NoWar2019 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 2:30 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 reimbursed by World BEYOND War for travel cost to get there and back, up to 50 euros. Registrants can also 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 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, Tim Pluta, et alia.

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

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, Pat Elder.
Moderator: Liz Remmerswaal Hughes

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

1) Divestment 101
Greta Zarro, Aine O Gorman.
Grassroots-led war divestment campaigns are springing up all over the world, from students organizing to divest university endowments from weapons manufacturers and war profiteers, to municipalities and states coming together to divest public pension funds from the war machine. In this workshop, we’ll talk through the steps needed to start up a divest campaign in your community. Using examples from fossil fuel and weapons divestment campaigns, we’ll identify effective strategies & tactics for engaging community members and influencing decision-makers.

2) Youth Activism and Peace in Schools
Luke Addison, Vanda Proskova.
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
Pat Elder, Glenda Cimino.
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.

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, John Reuwer, Kristine Karch.
Moderator: Foad Izadi

12:00 to 1:15 p.m. Plans for Shannon and Ireland Today and in the Days to Come:
Barry Sweeney, Ed Horgan, Tarak Kauff, Kenneth Mayers.
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.

Informal networking, strategizing, and open-mic Sunday evening at Peace Camp near Shannon and Monday morning.

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

For updates on Tarak Kauff and Ken Mayers go here.

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SPONSORS

Peace Makers:

Uniting for Peace

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War Enders:

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Thomas Bissegger

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Sponsors:

RootsAction.org

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ENDORSERS

Afri
Commonweal – For a Nonviolent World
Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases
Environmentalists Against War
Food Not Bombs
Galway One World Centre
Global Campaign for Peace Education
INNATE (Irish Network for Nonviolent Action training and Education)
International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons
International Network: No to War No to NATO
International Peace Bureau
International Philosophers for Peace
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Irish CND
Noam Chomsky
Oracle Insitute & Peace Pentagon HUB
PANA
People Before Profit
People’s Movement
Popular Resistance
RootsAction.org
Shannonwatch
Smiles Africa International Youth Development Initiative
Stop the War Coalition
Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research
Uniting For Peace
Vegantopia
Veterans For Peace 27
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
WESPAC
World 5.0

 

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