Margaretta Darcy – Guantanomo Granny strikes again! Ireland will be free!

Article by Shaun McGee and Jimmy Hagan

This is an Interview with 82 yr young, Margaretta D`Arcy the well known Irish peace activist. On asking her about the 1916 Independence proclamation she said;

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You want me to talk about 1916 and since then It`s been downhill all the way

In the podcast we discuss the early negotiations of of the Anglo Irish Treaty which was ratified in 1922. She mentions that the UK position on hanging on to some of Ireland’s land mass was prevalent in the countries seeking Independence throughout the crumbling Empire (Indian Independence movements worked closely with the Irish Independence movement around this time).

She went on to say that Northern Ireland is a member of NATO (unlike the republic of Ireland) and that NATO is a part of the military industrial complex.

Turning to the situation in Ireland she mentions that Ireland has an arms industry worth some 23 billion euros and that we sell arms and military technology to Saudi Arabia, Israel, UK, Russia, France, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the USA. She then ties in the EU and NATO agreements that show Irish neutrality is at risk. She also connects the refugee crisis to NATO operations and poverty around the world.

Under the Lisbon treaty, Ireland is used for testing weapons.

and went on to say that

we need to end the Lisbon Treaty.

Oddly enough she pointed out that the arms coming through Shannon Airport have been manufactured using Irish Technology.

US Apache helicopters, used in Isreal to kill Palestinians – Their key components are made in Ireland by a US corporation based in Cork

The universities of Cork, Limerick and Trinity College Dublin are all linked to military research and Irish academics have collaborated with European Union projects with Israel, she said and that 1916 was supposed to be an anti imperialist war?

What is shocking in this country is that very little information is getting out and it is one of the counties dirty little secrets

she said.

Continue reading Margaretta Darcy – Guantanomo Granny strikes again! Ireland will be free!

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Fighting for peace in Ireland in the 21st century-John Lannon

“..significant strides to peace in the island of Ireland have been made towards that still, but the democratic governments are behaving in a very different way.” J. Lannon

Posted by Shaun McGee

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John Lannon of www.Shannonwatch.org is interviewed in the attached podcast (23 mins).

On the eve of the new book release in Derry, Northern Ireland I talk with John Lannon about the relevance of the book release coinciding with the Bloody Sunday tragedy on its remembrance day.

With recent news coming out about unregulated Snowden style spying by the Irish state on citizens, politicians and journalists we find that the UK Government makes the same mistakes today that Magaret Thatchers government made concerning the military strategy employed in Northern Ireland. The Irish Times claims some 1000`s of deaths could have been saved if a diplomatic solution was used at an earlier point.

John Lannon said that he felt that ireland was  well on the track towards the trend of NATO imperialsim and violence if things were to continue on this course.

He said;

“The book looks at the transformation of Shannon Airport to a U.S. forward operating base”

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He went on to say that a recent poll showed that 68 percent of Irish people were in favour of Irish neutrality.

The book has many testimonials from well known academics and politicians attesting to Irelands strong stand on human rights and peace issues.

The book will be launched at the tragedy that happened in Derry during a peaceful protest where british soldiers opened fire on innocent civilians. The opening page is a draft of the Irish constitution that was agreed in 1916. This year is the 100th year of the Irish state.

Continue reading Fighting for peace in Ireland in the 21st century-John Lannon

Fracking opponent detained under the Terrorism Act

SNIP The Prevent strategy is now a statutory duty for most public authorities. It uses a multi-channel programme called Channel, which, it says, helps to prevent individuals being drawn into radicalisation. Information is said to be shared between different agencies to tailor the most appropriate support.

Netpol said it had been contacted by anti-fracking activists from north west England who had been angered when they were unexpectedly referred to Channel because of their political opposition to onshore oil and gas extraction. In most cases, Netpol said, referrals appeared to have been made by universities and further education collections and all related to adults.

All five police forces in the north-west refused Netpol’s request to confirm the number of Channel referrals in 2015 made specifically for individuals said to be at risk of being drawn into extremism through involvement in anti-fracking campaigns. END SHIP

DRILL OR DROP?

A prominent anti-fracking campaigner has revealed that he was detained under the Terrorism Act at Exeter Airport just before Christmas.

