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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday June 24, 2008 15:15 by John Lannon 13 comments (last - friday may 08, 2009 14:16) 3 images
Amnesty International today launched a report that sheds further light on the extent of Europe's role in the US-led rendition and secret detention programmes. It also exposes the continuing failure of European states, including Ireland, to admit or investigate violations carried out by their nationals or on their territory. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday June 18, 2008 16:03 by Edward Horgan 32 comments (last - friday june 27, 2008 00:54) 3 images 1 attached file
The crew or crews of CIA plane have had a busy time recently, including a visit to Guantanamo on 3 June 2008. They arrived at Shannon on Friday 13 June, from Fort Lauderdale in Florida, via Newfoundland. They spent only about 30 minutes refuelling and left immediately for an unknown destination or destinations. On Saturday 14th June they were back at Shannon refuelled and again left quickly at about 12.40 pm on their way back to Florida again via Newfoundland. Today N54PA is back at Shannon for up to 10 hours as its crew probably "rest off" following their ardous and possibly nefarious activities read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday June 17, 2008 17:10 by Edward Horgan 18 comments (last - thursday june 26, 2008 19:54) 4 images
Three plane-loads of US troops on OMNI Air chargered troop-carriers were at Shannon today 17 June 2008 between 10 am and 11am. They were accompanied by an Evergreen International Boeing 757 that was most likely carrying military logistics including munitions through the airport. Also on the airport was a suspect Bulgarian aircraft, associated in the past with transport of munitions. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday June 13, 2008 23:19 by Edward Horgan 17 comments (last - thursday june 19, 2008 10:45) 1 attached file
Shannon was very quiet this morning with very few "civilian" passengers. Just a few Ryanair jets and even less Aer Lingus, now that they decamped to Belfast.
Much of the business at Shannon was breaching Irish neutrality.
More importantly, the CIA and military use of Shannon this morning was directly complicit in breaches of the UN Convention against Torture and international laws including the Geneva Conventions on War. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday June 13, 2008 17:17 by SDLP Youth 5 comments (last - tuesday june 17, 2008 23:42) 2 images
SDLP Youth will take part in the upcoming demonstrations to protest at the visit of US President George W. Bush on Monday 16th June.
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international / eu / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 10, 2008 17:04 by paul o toole 2 comments (last - thursday june 12, 2008 22:04)
Nutrality in Ireland has been reduced in our constitution as nothing more than 'aspirational' by our courts. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday June 04, 2008 18:08 by Edward Horgan 5 comments (last - monday june 09, 2008 14:51)
The distance from Limerick to Shannon is about 15 miles. On Sunday next 8 June a protest walk will take place from the Treaty Stone near Thomond Bridge in Limerick to Shannon airport, beginning at 1 pm. We expect to arrive at Shannon at about 5 pm. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday May 28, 2008 17:06 by paul o toole 2 comments (last - friday may 30, 2008 14:02)
Amnesty Report-rendition Uninterrupted. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday May 27, 2008 09:44 by Edward Horgan 21 comments (last - tuesday june 03, 2008 02:15) 3 attached files
We must continue to connect up the dotted lines in the web of deceipt, mass murder, torture and militarisation that is being facilitated at Shannon airport.
The Lisbon Treaty, with its NATO entanglement is part of this growing web, as is Ireland's fraudulent neutrality.
Well over one million US troops have transited through Shannon airport since 20 March 2003.
CIA are still using Shannon as a refuelling stop for its torture rendition planes, usually at about 2 am in the morning. Torture is best hidden in the dark of night.
