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Easter Vigil 11th April 2009 - While Irish Army and Police Protect US Warplanes Inside the Airport

About 27 people attended an Easter Peace Vigil at Shannon airport. Seven were peace activists, from Shannon, Limerick, Galway, Dublin and Cork, and the remainder were Gardai and airport police. Within the airport fence a US Hercules C 130 warplane was being protected by a unit of the Irish army, and an Omni Air chartered US troopcarrier was also parked in the centre of the aerodrome.

Cyber attack generates publicity in national press

Two Irish activists at the "No to NATO - No to War" Conference in Strasbourg on 3-5 April presented an innovative, hi-tech approach to monitoring transits by US military and CIA aircraft at the supposedly "civilian" airport at Shannon, in the west of Ireland. And the sophisticated cyber warfare that has been waged against their website suggests that their hi-tech surveillance activities present a real threat to the interests of the military-industrial complex.

Shannon Peace Vigil 8th March 2009

Below is a series of three videos made at the regular monthly ShannonWatch vigil  on 8th March 2009. The vigil, which is held to highlight the airport's complicity in war and human rights violations, coincided with International Woman's Day, and to mark the occasion a number of speakers addressed the vigil.

1. Dr. Ed Horgan highlights the misuse of Shannonairport by the US Military and the CIA.