GALWAY Women Against War - 8pm 2nd March - Forster Court Hotel

02/03/2010 - 20:00

Tuesday March 2nd 2010 8.00pm Forster Court Hotel, Forster St. Galway.

The fight by Irish anti-war activists against the arms trade and Ireland's involvement in the war machine.

"Not in Our Name"

Documentary Screening address by Goretti Horgan of Women Against Raytheon.

In 2006 Derry anti-war activists occupied the Raytheon Arms Manufacturing company in Derry city as a protest against its supplying parts to the Israeli Defence Forces. At the time the Israelis were involved in a full-scale bombing of Lebanon which flattened the country and killed over one and half thousand people.

The protestors, known as the "Raytheon 9", were brought to trial by the company.

Against all the odds, the court actually admitted that the Raytheon company was aiding and abetting war crimes. The protesters were acquitted and in January this year the company decided to pull out of Derry, showing just how effective targeted protests can be.

A further 9 women involved in protesting against the company during the assault by Israel on Gaza have been charged and are up on trial in early May. The huge campaign of support for the first Raytheon protesters ensured they were vindicated. We aim to do the same for the "Women against Raytheon". Please join us.

GAAW, WIME, SWP contact 5dette@eircom.net