One million US troops fighting unlawful wars, also need millions of tons of military cargo including depleted uranium bombs, so that they can more easily kill innocent people. When one is engaged in an unlawful war, all the victims of such a war are innocent. The principal unlawful combatants in Iraq are the US military and US and other colaition of the willing mercenaries such as Blackwater. read full story / add a comment
American anti-torture and peace activist Chuck Fager is visiting Limerick next week as part of his European tour to promote international cooperation against torture. He will give a talk at the Quaker Meeting House in Limerick on Tuesday 27th May. The talk starts at 8pm and is open to the public. read full story / add a comment
Applicants for asylum are the latest targets in efforts to quietly legalize imprisonment without trial for people who have never been accused of any wrong. Two EU countries have now followed the lead of the US: where this policy was the first legal stepping stone in the nefarious "rendition" program of kidnapping, imprisonment, disappearance and torture without cause. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday May 09, 2008 12:03 by CIA Watch Shannon 8 comments (last - monday may 12, 2008 06:12) 3 images
The following letter has been published in the Irish Times on 9th May 2008. This is a significant development, because the Gardai and the Irish Government authorities have clearly failed to carry out their duties towards prevention of the crimes of torture at Shannon airport. This however does not relieve the citizens of Ireland of their responsibilty to prevent torture. It is the moral and legal duty of all Irish citizens to take 'all neccessary means' to prevent the possible continuing use of Shannon airport by the CIA and the US military for the purpose of transporting prisoners for torture. read full story / add a comment
clare / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday May 06, 2008 14:50 by John Lannon 1 comment (last - thursday may 15, 2008 11:32)
The monthly vigil to protest against Shannon airport's role in renditions and war will take place on Sunday 11th May from 5 to 6pm. Meet at the small roundabout before the entrance to the airport
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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday May 06, 2008 14:36 by John Lannon 2 comments (last - thursday may 08, 2008 08:02) 1 image
Murat Kurnaz who was held in the Guantánamo Bay detention facility for almost five years will speak at the Quaker Meeting House, Southville, Gardens, Ballinacurra, Limerick, Sat May 10th, 8pm.
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national / eu / feature Friday April 25, 2008 00:07 by Chekov 75 comments (last - monday october 06, 2008 12:28) 16 images
A closer look at Declan Ganley's "Libertas" campaign - the figures behind it and their motivations. read full story / add a comment
clare / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday March 24, 2008 23:04 by John Lannon 4 comments (last - tuesday march 25, 2008 11:20) 6 images 1 attached file
The monthly Shannon vigil to highlight the airport’s involvement in acts of torture and war was held on Easter Sunday, 23 March 2008. Once again it was a dignified affair, attended by members of Amnesty International, Cosantori Siochana, and a wide cross section of public support. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / news report Monday March 24, 2008 19:08 by Fu Manchu 2 comments (last - sunday march 30, 2008 23:23) 2 images
Commercial news organisations are already carrying the story that earlier today three "pro-Tibetans" were arrested at Mount Olympus, Greece after attempting to disrupt the beginning of the Olympic Torch route. But most newspapers & TV portals will not highlight the specific group responsible for the action; Reporters Sans Frontiers or RSF members used their press privileges to bypass tight security & wave their banner. By doing so they have endangered press privileges & cast any doubt aside as to the true nature of the supposed "pro-Tibetan" nature of the recent global mobilisation against the Olympiad (first) & Peoples' Republic of China (second). read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday March 21, 2008 12:33 by Edward Horgan 2 comments (last - monday march 24, 2008 15:34)
The EU Commission, no less, has critisised Ireland and some other EU states for failure to respond to the Commissions concerns on rendition and other matters.
In the meantime, executive jets associated with CIA rendition flights are being refuelled several times each week at Shannon airport. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday March 16, 2008 17:09 by Paula Geraghty 22 comments (last - monday march 17, 2008 16:02) 32 images
Five years on from the invasion of Iraq by the US people still are taking to the street to say 'Not in Our name'.
The Irish Anti-war Movement along with PANA and millions of people all over the world joined together to say no to an imperial war, phoney arguments and greed for oil. Rain falls in Dublin while bombs, destruction and devastation rains down on Iraq. Another world is possible. read full story / add a comment
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