Anne Clinton: Palestine solidarity and anti-war activist – Rest in Power
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, especially the Limerick branch, along with Shannonwatch and Gaza Action Ireland, would like to express our deep sadness at the passing of our dear friend Anne Clinton on Tuesday 6th May 2014. We would also like to extend our sincere sympathies to her husband Seán, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends.
Anne was a warm, beautiful person who dedicated much of her life to solidarity with the Palestinian people. She participated in many actions for Palestine, from organising and attending talks and demonstrations, to working on stalls to better inform people about the situation in Palestine. Anne was a welcoming and excellent host to many Palestinian and international speakers, musicians and activists. She also undertook many fundraising activities for the attempts to break the blockade of Gaza.
Some of her activities went well above and beyond the normal acts of solidarity, such as braving the mud at the National Ploughing Championships to do stalls; and smashing her diamond ring with a sledgehammer on Grafton Street in Dublin to highlight the trade in Israeli Blood Diamonds that funds the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people (see video below). With Seán, Anne travelled all over, highlighting the injustices to which the Palestinian people are subjected. She was usually wearing a hat with the Palestinian flag in it.
Anne was also a committed anti-war activist and regularly attended the monthly vigils at Shannon Airport in protest at its use to facilitate US war crimes.
Of course Anne was much, much more than this. She was a generous, kind, bright, lovely, funny person and a great friend. Herself and Seán were a brilliant couple, a really strong team, and our hearts go out to him for his immeasurable loss.
We consider ourselves privileged to have campaigned alongside Anne, and proud that she was our friend. Rest in Power, Anne, you will be very, very much missed.
Reposing at Milford Care Centre Mortuary, Limerick on Thursday May 8th from 5pm to 7pm.
Requiem Mass in St.Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Friday May 9th at 4.30pm.
Cremation will take place in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin on Saturday May 10th at 1.30pm.
Family flowers only ~ donations, if desired, to Milford Hospice