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national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday March 14, 2008 12:57 by Edward Horgan   text 50 comments (last - tuesday july 01, 2008 22:26)   image 5 images   1 attached file
Amnesty International have announced that they have irrefutable evidence that a prisoner was taken through Shannon Airport in January 2004. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday March 12, 2008 22:49 by redjade   text 3 comments (last - thursday march 13, 2008 23:35)   image 1 image
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Tuesday March 11, 2008 12:41 by GAAW   text 6 comments (last - sunday march 16, 2008 01:01)
As Galway peace activists prepare for next Saturday's anti-war event in Dublin, the last thing they expected is for their spokesperson to receive a death threat to GAAW's mobile number. The male caller had a west of Ireland accent and repeatedly made threatening and obscene remarks to NIall Farrell. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday March 09, 2008 00:20 by Edward Horgan, Conor Cregan   text 19 comments (last - thursday march 13, 2008 00:09)   image 4 images   audio 1 audio file   3 attached files
Tonight, 8 March 2008, Executive jet Gulfstream IV, number N478GS, with known associations with the CIA torture rendition programme landed at Shannon airport. Unusually on this occasion Conor and Edward were told they were not forbidden to take photos, but that the Gardai were not allowed to search this plane without higher authority because it was a US Government aircraft. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday February 21, 2008 21:50 by .   text 4 comments (last - saturday february 23, 2008 08:53)   image 1 image
The United States did not begin seeking permission from governments before using their airspace and facilities for rendition until after the 2002 flights in question, according to a State Department official. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday February 18, 2008 18:53 by Conor Cregan   text 7 comments (last - wednesday february 20, 2008 18:21)   image 10 images
Yesterday, Cosantori Siochana hosted what is now a monthly vigil at Shannon Airport to highlight Ireland’s participation in a war raging around the globe. This dignified witness was supported by Amnesty International and several Quakers from Limerick City.

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Torture is US
national / arts and media / feature Friday February 15, 2008 00:17 by 1 of indymedia   text 19 comments (last - wednesday july 30, 2008 23:19)   image 3 images
February 22nd sees the Dublin premiere of a film made by Noel "Scooter" Twomey which takes a sideways look at the issues around rendition, torture and the complicity of the irish government. This film covers the adventures of our intrepid Guerrilla film maker, and long time Indymedia video contributer Scooter as he turns himself into a entrepreneurial master of war. Scooter Twomey endeavours to set up his own independent torture company in lieu of the CIA being banned from Europe for extraordinary rendition. WINNER: *Made in Cork* – Cork Film Festival. The Irish Examiner ‘Made in Cork’ Award, which celebrates local filmmaking, went to this film which depicts Ireland’s role in international torture through US extraordinary rendition. Tom Archer (Head of Factual BBC) said ‘Noel had so many ideas and put so much work and energy into this film. It was a great idea for a film, worthy of Michael Moore, a genuine target and a funny way to satirize it… a series of stunts…each more manic than the last. A career awaits, but probably not in torture.’ read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday February 03, 2008 19:29 by Coilín ÓhAiseadha   text 5 comments (last - monday february 18, 2008 07:43)
A Danish documentary crew working for the national TV channel DR1 has detailed the movements of CIA aircraft that have repeatedly transited in Greenland and flown through Danish airspace in connection with the covert agency's widely condemned programme of abduction and torture. Having gained access to flight plans, duty payments, hotel registrations, catering invoices and crew lists, the documentary shows that the Greenlandic airport Narsarsuaq has played a particularly prominent role in the so-called "extraordinary renditions" programme.
In a related development, DR's news programme this evening reports us that the Icelandic customs authorities have begun to search all international flights, in response to media coverage of shady CIA transits. read full story / add a comment
GAAW Poster
galway / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday January 23, 2008 20:13 by Niall Farrell   image 1 image
The Galway Alliance Against War will hold a public meeting at Liam Mellows statue Eyre Square this Saturday at 1.30pm. The main speaker will be Rhuhel Ahmed a former Guantanamo prisoner. On the day, GAAW intends to dress Liam Mellows in an orange boiler suit to highlight the unimpeded use of Shannon airport by the CIA torture flights. read full story / add a comment
{redjade is jealous of whom took this photo - great shot!}
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday January 13, 2008 18:21 by Ciaron O' Reilly   text 16 comments (last - tuesday june 03, 2008 19:00)   image 11 images
The London Catholic Worker marked the 6th. anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo with a vigil at the U.S. embassy, located near Grosvenor Square in central London.

