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Galway - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Funeral of Irish Neutrality

category galway | anti-war / imperialism | event notice author Saturday April 07, 2012 21:41author by Galway Alliance Against War Report this post to the editors

The Funeral of Irish Neutrality:
14th April 2012, Eyre Sq., Galway at 2pm
Cortege will proceed to Labour Party Conference at NUIG
Dress Code: Black

The Labour Party Conference & the Death of Irish Neutrality

Last month Cllr Colette Connolly put forward a resolution at Galway City Council opposing the use of Shannon airport as a strategic hub for the US military en route to war. It was defeated by the casting vote of a pathetic FF deputy mayor. GAAW respects the principled stand taken by Colette and her fellow councillors. We are also conscious that many rank-and-file Labour members support Irish neutrality. However, the problem is the Labour Party leadership: in opposition– as with the Greens – it purports to support neutrality. In reality – or in power – it works against neutrality. Wikileaks exposed the real character of Gilmore and his leadership: he tells lies to the Irish people (including Labour Party members) and confides the truth to the US ambassador.

Labour’s assent into government has not saved Irish neutrality. It continues to be crushed by the millions of US troops that have passed through Shannon airport en route to war; crushed to death by the millions of tons of weaponry that continue to be transported through Shannon airport and further crushed by the CIA “rendition” flights that have landed.

GAAW cannot allow Labour to hold its annual conference in the city without raising the issue of this government’s collusion in the “war of terror”. So, on Saturday 14th April 2012 those mourning the death of Irish neutrality are asked to assemble on Eyre Sq at 2pm sharp. Irish neutrality’s Tricolour-draped-coffin followed by the cortege will then proceed to Labour’s Conference in NUIG. Memoriam cards marking the death of our neutrality will be distributed on the day. Mourners will include a group of chained individuals in orange Guantanamo camp overalls.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sun Apr 08, 2012 15:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

..of the machinery these parasites waste the resources of the earth playing their Great Game with


And here's a shot of the smoke 'n' mirrors false-flag black ops


Its way past time to arrest Labour's pretense at representing the dispossessed. They are embedded in the mercenary war economics that are destroying the last shreds of civilisation for their homicidal and genocidal idiocies.

Get to Galway. Amen Gaelmore, the weakest link. Time to fire the fuckers.

author by Fighterpublication date Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ireland was never neutral .
UK and American airmen who fell on Ireland during WW2 were let slip across the border to fight Hitler another day.
Germans who fell on Ireland were kept here until the war ended.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

and historical circumstances.

Then the threat to global progress was the fascistic imperial alliances from Berlin to Tokyo...now its again the WASP axis of corporate nuclear self-righteous militarism.

Times change...our relative neutrality in '39-'45 was a wise and pragmatic course. It is not a redundant policy.

Not just for self-interest but for the sake of generalised peace and progress it should be rediscovered.

author by Fighter.publication date Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We were saved by the English Opus.
Hitler didn't give a damn about the neutrality of Denmark or Norway or the Netherlands.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There were a lot of Irish in their armies...as there always were.

Your simplicfications are trite. English 'interests' in saving Ireland, other than as a western flanker, are well documented. Rinse your sash and try again. Churchill had a history not too ideologically far from Adolf Inc.

Try a little thinking with your belligerence, if its not too late.

author by Fighter.publication date Wed Apr 11, 2012 21:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The English did a lot of harm to Ireland all right Opus.
In saving themselves they saved Ireland as a by-product.

author by leftypublication date Thu Apr 12, 2012 22:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The fact is, there is a big difference between helping some american airmen fighting hitlers fascism to get home versus facilitating the transport of innocent men to black prisons to be tortured, or allowing imperialists to transport their cannon fodder and weapons which they are using to kill innocent brown people in order to grease up their war industry at home and usurp the resources of these poor brown people for their own corporate profits abroad. We should not be a part of any of that.

This is not so much about nit picking neutrality so much as basic morality. By blatantly aligning ourselves with these amoral forces, we are little better than they are. We need to re-align our collective moral compasses now and put a stop to our collusion in murder and torture for profit. No more military use of our airports.

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