The Irish peace movement has long protested this violation of Ireland's official neutrality. Last year they asked members of Veterans For Peace in the U.S. to help dramatize the issue.
In March of 2019, a VFP delegation traveled to Ireland and on St. Patrick's Day, two of them were arrested for walking onto the airfield with a banner stating, "Respect Irish Neutrality. U.S. War Machine Out of Shannon Airport. Veterans For Peace." Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff were denied bail and spent two weeks in Limerick Prison before a higher court intervened. Their passports were taken and they spent almost nine months in Ireland before being able to return home.
Their trial is set for this April 25 and Ken and Tarak will be flying back to Ireland for that.
Funds raised earlier for this action are running out and help is needed from people who want to support the international peace movement. If you'd like to help a pair of U.S. military veterans and the Irish peace movement topple a key outpost of the American Empire entrenched on the Emerald Isle, please donate today.
Here’s a compelling video of Ken Mayers, Tarak Kauff, Ed Horgan and Irish parliamentarian, Clare Daly speaking when they were in Ireland shortly after Ken and Tarak were released from prison.