No War 2019: Pathways to Peace — Limerick, Ireland October 5-6

World BEYOND War’s fourth annual global conference on the abolition of war will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, in Limerick, Ireland, and include a rally on the 6th at Shannon Airport, where U.S. military forces routinely pass through in violation of Irish neutrality and of laws against war.

We’ll be marking the completion of the 18th year of the endless war on Afghanistan, as well as the 150th birthday of Mohandas Gandhi.

See list of 2019 speakers.

You can read about and watch videos of past conferences here: 2018 Toronto, 2017 Washington, 2016 Washington.

Location: Great National South Court Hotel
Address: Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick, V94 E77X, Ireland. Google map.
Timing: 9 to 6:30 Saturday October 5th, and 9 to 2:15 Sunday October 6th, followed by 3:00 to 5:00 rally and tour at Shannon Airport.
Shannon Airport Address: M3XP+V4 Lismacleane, County Clare, Ireland. Google map.

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Registrants for the conference can get a discounted rate to stay at the hotel Friday and/or Saturday evenings, and can stay additional nights at the standard rate. Or particpants can stay at our Peace Camp Saturday night for free! Details on these and other options are at our rides and lodging board.

Limerick is easily accessible from Shannon Airport or by bus from Dublin Airport.

AGENDA:

Saturday October 5

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Welcome and hear from World BEYOND War organizers from around the world: Leah Bolger, Greta Zarro, Barry Sweeney, Liz Remmerswaal Hughes, Joseph Essertier, et alia.

10:00 to 11:15 a.m. Nonviolence: The Foundation of Peace
Mairead Maguire, Kathy Kelly, Vijay Mehta.
Moderator: Tony Jenkins

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Irish Neutrality & the EU
Roger Cole, John Maguire, Clare Daly.
Moderator: Barry Sweeney

1:00 to 2:15 p.m. vegan lunch provided.

2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Human and Environmental Rights: Sanctions, Wars, and Refugees.
Maya Evans, John Lannon, Foad Izadi.
Moderator: Liz Remmerswaal Hughes

4:00 to 5:15 p.m. Participatory Workshops and Discussions

1) Divestment
Greta Zarro, __________.
Description coming soon.

2) Youth Activism and Peace in Schools
Luke Addison, + representative of successful team that got permaculture inserted into the education system in Ireland. (TBC)
Description coming soon.

3) Art Creation for Sunday
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Description coming soon.

4) Activism to End the War on Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly, Maya Evans, Hakim Young
Description coming soon.

5) Closing Bases to Protect the Environment
Barry Sweeney, Hannah Mole, Glenda Chimbo.
Description coming soon.

6) Using Music to Build the Movement
Laura Hassler
In this interactive, participatory workshop led by the Director of Musicians Without Borders, and limited to 30 participants, those taking part will learn skills to make use of music in their activism to end war. Musicians Without Borders’ working principles are: safety, inclusion, equality, creativity, and quality. In this ‘taster’ workshop, Laura Hassler will lead participants in participatory exercises exemplifying these principles and introduce various approaches within the training program.
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5:30 to 6:30 Reports Back From Workshops
Moderator: Marc Eliot Stein

8:30 Film screening and discussion with the filmmaker: Palestinian Refugees in The Lebanon: No Direction Home, by Peadar King.

See list of speakers.

Sunday October 6

9:00 to 10:15 a.m. Demilitarising Security: Closing Bases, Outlawing the Arms Trade
Mairead Maguire, Abby Martin, Dave Webb.
Moderator: David Swanson

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Activism to Abolish War
Mike Prysner, Ed Horgan, John Reuwer.
Moderator: Foad Izadi

12:00 to 1:15 p.m. Plans for Shannon Today and in the Days to Come:
Barry Sweeney, ______________, __________.
Moderator: Leah Bolger

1:15 to 2:30 p.m. vegan lunch provided.

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Rally and tour at Shannon Airport.

See list of speakers.

Sign the petition: U.S. Military Out of Ireland!

Send an email to remove the U.S. military from Shannon Airport, and to restore Irish neutrality:

For more information on the U.S. Military use of Shannon see shannonwatch.org

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SPONSORS

Peace Makers:

Uniting for Peace

War Enders:

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Sponsors:

RootsAction.org

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