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I see that over the weekend that their "anti-war" mandate was broad enough for them to criticise the Chinese government.

 

http://www.irishantiwar.org/node/1614

 

They appear to have adopted a pro-foreign investment policy, welcoming the investment from China, but remaining critical of the failure of China to adopt a western liberal regime at home. They seem to be getting more and more neo liberal as they go on!

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The IAWM are promoting the screening of this film about Iran. I'm not sure exactly what kind of anti-war agenda is served by the subject matter, other than trying to set the scene in the mind of the liberal "left" in the West for acceptance of yet another imperial war, this time in Iran!

 

http://jdiff.ticketsolve.com/shows/126522774/events

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Yes, promoting an anti-Iran film, at a time when the imperialists are trying to groom the Western public for a war against Iran, is a very sinister move on the part of the so called IAWM. We really would have to ask: Who is pulling the IAWM strings?

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This article contains some interesting information about IAWM \ SWP member and MI6 agent, Madhi al-Harati:

 

 

 

 

"Journalist" Paul Conroy is MI6 operative

Voltaire Network | 7 March 2012

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Portrayed as a photojournalist for The Sunday Times, Paul Conroy, who has recently escaped from the Islamic Emirate of Baba Amr, is a British MI6 agent.

 

In this photo, he can be seen in Libya (in blue bulletproof vest) with, on the right, Al-Qaeda leaders Mahdi al-Harati (in black body armor) and Abdelhakim Belhaj (in camouflaged jacket).

 

• Mahdi al-Harati married an Irish woman and lived in Dublin. Paul Conroy is from Northern Ireland and was raised in Liverpool.

According to former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, Mahdi al-Harati is still wanted in Spain for his involvement in the Madrid bombings of March 11, 2004.

 

In 2010, with a well-groomed beard and an NGO cover, Mahdi al-Harati was planted by MI6 in the "Freedom Flotilla," which was on a mission to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza.

 

Mahdi al-Harati led the Al Qaeda brigade who besieged the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli in August 2011. According to Khamis Gaddafi, he was overseen by French instructors. According to a high-level foreign military source, NATO had given al-Harati the assignment of capturing the Libyan leaders who sheltered in a secret facility of the hotel, and of murdering former congressman and Martin Luther King assistant, Walter Fauntroy, who was staying in the hotel. He was also to eliminate two Voltaire Network collaborators, Thierry Meyssan and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, who were based at the Radisson Hotel, whence al-Harati operated his torture center. This decision had been made at a meeting restricted to the NATO command in Naples a few days earlier. The meeting minutes mentioned the presence of Alain Juppé. When questioned, his secretariat denied any involvement by the French Foreign Minister, saying that he was on vacation at that time.

 

In October 2011, Mahdi al-Harati organized a model village in Syria located in the mountains on the Turkish border. For two months, he hosted Western reporters singing them the praises of the Syrian "revolution." The village is inhabited by a tribe that was paid to stage demonstrations and pose for the press. Al-Harati was visited in particular by Paul Moreira of Canal Plus and Edith Bouvier of Le Figaro.

 

• Abdel Hakim Belhaj is Ayman al-Zawahiri’s right-hand man, and currently Al Qaeda’s number two commander. Although officially still one of most wanted criminals in the world, NATO named him military governor of Tripoli.

Abdel Hakim Belhaj holds a Qatar residence permit.

 

Abdel Hakim Belhaj has recently made ​​several trips to Turkey, where he was given an office on the NATO base at Incirlik, and to Syria where he built up several groups comprising up to 1,500 combatants. According to Ayman al-Zawahiri, it was his men who perpetrated the attacks in Damascus and Aleppo.

 

His organization, the Islamic Fighting Group in Libya, has merged with Al-Qaeda but still figures on the terrorist list of the U.S. State Department and the British Home Office.

 

By associating with renowned terrorists, Conroy falls within the scope of the law of both in United States and Great Britain for complicity or association with a terrorist group. He faces 15 years in prison, unless he pleads immunity as an agent of the Crown.

 

 

http://www.voltairenet.org/Journalist-Paul-Conroy-is-MI6

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I see that the good work of Irish Solidarity with the Victims of Racist Genocide has not gone unnoticed at indymedia.ie

 

Mahdi Al-Harati ran Tripoli "torture centre" - Voltaire Network

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A group of genuine anti-imperialists leafleted and picketed the IAWM’s agm in Dublin last month over the issue of IAWM involvement with al-Harati and its support for the NATO-backed Libya National Council . According to people I spoke to who were present , those protesting the IAWM endorsement of NATO-backed "rebel" forces in Libya were verbally abused and threatened by some of those attending the conference , which “ nearly erupted into a punch up outside”.

 

Five months after al Harati’s outing as a CIA asset , the IAWM still features him in a video on the front page of its website and also in other videos throughout the site . Far from putting up warning posters about him for their readers , the IAWM leadership continues to allow al Harati to pose as an anti-war activist . Despite being well aware of this man’s bloody activities in Libya and his current role in Syria , the IAWM still refuses to say what influence the CIA bagman and his supporters had on their policy of support for the Libyan National Council last year . Mahdi al-Harati has clearly had close contact with members of the steering committee of the anti-war group . This should be of great concern for the security of individual members of the IAWM, but the organization acts as if it has never heard of him .

 

Across the web journalists and commentators are now openly describing al Harati as an Al Qaeda leader doing the dirty work of the CIA and other western intelligence agencies in North Africa and the Middle East. The Voltaire Network for example had this to say about Mahdi al-Harati two weeks ago .

 

“ Mahdi Al-Harati led the Al Qaeda brigade who besieged the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli in August 2011. According to Khamis Gaddafi, he was overseen by French instructors. According to a high-level foreign military source, NATO had given al-Harati the assignment of capturing the Libyan leaders who sheltered in a secret facility of the hotel, and of murdering former congressman and Martin Luther King assistant, Walter Fauntroy, who was staying in the hotel. He was also to eliminate two Voltaire Networkcollaborators, Thierry Meyssan and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, who were based at the Radisson Hotel, whence al-Harati operated his torture center. This decision had been made at a meeting restricted to the NATO command in Naples a few days earlier. The meeting minutes mentioned the presence of Alain Juppé. When questioned, his secretariat denied any involvement by the French Foreign Minister, saying that he was on vacation at that time.

 

In October 2011, Mahdi al-Harati organized a model village in Syria located in the mountains on the Turkish border. For two months, he hosted Western reporters singing them the praises of the Syrian “revolution.” The village is inhabited by a tribe that was paid to stage demonstrations and pose for the press. Al-Harati was visited in particular by Paul Moreira of Canal Plus and Edith Bouvier of Le Figaro.”

 

 

 

http://www.indymedia...e#comment288698

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IAWM have started criticising the imperialist supported Bahrainian regime. I'm not sure much credit is due, given that they were bound to strike it lucky if they interfered in enough Middle East countries in search of justification of this mythical Arab Spring.

 

http://www.irishantiwar.org/node/1681

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