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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday June 12, 2012 12:33 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 7 comments (last - wednesday june 13, 2012 18:31)
The Galway Alliance Against War has scoffed at what it calls “the absurd Galway council politicians” condemning the group's peaceful visit to local TDs seeking them to do something about the scandolous raid on the home of their spokesperson. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday June 09, 2012 14:47 by Galway Alliance Against War
The Galway Alliance Against War will hold an unprecedented protest outside the home of Labour Deputy Derek Nolan tomorrow Sunday. We will assemble at 1pm at the entrance to the Riverside Estate on the Tuam Road Galway. This is a response to a deeply political raid by Garda Special Branch on the home of Niall Farrell, GAAW's PRO, on Thursday morning. The intention is to make it clear that such political harassment by the coalition's thought police will not be accepted! Please attend and spread the word.
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 07, 2012 18:03 by Shannonwatch   text 2 comments (last - saturday june 09, 2012 14:09)
This morning Gardai searched the home of Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) PRO, Niall Farrell, in relation to a peaceful act of sabotage on a US troop transporter at Shannon on the morning of 20th December 2011. At the time GAAW had received a handwritten communication from one of the members of the Peace Team involved in the action, and it would seem that this was the basis for the Gardai’s search. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday May 29, 2012 02:47 by Justin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 29, 2012 22:54)
The story of rape in war and how some people are trying to stop it read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Sunday May 27, 2012 22:48 by Galway Alliance Against War
GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT

DON’T EVER FORGET: THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND IS AT WAR
IRISH TROOPS & GARDAÍ OUT OF AFGHANISTAN!
US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON!

SUNDAY 10th JUNE BETWEEN 2-3PM

PEACE VIGIL ORGANISED BY SHANNONWATCH AT SHANNON AIRPORT
(PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT ROUNDABOUT BEFORE AIRPORT)

CONTENTS

1. Revisiting the Lisbon Treaty
2. The Irish Military & the Turf Dispute
3. Contrasting Quotations: A Proverbial Week in Politics or Labour in Opposition and then in Government?
4. The Silent Closure of the Irish Embassy in Iran
5. Reader’s Email
6. News from the USA: War Vets Throw Back Medals at NATO Summit – plus 2 must-see video clips: 4-Star General Wesley Clark --USA will attack 7 countries in 4 years
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday May 14, 2012 09:42 by Ciaron   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 15, 2012 06:50)
On May 9th. 4 London Catholic Workers were joined by 10 Swedish students on a day visit to Giuseppe Conlon House as we travelled into the South Korean Embassy. We went to the embassy to express solidarity with the people of Je Ju nonviolently resisting the destructon of their traditional lands & the construction of a new U.S. warfigting naval base.
London solidarity youtube (4 mins) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-4_msp0ai0
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BLOODY LONDON OLYMPIC BOYCOTT
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday May 07, 2012 05:08 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 8 comments (last - wednesday may 09, 2012 08:35)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Boycott Olympics London and its sponsors : McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Panasonic, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, Omega, Proctor & Gamble, Samsung, VISA and Nike. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday April 23, 2012 18:34 by Ciaron   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 19:00)
****If you can't make it to the tribunal at Ft. Meade or the U.S. embassy in London, consider making a public stand for Bradley Manning on April 24th., 25th. or 26th. wherever you are - as he stands before a military tribunal that wishes to bury him alive!
Bradley has now been in military custody for over 700 days!
There are solidarity actions presently planned in Cardiff/ Wales, Fairford Base/ England, the gates of Ft. Meade /USA and 14 cities world wide
http://tinyurl.com/cxpedl5
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday April 19, 2012 14:03 by Yassamine Mather
On Saturday April 14, Iran attended talks on its nuclear programme with six world powers in Istanbul. In the end, this ‘summit’ was little more than talks about talks - to take place in May in Baghdad. The uneasy stand-off continues and the strong possibility remains of an attack on Iran within months. Indeed, the outcome of the meeting has provoked a degree of cynicism, with press outlets in the US, the UK and Israel pointing out that Syria now seems to have learned the ‘Iran method’ - that is, agree to talks simply to buy time and postpone intervention. read full story / add a comment
Easter Sunday launch of UK Veterans For Peace
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:03 by Vetarans for Peace UK   text 4 comments (last - tuesday april 24, 2012 08:33)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Veterans for Peace UK held its inaugural meeting on Easter Sunday. 11 veterans attended the meeting. The meeting was started with the reading of The Statement of Purpose. We then had an extended check in where there was a good exchange of experiences.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:49 by WISEup (Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England) 4 Bradley Manning
RSVP - 5 pm Tuesday April 24th. *"Free Bradley Manning" Vigil at U.S. Embassy, London
*Please RSVP if you can - helps us organise the event!
** If you can't make it to London or Ft. Meade, consider standing publicly whereever you are in solidarity with Bradley Manning!
*** Bradley was shipped trhough Shannon Airport to the war in Iraq. His maternal grandfather came from Dublin.
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GAAW MEMBERS (IN BLACK!) OUTSIDE LABOUR CONFERENCE WITH IRISH NEUTRALITY'S COFFIN
galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday April 15, 2012 14:58 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 12 comments (last - thursday april 19, 2012 01:19)   image 1 image
In reaction to press reports of violence during the protests at the Labour Party conference at NUI Galway, Galway’s local peace group, the Galway Alliance Against War, has issued the following statement. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday April 11, 2012 07:32 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 8 comments (last - tuesday may 08, 2012 18:54)
Hi Folks,
Today, I'll be joining British SAS Iraq War Veteran Ben Griffin http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/ , his family and other activists in deploying to rural Wales for a series of events around the Welsh National Theatre's performances of Tim Price's new play "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning".
http://tinyurl.com/82wo88w read full story / add a comment
Put Marian Price Back Thief !
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Sunday April 08, 2012 07:50 by BrianClarkeNUJ   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Gunter Grass published a poem on Wednesday of this week in which he said that Israel's nuclear program and not Iran’s is a threat to world peace. The poem calls for Germany to stop supplying Israel with submarines, and warns against an Israeli strike on Iran. The following is a translation of it; read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday April 07, 2012 21:30 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - monday april 09, 2012 12:58)
GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR
APRIL 2012 BULLETIN

