IAWM BULLETIN 10 MARCH 2017
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1. International Anti-Racism Week - March Against Racism
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!
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1. Annual General Meeting (AGM) 13.00 – 15.00, Saturday 26th November 2016
Who can attend and vote at the AGM
IAWM BULLETIN 16 NOVEMBER 2016
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1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
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.
• Almost 500,000 dead
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.”
IAWM BULLETIN 30 OCTOBER 2016
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1. IAWM & PANA JOINT PUBLIC MEETING: WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Speaker: Ray Mc Govern, Former CIA Presidential Briefer / Russian Expert and IAWM, PANA speakers
Time / Date: 8.00pm Tuesday 01 November
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
Come along to this important meeting for an interesting insight into the Middle East wars by a former CIA Presidential Briefer turned peace activist.
Ray Mc Govern is a former CIA Officer (1963-1990) turned peace activist. He served under five US Presidents specialising in Russian affairs. He is a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. In 2006 he began speaking out on behalf of the anti-war group ‘Not in Our Name’ and he returned his Intelligence Commendation Medal in protest against the CIA’s involvement in torture. In 2011 he was arrested for a silent protest during a speech by Hilary Clinton. He has openly supported Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
His web site is: raymcgovern.com
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2. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
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Irish Peace Groups Question Peace Award to John Kerry
27th Oct 2016
Five peace groups have come together to oppose the awarding of the Tipperary International Peace Prize to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday next (October 30th). Galway Alliance Against War, the Irish Anti-War Movement, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance, Shannonwatch and Veterans for Peace also intend to hold protests at Shannon Airport and at Aherlow House Hotel in Tipperary where the award ceremony will take place.
Speaking on behalf of the five organisations, Edward Horgan of Veterans for Peace posed the question: “What peace has John Kerry achieved and where?”
“The award of peace prizes should be based on truth, integrity and justification” continued Dr Horgan. “Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded in the past to several people who were guilty of starting or being complicit in wars of aggression and human rights abuses. Henry Kissinger is a case in point. Another example is Barack Obama who was awarded his Nobel Peace Prize just before he began authorising targeted assassinations and bombings that killed thousands of innocent civilians.”
“John Kerry and the United States of America claim to be defending the civilised world against Islamic terrorists and dictators” said Jim Roche of the Irish Anti War Movement. ”Yet the reality is that the United States has killed many multiples of the numbers killed by Islamic terrorists in its so-called War on Terror. US led wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria were all initiated without UN approval and with appalling consequences.”
The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26th November 2016 in The Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 13:00. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.