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clare | anti-war / imperialism | press release Thursday October 02, 2014 23:37 by shannonwatch
Shannonwatch are inviting groups and individuals from around Ireland to join them in organising a series of peace events at Shannon Airport on the weekend of October 11th and 12th. The main event of the weekend will be a public demonstration on Sunday 12th at 2pm, calling for an end to the US military use of the airport.
Over the weekend, musicians, photographic and other artists are invited to use the public spaces at Shannon to show their disgust at the airport's 13 years of involvement in renditions, weapons transportation and global warfare. At 2pm on Sunday 12th individuals and groups from all around the country will join together in front of the airport entrance, under the "Welcome to Shannon Airport" sign, to say that war planes are not welcome at Shannon.
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Expressing opposition to the war machine and raising awareness is commendable but despite the best efforts of well meaning commited people I think we're headed into a pretty dark period in the near future. 'They' are going to escalate the war in the Middle East because they can basically do what they want and have done for a long time, how many young men and women have come back from Iraq and Afghanistan broken and with missing limbs and yet more are willing to take their place!. They parade them and exploit their naivety on Saturday night entertainment shows with weepy music scores to brainwash the potential new soldiers in their parents living room. Everything they do no matter how trivial it seems has meaning and an effect, this is how they get away with it.
They saturate us with their news feeds, you can't even buy a pint of milk now without seeing sky news playing in the background ( Yes it does sink in even if you're not actively watching ). The people that plan the wars are different from us, they're playing chess while most of the general public are still getting to grips with draughts. They have it down to such a tee that they can literally enter a country covertly and instigate a plan and watch it spread like a virus and they can make the citizens think that it's what they actually wanted in the first place. Clever doesn't begin to describe it, it's almost supernatural!. Are protest marches really effective?, does it send shivers down the spine of the ruling class and military top brass, I doubt it!.
What we need is to educate people on the psychology of brainwashing, symbolism, media manipulation from an early age even though this will meet with opposition and knee jerk reactions from the education and some within the community. Practice passive resistance and civil disobedience and let the psychopaths come to us, force them to show their true colours. Try to move away from reliance on the supermarket for food as much as it is practically possible in case things get really bad due to fuel shortages etc. They're going to bring us to WW III, it's how we deal with the effects that matters. Don't be surprised if a call to arms for the men of Europe to join the new EU 'reaction force' or something similar is sent out in the next couple of years, their success is dependent on how many answer the call and fall for the swindle.
We're in an unprecedented period of economic violence against the working classes ( inclusive of middle classes ) where maintaining a comfortable standard of living is fading even if you have a job!. The level of bespoke healthcare and access to good food and standard of living is world class in Ireland, if you have the money to pay for it, the establishments solution to your troubles, 'Become and entrepreneur!' 'Can't find a job, don't have the apptitude to work in IT or work in lab?, tough shit jack!'. We can march and protest as much as we want at the end of the day all it seems to be good for is a day out for like minded people to share ideas and express themselves which is great in itself. The bulk of regular people don't participate in these movements however, they're just not inclined to do so or they're too ensconsed in trying to make ends meet and they seem to like watching the broken veterans on Ant & Dec.
nothing on for weeks then two crucial protests on the one day
Why did this event have to clash with the water protest in Dublin on 11th??
What hope is there if we can't even co-ordinate in this simple manner
or worse, was it deliberate?