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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 22:26 by Elric   text 4 comments (last - monday december 10, 2012 - 18:58)
Once again the Imperialists are using chemical weapons as a pretext to plan an attack on Syria. Patriot missiles are being moved to Turkeys border with Syria and these weapons require US personnel. Full text at link.

The Obama administration and the corporate media have cited unspecified “intelligence” about the movement of chemical weapons to issue new threats of direct intervention in Syria, where Washington and its allies have been backing so-called “rebels” in a bid to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both made public statements Monday alleging a danger of Syria using chemical weapons and threatening US retaliation. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday December 02, 2012 - 21:44 by fred   image 1 image
The AP was caught with their pants down publishing a dubious graph and hyping up the "Iranian nuclear threat" lie again. "AP helped perpetrate a dangerous hoax, and owes an explanation and accounting for what took place, including identifying the "officials from a country critical of Iran's atomic program" who made false claims about what this is." ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 29, 2012 - 20:23 by a   text 1 comment (last - monday december 03, 2012 - 19:52)
Public Meeting
Thursday 6th December, 8pm
McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Dublin 2 ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Monday November 26, 2012 - 01:24 by Elric   text 2 comments (last - thursday november 29, 2012 - 10:18)
You are invited to a lunchtime talk and discussion on the recent Israeli attack on Gaza. The meeting will take place on Thursday 29th November from 1pm to 2pm in Theatre M in the Newman Building in UCD.

The meeting will look at the recent 8 day assault on Gaza by the Israeli military - which left at least 160 Palestinians and 5 Israeli citizens dead, and saw hundreds of others wounded – and discuss the conflict in terms of both local and regional geopolitical developments: upcoming Israeli elections; the Arab Spring; the drive for war with Iran; the political de-isolation of Hamas; the Palestinian UN statehood bid, etc. It will also look at what the offensive meant in terms of human and civil suffering.
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dublin / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday November 23, 2012 - 22:24 by Zionism=Nazism   text 35 comments (last - thursday december 13, 2012 - 21:04)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
The targeting of tunnels by Israeli airstrikes has restricted the flow of food and fuel into Gaza. ( http://www.unrwa.org/etemplate.php?id=1507)

Few shops remain open and the UN has warned of an impending water crisis. There are reports of bombing campaigns purposely targeting irrigation wells. The Ministry of Health in Gaza is out of 40 per cent of essential medicines and running low on basics like bandages and syringes. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/ove....html)

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A photo of Niall Farrell being taken away in handcuffs (behind his back) like a dangerous criminal on Tuesday morning. No doubt (Rtd Commandant) Edward Horgan - one of the Shannonwatch peace monitors at Shannon warport -  was treated similarly this mornin
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday November 23, 2012 - 13:56 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 4 comments (last - monday november 26, 2012 - 00:53)   image 1 image
One of the main speakers at a booklet launch in Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, Galway, this evening at 6pm has been arrested by the Gardai in relation to ‘criminal damage’ at Shannon Airport. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday November 21, 2012 - 17:40 by Elric   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 22, 2012 - 00:24)   image 1 image
Solidarity Vigil for Gaza Thursday 22nd November 5pm

Join us from 5pm until 7pm at the Spire on O’Connnell Street on Thursday 22nd November for a vigil for the people of Gaza, who has been bombed by Israeli forces for over a week. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday November 15, 2012 - 13:41 by Mark Fischer
When is a political tribunal ‘non-political’? Hands Off the People of Iran national secretary Mark Fischer responds to the latest salvo of pro-imperialist apologetics

Hands Off the People of Iran and the Weekly Worker have been sent a document authored by Dariosh Afshar, associate member of the Iran Tribunal’s International Communications Work Group. The Iran Tribunal, set up by exiled anti-regime Iranians, was convened to investigate Tehran’s massacre of some 15,000 political prisoners in the 1980s, but has been shown by Hopi and this paper to be a body that objectively aids the US-led drive to impose - by military or other means - regime change from above on Iran. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday November 14, 2012 - 21:46 by T   text 69 comments (last - monday december 03, 2012 - 12:53)   image 22 images
Please take to the streets tomorrow (Thursday) to protest this outrageous attack on the already besieged Palestinian population in Gaza. We must demand an end to such actions and that our government and the international community take meaningful concrete steps to end Israeli impunity once and for all.

Assemble at 5.30pm at the Israeli Embassy, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Thursday 15th November. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday November 10, 2012 - 22:04 by serf   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 25, 2012 - 20:26)   image 3 images
A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of Assad supporters in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army.
The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men.
Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows. As the gunfire dies down, shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses. ... read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday November 10, 2012 - 21:56 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 3 comments (last - sunday november 11, 2012 - 23:47)   image 1 image
CONTENTS
1. GAAW CAMPAIGN AGAINST KILLER DRONES
2. OBAMA – NO CHANGE
3. GAAW DEATH CALLERS UNCOVERED
4. THAT NOBEL PEACE PRIZE & THE EU
5. AN END TO THE SYRIAN BLOODBATH?
6. PRESIDENT HIGGINS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE PEACE
7. CIA BOSS RESIGNS! ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday November 08, 2012 - 15:01 by Elric   text 7 comments (last - tuesday november 13, 2012 - 18:21)   video 1 video file
Vid at link. Full interview on Friday on RT.
In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he will not leave Syria. Assad also spoke on the calls for armed foreign intervention in Syria, and the possible fallout on the country’s internal conflict and across the region.

