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
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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
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.
The www.closepinegap.org.au 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