GAZA AL HELAL UNDER-14 FOOTBALL TEAM VISITING IRELAND

IAWM BULLETIN 30 JULY 2016

1. AL HELAL UNDER-14 FOOTBALL TEAM VISITING IRELAND
2. IAWM PR ON BRAY AIR DISPLAY

1. AL HELAL UNDER-14 FOOTBALL TEAM VISITING IRELAND
Gaza Action Ireland (GAI) has finally succeeded in bringing these children here from Gaza despite deliberate delays caused by the Israeli government and military. They arrived at Dublin Airport on Friday morning.

Well done to Zoe Lawlor, Mags O Brien, Trevor Hogan and others at GAI. The IAWM welcomes these Palestinian kids to Ireland and we hope they have a great time here.

There are many events planned in Dublin, Wexford and Nenagh. Check the GAI FB page for updates on these events.

The events planned for Dublin include the following today and tomorrow:

Gaza Kids Beach Football and BBQ
4pm, Saturday 30 July on Sandymount Strand followed by BBQ in Nutley Avenue at 5.30pm.

Gaza Kids to Ballybrack Family Fun Day (GKI)
Sun, 31 July 2016, 11:00 Ballybrack Boys Football Club, Coolevin, Glenageary, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin
http://www.ipsc.ie/event/ballybrack-gaza-kids-to-ballybrack-family-fun-d...

We encourage our members to try to get along to some of these events. GAI are still seeking donations to help defray the cost of this trip for the kids. Again check out the GAI FB page or its website here - http://www.gazaactionireland.ie/

2. IAWM PR ON BRAY AIR DISPLAY LAST WEEKEND
The Bray Air Display helps to glorify and justify war - http://irishantiwar.org/node/2357

CHILCOT REPORT AN INDICTMENT OF TONY BLAIR’S RUSH TO WAR IN IRAQ

IAWM BULLETIN 09 JULY 2016

1. IAWM PR ON CHILCOT REPORT

2. NO TO NATO PROTEST AT US EMBASSY THIS SATURDAY (LookLeft event)

3. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. IAWM PR ON CHILCOT REPORT
• IAWM WELCOMES CHILCOT REPORT ON IRAQ WAR
• REPORT AN INDICTMENT OF TONY BLAIR’S RUSH TO WAR IN IRAQ
• SHOWS THAT BLAIR MISLED CABINET, PARLIAMENT AND THE BRITISH PEOPLE
• CHILCOT MUST LEAD TO JUSTICE FOR IRAQIS AND UK MILITARY FAMILIES

The IAWM welcomes the publication of the long awaited Chilcot Inquiry and the fact that it is a serious indictment of Tony Blair’s role in Britain’s involvement in the invasion and occupation of Iraq and the subsequent sectarian blood letting.

The report finds unequivocally among other issues that Tony Blair “deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by Sadaam Hussein”, that “there was no immInent threat from Saddam” and that “Britain’s intelligence agencies produced ‘flawed information’”. It also highlights that Blair “ignored warnings on what would happen in Iraq after invasion” and that it had “no post invasion strategy”.

Tony Blair and Foreign Minister Jack Straw consistently misled the British Parliament and distorted the work of the UN and weapons inspectors despite the very clear assurances from inspectors such as Mohammed El Baradei of the International Atomic Agency who said that there was “no evidence of prohibited weapons programmes” and of Hans Blix, the leader of the UN inspection team, who “found no evidence of plausible indication of the revival of a nuclear weapons programme in Iraq”.

#TrumpNotWelcome Press Conference today at 1pm

Press Notice: #TrumpNotWelcome

Campaigners opposed to potential Trump visit to Ireland to hold press conference today

1pm Buswell's Hotel today (Wednesday), 22 June

Campaigners in the #TrumpNotWelcome campaign opposed to the potential visit of presumptive Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a press conference today at 1pm in Buswell's Hotel to announce details of a protest should there be an announcement of a visit by Trump to Ireland at the last minute during his trip to the UK.

What You Can Do To Stop Donald Trump

The IAWM wishes to express Solidarity with the 49 murder victims in Orlando and their friends and families.  There can be no justifications for hate crimes like this.

Donald Trump will be coming to Ireland on 24th and 25th of June 2016, because the details of the Trump visit are not fully known a number of events are planned to oppose Trump. These details are subject to CHANGE so please monitor the Irish Anti-War Movement website and Facebook page.

Thursday 23rd June

18:00 - Dublin - The GPO O’Connell Street Dublin - Trump Not Welcome Rally.
18:00 - Clare - Protest in Ennis organised by Green Party and Clare AAA

Friday 24th June

10:00 - Bus to Leaving Liberty Hall in Dublin
13:00 - Bus will meet up with Shannonwatch to protest at Shannon.
15:00 - Protest will go to Doonbeg

Book the Bus from Dublin

The links below allow you to book the bus from Dublin to Shannon and Doonbeg.

Note: You must book the bus before 23:59 on Wednesday 22/06/2016

Waged 12.00

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=73T...

Unwaged 6.00

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=F74...

Please try to attend some of these events and share them with your friends and family.

#TrumpNotWelcome

Phil Ochs - Here’s an Article for Those Who are Gone

On many Anti-War marches you will hear “Draft Dodger Rag” a sarcastic song about people who supported the Vietnam War but didn’t want to fight it.  “Someone must go over there and that someone is not me”.   The man who wrote that song was Phil Ochs and he was certainly not just a one song wonder.  "Ochs was one of the finest singer/songwriters and political commentators of his time. "  Tom Paxton.

 

 

Ochs was born 17th December 1940 into a country which was at war and where racial segregation was still an accepted fact of life in most of the US.  The Ochs family was not political and only when he went to college did Phil become political. 

By the late 1950’s the US was undergoing social change all across college campuses students were starting to question the ideas that governed their lives.  In Ohio State University Jim Glover was the son of a political activist and he was Phil’s room-mate.  Ochs was studying journalism at the time.   His politics and music was formed by his interactions with Jim and Jim's father.  Ochs own father suffered from bi-polar disorder and they were not close.  After the he was turned down for the job of editor of the college newspaper  because of his political views.  He dropped out of college and fallowed his other passion music.

There was a folk music revival at the time Bob Dylan was undoubtedly the most successful of these.  The most famous protest of the song is probably “Blowing in the Wind”.  However if Dylan was the voice of the 1960’s generation (Dylan has always denied this), Ochs was the heart of it. 

Irish Anti-War Picket at NATO ships in Dublin

03/04/2016 - 16:30
03/04/2016 - 17:45

Irish Anti-War Picket at NATO ships in Dublin

Sunday 3rd April 2016 | 16:30
Location: East-link Bridge

Six NATO warships are being berthed in Dublin this weekend and are open to viewing by the public. They are part of the 'enhanced readiness NATO Reaction Force'.

The Irish Anti-War Movement regards this as insidious pro-militarist propaganda which contributes to the ongoing undermining of Irish neutrality.

We are calling an emergency protest picket

This Sunday , 3 April at 4.30pm on the Quays at the East-Link Bridge.

We say:
Defend Irish Neutrality!
Keep Dublin port war-free!
Welcome refugees, not warships!

All welcome!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729016947352039/

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