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Volunteers are being sought to join Ken Meyers and Tarak Kauff, two former members of the US military, and now members of the US Veterans for Peace group, on the first leg of a peace walk from Limerick to Galway.
On Sunday, May 27, Post 9, Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA), honoured the 94 Irishmen from the Defence Forces, An Garda Siochana and civilians who died while serving on UN peacekeeping missions across the world.
International Peace Day takes place next Wednesday September 21 and a number of workshops and activities are on in Galway in its honour.
Red poppies are worn in remembrance of the dead of WWI but for many the symbol is considered a glorification of war or a way of avoiding acknowledging its horrors and devastation, and so the white poppy has become an alternative.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9 1945, a Peace event to commemorate the 200,000 men, women, and children who perished, will be held in Galway.
Initial recovery efforts for children in the Philippines whose lives were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan 100 days ago have been a success said UNICEF, the children’s organisation, thanks to the generosity of public donations, including over €6,500 donated by individuals, groups, and companies in Westmeath.
Amnesty International in Galway is hosting a talk on non-violent resistance by activist Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, author of Refusing To Be Enemies.
Sports clubs in the city promoting physical activity can avail of a special grant from the Galway City Sports Partnership.
Amnesty International's new Ambassador of conscience honoree, Peter Gabriel and former recipient U2's The Edge launched the organisation's Small Places Tour in London last week. The event, held at the Hard Rock Café, outlined a preliminary list of 500 Small Places concerts in 47 countries. Organisers expect the list to grow to 1,000 concerts.
The March for Peace and Non-violence is a movement standing for international peace and for the eventual abolition of nuclear weapons and also for the protection of all those suffering violence.