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The Afghan War – 200l-2021

The Afghan War – 200l-2021

Afghanistan, Press, Press Release, Press Releases
17th August, 2021 Press release ‘The Afghan War – 200l-2021 ---------------------------------------------- Nothing can justify the illegal war carried out for the past twenty years, upon the people of Afghanistan by US/NATO forces.   During a Peace visit with an International Peace Delegation, in 2012, we witnessed in Kabul, the suffering of the Afghan people, at the hands of the Foreign occupation forces, by US drones etc., We also met people who had lost family, homes, and livelihoods,  at the hands of the Taliban. Many countries, including Ireland, an allegedly neutral country,  have been complicit in this illegal conflict.  The Irish Government betrayed the Irish people by allowing US troops use of Shannon Airport, en route to Afghanistan and other wars started by NATO/USA in Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc., and   the direct…
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Open Letter to Presidents Putin and Biden In advance of their June 16, 2021 Summit

Open Letter to Presidents Putin and Biden In advance of their June 16, 2021 Summit

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Open Letter to Presidents Putin and Biden In advance of their June 16, 2021 Summit We write to you, world leaders whom we know fully understand the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, and the cataclysmic effects on humanity of a nuclear war: the possible end of civilization as we know it. We are participants of a growing international campaign for a commitment by nuclear-armed states to a policy of no first use of nuclear weapons. We have just completed a number of successful global events, including a two-day conference preparatory to launching this campaign, which have included over 700 participants from Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East,South America, North America, and the Pacific. Arising from these events is an appeal to you to use your summit to…
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OPEN LETTER TO TWO WORLD LEADERS ‘I HAVE NO ENEMIES AND I DON’T WANT WAR’ FROM NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE MAIREAD MAGUIRE.

OPEN LETTER TO TWO WORLD LEADERS ‘I HAVE NO ENEMIES AND I DON’T WANT WAR’
Dear President Biden and President Putin, I hope this letter finds you and your families  well.   I hope you will continue in good health to perform your important work. Thank you for all you do to make the world a better place for our children.  I write to you both as World Leaders to ask for your advice and help in these challenging times.   I would like  to know what I can do, together with my friends, to help avert a Third World War, and prevent further suffering and death for millions for my brothers and sisters around the world.   I have been reading the news about military build-up in Europe and South East Asia,etc., and the rhetoric being used  by many of our World Leaders (words cut deeper than…
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Displaced people in Calais and Grande-Synthe

Refugee Women's Centre
Louise Mc Gowan from the Peace People has returned home from working in both Calais and Grande-Synthe with the Refugee Women’s Centre from October - February 2021. Louise says there is little peace for displaced people living in northern France. How can there be peace when you are worried for your own/your family’s safety? How can there be peace when the fear or expectance of police violence hangs overhead every morning? How can there be peace when the only way to get to the place where you might feel safe is via dangerous routes? In the past year, volunteers working in northern France have witnessed a rise in dangerous channel boat crossings, deteriorating living conditions in informal camps and accommodation centres, as well as numerous tragic deaths. These have been accompanied by increasingly hostile…
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A letter from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire to President Biden. “Free Julian Assange & end the war on Yemen”

A letter from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire to President Biden, FREE JULIAN ASSANGE, Julian Assange, Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire, Press, Press Release, Yemen
Mairead Maguire & other members of the Peace People delivered a letter to the U.S. Consulate General Belfast today. This letter was for President Joe Biden. The open letter is requesting the following: 1. Free Julian Assange 2. End the war on Yemen Mairead Maguire and Ann Patterson today calling for the freedom of Julian Assange and end the war on Yemen. Open Letter to President Joe Biden from Mairead Maguire - Nobel laureate. A letter from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire to President Biden. To address the following requests: Dear Mr President Please accept my congratulations and best wishes in your work as President. I have two urgent requests to ask of you. l)  Free Julian Assange. Please do all you can to free Julian Assange and release him to let…
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