Anti war groups hold press conference to mark anniversary

The three organisations that called the anti war demonstrations of February 15 this year, the Irish Anti War Movement, the NGO Peace Alliance and the Peace and Neutrality Alliance, will hold a press conference in Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin, at 11.30am today.

The three organisations that called the anti war demonstrations of February 15 this year, the Irish Anti War Movement, the NGO Peace Alliance and the Peace and Neutrality Alliance, will hold a press conference in Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin, at 11.30am today.

The press conference is being held to mark the second anniversary of the attacks on the US which set in train US President George Bush’s "war on terror" and the subsequent US led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

The press conference will look at the "balance sheet" two years on from the commencement of the "war on terror" to assess whether the response of the Bush administration to the tragic events of September 11 has helped resolve the reasons for conflict in the world or further fanned the flames of war and terrorism.

The press conference will also look at the implications for Ireland’s neutrality of the Government’s decision to allow the US military to use Shannon airport for an aggressive war and occupation.

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