First published in New Mathilda, this article gives an overview of the Force Posture Agreement – the agreement which underpins the US Base in Darwin. IPAN has launched the #GiveemtheBOOT campaign and is currently collecting boots for boot drenched meetings, networking, actions and tactics with the medium term goal of the Force Posture Agreement being… [Read more] Signing Up For War: The US Military Agreement With Australia You Probably Know Nothing About
Give 'em the Boot
Public Meeting. Tuesday, July 17th Launch of the #GiveemtheBoot Project “Keep Australia Out of US Wars” LIVE FEED FROM OZANTIBASES on FACEBOOK Speakers: Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens Senator NSW Richard Broinowski Nick Deane, Independent Peaceful Australia Network Australian Needs an Independent Foreign Policy Richard Broinowski will speak on peace for Korea and Australia’s role; Lee Rhiannon on… [Read more] #GiveEmtheBoot Events Coming Up in Sydney!
The presence of US marines on Australian soil is a radical departure from normal practice that has never been fully explained Nick Deane The 2018 contingent of more than 1,500 US marines began arriving in Darwin two weeks ago. Every year since 2012 marines have been routinely stationed here, and, under the terms of the force… [Read more] US troops are now in Darwin. But questions remain as to why.
Many Australians are completely unaware that a portion of their country is routinely occupied by the armed soldiers of a foreign nation. Up to 2,500 US troops are stationed in Darwin under the U.S. Force Posture Initiative to which Australia has agreed for 25 years. It also facilitates the use of Darwin and Tindal’s aircraft… [Read more] Give ’em the boot