israel until such times as there has been significant progress in the peace process? (Full list of questions and contexts on Related Link).

A video of Caoimhe's eye witness report in the Galway Rowing Club will be posted shortly, for a video of Caoimhe's Shop Street activism in Galway yesterday, see http://www.politube.org/show/1590

Tonight, Sunday 24th May, Caoimhe will be giving her Gaza eye witness report in the Absolute Hotel, Limerick, at 7.30 PM.

Tomorrow night, she'll be doing the same in the Victoria Hotel, Patrick Street, Cork at 8:00 PM

Related Link: http://www.ipsc.ie/

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Lucia
Lucia

author by TD - FPCpublication date Sun May 24, 2009 19:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dublin : Tueday 26th May (the IAWM website http://irishantiwar.org/node/475 states no venue or time for the meeting, the IPSC website makes no mention of it).

Derry : Saturday 30th May at 4.00pm, Sandinos.

Belfast : Monday 1st June (again, no details on the IAWM website and no mention at all on the IPSC website?)

Caoimhe Butterly : Galway Rowing Club
Caoimhe Butterly : Galway Rowing Club

Parents of Derek Graham, activist and director of the Free Gaza Movement
Parents of Derek Graham, activist and director of the Free Gaza Movement

Caoimhe  with Jim Cotter, President, Galway Council of Trade Unions
Caoimhe with Jim Cotter, President, Galway Council of Trade Unions

Alan Lonergan who was on the second siege breaking trip to Gaza
Alan Lonergan who was on the second siege breaking trip to Gaza

Caoimhe Butterly
Caoimhe Butterly

Related Link: http://www.ipsc.ie/
author by Ciaron - Ploughsharespublication date Tue May 26, 2009 12:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In this vid clip (10 mins) Caoimhe Butterly Irish activist based in Gaza calls for acts to emulate Raytheon 9......
http://palestinevideo.blogspot.com/2009/05/caoimhe-butt....html

The new kids on the chopping block are the Edo 9 Decommisioners, who decommisioned at Edo Arms company supplier of components to Israeli F16's. Two who remain imprisoned on remand since they acted during the bombing of Gaza (Elijah Smith has just been moved from Bristol Prison to Brighton) and have a trial date in Brighton set for Oct 26th. The Palestinian solidarity and anti-arms trade movements
need to connect with these folks who have put themselves on the line where the weapons are cmoing from. Check out their website, spread the word, write a solidarity letter to the prisoners etc etc

Check out their webpage
http://decommisioners.wordpress.com/ ....

Related Link: http://decommisioners.wordpress.com/
author by 7 arrested-courtpublication date Fri May 29, 2009 23:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Seven U.S. anti-war activists arrested in U.S. Senator Tom Harkin's Iowa office opposing U.S. support for Israel's bombing of Gaza go to court June 11th.

http://www.desmoinescatholicworker.org/harkinoccupation....html

 
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