A Force for Good? Reflections on Neutrality and the Future of Irish Defence will be launched in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday, November 30th at 6.30pm. Continue reading “Book Launch: A Force for Good?”
On November 13 2022 Afri joined other activists and peace groups to protest the US military presence at Shannon airport.
On Saturday November 12th at the Famine graveyard in Manorhamilton there were calls on government leaders attending COP 27 in Egypt to take urgent action to tackle climate change. Continue reading “Peace activists call on government leaders to tackle climate change”
Join us on Tuesday, November 15th from 10:00am to 3.00pm for our Annual Hedge School. Continue reading “Hedge School 2022”
Peace groups will protest at the Irish Government’s Arms Fair to be held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, on Thursday, October 6th Continue reading “Peace Groups to protest at Government Arms Fair at Aviva Stadium”
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”
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”
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”
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.