Censorship at Cork County Council

Attempt to Disallow Discussion on the Issue of War, Peace & our Neutrality This matter was challenged at the meeting of Cork County Council held on 23rd April 2018. A Notice of Motion had been submitted for the meeting but was excluded from the agenda on the ‘suggestion’ of the Mayor, as follows: “I don’t … Continue reading “Censorship at Cork County Council”

Visit of the USS Donald Cook

The following motion was before the Cobh Municipal Council on 11th April, following the visit of US navy ship, the USS Donald Cook: On the proposal of Cllr. Ó’Cadhla, it was agreed that a letter would issue to the Department of the Taoiseach seeking clarification as to whether: Government has given permission for US military … Continue reading “Visit of the USS Donald Cook”

Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now: PANA

Press Statement 2nd Oct. ’12 by ‘The Peace & Neutrality Alliance‘ Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now The Peace & Neutrality Alliance campaigned against the Afghan War 2001-2012 before it even began. We argued that the terrorist attack on the US was a horrific crime and that the criminals responsible should be brought to justice … Continue reading “Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now: PANA”

“They Shall Not Pass!” is the Judgement of Enlightenment

 No Pasarán! ‘Ils ne passeront pas! WE HAVE NO TIME FOR RACISM OR FASCISM! thefuture Initiative has removed a series of postings from our Facebook page, there were links from an organisation styling itself as ‘nationalist’ but who in reality are racist and more like crude fascism than anything else. Their ‘nationalism‘ has more in … Continue reading ““They Shall Not Pass!” is the Judgement of Enlightenment”

We are already involved with military actions that are not led by the United Nations

Using the now common “UN approval” endorsement, rather than direct UN leadership, our government has committed large resources and personnel to EU and NATO led military missions. As at July 2008 these included over 780 Irish Army personnel …   EU led military missions: EUFOR (Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina), EUFOR TCHAD/RCA Operation in CHAD … Continue reading “We are already involved with military actions that are not led by the United Nations”

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence

Speech delivered on 4th April 1967 by Martin Luther King Jr. at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City exactly one year before he was assassinated. Martin Luther King, Jr., born on Jan. 15th 1929 and was assassinated on April 4th 1968 Here is a link to a good … Continue reading “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence”