Letter from Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate to the Global Women's Strike in support of Margaretta D'Arcy
I am sorry I cannot be with you at this important action in support of our dear and courageous Margaretta D’Arcy, but I will be with you all in spirit.
Margaretta is an inspiration to us all and we are deeply grateful to her for her great Witness and reminder to us all of our responsibility to call Governments to uphold human rights and International laws, and the Irish Government to uphold its constitution and protect its neutrality.
Please see below a letter to the military authority supporting Chelsea Manning’s demand to receive hormone therapy.
The Pvt Manning Support Network have advised us that as of last week the military had eight more days to give an official determination to the petition for Chelsea to get the hormone therapy (this process began in November).
The Scottish Kinship Care Alliance, which came to the launch of our Living Wage for Mothers and other Carers petition last year and are part of our network, has an article in the Guardian – their first exposure in the English/UK wide media.
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Dochas Women’s Prison
(posted 25 Feb 2014)
I am overwhelmed with your support and amazed with your energy, it is hard work when the State incarcerates women who are doing the work that the Irish State should be doing. Protecting our neutrality, bringing justice, affirming its devotion to the ideal of peace and friendly co-operation amongst nations founded on International justice and morality. In other words your succinct slogan Caring not killing.
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
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