ANALYSIS! We at Wage Peace acknowledge Professor Richard Tanter as probably Australia’s most significant researcher and writer on the US bases and their influence on Australian foreign policy. He spoke as an expert witness at the trial of the Pine Gap Pilgrims in 2017 and is a firm friend of peace. First published March 26,… [Read more] RICHARD TANTER. Tightly Bound: Australia’s Alliance-Dependent Militarisation.
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By RICHARD TANTER Published in John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations 30 May 2018 The giant Pine Gap intelligence and military base outside Alice Springs consumes a great deal of electricity to operate its intelligence-gathering and analysis operations. It now appears that the Turnbull government’s rejection of a $25 bn. bid for the NSW-government owned Ausgrid electricity distribution company on national… [Read more] Pine Gap electricity supply and the Ausgrid controversy
The www.closepinegap.org website holds the archive for and links to previous actions: head there to find out more _________________________ An American Spy Base Hidden in Australia’s Outback By JACKIE DENT NOV. 23, 2017 (New York Times) ALICE SPRINGS, Australia — Margaret Pestorius arrived at court last week in her wedding dress, a bright orange-and-cream creation… [Read more] Close Pine Gap Website
OK folks – we are activating this fundraising campaign with our email that some may have seen went out this morning. Please copy and share in 5-8 places [random friends or groups is great] [NB you can’t share from here]. It makes a BIG difference how many people do it in the first 24 hours…… [Read more] PineGapPilgrims return to Alice #ClosePineGap
The action that had been proposed by Margaret was a “lament” on site at Pine Gap to mourn all the dead caused by this place. She had suggested creative interpretation – music, dance, art. I personally felt I wanted an image more directly linked to halting the operations of Pine Gap. I had heard there… [Read more] Peace Pilgrims – a Pine Gap tour diary