Frydenberg’s 2020-21 budget confirms a profligate spend on Australia’s military capabilities that is unjustifiable from every view point: strategic, economic, environmental and social. The addition of a further $3 billion to the already allocated $42.2billion for 2020-21 will see Australia acquire a military capability grossly disproportionate to its defence needs. The planned capability will work… [Read more] Budget a setback for Australia and the region
Michael West Biz with Michael West on Tweets and Michelle Fahy doing the long form writing are pumping out articles on the weapons trade. It’s a very slippery arena. Revolving doors, endless large contracts for no actual purpose, big companies courting small companies. Here’s a few of their recent articles. Sign up to Michael West… [Read more] Michael West and Michelle Fahy: Leading the research in weapons corruption
Peace Crimes by Kieran Finnane tells the story of activism at the secret US spy base near Alice Springs. Six Peace Pilgrims trespassed on the grounds of Pine Gap in 2016, leading to a court case in 2017 where the activists were charged under terrorism laws and faced up to 7 years jail. Their quest… [Read more] Pine Gap: A tiny crack, but enough to let some light in
“Nganyji Nguju Bina Bambiji” Translated from Gimuy Wallubara Yidindji: “We will remember them. We WILL remember them.” The old people who lived and died during the Frontier Wars, truly gave their lives to protect their families and the beautiful Land which they had lived with and told stories about for thousands of generations. They suffered… [Read more] Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars 2020 – online gathering
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE MARINES ARRIVAL IN DARWIN HAS BEEN CANCELLED!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED. URGENT ACTION TO STOP MARINES ARRIVING IN DARWIN. CANCELLED Contact Defence minister Linda Reynolds 0262777800 Make the following points homeaffairs alerts have banned entry to the Country from ALL countries especially high risk countries such as the USA… [Read more] CANCELLED #NoCovidMarines for #Darwin CALL MINISTER PAYNE #giveemtheboot!