'Hammered by the Irish' - Out Soon!
“Hammered by the Irish” by Harry Browne deals with the militarisation of Ireland’s Shannon Airport in service of the U.S invasion and occupation of Iraq.
The book tells the story of 5 Catholic Workers, known as the Pitstop Ploughshares www.peaceontrial.com , who in 2003 disable a U.S war plane at Shannon causing $2.5 million damage.
The five were demonised by the mainstream media and condemned by large sections of the anti-war movement.
Their act of nonviolent resistance was to resonate with a Dublin jury which unanimously found them not guilty of all charges at their third trial in 2006.
Harry Browne lectures in Dublin Institute of Technology. His book, ‘Hammered by the Irish: How the Pitstop Ploughshares disabled a US war-plane – with Ireland’s blessing’, is forthcoming from Counterpunch.org Books.
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