President Gorbachev

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Press Release Re:  Mikhael Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Laureate  I am sad to learn of the death of  Mikhael Gorbachev, on Tuesday 30th August, 2022. I had the honour of meeting him on several occasions at the Gorbachev Nobel Peace Summits. I never had the honour of meeting his beloved wife Raisa who died some years ago and who President Gorbachev missed and loved tenderly.   I send my condolences to his daughter Irina, and  family and friends and the Russian peoples,   on the loss  of Mikhael Gorbachev.   President Gorbachev was a warmhearted and kind man  with a vision of peace and nuclear disarmament and a belief that the cold war between the west and Russia could be changed by talking and friendship.   He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work…
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NATO – The US dominated Global War Machine

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Patrick Murphy’s column in the Irish News of l8/6/22 entitled ‘Pope’s comments may help avert global conflict’ are courageous and challenging.  Courageous in that Ireland (and most of Europe) are caught up in Russia phobia and war propaganda being peddled by our main stream media and military industrial complex.    Murphy quoted Pope Francis as saying that the war was ‘perhaps somehow either provoked or not prevented’.   I think this statement hints towards the elephant in the room (NATO/US endless expansion).   The US  Peace Council of 12th May, 2022 (www.uspeacecouncil.com)  describe the Ukraine as a US Manufactured Conflict and  says ‘Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine could have been avoided if the US had not relentlessly provoked it.’   NATO – the US dominated Global War Machine whose policy is ‘full dominance spectrum’…
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Militarism is never the answer – Press Release

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Although we all condemn President Putin`s action in entering Ukraine we must now consider what steps can be taken to de-escalate the situation. Although some low level talks have been held we must consider the best options to not stroke or escalate a war in Europe.  Both sides need assurances of their own safety with Russia requesting that Ukraine remaining non-NATO/neutral state.  This is very important to the Russians.  Before the break-up of USSR, NATO promised never to move East into ex-soviet countries.  They now have missiles and bases in most ex-soviet countries. The Ukrainians also need guarantees of their own security. There would have to be a full withdrawal of Russian troops and possibly a UN Monitoring body along borders of Donbas region,  to prevent ongoing war that has…
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Downpatrick Declaration

Downpatrick Declaration

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The Downpatrick Declaration was launched in Downpatrick on December 7th, 2021. It is a demand to Governments on these Islands to commit to the promotion of peace and a denunciation of their participation in war and the weapons industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD27uZozs8M For more information, please go to: www.downpatrickdeclaration.com
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Destitute and Desperate Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Destitute and Desperate Asylum Seekers and Migrants

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25 Nov 2021 – It was with deep sadness that on Wed 23 Nov 2021 the world watched in horror the news that 27 people had drowned in the English Channel when their flimsy dinghy overturned in the sea in an attempted crossing from Calais to Dover. I am sorry and I ask the forgiveness of migrants and refugees who have been forced to flee their lands and seek a place of refuge in any country who would give them a place to lay their heads. I send my condolences to the families at the loss of their beloved ones in a cold watery tragedy far away from their homes. Over the last twenty years, NATO (led by USA/UK) has cruelly carried out sanctions, wars, invasions and occupations over many countries. …
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