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A rough calculation based on recent death data from PHS suggests that, with 87% of deaths in the vaccinated, vaccine effectiveness against death may be considerably less than studies have suggested.
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This was just one of the US military planes at Shannon today
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday March 07, 2019 17:18 by sw   text 1 comment (last - friday march 08, 2019 23:45)   image 5 images
A group of women known as the Raging Grannies will hold a Day of Mourning at Shannon Airport on March 8th, International Women's Day, starting at 11am. In doing so they will draw attention to the fact that the airport has been complicit in deaths all across the Middle East, with US troops passing through practically every day of the week. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday January 12, 2018 12:04 by pavel
Anti-war meeting at the Shannon Airport. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Thursday May 19, 2016 12:45 by Margaretta D\'arcy
After the success of the reading of the Non Stop Connolly Show in Connolly Books, I will be in conversation with the Oscar winning director Jim Sheridan on the 28th of May in Smock Alley Theatre at 8pm. He was also one the directors of the Non Stop Connolly Show back in 1975 in Liberty Hall. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday December 01, 2014 23:54 by shannonwatch
Shannonwatch have expressed their disappointment that the State has decided to summons TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace to appear before Ennis District Court on Wednesday December 3rd for peace actions, while at the same time failing to investigate complaints made about US military and other aircraft that may be in breach of international law. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday July 31, 2014 22:24 by shannonwatch
Niall Farrell of the Galway Alliance Against War is to be arrested on Friday, 1st of August on his return from abroad and sent to Limerick Prison for his involvement in a peace protest with Margaretta D\'arcy last September on the runway at Shannon airport. In June they were found guilty of having "interfered with the proper use" of Shannon airport and given a two week suspended sentence and what approximates to a €100 fine. Both refused to pay the fine or sign a so-called peace bond and Ms D\'arcy has since been imprisoned for her failure to comply with the Ennis District Court's ruling. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Saturday June 28, 2014 20:16 by Justin Morahan   text 7 comments (last - monday july 14, 2014 16:00)   image 5 images
SUMMARY: I arrived in Ennis without pen or notebook to support the action of Margaretta D\'arcy and Niall Farrell who protested on the runway of Shannon against the US military use of the airport. The following is a colour story of happenings on the day relying on memory only. I hope that someone else may provide a fuller report and my apologies for any errors in this report which are entirely my responsibility. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Sunday April 27, 2014 19:28 by shannon-watch   image 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
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Sunday March 23, 2014 22:25 by shannon-watch
At a News Conference in Buswell's Hotel today (Saturday, March 22, 2014), immediately following her release from Mountjoy Prison, peace activist, artist and human rights campaigner, Margaretta D\'arcy, discussed her nine weeks in both Limerick and Mountjoy Prisons and the reasons for her arrest.

