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”

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”

Taoiseach Sups with NATO Ignoring the Will of the Irish People

Afri deplores Micheál Martin’s eagerness to sup with NATO, a nuclear alliance, at the recent summit in Madrid. An Taoiseach insists that it is necessary to join in such ‘conversations’ with the high and mighty, while dithering about the right moment to engage with the Irish people at last on defence policy.

This is merely the latest stage in a process of furtive acquiescence in NATO-inspired EU militarisation. Continue reading “Taoiseach Sups with NATO Ignoring the Will of the Irish People”