Why Bombing ISIS Makes Things Worse - Public Meeting - 16/10/2014 19:30 The Teachers Club Dublin

There will be a public meeting about why attacking ISIS will only make the situation worse.

Speakers:

  • Harry Browne - Writer and Journalist
  • Patricia McKenna - Activist and Former MEP
  • Richard Boyd Barrett TD - People Before Profit

Date: Thursday 16 October 7.30pm
Location: The Teachers Club 36 Parnell St West

 

Amnesty International Free Ibrahim Halawa

Ibrahim Halawa, an 18 year old Irish-Egyptian citizen has been in prison in Egypt for over 14 months, for a peaceful protest. He is an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. 

 

Take urgent action! 

He was arrested for his alleged role in violence during protests that took place in August 2013 in the Ramsis area of Cairo. Amnesty International has established that he is innocent of the charges and designated Ibrahim a prisoner of conscience.  A new trial has been scheduled to start on 1 December. If convicted he could face the death penalty.

Download an information sheet here, if you would like to write a letter to the Egyptian authorities

 

UK Govt admits defeat over claim renditions court case will damage UK-US relations

UK Govt admits defeat over claim renditions court case will damage UK-US relations
 
The British Government admitted defeat in court today over its claims that a renditions case could not be heard for fear of embarrassing the US.
 
Government QC James Eadie told the court that he accepted they had “come second” when it came to arguments over “Foreign Act of State” – the theory that a British court cannot hear cases where the UK has cooperated with another state in wrongdoing.
 
Today’s hearing concerned Yunus Rahmatullah, who was seized by UK forces in Iraq in 2004 before being handed over to the US and ‘rendered’ to Bagram, Afghanistan. Mr Rahmatullah suffered years of torture before finally being released in June this year.
 
The UK long denied any involvement in rendition, before being forced to correct the record in Parliament in 2008, when then-Defence Secretary John Hutton finally publicly admitted that the rendition of Mr Rahmatullah and another man, Amanatullah Ali, had taken place.
 
Today’s hearing also considered written testimony from a former senior US Ambassador, Thomas Pickering, who contradicted the UK Government’s claim that hearing the case would endanger UK-US relations. In written testimony, Ambassador Pickering stated that “I firmly believe that adjudicating Mr Rahmatullah’s case in UK courts is highly unlikely to cause damage to the relations or national security cooperation between the US and UK," adding that the UK Government’s claims “misunderstand the value the United States places on the rule of law.”
 

ILAN PAPPE AND GHADA KARMI TO SPEAK IN DUBLIN COLLEGES THIS WEEK

ILAN PAPPE AND GHADA KARMI TO SPEAK IN DUBLIN COLLEGES THIS WEEK

 

The Irish Anti-War Movement is calling on its members to try to attend at least one of these college events this week (details below and on attachments) organised by Academics for Palestine with guest speakers Israeli historian Prof. Ilan Pappé and Palestinian writer and academic Dr. Ghada Karmi.

 

A series of college meetings on Wednesday and Thursday this week organised by Academics for Palestine (AfP) will examine the role of academics in the struggle for justice in Palestine.

 

This includes a public debate at Trinity College Dublin on the subject of the academic boycott. The meetings are detailed below.

Shannon: National Demonstration - 12 October 2014

NOTICE: The bus for Shannon will be leaving at 10.00 in the morning of Sunday 12th October from Liberty Hall. Those wishing to go should let us know by the 8th October.... Please email myoulton@yahoo.com for confirmation and questions.
Contributions would be welcome.

EMERGENCY PROTEST AT DÁIL - EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR!

EMERGENCY PROTEST - EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR!

Protest the Israeli Ambassor - tomorrow at Dáil Eireann, Kildare Street, 3.30pm.

The Israeli Ambassador is speaking at the Foreign Affairs Committee at
the Dail at 4.00pm this Wednesday, 3 September.

He should not go unopposed.

The Irish Anti-war Movement is calling an emergency protest tomorrow at
3.30pm at the Dáil.

We say expel the Irish Ambassador as a protest against Israeli war crimes.

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