Ms D\'arcy continues to refute the charge that she and her co-defendant, Niall Farrell, were interfering with the 'proper use' of Shannon Airport by going onto the runway in October 2012 and again in September 2013 (for which a second trial is pending). They were in fact highlighting the 'improper use' of Shannon Airport by the US military, who have colonised an Irish airport. Since 2003, over 2 million US soldiers and their weapons and thousands of US military aircraft and cargo planes have transited Shannon Airport on their way to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere. The Government of neutral Ireland has 'improperly' facilitated these movements of troops and weaponry - which could easily have included killer drones and depleted uranium - through Shannon, and failed to inspect any of these military cargos. They've also never inspected any of the CIA planes implicated in illegal rendition flights. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Friday February 14, 2014 22:55 by Irish Antiwar   image 1 image
Called by Irish Anti War Movement & Peace and Neutrality Alliance. Supported by Galway Alliance Against War, Shannon Watch, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, People before Profit, Rev. Patrick Comerford, President CND, and Dylan Tighe, Irish Artists for Margaretta, Cindy Sheehan (who will send message), Mary Lou McDonald TD, Clare Daly TD, Joan Collins TD. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday February 13, 2014 21:46 by shannon-watch
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 for a demonstration at the Spire, O'Connell St, Dublin on Saturday February 15th at 1pm to demonstrate against this appalling lack of proper justice
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limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday February 13, 2014 21:31 by shannon-watch
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
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday February 05, 2014 23:46 by shannon-watch
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
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday February 05, 2014 23:17 by shannon-watch   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 20, 2014 23:04)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
A large peace demonstration will take place in Shannon on Sunday February 9th from 2pm to 3pm. The demonstration is being held in opposition to the U.S. military use of the airport, and in solidarity with imprisoned peace activist Margaretta D\'arcy. read full story / add a comment
Dirty War of Shannon Airport
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday January 30, 2014 11:48 by brian clarke   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 26, 2014 10:08)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
DIRTY WAR an Award-Winning Documentary Video - Full Film of Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill tracks tracking down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars out of Shannon Airport Ireland. read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday January 23, 2014 21:52 by shannon-watch   text 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
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national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Thursday January 23, 2014 00:14 by Justin Morahan   text 28 comments (last - saturday march 22, 2014 22:08)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Magaretta D\'arcy, a 79 year old peace activist who is also undergoing cancer treatment was arrested at home in Galway but NOT for bankrupting the country and saddling it with billions of debt, NOT for corruption and other white collar crime, but for the crime of having a conscience and actually caring about her fellow human beings. That's correct. In this country you can destroy it in all sorts of ways and you will be fine as no banker, politician, developer, bond holder or other types of people who have been involved in economically destroying this country, and causing widespread austerity, hardship and misery which in itself has led to many suicides and so forth. None of these people have come before the courts or been jailed. However for the really serious crimes of still having your humanity at 79 and doing something about it instead of shutting up and doing nothing, for these crimes, the state will bring the full force of the law against you and will always find some narrow argument to shut out the wider context of your action, to convict you and get you quickly behind bar. In that way the state quickly ensures that this dangerous contagion doesn't spread and it serves as a lesson to all as to what might happen to them. read full story / add a comment
Sorcha Fox with the 'Free Private Manning' banner over the A40 in Pembrokeshire
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday January 17, 2014 21:26 by WISE Up Wales   text 3 comments (last - friday may 15, 2015 08:54)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
Why should the Irish in particular care about Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and want to offer their ongoing support and solidarity as she begins a 35 year jail term in a US military prison?

For one, Manning has Irish roots on both sides of the family. Maternal grandfather Billy Fox was from Rathmines, Dublin and two paternal great-grandparents - both Mannings - were also Irish, from county Cork. An Irish grandfather gives Chelsea the right to claim Irish citizenship and an Irish passport if she so wishes.

For another, Manning passed through Shannon Airport as a US military intelligence analyst en route to Iraq. We have been reminded this week about the ongoing US military use of Shannon (troops, weaponry, rendition flights etc.) by the jailing of 79 year old Margaretta D\'arcy in connection with her protest against these abominations.

What's more, we know something about the impact of resistance at Shannon on both US and Irish governments thanks to US diplomatic cables released by Manning and published by WikiLeaks. One classified cable reveals how negative public perception of Shannon as a warport in the wake of the Pitstop Ploughshares acquittals led to the Irish government placing more restrictions on its military use and how this was forcing the US to reconsider its position. Then US Ambassador to Dublin, James Kenny, wrote: "we would appreciate Washington’s judgment as to whether the process of notification of almost everything of a military nature (including by contract carriers) through Shannon is becoming too difficult to make the airport a preferred transit stop."
http://humanrights.ie/civil-liberties/wikileaks-the-sig...ions/ read full story / add a comment
Guantanamo Granny - Margaretta D'Arcy
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday December 12, 2013 17:57 by Margaretta D\'arcy   text 3 comments (last - thursday december 12, 2013 21:31)   image 1 image
Margaretta (Guantanamo Granny) D\'arcy's account of the judgement at Ennis Court on Wednesday 11th December read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday September 26, 2013 12:21 by Margaretta D\'arcy
Submission to the White Paper on Defence Government should be tried under Nuremberg Charter.

We are a collective of women; some of us very elderly. Some of us directly experienced wars; some of us have spent time in jail opposing war; the build up to war. We have buried our dead because of war. We have looked after and cared for those physically and psychologically damaged by war. We have experienced domestic violence by men, who have been traumatized by their time in war. We have suffered through the growth of the armed industry and the cost of filling the coffers or the armament industry merchants; the rough the devastation of the social services of our country. This is not only in our Country; this is worldwide read full story / add a comment
Margaretta D'Arcy and Nial Farrel outside Ennis Court
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday September 13, 2013 13:49 by Margaretta D\'arcy   text 6 comments (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 21:16)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
A packed courtroom yesterday erupted into laughter after ‘Guantanamo Granny’-79-year-old anti-war activist Margaretta Darcy,
blew a whistle and declared: “I am a whistleblower”. read full story / add a comment
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