ActivismAllArchiveArts and CultureClimate changeEnvironmentEuropeMusicNewsPoliticsRegionalSociety and cultureWomen

#51-21 Irish Grannies Rage for Peace … and for Ireland’s neutrality

Margaretta D’Arcy, known to longtime WINGS listeners as Radio Pirate Woman, is a nearly-88-year-old Irish actress, playwright, feminist, and peace activist, who has been repeatedly arrested and served time in prison for her activism at Shannon airport. Her documentary includes songs and lyrics by Galway’s Raging Grannies and other granny groups, and an overview of Ireland’s neutrality, its erosion – especially in allowing US military to use of Shannon airport and not completely rejecting joining a potential European army.  She also includes some Irish public opinion on the Ukraine war.  [Note: Unlike most WINGS programs, this one is in stereo, to preserve haunting elements of the mix.]