US Army out of Shannon - Vigil
Monday 13th Nov 5:30 - 6:30pm
Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Iveagh House, 80 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
The Peace & Neutrality Alliance was established to advocate an independent Irish foreign policy, maintain Irish neutrality and promote a transformed United Nations as the organisation through which Ireland should pursue its security concerns.
It is open to all groups and individuals that accept our objectives. https://www.pana.ie/aims.html
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Since 1996 PANA has campaigned against the integration of Ireland into the US/EU/NATO military structures, and in particular, the use of Shannon Airport by the US military on their way to and from their wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.
In 2009 Ed Horgan, International Secretary of PANA was granted a 10 year visa to visit the USA. In January 2010 it was revoked after Ed had received an invitation to speak at a conference in Duke University, North Carolina on torture and extradition. After intensive lobbying Ed was granted a 3 month visa to attend the conference. This was a victory for the Irish and US peace movements. It was a defeat of those in favour of war and who seek to destroy free speech.
(Powerpoint presentation of Ed's address to the conference). https://www.pana.ie/download/EdwardHorgan-Holding_the_I...e.ppt
Part of that campaign is to for the first time actively seek to increase our individual membership. Please download this membership form ( https://www.pana.ie/download/The_Peace_4pp.pdf ), print out a few and distribute to your friends. These horrific wars will continue and the use of Shannon Airport in them will continue forever unless there are people willing to join PANA and/or other peace groups in large enough numbers to end them. Its up to you.