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international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday August 27, 2013 08:58 by skeptical   text 53 comments (last - tuesday december 10, 2013 14:51)   image 2 images   audio 1 audio file   1 attached file
Today the mainstream media are claiming that there has been a chemical attack by the Syrian government near Damascus even whilst an UN inspection team arrives. The reports have been conflicting with the initial reports claiming 280 victims and then later up-ing it to over 1,300 killed.

However, the claims are predominantly coming from the so called Free Syrian Army who are backed and funded by some of the despotic Gulf States, as well as Saudi Arabia and by the Western powers principally France, USA and UK. This same group is made up mercenaries of all kinds including members of Al Qaeda who want to turn the country backwards and bring in Sharia Law and just back in May 2013 the UN accused the Syrian rebels of using chemical weapons.

What is most telling though is that it makes absolutely no sense for the Syrian government to do this. In recent months they have retaken areas held by rebels and seem to have repelled several attack campaigns in the past two year. And France in particular as well as the other powers have been consistently in the last year being trying to throw the mud of chemical weapons and then chemical weapon attacks in a clear effort to force public opinion to back no-fly zones and from there total demolition of the country and invasion followed later by a pliant regime. The end game is to clear the way for an attack on Iran which the crazies have been pushing hard for many years. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday August 21, 2013 04:00 by Ciaron   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 21, 2013 12:32)
PHOTO - http://tinyurl.com/mmdbef7
YOUTUBE (3mins 35 secs) - "If I had a Hammer" by David Rovics
http://tinyurl.com/l8wxwrg
inspired by helicopter gunship ploughshares action undertaken by Graeme Dunstan & Bryan Law Talisman Sabre 2011 Trial began in August 19th 2013 read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 20, 2013 10:38 by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 2 images
"Decreased sovereignty." This is how Akbayan Representative Walden Bello summed up the ongoing negotiations between the Philippine government and the United States to craft a framework for the increased rotational presence of American troops in the country.
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Brutish Human Rights
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 20, 2013 04:33 by brionOcleirigh   text 4 comments (last - wednesday august 21, 2013 11:49)   image 2 images   video 2 video files
The detention of David Miranda, partner of Glenn Greenwald, a Guardian journalist, at London’s Heathrow airport, coupled with death threats relayed by agents aligned with Britain's secret services, to an Irish Human Rights activist and journalist, covering the internment of Martin Corey in British Occupied Ireland, marks a new low in Britain's brutish abuse of Human Rights. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday August 18, 2013 11:44 by #StandbyGraemeD   text 1 comment (last - tuesday august 20, 2013 02:32)   video 1 video file
Plz Fwd/Post/ Spread YOUTUBE (30 secs) - Stand By Graeme Dunstan
on Trial Monday August 19th in Rockhampton, Australia
for Disarming Helicopter Gunship

YOUTUBE (30 secs) - Standby Graeme Dunstan on Trial for Disarming Helicopter Gunship
http://youtu.be/uw9deHWIQtw
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday August 16, 2013 20:43 by Galway Alliance Against War
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The August GAAW Bulletin will be a rather truncated edition as we bring to your attention forthcoming activities by Galway’s local peace group.

The U.S. military hub at Shannon airport remains our principal focus. It is through here that Washington ferries its soldiers and its weaponry to kill innocent people in far off lands. This makes us direct accomplices to mass murder.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday August 13, 2013 15:32 by Ciaron   text 2 comments (last - wednesday august 14, 2013 12:40)
5 mins 18 secs into this VID - Jello Biafra's statement in support of Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday August 07, 2013 22:13 by GCH np q
Last Sunday, we gathered at Giuseppe Conlon venue, as the sentencing phase for Bradley continues at NSA HQ, Ft. Meade,

Maryland, USA. We named our venue after Giuseppe Conlon who left his native Belfast for London as “an act of mercy” to visit
his son Gerry who had been fitted up, tortured and jailed. A similar fate was to meet Giuseppe and his in-laws the Maguires
who offered him for a bed for the night.

Giuseppe was to die in a British jail framed, libelled, tortured. Not even in death was he left alone as his body was flown back and forth
over the Irish Sea and stashed at Hereford before eventually being laid to rest. The Maguires too, who were also innocent, suffered long
years in British prisons. More on the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven here. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday July 31, 2013 15:17 by Free Brad!   text 1 comment (last - friday august 02, 2013 09:55)
Three hours before the Bradley Manning verdict was to come down Tuesday (NSA HQ Ft.Meade, Maryland USA 1pm/ London 6pm), supporters of Bradley Manning gathered at the Eros statue in Picadilly Circuls London. The 15 gathered, included
folks from Aotearoa, Australia, England, Ireland, Iraq, Italy, United States. They included artists, a boat builder, Catholic Workers
fathers, former prisoners, mothers, musicians, priests, & students. They were joined by a Swiss tourist who picked a Bradley Manning placard. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday July 28, 2013 08:32 by Free Brad!
VID ( 5 mins) Free Speech: Use it or Lose it!
Sat J27: London Bradley Manning Solidarity Crew joined by NYC's Rev. Billy!
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 02, 2013 13:20 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 03, 2013 08:26)
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FOR YOUR DIARY

SOLIDARITY RALLY AT ENNIS DISTRICT COURT
10th JULY 2013 at 10.30am
JOIN US THERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY

GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT
Shannon Peace Vigil
Sunday, 14th July, 2013
14:00 until 15:00
Meet at small roundabout just before Shannon Airport

CONTENTS
1. MARGARETTA’S COURT CASE
2. GAAW PRO TAKEN IN FOR QUESTIONING BY GARDAÍ
3. MEANWHILE AT SHANNON THE WAR GOES ON…..

4. FROM SOLDIER TO RESISTER – JOE GLENTON IN GALWAY
5. THE GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THEMSELVES

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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 27, 2013 22:09 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 4 comments (last - saturday june 29, 2013 01:43)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Niall Farrell of the Galway Alliance Against War has accused the Gardai of harassment after he was contacted today by Det. Roddy Bourke of Shannon Garda station seeking to “interview” him tomorrow in relation to an act of sabotage of a US warplane at Shannon airport in December 2011. read full story / add a comment
Letter from the "Boys in Blue"
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday June 24, 2013 11:34 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - monday june 24, 2013 18:52)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
The Galway Alliance Against War claims in a press release that the Gardai see themselves above the law “just like the paedophile priests in the bad old days.” read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday June 24, 2013 07:09 by Solidarity   text 20 comments (last - saturday august 03, 2013 17:07)   image 1 image
VID (4 min) - Anti-war Activist Ciaron O'Reilly calls for solidarity with Snowden, Assange & Manning

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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday June 17, 2013 20:24 by Robert Long   text 1 comment (last - wednesday june 19, 2013 12:20)
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”

Iraq had WMD’s, Gaddafi was killing his own people, Iran has been six months from having nuclear weapons since 2004 and now Syria has used chemical weapons in its civil war. These are lies purported as truth by the vast majority of the mainstream media. These are four examples from the last decade, but of course lies of this kind have been used throughout history to justify wars of aggression. All of these government sponsored fallacies are inextricably linked in an on-going geo-political chess game. This game is all too real for those living in the “theatres” of conflict, and it shall be so for us few, lucky enough to reside in the still relatively peaceful albeit now austere “western” world.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday June 17, 2013 19:19 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 8 comments (last - thursday june 27, 2013 06:59)   image 8 images
Wed June 19th will mark a year since WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London seeking sanctuary. The Ecuadorian government was immediately threatened in private correspondence from British Foreign Minister Hague with the loss of diplomatic status and a consequent raid. The Ecuadorian government made the private threat public, held their ground and conducted an inquiry into the Assange case. This was the same government that had previously responded to a U.S. request for a U.S. military base in Ecuador with, "if you let us have an Ecuadoran base in Florida?"

Photos & Short vids (thanx to Bradleylibero)
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday June 15, 2013 02:32 by fred   text 8 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 02:24)   image 1 image
Some emails have come to light apparently hacked from the server of Britam Defence, the British private military company that operates mainly in the Middle East. These make for VERY interesting reading!! read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 23:30 by Galway Alliance Against War
CONTENTS
1. FROM SOLDIER TO RESISTER – JOE GLENTON – TO SPEAK IN GALWAY
2. GAAW PAIR CHARGED OVER PEACE ACTION AT SHANNON
3. IRISH BACKING FOR BRITISH NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMME
4. IS THE WAR IN SYRIA OVER OR ABOUT TO BEGIN?
5. PEACE PROCESS: COLUMBIA
6. MORE WARS IN AFRICA: SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN – A (Thomas C.) MOUNTAIN VIEW
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Predator Drone
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday June 10, 2013 17:33 by brionOcleirigh   text 11 comments (last - friday june 14, 2013 12:35)   image 3 images   video 4 video files
While British Parliament Buildings at Stormont in British Occupied Ireland have round the clock guards and thousands of British paramilitary operatives, backed up by 3,600 specially secretly trained police from England, patrolling the streets of Ireland, ahead of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh, British Occupied Ireland on June 17 and 18, it has come as a shock to many Irish citizens to see British drones regularly flying in Irish airspace recently. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Sunday June 02, 2013 23:49 by Seana Sperling
Group Bullying (Mobbing) and Group Stalking is becoming a problem globally, but because of the U.S. involvement in two wars, some Peace Activists, Leftwing Educators and Writers in the U.S. are being bullied and stalked by groups of people that feel the activists and scholars are un-American. read full story / add a comment
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