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US Drone Attacks - Illegal and Unacceptable

A US Predator drone (unmanned aeriel vehicle), firing a missile (from Drone Wars UK website)

A missile launched from a US drone aircraft killed eight people - or 'suspected militants' as the western media refers to them - in North Waziristan today. A week ago five other people were extrajudicially executed in the region by another of the thousands of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operated by the US. Its the way the CIA operates these days in places like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, under the command of Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama.

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Today June 26th is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. On this day we remember all the people throughout the world who have been tortured, abused and cruelly treated by governments, opposition groups and agents acting on their behalf. We offer our solidarity and support to these victims, and we remember their families and loved ones who have suffered too. As an Irish based organisation we are particularly aware of the shameful involvement of our own government in torture. By giving CIA rendition crews and the US military unimpeded access to Shannon Airport they too have undermined human dignity and violated international law.

Not Speaking Out

Given the abject failures by the international community, including the UN, to create international peace, perhaps it’s time to update the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller before the peoples of Syria, Iran and others are added to the litany of eminently avoidable catastrophes ...

Ireland and Obama's Assassination Policy

The man of peace, Barack Obama, who oversees a global assassination programme

A report in the Irish Times of 19th June highlights a UN call on the Obama administration to justify its policy of assassinating rather than capturing al-Qaeda or Taliban suspects. The policy which is being implemented using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drone, is also responsible for a lot of innocent civilian lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.

Renewed Interest in Act of Sabotage at Shannon Airport

This morning Gardai arrived at the home of Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) PRO, Niall Farrell, and proceeded to search it. The information he was given indicated that the search was linked 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.

Gardai spent over three hours at Mr. Farrell’s house at the end of which they took all his computers away.

War Immemorial Day - No Peace for Militarized U.S.

US troops on their way to Afghanistan, ready to kill (from Wisdom Quarterly)

This recent article from CommonDreams.org is a stark reminder of just what a dangerous militaristic country America is. It now spends over $600 billion annually on its military, which is more than the rest of the world combined.

Given all that Ireland has done in the past to promote peace around the world, it is shameful that we now provide military support to the most aggressive country in the world.  

In fact it is worse than shameful. It is amoral complicity in endless killing.