Afri Statement re Sabina Coyne Letter

Sabina Coyne’s call for a negotiated settlement in Ukraine reflects the principles of Article 29 of Bunreacht na hÉireann, and the wisdom vitally informing our Peace Process.

In 1955 Ireland joined the United Nations.  In that same year, Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell issued their Russell/Einstein Manifesto.  They warned that any war involving nuclear states risked spiralling into annihilation: Continue reading “Afri Statement re Sabina Coyne Letter”

‘TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD’? – Afri submission for White Paper on Enterprise

Thank you for the invitation to make a submission for the White Paper on Enterprise.  We look forward to positive engagement with the process.

The White Paper can draw on our resilient history, and the wealth of culture and ingenuity within our shared island’s diverse communities. Continue reading “‘TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD’? – Afri submission for White Paper on Enterprise”

Afri Statement on PESCO and the Commission on the Defence Forces

The debate on PESCO in Dáil Éireann on 5th July has revealed the undemocratic and damaging approach of the Government to the role and future of our Defence Forces.

For decades now, governments have been entering into ever deeper military engagement with an increasingly NATO-directed EU ‘defence’ structure, while claiming that something they call ‘military neutrality’ allegedly hovers unharmed above the fray. Continue reading “Afri Statement on PESCO and the Commission on the Defence Forces”

“Who are we afraid will invade us?”

The war in Ukraine has continued for nearly half a year with the shocking consequences clear for all to see: the deaths of innocent civilians; the destruction of homes and cities; the hundreds of thousands driven from their homes as refugees. And of course this is just one of the wars currently waging as more than a dozen other horrific wars rage around the planet with the same suffering, the same upheaval and the same destruction of lives and livelihoods.

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