Upcoming Events

Clare | Anti-War / Imperialism

no events match your query!

New Events

Clare

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Oliver Callan: Back in his box

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Lacking moral courage to name names Anthony

offsite link Real democracies and referendums Anthony

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply Anthony

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/05/24 ? Open Thread Sun May 24, 2020 21:00 | Herb Swanson
2020/05/24 20:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The colonial status of ?The Independent Ukraine? publicly confirmed Sun May 24, 2020 01:06 | The Saker
By Eugenia for The Saker Blog On May 19th, the member of the Ukrainian Parliament (Rada) Andrei Derkach revealed at a press conference tape recordings of the phone conversations between

offsite link Having Confidence In Your Case Is a Virtue or New Guiding Principles Have Emerged Sat May 23, 2020 22:00 | amarynth
Paul Schmutz Schaller for The Saker Blog PART I Living in a rich Western country is by far not without problems. Sure, until now, I do not suffer from material

offsite link Medicine as religion Sat May 23, 2020 20:25 | The Saker
original Italian text by by Giorgio Agamben translated for The Saker Blog by Gulab Bara posted by permission of the author original article here: https://www.quodlibet.it/gi... It is now plainly evident

offsite link The ominous Jihadis war; From Tripoli to Tripoli: Sat May 23, 2020 12:35 | amarynth
By Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog The ?War on Syria? is far from being over, and it will continue until all foreign forces illegally present on Syrian soil retreat;

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Moves against Government 21:31 Sun May 24, 2020 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link Brexit and NI 13:47 Sun May 24, 2020 | guestposter

offsite link Spin off? 11:46 Sun May 24, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Statements in the media? good, bad and indifferent? 10:06 Sun May 24, 2020 | guestposter

offsite link Context? 12:05 Sat May 23, 2020 | irishelectionliterature

Cedar Lounge >>

Guantanamo Granny tries to arrest Judge

category clare | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Thursday December 12, 2013 17:57author by Margaretta D'Arcy - Galway Alliance Against War Report this post to the editors

Margaretta D'Arcy's (Guantanamo Granny) account of the judgement at Ennis Court on Wednesday 11th December

Margaretta (Guantanamo Granny) D'Arcy's account of the judgement at Ennis Court on Wednesday 11th December
Guantanamo Granny - Margaretta D'Arcy
Guantanamo Granny - Margaretta D'Arcy

Guantanamo Granny tries to arrest Judge

On Wednesday 11th December, In Ennis District court. I, Margaretta D'Arcy attempted to make a citizen arrest on Patrick Durcan the presiding judge, on the grounds; that I did interfere with the proper use of Shannon Airport. That made him complicit in supporting the criminal acts at Shannon airport. He has ignored the following; Shannon airport is not a proper airport. It has violated the integrity of the Irish constitution article 28 and 29 also the charter of fundamental rights recognised by the European Union and European court of human rights. It puts the security of the U.S. war machines above the security of its civilian passengers. His suspended sentence reveals where his concerns are so long as I observe crimes that are going on in Shannon from the outside I don’t go to jail but if I try and stop war crimes inside the airport I will be locked up for three months.

I assert that the security and safety of passengers is the total responsibility of the airport and the fact that we were on the runway proved that Shannon is not a proper airport and the protection of the US military is more important than the safety of the passengers.

This is the statement I began reading before the Gardai seized it out of my hand.

STATEMENT ENNIS COURT 11TH DECEMBER 2013
by Margaretta D’Arcy

I am making a citizens arrest on you Patrick Durcan, district court Ennis; for making Irish people active allies and participants in illegal wars.

Ireland is breaching the legal definition of neutrality as described by the Hague convention and subsequent international law on neutrality.

The Nuremberg principal states; complicity in the commission of a crime against peace,
a war crime or a crime against humanity is a crime against international law.

Complicit in U.S. military passing through Shannon airport
Complicit in U.S. transportation of military hardware and drones.
Complicit in U.S. rendition flights. .
Complicit in U.S. assassination as legitimate forms
Complicit in U.S. bugging of E.U. offices in the U.S. and in Europe.
The U.S. has contravened the international law of justice and morality.
Obama thanked the Irish Government for it’s support of Shannon
making Ireland U.S. allies, and making us complicit; desensitizing us and making normal what is abhorrent. Our constitution has been violated; humiliated; our neutrality undermined.

Ireland should stand up for international justice and morality. Arguments for keeping Shannon open for the military are obscene; we are perpetuating the ideology of blood money. It is desensitizing our people to reality of war crimes.

The parliament of artists; Aosdana voted NO to the use of Shannon as a military airport. In the ancient Irish legend; the poet Sweeney was struck with madness when he supported war. That madness is still with us and that spell has to be broken. Violence and war lead only to death.

It is my duty as a member of Aosdana, paid by the tax payer to maintain the integrity and aspirations of international justice and morality as stated in the constitution. My integrity as an artist would be violated if I did not directly confront the improper use of Shannon airport.

Margaretta D'Arcy

Related Link: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/antiwar-activist-in-jump-suit-disrupts-court-sitting-29411950.html
author by Justin Morahanpublication date Thu Dec 12, 2013 19:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

From my flu bed i salute you margaretta

author by newsmediapublication date Thu Dec 12, 2013 19:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

All praise to you for your brave actions. Exposure like this is vital in a world now dominated by snivelling sociopaths whose only interest is the plutocrats they represent.

Well done.

author by leftypublication date Thu Dec 12, 2013 21:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

great statement Margaretta. They don't seem to like the truth in Irish courtrooms, do they?

 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy