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October 6, 2015

THE PROBLEMS WITH THE EU REFUGEE RE-SETTLEMENT PROGRAM:

It is based on a quota of 120,000.

The actual number to be settled in the first year is not 120,000 but 66,000.

It is in contradiction with basic human rights and the right to apply for asylum.

No humanitarianism: It turns the whole logic and process of seeking asylum onto its head.

It is not going to solve the problem and address the real needs of majority of refugees.

It is nowhere near enough what Europe can and should do

THE PROBLEMS WITH THE EU REFUGEE RE-SETTLEMENT PROGRAM

1. IT IS BASED ON A QUOTA OF 120,000

THE QUESTION REMAINS: What are we going to tell the 120,001st refugee child? “Sorry, computer says NO!”?

June 4, 2015

Tony Blair: From War to Racism

Seeing the news headlines on Tony Blair, the first thought that comes to mind is, “Blair to combat anti-Semitism and racism in Europe? It must be a joke!”

Unfortunately, it is true!


Seeing the news headlines on Tony Blair, the first thought that comes to mind is, “Blair to combat anti-Semitism and racism in Europe? It must be a joke!”

Unfortunately, it is true!

May 12, 2015

As the European Union (EU) is about the launch its long term plan for the ‘migrant crisis’, the leaked EU policy document shows the hypocrisies of our rulers and the repeated denial by the EU of its responsibilities in the root-cause of this crisis and the ongoing civilian deaths.

The Final plan is to be published on Wednesday May, 13.

As the European Union (EU) is about the launch its long term plan for imiigration and the ‘migrant crisis’, the leaked EU policy document shows the hypocrisies of our rulers and the repeated denial by the EU of its responsibilities in the root-cause of this crisis and the ongoing civilian deaths.

April 1, 2015

"Record number of migrants expected to drown in Mediterranean this year" says the headline of a Guardian article (*). It is the word "expected" that I have a problem with. Who is expecting and why?

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Almost five in every 1,000 children born in the UK die before the age of five.

The mortality rate in Ireland for children under five is 4.6 deaths per 1000 births, almost double that in Iceland, which was the lowest recorded at 2.4 deaths per 1,000 births in 2014.

Malta has the worst record with 7 deaths per 1,000.

In Ireland there were 17,699 babies born in the first quarter of 2014. The total number of births in 2013 was 68,930. That is 317 dead children before reaching the age of 5.

"Record number of migrants expected to drown in Mediterranean this year" says the headline of a Guardian article (*). It is the word "expected" that I have a problem with. Who is expecting and why?

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Almost five in every 1,000 children born in the UK die before the age of five.

The mortality rate in Ireland for children under five is 4.6 deaths per 1000 births, almost double that in Iceland, which was the lowest recorded at 2.4 deaths per 1,000 births in 2014.

November 19, 2014

There is no doubt that the US presidents and British prime ministers are at the top of ‘world’s most powerful leaders’ list. Therefore, their actions have always had long lasting global consequences. These consequences are not just a matter for local domestic politics but for the entire world. The governments of Bush and Blair were no exceptions and the entire world had to live with the consequences of their decisions and actions.

Looking back at the world of last 10+ years, Bush and Blair should be declared as ‘international criminals’ and put on trial for the very serious problems we are facing today.

There is no doubt that the US presidents and British prime ministers are at the top of ‘world’s most powerful leaders’ list. Therefore, their actions have always had long lasting global consequences. These consequences are not just a matter for local domestic politics but for the entire world. The governments of Bush and Blair were no exceptions and the entire world had to live with the consequences of their decisions and actions.

November 19, 2014

There is no doubt that the US presidents and British prime ministers are at the top of ‘world’s most powerful leaders’ list. Therefore, their actions have always had long lasting global consequences. These consequences are not just a matter for local domestic politics but for the entire world. The governments of Bush and Blair were no exceptions and the entire world had to live with the consequences of their decisions and actions.

Looking back at the world of last 10+ years, Bush and Blair should be declared as ‘international criminals’ and put on trial for the very serious problems we are facing today.

There is no doubt that the US presidents and British prime ministers are at the top of ‘world’s most powerful leaders’ list. Therefore, their actions have always had long lasting global consequences. These consequences are not just a matter for local domestic politics but for the entire world. The governments of Bush and Blair were no exceptions and the entire world had to live with the consequences of their decisions and actions.

November 3, 2014

Why do migrants die at sea?

First of all let us agree on one thing: No one, no mother, no father, no child should be labeled as ‘illegal’ because they are running away from war, death, oppression, hunger or poverty. It is far too easy to feel sad while watching on TV a 5 year old kid crossing the desert on his own to reach the refugee camp, or to see a mourning women for the death of her children. But the real test is about what we say and what we do when these people get up and run for their lives and for the lives and safety of their children.

