OPEN MEETING AT DIT BOLTON STREET: The Refugee Crisis - what can we do?

13/03/2017 - 13:00
13/03/2017 - 14:00

OPEN MEETING

THE REFUGEE CRISIS
- what can we do?

Speakers:
Katie Mannion, Immigrant Council of Ireland
Caoimhe Butterly, Volunteer in refugee camps in Lesvos, Calais & the Balkans
Alan Hilliard, DIT Chaplain & Board of the Irish Bishops Council for Emigrants
Peter Kifle, DIT student and refugee from Eritrea
Jim Roche, DIT Staff and PRO Irish Anti-War Movement
Chair: Michael Carr, DIT Staff & TUI Dublin Colleges Branch Officer

Monday 13 March, 1pm
Room 259, Main Building, DIT Bolton Street

Light lunch provided by TUI Dublin Colleges Branch for all DIT attendees

International Anti-Racism Week: March Against Racism - UAR Event

IAWM BULLETIN 10 MARCH 2017

In this bulletin:
1. UAR Event
2. IBRAHIM HALAWA
3. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. International Anti-Racism Week - March Against Racism
The IAWM is supporting the following event this Saturday which has been organised by United Against Racism UAR.

Saturday, 11 March 2pm.

Garden of Remembrance to Central Bank

Equality Ireland? Dump Trump (#NotInOurName), End Direct Provision (#EndDP), Equality Now (#EqualityIreland)

All welcome. Bring placards, banners, bring a lot of people.

United Against Racism

This rally and demonstration will have three themes:

Dump Trump. Trump is a racist, sexist, homophobic bigot who has made a speciality of attacking immigrants and Muslims, demeaning women, and stirring up hatred. Enda Kenny should not be going to Washington to present a bowl of Shamrock to Trump. If he wants to go somewhere on St.Patrick’s Day let him visit a homeless hostel or a Direct Provision centre. United Against Racism says to Kenny ‘Don’t go – not in our name!’

End Direct Provision. Direct Provision – the system Our State places asylum seekers in – is a shame and a disgrace. Asylum seekers are not allowed to work and forced to live on €19.10 a week. People fleeing oppression find themselves and their children trapped in centres that are close to being prisons and which segregate and isolate them from wider society. We say ‘End Direct Provision – give asylum seekers the right to work’.

Traveller Equality. United Against Racism has always supported the recognition of Traveller ethnicity. But this is only a first step towards full equality. Travellers continue to be the most oppressed, deprived and discriminated against group in Irish society in terms of health, education, jobs and every other measure. As part of the general housing crisis there is a specific acute crisis in Traveller accommodation. We say continue the struggle against anti-Traveller racism – full equality now!

Dump Trump Demon Garden of Rememberance Sat 11th March 2017

11/03/2017 - 14:00

Dump Trump Demo Sat 11th March 2017

Fri 20/01/2016 5pm Stop Trump Demo - The Central Bank Plaza Dublin 2 and Cork City Centre

20/01/2017 - 17:00

Fri 20/01/2016 5pm Stop Trump Demo - The Central Bank Plaza Dublin 2
There will also be a rally in Cork City Centre and further rallies will be posted here.

STOP BOMBING SYRIA – IAWM PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER FROM RUSSIAN EMBASSY TO US EMBASSY

IAWM PRESS RELEASE 18 NOVEMBER 2016

STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER FROM RUSSIAN EMBASSY TO US EMBASSY

The Irish Anti-War Movement is holding a Peace March for Syria between the Russian and U.S. Embassies this Saturday 19 November in order to highlight the intense suffering of the Syrian people and the willful perpetuation of the war by Russia and the U.S. and other western powers.

The event will begin with a rally at the Russian Embassy, 184-186 Orwell Rd, Dublin 14 at 2.00pm followed by the peace march to the US Embassy on Elgin Road arriving approximately at 3.30pm.

Speakers so far include former MEP Patricia Mc Kenna, Richard Boyd Barrett TD (President IAWM), Shannon Peace Activist Ed Horgan and a Syrian refugee. There will also be speakers from Turkey and the US.

The IAWM note that Syria has become a living hell as Russia, the U.S. and other world and regional powers continue to bomb it in an attempt to compete for dominance while shamelessly killing civilians and flooding the region with arms. The IAWM says this must stop now and is calling on all peace and anti-war activists to join it in this Peace March this Saturday to highlight the role of both Russia and the US as the two key players in the military conflagration which has devastated Syria.

The IAWM is calling for a permanent cessation to the bombing in Syria.

Syria’s civil war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Since 2011, when the war began, half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed, wounded or forced to flee their homes. Syria has become a living hell with:

• Almost 500,000 dead
• 4,800,000 have fled as refugees
• 6,100,000 are internally displaced
• 13,500,000 are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

The war is now heading into a sixth year and could lead to a worldwide conflagration.

The IAWM says: JOIN US IN OUR EFFORTS TO STOP THIS WAR NOW!

STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER

IAWM BULLETIN 16 NOVEMBER 2016

In this bulletin:
1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
2. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
Syria has become a living hell as Russia, the U.S. and other world and regional powers continue to bomb it in an attempt to compete for dominance while shamelessly killing civilians and flooding the region with arms. The IAWM says this must stop now, so we are calling on all peace and anti-war activists to join us in a Peace March this Saturday.

Assemble and protest 2pm at Russian Embassy, 184-186 Orwell Rd, Dublin 14.

March to US Embassy, Elgin Road, Dublin 4 for protest at 3.30pm

The IAWM is calling for a permanent cessation to the bombing in Syria.
Syria’s civil war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Since 2011, when the war began, half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed, wounded or forced to flee their homes. Syria has become a living hell.

• Almost 500,000 dead
• 4,800,000 have fled as refugees
• 6,100,000 are internally displaced
• 13,500,000 are in desperate need of humanitarian aid

The war is now heading into a sixth year and could lead to a worldwide conflagration.

Physicians for Human Rights have said, “Bombing civilians is a war crime. Targeting hospitals is a war crime. Stripping medical supplies from aid convoys meant for civilians is a war crime. Providing a few hours of calm in one city does not offset the systematic violation of international law, nor does it absolve Syria’s leaders, their Russian counterparts, or any other party to the conflict of their responsibility for perpetrating crimes that have led to one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time. We cannot lose sight of the calculated commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Syria.”

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