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CAEUC Noto Lisbon Press Conference and Public Launch

category international | eu | news report author Tuesday August 18, 2009 22:05author by Michael Gallagher - Photographerauthor email libertypics at yahoo dot ie Report this post to the editors

Today at UNITE Hall and Liberty Hall, the CAEUC held a press conference and official public launch of the No to Lisbon campaign.

Same Treaty - Same Answer -NO to LISBON.

Article to follow.
Mary Lou McDonald TD (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Bríd Smyth (People Before Profit) and Joe Higgins MEP (Socialist Party) at the press conference in UNITE Hall.
Mary Lou McDonald TD (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Bríd Smyth (People Before Profit) and Joe Higgins MEP (Socialist Party) at the press conference in UNITE Hall.

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Cllr. Bríd Smyth (PBP) launching the CAEUC No to Lisbon campaign at Liberty Hall, flanked by l-r: Jimmy Kelly (Reg. Sec. UNITE) - Mary Lou McDonald TD (SF) - Bob Crowe (Gen. Sec. RM&TU) - Joe Higgins MEP (SP)
Cllr. Bríd Smyth (PBP) launching the CAEUC No to Lisbon campaign at Liberty Hall, flanked by l-r: Jimmy Kelly (Reg. Sec. UNITE) - Mary Lou McDonald TD (SF) - Bob Crowe (Gen. Sec. RM&TU) - Joe Higgins MEP (SP)

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author by Edward Horgan - Shannonwatch.org and PANApublication date Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It is vital to make the connection between the Lisbon Treaty Referendum and US military use of Shannon airport. The militarisation of the European Union goes hand in armoured glove with the militarisation of Western society, epitomised by NATO, so that Western elite groups, especially privilidged politicians and their business clients can continue to exploit the majority world and to gain access to an undue share of the world's resources.
Over one million US troops have passed through Shannon airport over the past 7 years, causing the deaths of over one million people in Iraq and Afghanistan. This makes the Irish people complicit in crimes against humanity.
Please attend the Peace Conference, details below at Shannon airport on 5 September and support the peace camps and peaceful protests at Shannon airport over the weekend 5/6 September, and right up to and beyond the Lisbon Treay Referendum

International Peace Conference
War, NATO and the Lisbon Treaty
Saturday 5th of September 2009
9.30am-6.30pm
at the Park Inn, Shannon Airport,
Co. Clare, Ireland

Speakers
Cllr. Richard Boyd Barrett, Chair of the Irish Anti-War Movement
Harry van Bommel, Spokesperson for European Affairs Dutch Socialist Party
Jeremy Corbyn MP, British CND
Reiner Braun, Co-ordinator, The Anti-NATO Network
John Feffer, Co-director, Foreign Policy in Focus, USA
Joe Higgins MEP, the Socialist Party
Ed Horgan, International Secretary Peace & Neutrality Alliance
George Katrabelias, Editor of Rixi, Greece
Mary Lou McDonald, Vice-Chair Sinn Fein
Patricia McKenna, Chair of the The People’s Movement
Tobias Pfluger, Die Linke, Germany
Christophe Ventura, Parti De Gauche, France
There are a limited number of spaces so book early. Conference fees are: waged €25,
Unwaged free. Please send fee, name and address payable to PANA:
Dalkey Business Centre, 17 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Lunch is available in the hotel restaurant. Accommodation is also available.
Contact the Park Hotel, Shannon Airport Tel: +353 61 471 122
The Conference is being organised jointly by the Peace & Neutrality Alliance and the Irish Anti-War Movement.
For more details contact PANA at: +3531 2351512 or the IAWM at:+3531 8727912 or Edward Horgan 086-3539911

author by MichaelY - No to Lisbon Campaignpublication date Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done Michael - well done Edward.

The Press Conference was an unqualified success - 17 media people were there both irish and international - Google News had 82 links to it and all the printed and electronic media covered it. With some expected 'responses' from Pat the Cope, the YES Generation and the mainstream Fianna Fail Party.
The Liberty Hall meeting ditto- we filled the room, standing room only. Excellent presentations from Joe Higgins, Mary Lou McDonald, UNITE's Jimmy Kelly and Bob Crowe and a very constructive discussion from the floor. Brid Smith from People Before Profit and UNITE chaired both events.

Now launched the No to Lisbon Campaign is organising a number of meetings around the country - we also have a new updated leaflet ready to be collected for distribution from the Campaign Office : UNITE building, 55-56 Middle Abbey Street Dublin 1. Our office phone number is 01-8727912, the campaign email info@sayno.ie and the campaign website www.sayno.ie.

Re: the Shannon Conference . We have organised a 26-seater bus leaving Dublin early on Saturday morning and returning in the evening. Fare: €20 return. 7 places left - if interested, please contact the office.

author by no to namapublication date Sun Aug 23, 2009 01:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

What is most noteworthy is the united action by very different political groups. Great to see that. It's clear from the way the media coverage is kicking off that all on the No side will be subjected to sustained and quite personal attack, see Patsy McGarry's piece in the Irish Times last week. This sort of thing needs to be countered.

 
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