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Shannon protest Saturday 18 July –
As Shannon Airport prepares to stage an air show on July 18th to celebrate its achievements in the world of aviation, peace groups in Ireland issue a reminder that its recent history is not one to be proud of. Since 2001 the airport has been used by the US military as a gateway to wars in the Middle East. These wars have resulted in the death of innocent men, women and children, left millions of people homeless, and destroyed communities and entire countries.
The Right2Water website currently lists over 87 locations nationally, where water protests are to be held this Saturday and the numbers are growing fast with well over 100,000 expected to take part.
Irish Water symbolises excess, incompetence and overcharging. The Government will have to back down on the introduction of water charges. The sooner the penny drops with them, the better; the reality is that people are not handing back these forms. Many of the forms that have been sent back were sent back by people early on who have no intention of paying and who were themselves not aware of the scale of opposition and anger about the imposition of this unfair double tax.
Below is a photo of three warplanes at Shannon on the 2nd of October as a reminder that next weekend there will be a demonstration at Shannon against this abuse of Irish neutrality, and against the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent people as a result of US led wars and mayhem in the Middle East.
The main demonstration is a 2 PM on Sunday 12 Oct , if there is enough interest there will be 24 hour peace camp from 2pm Saturday 11 Oct to 2pm Sun 12 Oct.
Please contact Shannon Watch at 085-8519623 if you intend to attend the 24 hour peace camp.
International Women’s Day
Peace Camp Shannon
Date: March 8th
Time: 12.00 – 16.00
Place: Mini roundabout before entrance to Shannon Airport
Events: Music Poetry Food
In solidarity with 79 year-old peace-activist, Margaretta D’Arcy, currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Mountjoy Prison for protesting against the use of Shannon Airport by US military.
Endorsed by Shannon Watch, Global Women’s Strike (International), Global Women’s Strike, Ireland
Further information: 087- 6447246.