Press-Release

JULIAN ASSANGE SHOULD NOT BE EXTRADITED TO THE USA

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 12 APRIL 2019

JULIAN ASSANGE SHOULD NOT BE EXTRADITED TO THE USA

The IAWM condemns the arrest in London yesterday of the WikiLeaks founder and whistle blower Julian Assange.

Julian Assange has been effectively incarcerated in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012. The UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner noted in 2016, that his “Arbitrary Detention should be brought to an end and that Mr. Assange should be afforded the right to compensation”.

It is clear his incarceration took a sinister turn in late 2018 due to pressure by the US Government on the new government of Ecuador to take away his last liberties.

If he is extradited to the US, he could be jailed for espionage for up to 45 years. Some US politicians have even called for him to be assassinated. His extradition, if it happens, will also weaken the right of journalists to investigate and expose war crimes.

The IAWM supports the Free Julian Assange Campaign and we call on Irish politicians to support the call for his release.

Jim Roche PRO of the IAWM said:

“Julian Assange has greatly served the cause of anti-war activism and the struggle for world peace by releasing footage and documents exposing some of the atrocities carried out by the US military and others in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, wars that were illegal, immoral and that caused untold sufferings to millions of people in those countries. He stands in that great anti-war tradition of whistle blowing on the machinations of war mongering governments and a secretive, egregious military industrial complex. The Irish Government should not support his extradition to the US and should speak out for the right of journalists to investigate and expose the kind of facts that Wikileaks brought to light.”

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Contact:
Jim Roche, PRO Steering Committee, IAWM, Tel. 087 6472737
John Molyneux, Secretary, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 085 735 6424

ATTACK ON MOSQUE IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 15 MARCH 2019

ATTACK ON MOSQUE IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

The IAWM strongly condemns the attack against civilians in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand which has left 49 dead so far and many more wounded. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to the victims and their loved ones at this awful time.

These mass killings have clear echoes of the attack in Norway by Anders Breivik in 2011. They were inspired by a racist, xenophobic ideology which is aided by the policies and utterances of Trump in the US and many EU Governments and groups who have castigated refugees and migrants many of whom are from the Muslim community because of the wars being waged in the Middle East.

Jim Roche PRO of the IAWM said:
“We can only end these terrorist attacks by ceasing to fuel the racist, xenophobic ideology that inspires them, by helping all refugees and by building a peaceful world instead of one of perpetual warfare.”

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Contact:
Jim Roche, PRO Steering Committee, IAWM, Tel. 087 6472737
John Molyneux, Secretary, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 085 735 6424
Memet Uludag, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 087 7919307
Michael Youlton, Chair, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 815 9487
Glenda Cimino, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 124 9456
Fatin Tamini, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 0267721

For more information on the IAWM see:

Website - www.irishantiwar.org

@IrishAntiWarMvt https://twitter.com/#!/IrishAntiWarMvt

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/25608030879/

IAWM SAYS LOOK BACK IN ANGER - REMEMBER ALL THE DEAD OF WW1

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 09 NOVEMBER 2018

LOOK BACK IN ANGER THIS SUNDAY AND REMEMBER ALL THE DEAD OF WORLD WAR 1

Supported by:
Sinead Cusack Actor, Felim Egan Artist, Frank Mc Donald Journalist & Writer, Raymond Deane Composer, Stuart Dunne Actor & Artist, Sean Harrington Architect, Rev. Patrick Comerford President CND, Patricia Mc Kenna former MEP, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Clare Daly TD, Aengus O Snodaigh TD, Brid Smith TD, Joan Collins TD, Eamonn McCann former MLA for PBP, Councillor Tina Mc Veigh, former Councillor Enda Fanning, Goretti Horgan Ulster University, Marcin Wojcik Lecturer DIT, Ms. Deirdre Judge and more.

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold a dignified vigil at the entrance to the Irish National War Memorial in Island Bridge, Dublin on this Sunday morning 11 November from 10am to 11am.

This is to coincide with the World War 1 Armistice People’s Remembrance organised by the Royal British Legion that is taking place in the Memorial Garden from 10.45am.

Our vigil will remember all the dead of WW1 – Irish, British, German, Turkish, soldiers from the colonies etc. and the millions of civilians that died – and we will ask one simple question - What did they die for? This is the title of our pamphlet published four years ago at the centenary of the beginning of the war along with a statement signed by many prominent Irish people. We encourage people who attend to wear white poppies as a symbol of peace.

