STOP THREATENING NUCLEAR WAR ON KOREAN PENINSULA

Irish Anti-war Movement Statement, 09 September 2017

STOP THREATENING NUCLEAR WAR ON KOREAN PENINSULA

The Irish Anti-War Movement is deeply concerned about the extremely dangerous current impasse between the US administration and North Korea, and the increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula. These tensions are exacerbated by equally aggressive and irresponsible verbal threats of nuclear destruction coming from Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Kim Jong Un is continuing missile launches and nuclear tests despite universal opposition. No one wants a nuclearised Korean peninsula, but there is no agreement on how to stop what could end up in the worst case scenario as a nuclear first strike, deliberate or accidental, by the US or North Korea, which could kill and maim millions of people and create a massive refugee crisis.

North Korea says it is open to dialogue with the U.S. if Washington ends its “hostile” policies, including military exercises with South Korea and sanctions. The U.S. sees these demands as nonstarters as long as the North continues to conduct nuclear and missile tests. Dialogue is being blocked by preconditions on each side.

The US is pushing for even more harsh trade sanctions on N Korea ‘and those who trade with North Korea,’ which would include China. Besides preconditions, another thing preventing talks is the imperialistic arrogance of Trump and Nikki Haley; the latter stated that the US was 'insulted' by the idea of treating the North Koreans as equals. The Trump administration is also clearly stuck on the idea that superior military force can coerce victory, even though since Vietnam that has been proven to be false in country after country and war after war.

[Dublin] Public lecture – Steven Salaita: BDS and the modern university (TCD) 11/09/2017 18:30 Trinity College Dublin

11/09/2017 - 18:30

Monday, 11th September 2017at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

The FREE lecture is part of the TCD MPhil in Race Ethnicity and Conflict conference Freedom of Speech and Higher Education: The Case of the Academic Boycott of Israel, Trinity College Dublin.

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Further information and registration for the whole conference: https://academicfreedomconference.wordpress.com/

Steven Salaita is an American scholar, author and public speaker formerly the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. His books include Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (2011), Israel’s Dead Soul (2011), Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (2015), Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine (2016).

[Dublin] Steven Salaita: 'Why Palestine Is Everyone’s Moral Issue' 12/09/2017 19:30 Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place

12/09/2017 - 19:30

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, in association with Academics for Palestine, are honoured to present a public talk by renowned Palestinian-American author and intellectual Steven Salaita. The event will take place on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 7.30pm in The Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place (off Cathal Brugha Street), Dublin 1 (map here). Admission free.

In this talk, Steven Salaita will explore why Palestine is one of the world’s most pressing moral issues and argue that a liberated Palestine is everybody’s concern.

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About the speaker

Steven Salaita is an American scholar, author and public speaker formerly the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. His books include Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (2011), Israel’s Dead Soul (2011), Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (2015), Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine (2016).

Organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in association with Academics for Palestine.

[Limerick] Steven Salaita: 'Why Palestine Is Everyone’s Moral Issue' 13/09/2017, 20:00 The Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry's Mall

13/09/2017 - 20:00

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, in association with Academics for Palestine, are honoured to present a public talk by renowned Palestinian-American author and intellectual Steven Salaita. The event will take place on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 8pm in The Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick City. Admission free.

In this talk, Steven Salaita will explore why Palestine is one of the world’s most pressing moral issues and argue that a liberated Palestine is everybody’s concern.

PLEASE JOIN & SHARE THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK, THANKS!

About the speaker

Steven Salaita is an American scholar, author and public speaker formerly the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. His books include Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (2011), Israel’s Dead Soul (2011), Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (2015), Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine (2016).

Organised by the Limerick branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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