Solidarity with refugees | World Refugee Day | 20 June, 5pm | Dublin

IAWM BULLETIN 19 JUNE 2015

1. Solidarity with refugees | World Refugee Day | Saturday 20 June, 5pm | Dublin
2. Donating to the IAWM

1. Solidarity with refugees | World Refugee Day | Saturday 20 June, 5pm | Dublin

At the Famine Memorial and The World Poverty Stone, Custom House Quay, Dublin.

The IAWM is supporting this event and we encourage members to attend.

See below and the FB link from Memet Uludag of United against Racism.

https://www.facebook.com/events/103696833304956/

FREE RAIF - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AT SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN THIS WEDNESDAY.

IAWM BULLETIN 15 JUNE 2015

1. FREE RAIF - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AT SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN THIS WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE, 6PM, 6-7 FitzWilliam Square East, Dublin 2.

2. IAWM STATEMENT ON PRINCE CHARLES VISIT TO IRELAND

3. Donating to the IAWM

1. FREE RAIF - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AT SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY

In May 2014 Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes. He received 50 lashes in public on 9 January 2015. He has not been flogged since, possibly due to an international outcry. Unbelievably the Saudi Arabian Supreme Court has recently upheld the sentence on blogger Raif Badawi. He could now be subject to 950 more lashes.

Western Governments are completely hypocritical about Saudi Arabia. They sell it arms while failing to condemn its appalling human rights record.

We urge our members to come along and support this demonstration called by Amnesty International Ireland.

For details see here - http://www.amnesty.ie/news/free-raif-demonstration-embassy-saudi-arabia#...

2. IAWM STATEMENT ON PRINCE CHARLES VISIT including references to his links to the British arms trade with Saudi Arabia - http://irishantiwar.org/node/2280

3. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement.
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Public Meeting - Why are Migrants Drowning - Wed 27/5/2015 7pm - The Teachers Club Dublin 1

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  1. Public Meeting - Why are Migrants Drowning - Wed 27/5/2015 7pm - The Teachers Club Dublin 1
  2. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement


1. Public Meeting - Why are Migrants Drowning - Wed 27/5/2015 7pm - The Teachers Club Dublin 1

Over the past few weeks in the Mediterranean and bay of Bengal literally thousands of people have drowned while fleeing persecution and poverty. A military solution is now being proposed to prevent these people from getting to safety.

The Irish Anti-War Movement is hosting a public meting on this issue.

Date/Time: 7PM Wed 27/5/2015
Location: The Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Speakers:

  1. Memet Uludag (Unite Against Racism)
  2. Azad (Syrian Refugee)
  3. Mark Price (Irish Anti-War Movement)

 

 


2. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement

2-1. Setup a Standing Order

To set-up a standing order with the Irish-Anti War Movement please go to the following link http://www.irishantiwar.org/files/standing-order-form.doc fill in the form and post to the Irish Anti-War Movement P.O. Box 9260 Dublin 1.

 

IAWM PRESS STATEMENT - EXPOSE PRINCE CHARLES'S LINKS TO ARMS TRADE

IAWM Press Statement on Prince Charles visit to Ireland 18 May 2015

The Irish Anti-War Movement oppose the publicly funded visit by Prince Charles to Ireland given his connections to the British Military and his open support for undemocratic, despotic regimes.

Irish political leaders and the mainstream media are making much of Prince Charles’s impending visit to Mullaghmore as a personal event of closure and an act of reconciliation that will aid the Northern Irish peace process. Many Irish people may likewise see this as a useful act, just as they regarded the Queen’s visit. The problem is that Prince Charles and the British Royalty generally are not benign forces – they play a continuous role in promoting the British military and the arms industry around the world. Prince Charles is Colonel-in-chief of many regiments of the British Army including the notorious Parachute Regiment which killed 13 innocent civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry.

The Sein Fein leader, Gerry Adams, has expressed the hope that the Prince’s visit will be “an occasion to promote reconciliation, respect and understanding". However Prince Charles has never expressed such concern for the victims of the wars waged by the British military in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. Nor has he balked at his role in promoting the British arms industry which arms repressive regimes that have appalling human rights records. Professor Neil Cooper of Bradford University's Peace Studies Department has noted that: "There is a long history of members of the royal family supporting the promotion of the UK arms trade in the Middle East - and especially the Gulf …. It is accepted as part and parcel of the brief."

IAWM CALLS ON IRISH GOVERNMENT TO RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN CHINA

IAWM Press Statement on Chinese Premier’s visit to Ireland. 17 May 2015

IAWM CALLS ON IRISH GOVERNMENT TO RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN CHINA

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is visiting Ireland and will be met by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to discuss trade, investment and tourism links.

The Irish Anti-War Movement rejects the idea that Ireland’s relationship with Foreign Governments should be based solely on potential monetary gain. Instead we call for some basic regard for human rights and democratic principles. The Chinese Government respects neither of these things. It is a totally undemocratic, oppressive and authoritarian one-party state with a record of brutal suppression of the Tibetan people among others.

We call on the Taoiseach and the Irish Government to raise these concerns about human rights with Premier Li Keqiang in the course of his visit.

END

Contact:
Jim Roche, PRO, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 087 647 2737
John Molyneux, Secretary, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 085 735 6424


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AWM AGM RESOLUTIONS

IAWM BULLETIN 11 MAY 2015

1. IAWM AGM RESOLUTIONS
2. Donating to the IAWM

1. Irish Anti War Movement 2014 Annual General Meeting

21 February 2015, Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Present:
Steve Woods
John Molyneux
Michael Youlton
Marnie Holborrow
Frank Marshall (in part)
Gearóid Kilgallen
Abdullah Sayegh
Kieran O Sullivan
Jim Roche
Ed Horgan and Rev. Patrick Comerford (from 13.40)

Apologies:
Glenda Cimino, Mark Price, Fatin Tamimi, Rory O Neill and Memet Uludag

Agenda
• 11:00 - 11:30 Registration
• 11:30 - 12:15 Chair’s Report and discussion
• 12:15 - 12:30 Treasurers Report
• 12:30 - 13:45 Motions and Election of Steering Committee
• 14:30 - 16:30 Public Meeting - The new 'War on Terror' - is there a clash of civilizations?

Motions
1. The Nordic Battle Group

The NORDIC BATTLE GROUP is a European military structure, which comprises bodies of troops from the armies of IRELAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY, ESTONIA, LATIVA LITHUANIA.

The Irish Anti-War Movement has voiced concern in the past that this battle is the beginning of a military project, which will in the future be used to play a role on the world stage to complement the N.A.T.O.’s aggressive militarist policies and strategies.

At the same time our involvement in this battle group is a continuation of the government’s policy to compromise our neutrality by stealth.

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