We are deeply saddened by the death of our good friend and colleague Bruce Kent. Bruce was an extraordinary and inspirational figure who dedicated practically his entire life to the cause of promoting peace and opposing war. Continue reading “A Tribute to Bruce Kent”
Afri applauds the courage and dedication of the two US Veterans for Peace, Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff, who have been convicted of interfering with the operation of Shannon Airport during their peaceful action three years ago. Continue reading “Afri statement on US Vets for Peace Trial”
TUE, 05 APR, 2022 – 10:39 Irish Examiner
Any rational person looking at our world today would conclude two things: We have enough weapons already and we don’t need any more war. Continue reading “Ireland should not embrace the ‘business of bloodshed’”
Why on earth keep going on about neutrality? Aren’t we in a bizarre twilight zone, where the governments who systematically undermine neutrality declare it alive and well, while its defenders, frustrated by such hypocrisy, are almost tempted to declare it dead and buried? After all, what is so special about ‘Irish Neutrality’?
Join us on Wednesday, March 30th at 7pm in Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin for a Public Meeting with Martha Hennessy titled “Making Peace in Troubled Times”.
Continue reading “Public Meeting with Martha Hennessy: Making Peace in Troubled Times”
The book launch was hosted by Senator Lynn Ruane in Leinster House on March 8th, 2022. Continue reading ““Message to Government: End Direct Provision and Tackle the International Protection System” report launched in Leinster House”
Book Launch: A/V Room, Leinster House, Dublin 2, 6.30pm Tues 8th March. Continue reading “Book Launch: End Direct Provision AND Tackle the International Protection System”
Afri condemns the Russian onslaught on Ukraine. Nothing can justify such aggressive action, nor can that action resolve any valid grievance. Continue reading “Afri Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine”
1.2.22. Dublin, Ireland. ‘Brigid’ marks her day by delivering the Downpatrick Declaration, calling for an end to war and the arms trade to Minister Simon Coveney Continue reading “‘Brigid’ delivers call for peace to Department of Foreign Affairs on St. Brigid’s Day”
That Russia is apparently massing troops on the Ukrainian border is an unwelcome action, as are proposed Russian naval exercises 240km off the Irish coast (especially given the potential ecological damage wreaked by the latter)anti-militarisation. All threats of, or preparation for, conflict serve to escalate an already dangerous situation as well as constituting a waste of resources that could be used to feed the hungry and protect the planet rather than fuel the flames of war. Continue reading “Justice, Peace and Human Rights organisation Afri calls for de-escalation of Ukraine conflict, opposes military build-up by all sides”