Another Empire's Boot Stomps on Ireland
Date Written: 27/05/2019
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23648
A civilian airport in Ireland is being used as a hub by the US military.
Effectively using photos and film accounts of troop planes arriving and departing, as well as images of Irelands "Easter Rising," the Action from Ireland production, "War Crimes Facilitated At Shannon Airport" lets the words of three veterans and Clare Daly an Irish Member of Parliament provide the narration. They explain how the U.S. military quietly turned the civilian airport into a major hub for troops and weapons en route to wars in the Middle East. Some three million troops have passed through Shannon since the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003....
Asked how they decided to protest at Shannon, he responded, "We had a motivation as veterans and more importantly, as human beings, to take a stand against murder. Children are being killed every day by U.S. airstrikes and the wars that theyre waging in 14 countries. If you have children or grandchildren and you love people, you just cant sit by silently and permit this to happen."