As the war in Ukraine enters its second year, growing more vicious and destructive with each passing day, it is increasingly clear that it is a war in which there are no winners (except the weapons industry) Continue reading “THIS CANNOT GO ON”
‘BRIGID’ CALLS FOR PEACE ON ST. BRIGID’S DAY
On February 1st, Brigid of Kildare joined members of the anti-war alliance StoP (Swords to Ploughshares) to deliver a St. Brigid Cross Continue reading “‘BRIGID’ CALLS FOR PEACE ON ST. BRIGID’S DAY”
Afri at Shannon Peace Vigil
On November 13 2022 Afri joined other activists and peace groups to protest the US military presence at Shannon airport.
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.
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”
Afri statement on US Vets for Peace Trial
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”
‘A VIVID IMPRESSION’: THE REPRESSED POTENTIAL OF IRISH NEUTRALITY by John Maguire.
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’?
After all, indeed… Continue reading “‘A VIVID IMPRESSION’: THE REPRESSED POTENTIAL OF IRISH NEUTRALITY by John Maguire.”
Afri Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
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”
‘Brigid’ delivers call for peace to Department of Foreign Affairs on St. Brigid’s Day
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”