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Insane Immigration situation! Lesbos report with Lise Gulbrandsen and discussion with John Lannon

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Lise Gulbrandsen is a human rights supporter who recently went to Lesbos in Greece in September to see what was happening concerning the refugees when they get to Greece and to volunteer her services to the unfortunate displaced people.

Link to interview here;

http://www.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/8/9/12897302/europeannewsweekly_20_09_2015_pt2.mp3

She claims that she saw no press on the island as she travelled along the routes that the refugees were using. She also visited a refugee camp and saw very little local or international NGO`s/Bodies.

There were thousands of families

This is stunning testimony that blows apart the Europe led war against people smuggling. It seems that Turkey is enabling this traffic and that Greece has been swamped by boats coming from the Turkish Mainland. Greece has taken what seems as a harsh solution that could cause anger and despair amongst the refugees and recently the Greek government has sent riot police to Lesbos to deal with the predictable confrontations that will occur in the future if nothing is done to alleviate refugee suffering.

Local councils in Lesbos have warned against anyone helping the refugees but individuals have taken it on to themselves to get water to the dehydrated people at great personal cost as other locals attack them.

A bus driver was asked to pick up some families but he could not without losing his job. When challenged as to why he could not disregard the instruction from his employers and local government, he said;

“…how do you think i feel about having to follow this policy?…” (his expression was full of embarrassed anxiety.)

A young disabled child and her elderly mother was stuck on a road, exhausted and fearful. A local person from New Zealand picked them up. An Afghanistani family invited Lise to join them and insisted in her sharing a water melon with them and they told her that in 60 km of walking, no one had stopped to give water or offer any support at all.. Meanwhile the shop and hotel managers are making good money selling their services to the refugees that have money whilst ignoring those without.

Lise said that she “had not seem so many mothers with their children crying” on the side of the roads whilst facing a 60 km walk to the nearest town to get papers to travel to mainland Greece.

Another problem is that each person needs 50 Euro for the ferry and many people had depleted their money savings. Some money and possessions were lost as the Turkish coast Guard caused large wakes around the dinghies holding a dozen or more people. Also, Turkish helicopters were being reported to hover above the refugees and cause wakes that rocked the boats severely.

Link to Eric Kempson Lesbos refugee update on the situation;

Published on 2 Nov 2015

8 Bodies Washed Up In Eftalou! 01/11/2015

An Amazing testimony which we follow-up by discussing Occupy London protester issues and other activist based issues.

Interview with John Lannon discussing his perspective and experience of the refugee situation


John Lannon – Interview from 20th Sept 2015 with Shaun McGee and Jimmy Hagan

Link to podcast interview here;

http://www.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/8/9/12897302/shaun_jimmy_06_09_2015_pt3.mp3

John Lannon is an activist and human rights advocate who is both involved with Syrian refugees in Ireland and very knowledgeable about military issues from a peace activist perspective. Amongst other activities he is a member of Shannon Watch

http://www.shannonwatch.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Shannonwatch-268685181500/?fref=ts

John talks to us about the Irish responsibility in supporting the military machine that is causing the immigrant crisis.

We discuss how the media is covering these issues.

We look at the wider impacts of military solutions to todays problems and John thinks that the strategies of targeting traffickers of immigrants/refugees is doomed to failure.

We discuss how European countries are responding to the situation and compare the new EU countries from the East and the long-established EU countries.

We also looks at issues surrounding refugee statehood and the EU preference of Syrian Refugees above other valid refugees.

We talk about homelessness in Ireland and possible impacts on Syrian refugees on housing pressures. John explains Ireland’s direct provision for refugees and that this system should be disbanded as it only benefits private companies..

…effectively prison conditions…” – John Lannon quoted in the interview while describing Irelands Direct Provision for refugees.

Serious Illnesses being caused by improper plumbing practices in Ireland with independent investigator, Tony Rochford

Link to Podcast (20 mins 48 seconds);

Tony Rochford has already highlighted aspects of his investigations that have even reached the ears of government but the specific issue discussed in the interview, he feels, is not being dealt with as urgently as it should be.

In this weeks show we discuss toxic fluid contaminating water supply at approx 100 ml per minute. Non return valves that are supposed to prevent back flow of contamination into a water supply are under scrutiny.