Why do migrants die at sea?

First of all let us agree on one thing: No one, no mother, no father, no child should be labeled as ‘illegal’ because they are running away from war, death, oppression, hunger or poverty. It is far too easy to feel sad while watching on TV a 5 year old kid crossing the desert on his own to reach the refugee camp, or to see a mourning women for the death of her children. But the real test is about what we say and what we do when these people get up and run for their lives and for the lives and safety of their children.

October 6, 2014

The US led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq seem to have little or no real impact on ISIS. Since the beginning of the airstrikes a number of civilians and some ISIS fighters are killed but the overall organizational structure and the fighting capacity of ISIS are intact. We are told by the US administration and the leaders of states who joined the coalition that “they will continue the airstrikes till ISIS is destroyed”. 

The US led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq seem to have little or no real impact on ISIS. Since the beginning of the airstrikes a number of civilians and some ISIS fighters are killed but the overall organizational structure and the fighting capacity of ISIS are intact. We are told by the US administration and the leaders of states who joined the coalition that “they will continue the airstrikes untill ISIS is destroyed”.

October 6, 2014

The US led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq seem to have little or no real impact on ISIS. Since the beginning of the airstrikes a number of civilians and some ISIS fighters are killed but the overall organizational structure and the fighting capacity of ISIS are intact. We are told by the US administration and the leaders of states who joined the coalition that “they will continue the airstrikes till ISIS is destroyed”. 

The US led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq seem to have little or no real impact on ISIS. Since the beginning of the airstrikes a number of civilians and some ISIS fighters are killed but the overall organizational structure and the fighting capacity of ISIS are intact. We are told by the US administration and the leaders of states who joined the coalition that “they will continue the airstrikes untill ISIS is destroyed”.

September 22, 2014

Today is Blair Day on the news... He says "People should listen to my advice on Isis as I have been to war in Iraq before".  He is addicted to invading Iraq. Unless he gets a good dose of it every ten years or so, he can’t function properly. If he doesn’t get his dose, he starts sweating; his hands itch, his stomach rumbles and his eyes go crazy red… You see, like any addiction, his brain starts playing games…  He starts producing arguments to get what he wants.

Today is Blair Day on the news... He says "People should listen to my advice on Isis as I have been to war in Iraq before".

He is addicted to invading Iraq. Unless he gets a good dose of it every ten years or so, he can’t function properly. If he doesn’t get his dose, he starts sweating; his hands itch, his stomach rumbles and his eyes go crazy red… You see, like any addiction, his brain starts playing games… He starts producing arguments to get what he wants...

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March 4, 2014

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London: Children at risk of radicalisation should be in care.

“Muslim children who risk radicalisation by their parents should be taken into care”, Boris Johnson has said. “How do we make sure the kids in London are not growing up with these kind of nightmarish ideas in their heads?”

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London: Children at risk of radicalisation should be in care.

“Muslim children who risk radicalisation by their parents should be taken into care”, Boris Johnson has said. “How do we make sure the kids in London are not growing up with these kind of nightmarish ideas in their heads?”

Well, Mr. Johnson, let me ask you another question. How do we make sure the kids in London are not growing up exposed to these kind of nightmarish racist, right-wing ideas?

September 10, 2013

[...] is the world’s largest fully integrated […]  and […]  exhibition that brings together the entire industry to source the latest equipment and systems, develop international relationships, and generate new business opportunities.

Based in ExCeL, London every two years, the event provides unrivalled access to key markets across the globe.

Combining a high quality of exhibitors across the supply chain, networking opportunities and the ability to see new technologies first hand on the show floor, [...] provides an inspirational experience to nearly 30,000 visitors.

[...] is the world’s largest fully integrated […]  and […]  exhibition that brings together the entire industry to source the latest equipment and systems, develop international relationships, and generate new business opportunities.
Based in ExCeL, London every two years, the event provides unrivalled access to key markets across the globe.

September 8, 2013

Antioch, the ancient land within Turkey's border that stretches out into Syria, is a place I went to many times. I fell in love with the place, its people and its complex and multi-cultural history. When you reach the seashore of Seleucia Pieria you are in all places at the same time, divided by modern borders: Syria, Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea. The struggles of Antioch of the past are shining a light to the struggles in the region today...

Antioch, the ancient land within Turkey's border that stretches out into Syria, is a place I went to many times. I fell in love with the place, its people and its complex and multi-cultural history. When you reach the seashore of Seleucia Pieria you are in all places at the same time, divided by modern borders: Syria, Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea. The struggles of Antioch of the past are shining a light to the struggles in the region today...

