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
Commentary by Anthony Kelly, Melbourne, Naarm. Wage Peace finds the Red Alert media story in the Channel 9 media (Age SMH and 7media) on Wednesday 8th March deplorable. We see Richard Marles’ – together with Stephen Smith the author of the strategic paper – disgusting alliance with the US in action as do what they… [Read more] War-Mongering with China: A Justification for More Weapons Sales
Disrupt Land Forces is, in so many ways, an experiment. It is an experiment in relational organising, the logistics, in campaign strategy, in messaging, and in ways of being together. We like it like that. In 2022 we ran our first repetition of this experiment, incorporating the results from the previous year. You can read… [Read more] War Criminals need not apply; a summary of DLF22
Thales, a multi national weapons corporation is terrorising the people of West Papua. Thales is militarising their forests and lands. Thales is transferring weaponised armoured vehicles with turrets featuring automated optics – for automatic killing. This year Wage Peace will hold Thales to account for their weapons sales to Indonesia. [Read more] Nights at Thales in Meanjin
The Thales building looms large over Sydney Olympic Park station. An imposing wall of slick dark glass, crowned by a six-foot tall sign bearing their logo. From the outside, you wouldn’t know that Thales is an arms dealer. Thales is not exactly a household name, and they don’t want to be. They move in the… [Read more] Conversations with the Arms Dealers: Thales and the first of December
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
On the 15th of August 2022, the Emporium Hotel in Meanjin (Brisbane) was just putting the final touches on their Magnolia room. The staff had spent the previous night setting up tables, chairs, and stunning floral center pieces. They wanted everything to look good for their client. The client, and the organiser of the event… [Read more] Interrupting the Pipeline: Defence in STEM
BREAKING: Conference of world-leading high tech weapons companies baffled by activist’s cunning use of ladder…
We laughed, we cried, we screamed, we sang, we danced and we shared an incredible experience together. Take a look through our gallery to check out some beautiful people creating beautiful disruptions. [Read more] Disrupt Land Forces 2022