The Dublin City Council passed the following resolution:
“That this Council supports the Irish Peace Movement’s campaign to terminate the use of Shannon Airport by US troops on their way to and from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and calls for Shannon Airport to be established an an international hub for the storage and distribution of emergency humanitarian supplies as outlined in the Programme for Government”
Roger Cole, Chair of PANA said:
” PANA very much welcomes this resolution passed by the largest Council in Ireland which was proposed by Cllr. Larry O’Toole at the request of PANA. We very much hope it will be passed in the other councils throughout all 32 counties of Ireland.
In 2003 PANA helped organise a massive demonstration against these wars and Ireland’s participation in them. While the size of the demonstrations has declined, an independent survey in 2007 showed that a decisive majority of the Irish people still opposed them and this resolution reflects the continuing opposition of the people to the destruction of Irish neutrality and this state’s support for war.
What the Irish people want is jobs at home and the end to war. We are convinced that this is a view widely shared by people throughout the rest of Europe and the USA. The Hiroshima Day event this August 6 and the continuing monthly protests on the second Sunday of every month at Shannon Airport shows that the peace movement continues its struggle.”
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