August 28, 2013

Yet again, in front of our eyes, the Western powers are gearing up for another military intervention, this time in Syria. The possible date, the planned duration and the style of their attack is all laid out for us to see on TV stations. Digital graphics descriptions of possible attack scenarios are presented to us like a computer game.

Yet again, in front of our eyes, the Western powers are gearing up for another military intervention, this time in Syria. The possible date, the planned duration and the style of their attack is all laid out for us to see on TV stations. Digital graphics descriptions of possible attack scenarios are presented to us like a computer game.

''Get ready folks'' they say, ''we are about to do, what we know best: Military intervention for our interests in the region!''

September 12, 2012

With the recent killing of the US Ambassador to Libya during the protests against a film that is seen by the protesters as “anti-Muslim”, undoubtedly there will be questions raised about the freedom of speech. There will be debates on whether Islam is a tolerant religion or not. Experts will reignite the discussions on the doctrine of religion (Islam) and its suitability to democracy and modern life.

Let me state loud and clear: I condemn this killing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19570254

With the recent killing of the US Ambassador to Libya during the protests against a film that is seen by the protesters as “anti-Muslim”, undoubtedly there will be questions raised about the freedom of speech. There will be debates on whether Islam is a tolerant religion or not. Experts will reignite the discussions on the doctrine of religion (Islam) and its suitability to democracy and modern life.

June 7, 2012

I have read some articles about Breivik’s case in the prominent Turkish newspapers recently. They gave a simple reason for Breivik’s massacre that he experienced some ‘tragic’ childhood traumas. One of the headings of the newspapers was ‘He massacred because of a Turkish man.’ According to the report, Breivik testified that the father of one of his friends, a Turkish diplomat, destroyed his bicycle when he was 7.

May 31, 2012

Public Meeting: Abortion – As Turkey debates abortion, the struggle in Ireland and lessons learned

Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 | Time: 19:30 | Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Speakers:
Sinéad Kennedy, NUI Maynooth
Speaker from Prolife Campaign - TBC

Hosted by Turkish Irish Association

Public Meeting: Abortion – As Turkey debates abortion, the struggle in Ireland and lessons learned

Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 | Time: 19:30 | Venue: Cassidys Hotel, Dublin 1

Speakers:
Sinéad Kennedy, NUI Maynooth
Elizabeth Martin ,Prolife Campaign

Hosted by Turkish Irish Association

I recent days, the Turkish Prime Minister, at various conferences, and during public speeches has announced his objection to c-section and abortion. He has publicly said that “he sees abortion as a murder”.

October 6, 2011

10 YEARS OF UNJUSTIFIED WAR - IAWM PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN
IAWM BULLETIN 05 OCTOBER 2011
PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN.

END THIS SENSELESS WAR NOW – STOP THE DRONE MURDERS
IRISH TROOPS OUT OF ISAF - US TROOPS OUT OF SHANNON
JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ and PALESTINE

10 YEARS OF UNJUSTIFIED WAR - IAWM PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN
IAWM BULLETIN 05 OCTOBER 2011
 
PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN.
 
END THIS SENSELESS WAR NOW – STOP THE DRONE MURDERS
IRISH TROOPS OUT OF ISAF - US TROOPS OUT OF SHANNON
JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ and PALESTINE
 

September 18, 2011

 = arms, attack weapons... 

"DSEi provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities." 
Really? Here is your fucking business and international relationships: million death in Iraq... thousands in Afganistan...  $4  trillion cost of invasion of afghanistan...  Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisa, Libya etc  hundreds of civilian deaths.... BY YOUR WEAPONS OF WAR

September 13, 2011

Let's see what we have today...

Let's see what we have today... IT Reports Minister Bruton saying about talktalk closure with 575 job losses: "This decision to close within 30 days, I think is too abrupt. It’s not fair to people” Nice try... So it's ok to close down while making profits so long it is not in 30 days. Ok minister we'll give you 35 days.

August 7, 2011

After one of the deadliest day for the invading soldiers in Afghanistan where Taliban is reported to have shut down a Chinook helicopter, killing 30 US special forces and 8 Afghan army personnell, The United States government has said that "it will stay the course in Afghanistan".

After one of the deadliest day for the invading soldiers in Afghanistan where Taliban reportedly  have shut down a Chinook helicopter, killing 30 US special forces and 8 Afghan army personnell, The United States government has said that "it will stay the course in Afghanistan".

August 7, 2011

Press Statement  Peace & Neutrality Alliance 4/8/2011
Dublin City Council opposes US troops use of Shannon Airport in wars

The Dublin City Council passed the following resolution:

Press Statement  Peace & Neutrality Alliance 4/8/2011
Dublin City Council opposes US troops use of Shannon Airport in wars