To mark International Women's Day on Saturday 8th. March 2014 a Women's Peace Camp will be held in Shannon between 12.00 noon and 16.00. It will take place just beside the roundabout where the monthly Shannonwatch Peace Vigil is held. This is just across the road from the site of the first Women's Peace Camp at Shannon set up in January 2003 prior to the invasion of Iraq by the USA in March 2003. As As in the spirit of the first Shannon Peace Camp men and women are equally welcome.
The camp is being held in solidarity with Margaretta D'Arcy, co-founder of the initial peace camp at Shannon, who is currently serving a 3 month jail sentence for going through the perimeter fence onto the tarmac at Shannon Airport in December 2012.
We will gather to reflect on and protest the continuing use of Shannon Airport as a war hub in our 'neutral' Ireland: Shannon Airport a complicit partner in facilitating the movement of US troops to theatres of war, a complicit partner in US rendition, and a partner in facilitating the transportation of weapons of war.