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  PEACE NOBELIST MAGUIRE SAYS; Israeli Military Assault on Gaza – ‘Operation Pillar of Defence’ – Not defence but murder of unarmed civilians…. It is with the greatest sadness, mixed with frustration, and a sense of helplessness, that many people around the world, myself included, watched on television the horrific scenes of death and destruction perpetrated, yet again, by the latest Israeli military assault on Gaza and its besieged, mostly young population. The question on many people lips is; ‘When is the Israel government going to stop this bombing and continual wars and threat of war, against the Palestinians, and its neighbours, admit that there will be no military solution to the Palestinian Occupation, and begin to talk seriously with their enemies, in order to solve the problems for the…
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An Open Letter from Mairead Maguire

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  Trident submarines are the UK’s weapons of mass destruction. They must be resisted. I fully support ACTION AWE and its campaign to take nonviolent action in order to resist the replacement of Trident submarines. It is important and urgent that all of us must do what we can to stop the dangers of nuclear conflict and the real danger of slipping into world war III. People power is the only thing which will force UK politicians in 2016 to follow their conscience, and vote against the replacement of the UK Trident submarines, so we should increase our efforts and campaigns now - well before the next UK elections around 2015. It will be the Parliament that we elect then who will vote yes or no to the replacement of…
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Press Release

Press Releases
Trident submarines are the UK’s weapons of mass destruction. They must be resisted. I fully support ACTION AWE and its campaign to take nonviolent action in order to resist the replacement of Trident submarines. It is important and urgent that all of us must do what we can to stop the dangers of nuclear conflict and the real danger of slipping into world war III. People power is the only thing which will force UK politicians in 2016 to follow their conscience, and vote against the replacement of the UK Trident submarines, so we should increase our efforts and campaigns now - well before the next UK elections around 2015. It will be the Parliament that we elect then who will vote yes or no to the replacement of these…
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Press release – Open Letter To British Secretary Of State For Northern Ireland

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Open Letter To British Secretary Of State For Northern Ireland Mr Owen Patterson Dear Mr.Paterson, I write to you regarding the continued immoral and illegal internment of Marian Price.   As you are well aware Marian has spent over fourteen months, in prison,  twelve of which were spent in forced isolation, and she is at present seriously ill and held under armed guard in an isolated hospital ward. This treatment is cruel and inhumane and amounts to torture as the words of the UN Special Rapporteur   Juan Mendez on torture states:  “indefinite and prolonged solitary confinement in  excess of 15 days should be subject to an absolute prohibition”. The illegal detention of Marian Price for political offences committed nearly forty years ago, and for which she was pardoned, is a  serious…
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Launch of ‘Stop Rape in Conflict’ campaign on 11th May, 2012.

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Mairead Maguire and Ann Paterson from the Peace People attended the official launch of the campaign in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  (8th May – 14th May, 2012) “WE PEOPLE OF THE DRC MUST STOP RAPE OURSELVES” (Julienne Lusange, Sofepadi, at launch of Stop Rape in conflict Campaign, Kinshasa,DRC. 11th May, 2012). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On 8th May, 2012, Ann Patterson and I travelled to the Kinshasa, in DRC, to join Yee Htun, Co-ordinator of the Nobel Womens Initiative International Campaign to Stop Rape in Conflict, and help launch the International campaign, to ‘Stop rape in Conflict’. This was being launched simultaneously in four Countries: Colombia, Kenya, Burma and the DRC in May, 2012. We had been invited to DRC by Julienne Lusenge of SOFEPADI, an NGO Organization working to support survivors of…
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