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national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday January 11, 2013 14:44 by Michael Gallagher   text 4 comments (last - saturday january 12, 2013 21:41)   image 10 images
To whom it may concern: The list of manufacturers here are just some of the business's in the south of Ireland that are connected with the machinery of imperialist wars. Can we get a discussion going leading to a widespread, coordinated and effective campaign, with the goal of ending the manufacturing of any military components or devices in Ireland for war?

It was done in the north, we can do it in the south. See The raytheon 9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raytheon_9 and related links.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday July 13, 2011 04:57 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 3 comments (last - thursday july 21, 2011 16:34)
PHOTOS
High Court/London Solidarity for Julian Assange Tuesday July 12
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday March 27, 2011 21:55 by Ciaron   text 10 comments (last - wednesday september 14, 2011 15:37)   image 4 images
Here are the government recommendations for sentencing of each of the
Disarm Now Plowshares set for sentencing Monday March 28, 2011
http://disarmnowplowshares.wordpress.com/events/ :
*One of the defendants Catholic Worker, Jesuit & Wobbly Fr. Bill "Bix" Bichsel
was at pre-trial court hearings in Dublin and Derry in solidarity the Pitstop Ploughshares and raytheon 9. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday March 26, 2011 07:40 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 2 comments (last - monday march 28, 2011 12:57)   image 3 images
How can you incite people to resist the exploitative war making state, when you haven't looked after the ones who you incited last time and are presently being tortured and facing possible execution or a probable life time in jail??????? Good fkn question, I reckon? End the War! Free Julian Assange and Bradley Manning! Cut the Crap! Miliband really?? As we say in OZ, "Labor Party, same shit different flies!" read full story / add a comment
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dublin / education / event notice Thursday March 24, 2011 12:40 by Cat   image 1 image
Gluaiseacht Skill Share Weekend 2011
1st - 3rd April
Dublin

You are invited to a weekend of workshops and talks to be held in Seomra Spraoi, Dublin 1 (Directions: http://seomraspraoi.org/copy_of_contact-us) in Dublin from 1st-3rd April.

The purpose of the weekend is to get people from various backgrounds interested in activism and to meet up, get to know each other and learn from activists and others.

How Much?
Free of charge and food will be provided. If you are coming from outside Dublin and are in need of a place to stay please let us know and we will try to hook you up with a couch or a floor.

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dublin / education / event notice Tuesday March 22, 2011 21:54 by Cat   image 1 image
Gluaiseacht Skill Share Weekend 2011
1st - 3rd April
Dublin

You are invited to a weekend of workshops and talks to be held in Seomra Spraoi, Dublin 1 (Directions: http://seomraspraoi.org/copy_of_contact-us) in Dublin from 1st-3rd April.

The purpose of the weekend is to get people from various backgrounds interested in activism and to meet up, get to know each other and learn from activists and others.

How Much?
Free of charge and food will be provided. If you are coming from outside Dublin and are in need of a place to stay please let us know and we will try to hook you up with a couch or a floor.

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dublin / education / event notice Tuesday March 22, 2011 21:45 by Cat   image 1 image
Gluaiseacht Skill Share Weekend 2011
1st - 3rd April
Dublin

You are invited to a weekend of workshops and talks to be held in Seomra Spraoi, Dublin 1 (Directions: http://seomraspraoi.org/copy_of_contact-us) in Dublin from 1st-3rd April.

The purpose of the weekend is to get people from various backgrounds interested in activism and to meet up, get to know each other and learn from activists and others.

How Much?
Free of charge and food will be provided. If you are coming from outside Dublin and are in need of a place to stay please let us know and we will try to hook you up with a couch or a floor.

facebook: Gluaiseacht Skill Share Weekend

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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday January 01, 2011 16:38 by ANZUS Plowshares   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 02, 2011 23:26)   image 2 images

1) ANZUS PLOWSHARES introduction, action/description
2) ANZUS PLOWSHARES/B52 Disarmament, Statement of Faith
3) Sue & Bill Frankel- Streit Reflections New Year’s Day 2011
4) Ciaron O’Reilly and Moana Cole Reflections New Year’s Day 2011
5) ANZUS Plowshare community member’s links
6) Youtube (15 mins) honouring the Plowshares communities of the last 30 years

