Shannon Peace Forum - 21st March - Park Inn Hotel Shannon Airport

21/03/2009 - 13:00
21/03/2009 - 17:30

Shannon Peace Forum - facilitated by the Peace & Neutrality Alliance

Park Inn Hotel, Shannon Airport

21st March 2009, 1.00pm -5.30pm

To mark the 6th anniversary of the commencement of the Imperialist US war on Iraq and the total destruction and termination of the long standing policy of Irish Neutrality by the Fianna Fail Government by their decision to allow President Bush (a great President according to Fianna Fail Taoiseach Mr. Ahern) to use Shannon Airport in that war, PANA has organised a Peace Forum on the 21st of March 2009 from 1.00pm to 5.30pm

It will be preceded by a Press Conference at 12.00noon and lunch will be available at the Park Inn for abou €10

Speakers are:

  • Dr. Sawsan Assaf of the Centre for Human Rights. NUI Galway
  • Roger Cole, Chair of the Peace & Neutrality Alliance
  • Michael Youlton of the Irish Anti-War Movement
  • Prof. John Maguire of Anti-War Ireland
  • Noleen Hartigan of Amnesty International
  • Patrica McKenna of the Green Party
  • John Lannon of shannonwatch.org
  • Prof. Gernot Biehler
  • Jan O'Sullivan TD the Labour Party

  The registration fee is: €15 waged, free for unwaged.

The opening address will be by Dr. Sawsan Assaf of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Other speakers include: Roger Cole of PANA, Richard Boyd Barrett or Michael Youlton of the IAWM, Prof. John Maguire, AWI, Noeleen Hartigan of Amnesty International, Patricia McKenna of the Green Party, John Lannon of Shannonwatch.org and Prof. Gernot Biehler, TCD. We expect other speakers to confirm in a few days.

For more information contact Ed Horgan Tel: 086-3539911

We are also seeking to organise a return bus trip from Dublin for €35 a head. If you are interested please contact Roger Cole asap at: 087-2611597

How well attended this forum will be rests esentially with the willingness of the affiliated groups to encourage their members to attend as PANA has few individual members and is essentially an alliance of groups. It is a date however that should be marked if only because the war now spreads from Palestine to Pakistan and there is no sign that the new ruler of the American Empire is really prepared to save not only the people in the region but his own people and country by ending the war.