Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Features, Human Rights, International

by Shannonwatch

Map from CommonDreams article (April 2015) The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

Map from CommonDreams article (April 2015) The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

Over the years there have been regular movements of US military refuelling planes through Shannon. The government won’t tell us why they land there however. Are they refuelling US military planes just outside Irish airspace? Are they collecting cheap fuel? Are they on their way to warzones to re-fuel fighter jets?

These type of planes are currently engaged in ongoing aerial refuelling sorties in support of the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen. They began this in April, linking up with F-16s from the United Arab Emirates and with Saudi F-15s somewhere outside Yemeni airspace.
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Dáil Debates, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International

Always money to fund wars but never the resources to fund peace. Clare speaking on the EU’s response to the refugee crisis points out  Ireland’s culpability in this humanitarian disaster and the need for us to deal with why it happened.

Human Rights, Women's Rights

by Jamison Maeda, 12068572_1205963929419538_2926153841962050896_o

On Saturday, 26 September, thousands of spirited men and women again passionately took to the streets of Dublin for the fourth time with a clear message:  Repeal the 8th Amendment.
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Human Rights, Justice

Statement from Survivor Groups

The Collin’s family return visit to Ireland for justice ended in shock and tears today as the Department of Justice locked their doors and secured the building as the family and their supporters arrived. Despite pleas through the windows to accept the letter they had traveled from London to deliver, officials inside point blank refused although arrangements had been made in advance with the Garda. After an upset and tearful protest on the steps of the Department building on Stephen’s Green, a decent uniformed Garda on duty, accepted the letter and brought it inside although he had difficulty in doing so.
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