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Catholic Worker Activist Ciaron O'Reilly
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday December 08, 2010 10:18 by Plowshares   text 10 comments (last - tuesday december 14, 2010 07:12)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
YOUTUBE (2min22sec)
- Irish/Australian Plowshare/Catholic Worker Activist Ciaron O'Reilly
does Solidarity Speaks Out Outside Westminster Court
While Assange Denied Bail!
- Solidarity with Assange and Manning!
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Hot Tips on organinsing solidarity around the imprisoned Julian Asasnge and Bradley Manning...... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday December 07, 2010 08:29 by Ciaron   text 4 comments (last - saturday december 18, 2010 07:50)
Our friends
- Bill “Bix” Bichsel, S.J., of Tacoma, Washington;
- Susan Crane, of Baltimore MD;
- Lynne Greenwald, of Bremerton Washington;
- Steve Kelly, S.J., of Oakland , CA.;
- Anne Montgomery RSCJ,
are going to trial Dec 7th. in Washington state, USA. for a plowshares action on the Trident 1st. Strike Nuclear Weapon system. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday July 10, 2010 23:01 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 5 comments (last - tuesday october 12, 2010 11:32)
Last Wednesday, July 7th, Elijah Smith was released from Lewes Prison. He had been held since the Israeli bombing of Gaza in January '09. Along with his co-defendants he had been acquitted unanimously of all charges by the jury. This concluded 18 months the EDO 9 spent before the courts for their nonviolent resistance to the bombing of Gaza. read full story / add a comment
Protest at Israeli massacre on Aid Flotilla: the march lead by the Raytheon-9 Women in Derry's City centre.
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 10, 2010 17:18 by George Row   image 5 images
Saturday 5th June saw a march in Derry to protest at the Israel's Massacre of Flotilla Aid Workers, and its continuing "Collective Punishment" of the people of Gaza illegal blockade. It ended with a rally
The March was addressed by Roisin Barton (raytheon-9 women), Marty Crockett (Derry Friends of Palestine) who drove an ambulance to Gaza last year and Eamon McCann (DAWC). read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday June 04, 2010 21:25 by Michael Gallagher   text 17 comments (last - monday june 07, 2010 11:53)
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 03, 2010 11:21 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 9 comments (last - sunday july 04, 2010 08:08)
I have just spent the last two days in a Belfast court attending the trial of 9 women and 2 men from Derry. Charges on 3 other men were dropped the Tuesday morning we drove up from Dublin. read full story / add a comment
antrim / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Monday May 31, 2010 23:35 by raytheon protest
Solidarity with raytheon occupiers who are in court in Belfast read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday May 17, 2010 23:41 by Fintan Lane   image 1 image
IRELAND-PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

PRESS RELEASE, 17/5/10

IPSC EXTENDS SOLIDARITY TO raytheon ACCUSED read full story / add a comment
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derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday April 27, 2010 11:43 by Solidarity with the 14 raytheon accused   text 1 comment (last - friday april 30, 2010 17:39)   image 1 image
The trial of 14 people in connection with a protest at the defence company raytheon in Derry is to begin at Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday May 4th. Solidarity pickets are being planned to coincide with the court hearings outside of the Laganside Court complex. read full story / add a comment
Julia Torrojo (left), Sharon Meenan (centre) and Jackie McKenna (right)
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday April 15, 2010 23:31 by Fintan Lane   image 3 images
Speaking at a public meeting held this evening in the Central Hotel in Dublin, a spokesperson for the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) commended the nine women - Roisin Barton, Roisin Bryce, Betty Doherty, Goretti Horgan, Diana King, Jackie McKenna, Sharon Meenan, Helen Reynolds and Julia Torrojo - who are currently facing charges in Belfast as a result of their anti-war action on 12 January 2009 at arms manufacturer raytheon Systems in Derry. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday April 08, 2010 21:51 by Used2bSnowWhite
When?
April 15th at 7.30pm.
Where?
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

Feminist open forum will discuss the upcoming trial of the 9 women
protestors versus the missile-making raytheon contractor based in Derry.
In 2009 protestors barricaded themselves into the
raytheon missile factory to highlight their inhumane and fatal
operations. One of the main customers of raytheon is the Israeli
Defense forces which killed 28 Gaza civilians in 2008 with a raytheon
“bunker buster” bomb.
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday March 26, 2010 19:00 by Eleanor   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 30, 2010 23:40)   image 3 images
The 14 raytheon accused are 9 women and 5 men, based in Derry, in the north of Ireland, who are facing criminal charges after they used Non Violent Direct Action to access the raytheon Software plant in Derry, in an attempt to disarm the mainframe computer.

raytheon are the world's largest manufacturer of missiles and the world's fifth largest weapons manufacturer.

Until they left in February 2010 (thanks to all the action taken against them), raytheon's Derry software plant developed the firmware for transponders, targeting software and other crucial guidance system-related work for weapons.

Their factories globally manufacture Tomahawk Cruise missiles, Sidewinder missiles, Hellfire missiles, the "Bunker Buster" bombs, the delivery systems for Cluster bombs, White Phosphate and Napalm.
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