Imperialism and war

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Mass anti-war trespass at Shannon airport October 2002

Report on the October 2002 anti-war demonstration at Shannon airport when part of the perimeter fence was torn down and up to 150 people entered the airfield.

Generation Kill and the reality of war

Generation kill artwork In Workers Solidarity 105 we reviewed David Simon's 'The Wire'. His follow on project 'Generation Kill' which features some of the same actors is a 7 episode series following the United States Marine Corps' 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during the invasion of Iraq . It's based on the book published by Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright.

Colombia 3 - wrong people in the dock

The trial of the Colombia 3 has produced a frenzy of speculation in the Irish media about whether they are guilty or not, and how this might effect the 'peace process'. What is all too lacking, however, is any background to Colombia itself. This is not too surprising. Andrew looks at the situation there and argues that it is the Colombian state that should be in the dock.

Direct actions forces military airline out of Shannon airport

This article looks at how direct action had forced one military airline out of Shannon in the context of how dependent modern wars are on long supply chains. This is used to argue that similar actions across Europe and the US could prevent the war from taking place. "In this war our rulers do not need us to fight as soldiers, they would like but do not require our support for the war. They do however need us to remain passive, for if we turn our disgust at this war into action against it then their war machine will grind to a halt."

USA warplanes using Shannon airport in 2002

A front cover story for Workers Solidarity in 2002 on the use of Shannon airport for refuleing US war planes

February 15 2003 anti-war march in Dublin and plan for March 1st at Shannon

Report on the massive anti-war march in Dublin February 2003 and the plans for the March 1st direct action at Shannon airport that developed out of the meeting that morning.

Bosnia, Rwanda and UN intervention

The WSM has always said socialists should not support any intervention by the UN anywhere. What is currently happening in Bosnia and Rwanda demonstrates the reasons why we should not call on the UN to intervene.

Yugoslavia: Whose bloody war?

 THE WAR in what was Yugoslavia continues to drag on, with an ever increasing toll of people terrorized from their homes, killed or imprisoned. Most ordinary people are disgusted at the failure of the EC to do anything about it. Yet is EC or UN involvement any sort of answer or would it just make the situation worse.

The common backgrounds of Bush and bin-Laden

Millionaires go to WAR! - Expect world's workers to fight for them!!!

 

How wars end - A brief history of resistance to war

Soldiers council of the Prinzregent LuitpoldThe history of resistance to war, often by those soldiers and sailors conscripted to fight it is always buried when our rulers celebrate their historic achievements in sending workers off to kill each other.   From the mutinies of World War One, WWII and Vietname to the general strike of the Tragic Week against Spanish imperialism it is important to remember that we can and have ended the bloody wars imposed on us by our rulers. (Image soldiers council of the Prinzregent Luitpold who with others organised the mutiny that ended World War One).

 

  


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