GAAW PEACE EVENT
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

GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT
Shannon Peace Vigil
Sunday, 8 April 2012
14:00 until 15:00
Meet at small roundabout just before Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport continues to operate as a staging post for US military forces occupying Afghanistan. Join us in Shannon on Easter Sunday to say enough is enough - end Shannon's complicity in war.

Contents
1. John Arden
2. The Labour Party Conference & the Death of Irish Neutrality
3. Wikileaks: News from the Middle East
4. War Criminals: The ICC & US Courts
5. Remembering Gallipoli & the Futility of War read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday April 07, 2012 08:33 by LCW   text 9 comments (last - wednesday april 11, 2012 08:23)   image 5 images
Photos
http://tinyurl.com/cf5wk6w

27 people associated with the Catholic Worker communities based in Harringay, Rickmansworth and Oxford, undertoook a five hour contemporary Stations of the Cross procession through downtown Westminster/ London on Holy Thursday. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday March 14, 2012 22:09 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 15, 2012 11:56)

The Galway Alliance Against War has welcomed the news that the Red Arrows, the British RAF’s military display team, will not perform at the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race this coming July. read full story / add a comment
Tarpley address crowd of over 50,000 in Damascus. Down with NATO!
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday March 13, 2012 23:40 by Taking the blue pill   text 25 comments (last - monday april 16, 2012 22:52)   image 1 image   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
For the past six months and longer once Libya had fallen to the NATO sponsored 'rebels', we have faced a continuous media onslaught about Syria with reports of protests, shootings, killings, attacks, bombing and so forth. The backdrop to the narrative is that this is part of the Arab Spring which started last year and it is a good thing overall. So many people are probably wondering what really has been happening, given that this is the same media that was cheer leading the Iraq war almost 10 years ago even though at least a million+ are now dead as a result. And yet somehow they want to imply that they are doing the right thing now. We should also recall that this is the same media that is promoting austerity and encouraging us to accept the blame for the mad years of the bubble and as a consequence we should pay up the €90 billion bailout and in the process see all the state services stripped to the bone. They are presenting the uncomplicated truth surely read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday March 11, 2012 20:49 by lefty   text 5 comments (last - monday march 26, 2012 07:43)   image 3 images
Western forces shot dead 16 civilians including nine children in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, Afghan officials said, in a rampage that witnesses said was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared drunk. Media are trying to spin the incident and limit the damage by claiming just one soldier was responsible. The old "one bad apple" excuse. But The whole corrupt applecart is in danger of being overturned as a result of this latest atrocity, in the wake of the "Koran burning" incident which so far has led to 23 deaths (guardian) read full story / add a comment
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