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clare / anti-war / imperialism Tuesday December 22, 2009 13:33 by Shannonwatch
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It Takes More than This to Stop Us

Every day the war machines roll through Shannon, as the innocent populations of Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere suffer the brutal consequences of neo-liberal occupation. The Gardai react by mounting public displays of strength against half a dozen innocent protestors, while claiming to have no opinions or authority over the cargos and personnel passing through the airport.

clare / rights, freedoms and repression Thursday May 21, 2009 22:51 by John Lannon
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Dr Horgan leaving court after the case
against him was dismissed

A case brought by the state against human rights activist Edward Horgan as a result of his requests to have a suspected CIA rendition plane searched at Shannon was dismissed in Ennis yesterday (20th May). Judge Mangan, presiding over Shannon District Court, dismissed the case on the basis of legal arguments made by Mr Horgan’s defence council.

clare / anti-war / imperialism Friday February 08, 2008 01:04 by The Rhyming Subversives
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Masked Poets Seem to be unstoppable in Shannon Warport

wags and activists may be unseen and silent in modern ireland
but na filid gather crowds to hear their message even in 2008 Shannon

“O come all ye travellers & give ear to what I say:
Where do you go and why, upon this St Bridget’s Day?
… Let me carry my tale
To the horrors that lie here,
Here, here, behind the veil.
How many planes
Full of captives in chains?
Where will they go?
To the cages of Guantánamo?
Will government try
To discover where and why?
… What would Bridget have said, had it entered her head
That this would be the destiny of the land where she lies dead?”

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clare / rights, freedoms and repression Tuesday January 08, 2008 16:08 by Seán Ryan
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A short report describing the harassment experienced by protestors while displaying an anti-war banner at Shannon airport. The report highlights the fact that the Gardaí are either unaware of the law or do not practice it. This contrasts strongly with the claims by the government that gardaí are upholding civil and human rights at Shannon while at the same time facilitating the transport of US military supplies and CIA planes that are used for the transportation of torture victims.

clare / environment Tuesday July 31, 2007 09:50 by Tommy Fitzgerald & commentariat
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Who're they kidding?

From the Newswire:
Prompt action by some concerned locals in Co Clare and International groups in the past 48 hours has thwarted the plans of trigger happy types who were attempting an illegal mass cull of the Burren wild goat herd. It is likely that when the press and other attention has died down that they will try again so for anyone in the area who cares about what are now some of the last remaining indigenous goats in Ireland please look out and alert others if you see any suspiciously activity,

From the comments:
Is there a reason for the cull. The Burren is a haven for many rare plant types and if the aim of the cull is to prevent over-grazing, I can understand it..............

The wild goats of the Burren who were first brought to Ireland by neolithic farmers about 4,000 years ago and there is evidence some went wild soon after. this means that goats have been wild in this country longer than rabbits, hedgehogs or fallow deer...............

Still and all young goats[kids] are really good eating.They are great in a curry or roasted.Much healthier than beef or pork..........

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