GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

03/02/2010 - 20:00

Press Release
GAAW TO HOLD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Galway Alliance Against War will hold its annual general meeting on
Wednesday 3rd February at 8pm upstairs in Richardson’s of Eyre Square
Galway.

Last year was a very busy and wide-ranging one for the local peace group.
Not only did its members play a major role in mobilising humanitarian help
for the Palestinians of Gaza last February, but they were to the fore in the
Galway No 2 Lisbon Campaign back in September.

In between GAAW has continued to articulate its principled opposition to warplanes participating in air shows over Galway.  Readers will recall that GAAW organised one of its “99 Red Balloon Peace Events” to express its disagreement with the RAF’s Red Arrows air display in June.

On New Year’s Day GAAW kicked off the new decade with a New Year’s Peace Party which included a telephone link-up with “the bravest woman in
Afghanistan”, Malalai Joya, an Afghani MP, who opposes not only foreign
occupation of her country and the fundamentalist Afghani government but also their opponents, the Taliban.

Plans are already in train for a GAAW fundraiser to mark International Women’s Day the proceeds of which will go to Ms Joya and her comrades, who are waging a women’s liberation campaign that includes schools for girls – something the warlords behind the Afghan government and the Taliban vehemently oppose.

Nominations and resolutions should be sent to

gaaw1@eircom.net

For further information: Niall Farrell: 091-792297 or 087-9159787