WW1 was the opposite of a "war to end all wars" and a "victory for democracy". It was instead a military disaster and a catastrophe for humankind which left 16 million dead, 20 million horribly wounded and millions of civilian refugees. Those who survived were deeply scarred with many suffering debilitating long-term effects.

IAWM VIGIL THIS SUNDAY TO REMEMBER ALL THE DEAD OF WORLD WAR 1

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 09 NOVEMBER 2018

LOOK BACK IN ANGER THIS SUNDAY AND REMEMBER ALL THE DEAD OF WORLD WAR 1

Supported by:
Sinead Cusack Actor, Felim Egan Artist, Frank Mc Donald Journalist & Writer, Raymond Deane Composer, Stuart Dunne Actor & Artist, Sean Harrington Architect, Rev. Patrick Comerford President CND, Patricia Mc Kenna former MEP, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Clare Daly TD, Aengus O Snodaigh TD, Brid Smith TD, Joan Collins TD, Eamonn McCann former MLA for PBP, Councillor Tina Mc Veigh, former Councillor Enda Fanning, Goretti Horgan Ulster University, Marcin Wojcik Lecturer DIT, Ms. Deirdre Judge and more.

The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold a dignified vigil at the entrance to the Irish National War Memorial in Island Bridge, Dublin on this Sunday morning 11 November from 10am to 11am.

This is to coincide with the World War 1 Armistice People’s Remembrance organised by the Royal British Legion that is taking place in the Memorial Garden from 10.45am.

Our vigil will remember all the dead of WW1 – Irish, British, German, Turkish, soldiers from the colonies etc. and the millions of civilians that died – and we will ask one simple question - What did they die for? This is the title of our pamphlet published four years ago at the centenary of the beginning of the war along with a statement signed by many prominent Irish people. We encourage people who attend to wear white poppies as a symbol of peace.

WW1 was the opposite of a "war to end all wars" and a "victory for democracy". It was instead a military disaster and a catastrophe for humankind which left 16 million dead, 20 million horribly wounded and millions of civilian refugees. Those who survived were deeply scarred with many suffering debilitating long-term effects.

IAWM PROTEST AT EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA THIS THURSDAY

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 29 OCTOBER 2018

The Irish Anti-war Movement announces it will hold a protest at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia at 6 & 7 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2 at 6PM on this Thursday 01 November.

Stop the War on Yemen! Stop starving the Yemeni people!

7 million Yemenis stand on the brink of starvation. The Saudi War on Yemen has already claimed 56,000 lives. Casualties are running at 2000 per month. These include women and children some of whom have been bombed at weddings and in school buses by the Saudi Arabian airforce with weapons supplied by western arms companies and governments.

To the Saudi regime The Irish Anti War Movement says “Stop slaughtering and starving the Yemeni people”.

To western governments we say “Stop arming and supporting the monstrous Saudi regime. Expel Saudi diplomats now!”

The IAWM is also calling on people to support the vigil at the Saudi Embassy at 5PM organised by Amnesty International (Ireland) and the National Union of Journalists in protest at the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This vigil takes place on the eve of UNESCO International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

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Contact:
John Molyneux, Secretary, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 085 735 6424
Memet Uludag, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 087 7919307
Michael Youlton, Chair, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 815 9487
Glenda Cimino, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 124 9456
Fatin Tamini, Steering Committee IAWM, Tel. 086 0267721

For more information on the IAWM see:

Website - www.irishantiwar.org

@IrishAntiWarMvt https://twitter.com/#!/IrishAntiWarMvt

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/25608030879/

Emergency Idlib Protest Mon 10/9/2018 5:30PM GPO OConnell Street Dublin

The Irish Anti-War Movement is deeply concerned that we may be on the brink of yet another appalling humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.

The brutal Assad regime, aided by Russia, have started bombing Idlib – the last stronghold of resistance to the regime.  This may be the beginning of a final offensive. Idlib does indeed contain jihadi rebels but it also holds 3 million civilians, 1 million of them children and many of them already displaced refugees. A serious air attack could kill many thousands and displace up to 700,000.

The IAWM calls for a halt to the bombing and an immediate ceasefire.

We also oppose all foreign intervention in Syria.

We support the ‘Stop Bombing Idlib’  Protest at 5.30 pm today at the GPO in Dublin

Further Info Contact John Molinux (085 735 6424)

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