International Peace Conference War, NATO and the Lisbon Treaty

05/09/2009 - 10:00
05/09/2009 - 18:30

International Peace Conference War, NATO and the Lisbon Treaty

Saturday 5th of September 2009 Park Inn, Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland


Speakers (*)


Cllr. Richard Boyd Barrett
Irish Anti-War Movement

Joe Higgins (MEP)
Socialist Party

Reiner Braun
The Anti-NATO Network

John Feffer
Foreign Policy in Focus USA

Christophe Ventura
Parti De Gauche

Tobias Pfluger
Die Linke

Jeremy Corbyn
British Labour Party

Ed Horgan
Peace & Neutrality Alliance

Patricia McKenna
The People’s Movement

Mary Lou McDonald
Sinn Fein

Harry Bommel
Dutch Socialist Party

George Karabelias
Greek historian and Rixi journal


(*) Some speakers have to give their final confirmation.  There are a limited number of spaces so book early.

Conference fees are: waged €25, Unwaged €5. Please send fee, name and address payable to: PANA, Dalkey Business Centre, 17 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

Registration 9-15 – 10.00

First session 9.45 – 11.15  War and Shannon .  Two  main speakers of 10 mins each: Ed Horgan and Jan O’Sullivan – local Limerick based TD.  The first to focus on the airport, the troops and implications the second on the responses of the political establishment including her own party.... Chair: Carol Fox (PANA)

Coffee break 11.15 – 11.30

Second session 11.30 – 13.15  Lisbon  Speakers: Sinn Fein (Mary Lou McDonald or Theresa  Ferris) , Socialist Party (Joe Higgins), Peoples Movement (Patricia McKenna) and Richard Boyd Barrett  (SWP and People Before Profit) – ten minutes each. Chair Michael Youlton  (IAWM).

Lunch Break 13.15 – 14.00 - Sandwiches, coffee/ tea etc from hotel.

Third session 14.00 – 16.00 The militarisation of Europe and NATO: Speakers Kate Hudson or Jeremy Corbyn (UK CND), Tobias Pfluger (Die – Linke /European Parliament) and Christophe Ventura from the Parti de Gauche  - Fifteen minutes each. Chair : Roger Cole (PANA).

Fourth session 16.15 – 18.30. The new International post- Obama Environment: Speakers John Feiffer (co-director of  Foreign Policy in Focus), Harry Bommel from the Dutch Socialist Party, Reiner Braun of the Network who organised the Strasbourg anti-NATO mobilisation and George Karabelias – from Rixi - Greece. Chair: Ailbhe Smyth (People Before Profit)

Lunch is available in the hotel restaurant. Accommodation is also available. Contact the Park Hotel, Shannon Airport for accommodation: €80 B&B per room per person sharing, €85 B&B for single. Tel: +353 61 471 122

The Conference is being organised jointly by the Peace & Neutrality Alliance and the Irish Anti-War Movement. For more details contact PANA at: +3531 2351512   Roger Cole, Chair, Peace & Neutrality Alliance, Ireland 

A bus will be leaving at 6.00 from Heuston Station returning in the evening – to book a place  contact Michael Youlton  086 815 9487 or if interested...

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