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(en) Workers Solidarity No 73 - Review: Refueling Peace http://refuelingpeace.org

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Sun, 8 Dec 2002 02:36:46 -0500 (EST)

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Refueling Peace is one of the many anti-war groups that
has sprung up over the last year. They have defined
themselves around a very specific purpose, to "monitor and
stop US military flights refuelling in Ireland". The
information gathering aspect of this is proving essential in
moving the Shannon refuelling issue to the centre of the
Irish anti-war movements.

The web site starts with an "invitation to anyone who
would like to join a direct action campaign to end Ireland's
participation in Bush's so-called "war on terrorism". It
includes an oddly appropriate quote from the arch
reactionary Edmund Burke that "Nobody made a greater
mistake than s/he who did nothing because s/he could only
do a little."

This sets the general tone, for as well as providing a lot of
useful information on the warplanes using Shannon, it
provides a 'Rough guide to spotting military use of Shannon
airport'. This is intended to help anyone take part in the
monitoring activity at Shannon and helps you spot the
apparently civilian planes chartered to transport troops as
well as identify the more obvious military ones. Given the
persistent rumours that warplanes are also landing at Knock
airport this guide would be useful to anyone in the Mayo
area able to put in a few hours observing Knock.

Many of the reports listed are the page are actually on Irish
Indymedia which is useful as it means you can read the
comments other people have made on them. On the
downside, at the time of reviewing, the site was missing
links to the various anti-war movements in Ireland. It could
also do with some sort of chronological list of military
planes spotted at Shannon. But these quibbles aside this site
is a 'must visit' for anyone opposing the war in Ireland.

See also

   Stop refuelling at Shannon warport http://struggle.ws/wsm/shannon.html
   Shannon airport in offically 'neutral' southern Ireland
   has been used for at least a decade to refuel US war
   planes. This page details opposition in Ireland to the
   role the Irish government has chosen to play in the US
   imperialist adventures.


This page is from the print version of the Irish
Anarchist paper 'Workers Solidarity'  http://struggle.ws/worksol.html .

We also  provide PDF  http://struggle.ws/ws/pdf.html files of
all our publications for you to print out and distribute locally

Print out the PDF file of this issue http://struggle.ws/wsm/pdf/ws/73.html

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