Archive for the ‘International’ Category
by Jamison Maeda
Bradley Manning was a 25 year old intelligence analyst in the US Army, who was arrested in 2010 for leaking hundreds of thousands of confidential, government and military documents to the public via Wikileaks. Manning claimed his objective was to remove “the fog of war and reveal the true nature of 21st century asymmetric warfare.” Manning accomplished much more.
At about 3.45 pm on Sunday September 1st peace activists Margaretta Darcy and Niall Farrell were arrested in Shannon airport in the vicinity of the main runway. They were taken to Shannon Garda station where they were questioned and detained overnight. They were then brought before Limerick District Court at on 2nd September 2013 with Judge Eugene O’Kelly presiding. About 45 minutes after the arrests of Darcy and Farrell two other individuals, including photo-journalist and human rights activist Tommy Donnellan, were arrested several miles from the scene of the airport incursion. Tommy and his friend were later released without charge.
The recent use of chemical weapons in Damascus is without a doubt an appalling atrocity causing untold damage to human life and creating panic in the area. There can be no doubt that this was a horrifying attack which increases the already high death toll of over 100,000 people with over 1 million people displaced so far. At this point there is no definitive evidence as to who carried out this attack.
By Jacob Richards
The following is based on reports given to us by a number of Activists.
On 19th of August 2013 the Colombian farmer’s associations together with transport workers, health workers, miners and student called a national strike. The strike was based on opposition to the neo-liberal policies being pursued by Columbia’s current government and which have meant disaster on the most vulnerable sections of society. The Protesters took to the streets to voice their concerns over the current government’s agenda of privatization and deal brokering with the US and EU over free trade agreements.