Muslim Community Lobby Ireland is an independent organization established 1st May 2007. Its motto is TO USE THE VOTE RIGHTLY AND TO RAISE THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY AWARNESS WITH THEIR RIGHTS AND TO PROMOTE TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER EXISTING GROUPS. لترشيد استعمال الصوت الانتخابي ولتوعية وتعريف المسلمين بحقوقهم في ايرلندا وان يعيشوا بتفهم للواقع وللجماعات الاخرى الموجودة على الساحة

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Picket At Israeli Embassy to support the Raytheon 9

Picket At Israeli Embassy to support the Raytheon 9 22nd Nov 07 12.30 - 14.00.The Raytheon 9 have gone on trial for a non-violent occupation of the Raytheon office on 9th August 2006. This occupation was carried out in the context of the Israeli attack on Lebanon there is evidenced that Raytheon Guided Bomb Units were used in this attack on Lebanon.The picket will take place on
Thursday 22nd November 2007
at the Israeli embassy
between 12:30 - 14:00.
The address of the Embassy is
Pembroke Rd. Dublin 4
The following busses go to the Israeli embassy 18 4 63 8 84

Background Information
On 2nd July, Joshua Casteel of Iraqi Veterans Against War and Hani Lazimof Iraqi Democrats against the Occupation spoke at a packed meeting ofthe Derry Anti War Coalition. In the course of the meeting, over 70people agreed that DAWC needed to think of new ways of exposing Derry's role in the arms trade. Raytheon is one of the largestarms manufacturers in the world and, despite all the local partiesbacking Raytheon's presence in the town, there is real anger at thepossibility that Derry contributed in the smallest way to massacresin Lebanon and Gaza.Following a further packed meeting on Monday 7th August, it wasagreed to take action against the presence of Raytheon, and theircomplicity in the murderous Israeli bombardment of Lebanon and theon-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is some evidence, forinstance, that a Raytheon Guided Bomb Unit was used in the atrocityin Qana.Over 20 Derry Anti War Coalition members arrived at Raytheon’soffices on Wednesday 9 August 2006. When the opportunity to pushour way into the offices arose, most of us tried to get in.The nine who are now known as the Raytheon 9 are those who succeeded.The Raytheon 9 occupied and decommissioned the Derry Raytheonoffice in our name. They were there on our behalf and we take fullresponsibility for their actions. The Derry Anti-War Coalitionbelieves that it was legally and morally justified to engage innon-violent direct action to highlight Raytheon’s role as warprofiteers and to call for the closure of its offices in Derry.Derry Anti War Coalition is affiliated to the Irish Anti-WarMovement and the Stop the War Coalition in Britain, and seesthis action as an extension of the mass protests against warwhich we have helped organise, and have participated in,over recent years.Web:
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