To vigil is stay awake; to stay awake to the mainstreaming of torture, to attacks on civil liberties, to our complicity with the CIA kidnapping and rendition flights refueling in England to the U.S. gulag that is Guantanamo. As we enter the 7th. year of the Bush initiated war without end, civil society remains asleep, sedated and silenced in the face of a war that escalates in Iraq and Afghanistan and expands into Lebanon, Somalia, Pakistan and who knows where next? read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday January 09, 2008 06:16 by A   text 2 comments (last - friday january 11, 2008 21:56)
Shannon Airport has become a major refueling depot for CIA rendition flights http://www.indymedia.ie/article/85567

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(Big) Garda deals with Elaine
clare / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday January 08, 2008 16:08 by Seán Ryan   text 57 comments (last - wednesday february 13, 2008 15:50)   image 3 images
Banner action in Shannon that highlights the fact that the Gardaí are either unaware of the law or do not practice it. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday January 05, 2008 21:34 by Edward Horgan   text 14 comments (last - tuesday january 08, 2008 17:57)   image 17 images   7 attached files
The 2008 Shannon peace camp takes place on Sunday 6 Jan 2008. This is the fifth aniversary of the original Shannon Peace Camp set up on 6th Jan 2003, and which lasted for almost 5 weeks. It ended when a high court injunction was got by Aer Rianta/Shannon airport against 21 individuals including yours truly preventing us from traspassing on Aer Rianta property, which included the site of the peace camp. This injunction came after the damage to a US military plane by Mary Kelly and a few days later by the Catholic workers FIVE. Mary Kelly has been convicted of criminal damage, but is appealing this conviction. The Catholic Workers were acquitted by a jury in Dublin in July 2006, who reached a unanimous verdict that they were not guilty of criminal damage to the US warplane, even though they admitted doing considerable damage to it. Their successful defence was that their action was justified in order to prevent this warplane and other US warplanes from killing innocent people in an unlawful war in Iraq.
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday January 05, 2008 03:48 by E   text 3 comments (last - tuesday january 08, 2008 07:17)
Responding to an international call to act up and speak out on the 6th. anniversary of Guantanamo www.witnesstorture.org , a vigil to Shut Down Guantanamo will be held outside

The U.S. Embassy, Dublin
Friday January 11th 4pm - 6pm

Contact for more info
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CIA Rendition Plane N71PG  at Shannon 3 Dec 2007
national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Thursday December 20, 2007 08:30 by Seán Ryan   text 35 comments (last - thursday january 03, 2008 21:40)   image 1 image
A first-hand account of a meeting of the Department of Foreign Affairs Select Committee on Wednesday 19th December to discuss the issue of Extraordinary rendition (the transport of abducted prisoners for the purpose of torture in another country) through Irish air-space. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday December 19, 2007 02:33 by D. Fitzharris
Jeppersen Dataplan, a subsidiary of Boeing, is being sued by a Yemeni man who was kidnapped, subjected to rendition and tortured. CTL, a Galway company, that is subsidized by the Irish Government does research for Boeing.
http://www.democracynow.org/ read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday December 16, 2007 15:40 by KAREN FALLON   text 6 comments (last - monday january 31, 2011 20:20)   image 3 images
I know its old news but it is actually interesting that this story was not screaming at us when it occured.
I guess this plane came through Shannon Airport a few times..............

A Florida based Gulfstream II jet aircraft # N987SA crash landed on September 24, 2007 after it ran out of fuel over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula it had a cargo of several tons of Cocaine on board now documents have turned up on both sides of the Atlantic that link this Cocaine Smuggling Gulfstream II jet aircraft # N987SA that crashed in Mexico to the CIA who used it on at least 3 rendition flights from Europe and the USA to Guantanamo's infamous torture chambers between 2003 to 2005. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 11, 2007 13:15 by paul o toole   text 12 comments (last - thursday january 03, 2008 23:05)
Radio Telefis Eireann. 10.30 , 12/12/07
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CIA plane photographed in NC.  Spotted at Shannon next day.
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday December 07, 2007 21:44 by Firefox   text 6 comments (last - monday january 14, 2008 20:52)   image 4 images
Pity the poor CIA. What use is a secret service that can't keep a secret? Agents of other secret services should be aware the the loose lips and poor tradecraft of the Americans put the foreigners at risk of arrest and worse. Here's what we mean: read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Friday December 07, 2007 17:27 by staring at goats   text 4 comments (last - wednesday january 02, 2008 20:30)
The New York Times has run a story which immediately has been taken up globally on the destruction of video tapes by the CIA of an interrogation despite those tapes being potential evidence in Congressional inquiry, hearings or other such grand jury activity.

Thus, we see the issue of torture, CIA use of extreme interrogation techinques & the Bush regime allowance of said placed on the table of forthcoming review of that agency & the other 15 intelligence services of the USA during the next presidency.

But for the moment it's just a story about "Al Qaeda" suspect Abu Zubaydah being subjected to the notorious water boarding data extraction sicko kicks of the CIA in 2002. read full story / add a comment
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