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Anti-war protest planned outside OSCE dinner at Dublin Castle

Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be hosted at the dinner this evening.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings this evening.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings this evening.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall

THE IRISH ANTI-War Movement (IAWM) will march from Dame St in Dublin to Dublin Castle this evening to hold a demonstration as foreign ministers from the OSCE are hosted at a dinner.

The IAWM said the protest has been called to draw attention to the contradictions between the stated aims of the OSCE regarding concerns for human rights and security and the actions of many of the participating countries.

Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said is is “deeply ironic” that Ireland as a neutral country should be hosting this meeting.

“The claims made by the OSCE regarding concerns for ‘human rights, conflict resolution, ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and promoting the full respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms’ are just not credible given the actions of the participating countries,” he said.

“Social and foreign policy in these countries, especially in the US, Britain and Russia, is not set by the needs of human rights and security but by the prerogatives of geo-political strategies and the needs of industrial military complexes,” he added.

“This needs to change in order to achieve true human rights and real security.”

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Outside DCU today a small number of protesters greeted US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she arrived to launch the International Conflict Resolution Institute.

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