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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.
TFMR Ireland calls for honest debate around Fatal Foetal Abnormalities and impact of 8th on affected families.
“Not having a position is effectively opposing change” say campaigners.
TFMR Ireland Press release, 04 July 2015
TFMR Ireland today (Tuesday 09th June 2015) call upon all groups and political parties interested in either repealing or retaining the 8th amendment to the Constitution to engage in honest and open debate about Fatal Foetal Abnormalities, and the impact that these conditions and the lack of a full range of medical options have on mothers and fathers.
“We fully understand that some parents when given the news that their much wanted baby will not be capable of surviving outside the womb will choose to continue with their pregnancy, and as parents who have been in this position we fully respect that choice and we fully sympathise with these families and their losses” says Gerry Edwards, a spokesperson for TFMR Ireland.
by Jamison Maeda
Police brutality in the United States is not a secret. The names of black men and black children killed by police officers are known around the world. Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and more. Black Americans are taking to social media and to the streets to protest police brutality, racism, and white privilege. The majority of Americans no longer tolerate injustice and inequality that were once accepted as a cultural norm.
But as the United States continues to struggle with racism and privilege, and mainstream media amplifies tensions between “Black America” and “White America,” Native American issues are once again forgotten.
There are more than 5 million Native Americans in the United States, and over 1 million Aboriginal people in Canada. Unfortunately, their struggles rarely make headlines, and few non-Native people are aware of the severity of their strife.