Closing the Nioa-Thales, weapons factory at Benalla. April 11 2023, 6am, Yorta Yorta country. A heavy mist drenched the land in the long dawn light. Foraging roos and wallabies stared at our convoy in amazement as we wound our way through the swampy country. Silver and pink rays lit up stands of ghost gums, shivering… [Read more] Close it Down! Nine hours, no bullets!
The Defence Industry has gained undue influence in the education sector particularly with regard to STEM education. [Read more] Demilitarise Education – Campaign Background Briefing
Professor David Hood has written a letter to the University of Queensland regarding the imposition of the weapons trade on university culture. He has specifically referenced the weapons corporation Boeing. We have invited engineers – retired, re-professionned, current, or students – to indicate support for Adj Professor Hood’s letter by adding their voices to this… [Read more] Letter of Concern from Engineers: Weapons Corporation Boeing Should Not be at the University of Queensland
Marles and Thales: a match made in the military industrial complex, 01.02.23. This is what Defence Ministers and Foreign Ministers do. They swan around the world on tax payer funded junkets arranging the transfer of public money to private corporations, aka selling weapons. Gunpowder, manufactured by Thales, in Australia, will fuel the disaster that is… [Read more] Marles & Thales
Richard Marles is the most recent “Defence Minister” for Australia. Before him, Australia had Kim Bomber Beazley who went on to work for Lockheed Martin, Brendon Nelson who became head of Boeing Australia and then Boeing the World, and Christopher Pyne who is advisor to many Australian weapons company ‘Primes’ – Noia, Elbit, EOS – and is Chairman of the Australian Missile Corporation.
We went to Marles’ office in the south part of the Great South Land and asked the $30bn question: who do you represent and when do or DID you make the actual switch from public servant to weapons advocate? [Read more] Smashing the Social License of an Industry Geared to Terrorise.
On Friday 11 November, at 11am, activists in Narrm / Melbourne observed 1 minute of silence for those murdered in war – INSIDE THE SECURITY FOYER OF AN ARMS DEALER!!! We had managed to take our entire entourage, with banners, placards, a viola, amplifier and 2 replica bombs right into the security screening room of Thales in the ‘World Trade Centre’ on the banks of the Birrarung or Yarra river. The replicas were of FZ68 rockets, manufactured by Thales in Belgium, fired at West Papuan villages in 2021. [Read more] Peace In Papua – Thales, recall your bombs
Militarism in our culture is not something that we think about often. When we don’t think about something, we don’t talk about it. When no one is talking about something, it has space to move around without anyone noticing or scrutinizing what it’s doing. Recent rising tensions with China have caused some people to start… [Read more] The military has invaded our classrooms.
NIOA is the majority supplier of guns and bullets to the Australian police. In solidarity with elders in Yuendumu, other First Nations communities and humans everywhere, we call for KARRINJARLA MUWAJARRI – POLICE CEASEFIRE.
[Read more] NIOA – Arming the Intervention
Lockheed Martin: Major exporters of colonialism and death The annual general meeting of the arms company Lockheed Martin will be held the 28th of April this year. In this meeting, a report is given to Lockheed Martin’s shareholders on the company’s strategy and productivity during the last year. This meeting will surely not bring many… [Read more] Stop Lockheed Martin
2021 was a massive year for disrupting war and waging peace It was a huge year for Wage Peace. This is what we did! 1/ We intervened into the Land Forces Weapons Expo. Every day for 6 days we made a significant disruption to the arms dealers. 39 brave people faced arrest. West Papuans were… [Read more] Wage Peace, Disrupt War and Repair the Planet!