The liquid should only be able to travel in one direction but on close inspection we find contaminated water flowing back up through a pipe which could lead to contamination of water which could be used for brushing teeth or which a child could accidentally drink which could lead to serious illness or worse.

Tony explains how these faulty systems were installed due to lack of knowledge of health and safety procedures and lack of foresight and lack of inspection lead to little or no regulation in the installation of these central heating systems. Tony explains what has been happening in the Oireachtas (Government) meetings where the subject has been highlighted but any moves to remedy the situation are very slow to happen.

Link to video that shows the problem;

You can find Tony on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tony.rochford?fref=ts

Link to download podcast here;

http://podcaststorage.weebly.com/european-news-weekly/serious-illnesses-being-caused-by-improper-plumming-practices-with-guest-tony-rochford

Report from Canada on environmental issues and First Nation Fears with Candyce Paul

Link to podcast (32 mins 11 secs) ;

http://podcaststorage.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/8/9/12897302/europeannewsweekly_01-11-2015_candyce-paul.mp3

12011191_10205089801231359_107088139270739676_nCandyce Paul, First Nations activist (https://www.facebook.com/groups/530337926995747/?fref=ts First Nations Say Enough) from the Dene people of Canada Joins us today to discuss these issues

1) Effects of change in government

2) Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission denies Committee for Future Generations intervenor status at Darlingtion Power Plant Re-licensing hearings.

3) Quebec BAPE Report Uranium Industry Issues in Quebec and CNSC response

4) Saskatchewan Uranium issues

The interview also includes an update on the contiuing effects of the recent Canadian Wildfires that ravaged the people and environment due to government inaction and bad planning. Candyce lays out the new government promise to hear lobbying from the first Nations People and her opinion of the new administration and their limitations to rectify problems because of large secret legal contracts with China and India that guarantee more pollution and health effects on the people of Canada.

If anyone wishes to support Candyce in her activism and reporting please feel free to contact her at mailto:committeeforfuturegenerations@gmail.com , She is currently offering a limited edition of excellent First Nations Prints for sale to hellp fund her very dedicated and passionate activist and community work.

Proceeds go to Committee for Future Generations to continue the work of defending lands and waters” picture and qoute source;

https://www.facebook.com/YukonFirstNationbuyandsell/posts/1143131039050215

Report on the recent Canadian Wildfires effects on society and the environment – Exclusive interview on the 20th July 2015

Chris Busby and Margaretta D`Arcy report on Nagasaki and Hiroshima illegalities – 9 August 2015

 

Hour 1 (European News and The Extinction Report with Kevin Hester)

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Latest MLO CO2 graph

In Part 1 of the show we discuss the news around Europe and discuss the climate problems and effects facing the world today with Kevin Hester. It might be worth pointing out that just after our interview with Kevin he experienced a heavy hail stone shower at his home in the northern part of New Zealand ( a very rare event).

Podcast MP3 download European News and The Extinction Report with Kevin Hester

Hour 2 (Dr Chris Busby)

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In the secod part of the show we have Chris Busby discussing the contamination of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the flawed radiation health measurement called “Dose” and a new study called MELODI in Europe that hopes to finally study the effects of radioactive particulates in the environment and how specific isotopes such as Uranium are actually effecting all our health. We also discuss other related issues such as the Breast cancer study around nuclear plants and some good news on the UK Nuclear Test Veterans case that Chris is involved with.

Podcast Link Hour 2 (Dr Chris Busby);

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Margaretta D`Arcy statement for ENW on Hiroshima and Shannon Airport  (Recorded by Wayne Jones , See video link below.)

Hour 3 (Irish Section with a few world topics thrown in)

In the third part of our show we discuss some important European News and then report on a Bomb in Northern Ireland (not reported by the main stream media and growing tensions in many communities (Catholic and Loyalist) due to Austerity and lack of development in these areas. We discuss Denis O`Brien (in a satirical fashion ) and report on a range of issues happening within Ireland including an exclusive interview for European News Weekly with Margaretta D`Arcy speaking on nuclear weapons and peace issues including the use of Shannon Airport (The interview was too late for the live stream podcast but a link to the short video interview is below.).

Pocast Link Hour 3 (Irish Section with a few world topics thrown in);