“We are the last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region and coexistence, let’s say, it will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific and you know the implication on the rest of the world,” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told RT in an exclusive interview that will air on Friday, November 9.

“I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country,” he said. “I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria,” Assad said during the interview. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday November 08, 2012 - 14:30 by Elric
Kourosh Ziabari interviews Muhammad Hussam, a 24-year-old university student living in Aleppo ,( he preferred not to disclose his full name because of the death threats he and his family received from the terrorists,) he explains how the Free Syrian Army mercilessly kills supporters of President Assad and even has set up a website in which it publishes the photos and personal information of its potential targets. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday November 02, 2012 - 18:39 by serf   text 4 comments (last - sunday november 04, 2012 - 02:02)
So called Syrian "freedom fighters" claiming to be rebelling against atrocities committed by the Assad government are seen here massacring wounded men on the ground. If that's not an atrocity, what is?
RTE have been reporting in a very one sided manner on Syria, painting these "rebels" in a good light while putting the boot into the Assad "regime" at every opportunity. Our Taniste went on a one sided tirade against the leadership in Syria for 15 minutes of the prime time program recently before going to the UN to urge them to create a no fly zone in Syria. These murdering thugs in this video are the people they are protecting. Tanaiste, RTE, you have blood on your hands! ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Wednesday October 24, 2012 - 17:18 by CPIR   text 28 comments (last - saturday october 27, 2012 - 14:36)
For 20 days now, while most of the world has looked on in dumb silence, the city of Bani Walid, in Libya, has been under indiscriminate shelling from Misrata militias, nominally loyal to the NATO imposed National Transitional Council (NTC.) These are the very same Misrata militias who dubbed themselves "The Brigades for the Elimination of Black Skins," as they ethnically cleansed 40,000 Black inhabitants from the city of Tawarga - again with the silent complicity of most of the Western media and political parties, including, shamefully, the parties of the Left. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday October 24, 2012 - 14:49 by Elric   text 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 - 16:09)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
The slaughter continues. Full story at the url.

Bani Walid, Libya, has been under siege for nearly three consecutive weeks. A man whose family is in the besieged city spoke with RT, and described the horrors allegedly taking place: Civilians are killed every day by toxic gas and heavy tank fire.Bani Walid, the last stronghold for supporters of deceased Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, has been under siege for 20 days, with no resolution to the conflict in sight.

RT has learned that militias are reportedly shelling the city indiscriminately, with footage from Bani Walid showing dead bodies, and women and children with missing limbs and disfigured faces. A man named Faraj, who is currently in Egypt but is in contact with relatives in Bani Walid, spoke with RT and claimed that the militias are committing genocide.

Militias have reportedly encircled Bani Walid, and are not allowing any supplies into the town including food, water, medicine or humanitarian aid. The town’s electricity and gas has also allegedly been cut off. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 21, 2012 - 00:41 by Supporter   text 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 - 00:50)   image 4 images
The latest in the series of ships to Gaza - the Estelle has been boarded by the Israelis. Initial reports had indicated it was being attacked.

The ship with a crew of 20 aboard with people of eight nationalities was boarded by Israeli forces and forced to sail to the port of Ashdod
In an act violating international maritime law, Israeli naval forces boarded a humanitarian aid ship, the SV Estelle, that was en route to the Gaza Strip bringing humanitarian aid supplies including musical instruments and building materials. These are among the thousands of items still banned by Israeli forces from entering Gaza. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 14, 2012 - 20:24 by Peace Activist   image 2 images
Security at Shannon was over the top today as the monthly Shannon vigil took place in the wake of last Sunday's "outrageous" peace action by Margaretta Darcy, who at 78 years of age allegedly scaled the perimeter fence and with Niall farrell carried a protest on the main runway at Shannon against US military use of Shannon airport. ... read full story / add a comment
Turkish Air Force F-16s moved to border.
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday October 10, 2012 - 18:36 by pat c   text 5 comments (last - thursday october 11, 2012 - 21:54)   image 2 images
US forces have been moved to the Jordan - Syria border. NATO says it will "defend" Syria. Turkey moves jets to Syrian border all of the pieces are being put into place for an intervention in Syria by the Imperialist powers and their local clients. Iraq however is not going along with the charade.

Meanwhile the "rebels" continue to target media workers: A Syrian cameraman for a state television channel was shot dead on Wednesday in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya announced. Cameraman Mohammad al-Ashram “was killed by terrorists,” Al-Ikhbariya director Imad Sara told AFP.

The truth about the mortaring of Turkey also emerges. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 07, 2012 - 21:56 by Eoin   text 13 comments (last - sunday october 14, 2012 - 17:35)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Two peace activists from Galway Alliance Against War were arrested on the runway at Shannon Airport today, marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks on Afghanistan. US military and CIA flights have passed via the Irish airport to and from the region since the war began. ... read full story / add a comment

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