Machine Nation

Irish Politics Forum - Politics Technology Economics in Ireland - A Look Under The Nation's Bonnet


Devilish machinations come to naught --Milton
 
PortalPortal  HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  GalleryGallery  MACHINENATION.org  

Share | 
 

 Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:55 am

The following is the programme for the Shannon Peace Forum to be hosted by PANA on the 21st of March. All are welcome. Anyone interested in sticking around for the protest that will follow this event is welcome to participate in this too.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Shannon Peace Forum

Facilitated by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance




Location: Park Inn Hotel, Shannon Airport

Date: Saturday 21 March 2009, 1pm – 5.30 pm



Forum themes and objectives: Peace, Justice and Accountability



12.00: Press Conference – Neutrality and the Lisbon Treaty rerun



13.00 to 13.30 Forum Registration: (Admission waged €15, unwaged free – Lunch available at Park Inn at about €10)



13.30: Opening address: The human rights of one million Iraqi dead –

Dr Sawsan Assaf, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway.



14.00: Irish Neutrality-the Lisbon Treaty - Role of Shannon Airport in Iraq and Afghan wars. Panel: Roger Cole, PANA, Michael Youlton, IAWM, Prof John Maguire, AWI.



15.00: Extraordinary Rendition – Irish Complicity in abuses of international law –

From Bush to Obama – from Guantanamo Back to Bagram?

Noeleen Hartigan, Amnesty International, John Lannon, Shannonwatch.org, Professor Gernot Biehler, TCD.



16.00: Plenary Session – Accountability and the Way Forward –

Panel to include contribution from Political Parties including: Patricia McKenna Green Party, Jan O’Sullivan TD labour Party and Theresa Ferris, Sinn Fein

Objective – a frank and open exchange of views.

Peace activists attending the Forum are invited to make written submissions, both before and after the Forum on various aspects of the two main topics, Neutrality and Torture Rendition, and on the additional topic of the way forward for the Irish peace movement.



17:30 Close of Forum - Accountability is the Way Forward



For more information contact Ed Horgan Tel: 086-3539911

edward_horgan@hotmail.com.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:49 am

May I suggest that you sign the petition for this initiative, concerning a possible US government move to set up a Commission of Inquiry to look into Bush's 'War on Terror' tactics.

It might help to make the Irish Government, especially the Greens, think about what they're doing.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:14 am

soubresauts wrote:
May I suggest that you sign the petition for this initiative, concerning a possible US government move to set up a Commission of Inquiry to look into Bush's 'War on Terror' tactics.

It might help to make the Irish Government, especially the Greens, think about what they're doing.

Will it work though - are those online petitions any way effective at all ?
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:22 pm

Auditor #9 wrote:
Will it work though - are those online petitions any way effective at all ?
I believe Avaaz has some influence. Anyway, they're right.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:08 am

I don't know how effective online petitions are. But they don't hurt and they can bring issues into the public domain for discussion. Also, many folks don't have the resources to launch national or international resources to launch petitions, particularly if they are unaware as to whether the public cares or not. Online petitions might provide an indication that it may be worthwhile to devote one's meagre resources into launching a petition.

The recent Gaza online petitions spring to mind as being successful in showing that widespread disgust was the result of the bombardment.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:27 am

Is a big crowd expected in Shannon?
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:59 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
Is a big crowd expected in Shannon?

It's been a while since we had a big crowd in Shannon. It's hoped that we get a big crowd. Aim high and allow for the drop as they say.

I doubt that the crowd will be bigger than a hundred and that's only because all the different organisations will be pushing for their members to come. Personally, I'd prefer to see the general public turn up. Otherwise most of the event will be about preaching to the converted. Some of the event will be interesting to me though. We have Michael Youlton giving a talk on behalf of the IAWM (Irish Anti War Movement). He's a buddy of mine and it's been a while since the IAWM have been to Shannon officially. And of course there'll be discussion of future tactics and strategies. That'll be interesting if for no other reason than the various groups rarely agree as to what constitutes a proper approach.

Personally, I'm more looking forward to the protest afterwards. This event will be widely advertised so the Gardaí will probably turn out in numbers. It'll be fun trying to spot the plants at the conference. It'll be more fun to see the reaction of any 'newbies' who come along to the demonstration and see how close to a police State Ireland actually is.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:36 am

Hermes wrote:
Auditor #9 wrote:
Is a big crowd expected in Shannon?

It's been a while since we had a big crowd in Shannon. It's hoped that we get a big crowd. Aim high and allow for the drop as they say.

I doubt that the crowd will be bigger than a hundred and that's only because all the different organisations will be pushing for their members to come. Personally, I'd prefer to see the general public turn up. Otherwise most of the event will be about preaching to the converted. Some of the event will be interesting to me though. We have Michael Youlton giving a talk on behalf of the IAWM (Irish Anti War Movement). He's a buddy of mine and it's been a while since the IAWM have been to Shannon officially. And of course there'll be discussion of future tactics and strategies. That'll be interesting if for no other reason than the various groups rarely agree as to what constitutes a proper approach.

Personally, I'm more looking forward to the protest afterwards. This event will be widely advertised so the Gardaí will probably turn out in numbers. It'll be fun trying to spot the plants at the conference. It'll be more fun to see the reaction of any 'newbies' who come along to the demonstration and see how close to a police State Ireland actually is.
That can be quite a shock to the offspring of the downtrodden middle class, there's no denying that.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.   

Back to top Go down
 
Shannon Peace Forum - 21 March.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Forum Rank Structure
» Please pray for peace in my family
» New Sub-Forum
» BACk ISSUES O.F.R. (Online Forum Release)
» Re: EO# 888 dated March 18, 1983

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Machine Nation  :: Welcome and Chat :: Member Events, Notices-
Jump to: