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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.

Dáil Debates, Environment, International

Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

On any given day when you turn on your television or the radio in your car, you might hear about a fatal shooting in the US.

On July 17 a gunman shot seven people in Tennessee. Five of them, all members of the military, died from their injuries. On June 17 a gunman killed nine people at a black church in South Carolina. Eighty-two people were shot over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Chicago alone.
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