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Features, Human Rights, International

Irish Anti War Movement Press Conference

Irish Anti War Movement Press Conference

August 2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Far from being a “war to end all wars” or a “victory for democracy”, the war was a military disaster and a catastrophe for humankind which left 16 million dead and 20 million wounded, many horribly so. Britain alone suffered almost 900,000 military deaths and a further 124,000 civilian deaths. Life in the trenches was a living hell. Desertions were punished by firing squad. Those who survived were deeply scarred with many suffering debilitating long-term effects. The war became a testing ground for new mechanised techniques of mass killing with the development of tanks, gas warfare and aerial bombing that encouraged huge profiteering through the armaments industry. In the US alone, for example, war profits saw the creation of 21,000 new millionaires.
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Features, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, National

The Communist Party of Ireland and others strongly condemn the imprisonment this week of Niall Farrell to serve a two-week sentence in Limerick prison for a peaceful protest against the continued use of Shannon Airport by the US war machine.
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Features, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

Uganda’s currency plunged last month after the U.S. reported it would cut off or redirect aid due to Uganda’s recent aggressively anti-gay legislation. Norway, Denmark and Sweden have also withheld or redirected aid to Uganda.
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Human Rights, International, Protests

5Mandate Trade Union has written to all major retail employers in Ireland asking them to desist from “trading, investment or other commercial links with companies operating in, providing services to, or sourcing goods from [the illegal] settlements” in the region of Israel. 
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