Thursday 11th October 5.30pm - Assemble Dail Eireann - Kildare St, Dublin
The Irish Anti War Movement are calling a demostration at Dail Eireann calling on the Irish Government to condemn the almost daily threat of war and harsh sanctions imposed on the people of Iran. The sanctions are impacting severley on the most vuneralble sectors of Iranian society and are endorsed by the Irish government. They are allowing the Iranian regime to further repress women, civil rights activists and marginalized groups. There has been no evidence found to show that Iran is diverting uranium into a nuclear weapons programme and the threat of a military attack and debilitating sanctions are unlawful under the UN charter for human rights. Show solidarity with the people of Iran. Don't attack Iran - End sanctions now
IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)–PRESS RELEASE 04 OCTOBER 2012
· IAWM SUPPORTS CALL BY ARCHITECTS AND ACADEMICS TO CLOSE OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN ‘POSTCARDS OF OUR CITY’ EXHIBITION
· IAWM SUPPORTS THE ‘POSTCARDS FOR PALESTINE’ PROTEST TODAY OUTSIDE DUBLIN CIVIC TRUST, 4 CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN 2 AT 6PM.
· EXPOSE HOW THE ISRAELI STATE USES CULTURE, INCLUDING ARCHITECTURE, TO PROMOTE ITS COLONISATION OF PALESTINE
In a statement issued today the Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) called on its members and the general public to support the call by architects and academics, as outlined in a letter in the Irish Times today (copy attached), for Dublin Civic Trust to withdraw the use of its premises for the Open House Dublin exhibition titled ‘Postcards of our City’. The exhibition is sponsored by the Israeli Embassy and will be opened by Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn today at 6.30pm.
The statement also called on its members to support the peaceful ‘Postcards for Palestine’ event outside the Dublin Civic Trust.
1. Donating to the IAWM
Membership of the IAWM is not limited to those who can afford it for this reason we have kept our membership fees as low as possible only €5.00 for unwaged people and €10.00 for waged. However we need to raise money to cover the cost of events as printing and booking meeting rooms is not free. If you can afford to make a donation we would be very grateful. Donations can be made in the following ways:
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Reminder: Shannon Vigil, Sunday 9th September 2pm - 3pm
Where: Shannon Airport (meet at small roundabout before airport entrance)
The ongoing peaceful protest against the military misuse of Shannon Airport continues on Sunday 9th September at 2pm.
With the threat of war against Iran still looming, there is a grave danger that Shannon and Ireland will be bullied or brainwashed into supporting another illegal invasion. The consequences of such a war would be catastrophic - just as they were for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Meanwhile August saw three US K35 mid-air refueling tankers land at Shannon, with another on September 1st. The airport is clearly being retained as a US military base, despite the fact that troop numbers are down in recent months.
Join us on Sunday 9th to demand an end to this misuse of our civilian airport.
For more information see www.shannonwatch.org or phone 087 8225087
'FRONTLINE DEFENDERS' TALK ON BAHRAIN, TONIGHT 27TH OF AUGUST IN DUBLIN
Dublin: Public talk by human rights lawyer, Mohammed Al Tajir, on ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain
Human rights lawyer Mohamed Al-Tajir who provides legal assistance to human rights defenders and political activists targeted during the ongoing security clampdown in Bahrain to speak in Dublin - Monday 27 August 2012
Mohamed Al-Tajir has himself been the subject of threats and intimidation and was at one point held in incommunicado detention without access to family or lawyers for 5 weeks.
Mohamed Al Tajir will talk about how the Bahraini Government uses vaguely worded security legislation to target those who criticise the regime and call for reform and human rights.
Where: The Oak Room, The Mansion House Kildare St, Dublin 2
Who: the event is co-organised by the Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organisation (BRAVO), Ceartas- Irish Lawyers for Human Rights and Front Line Defenders.
When: Monday 27 August 2012 6.00pm
In February 2011, the Arab Spring spread to Bahrain. After nearly four weeks of massive pro-democracy demonstrations, the authorities launched a violent crackdown on the protesters.
Along with over twenty other lawyers, Mohammed Al-Tajir worked to assist those held in incommunicado detention during the crackdown. On 15 April 2011, Al-Tajir was himself arrested in front of his wife and children by a group of more than twenty-masked men and plain-clothes police officers.
Ceartas - Irish Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent organisation that seeks to promote and protect human rights internationally through the innovative use of law.
The Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organisation (BRAVO) is an anti-violence NGO that works with the aim of achieving compliance and adherence to human rights principles, values, and standards in Bahrain.