Telling the Stories at Anzac Time: Lest We Forget “Why can’t Australians think about resisting war and Australia’s increasing militarism? Is it related to the silence and denial we have wrapped around the wars of invasion on this continent? I believe we must tell the stories of the Frontier – best we can. We must… [Read more] People to People Ceremonies: Stories of Frontier
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We Stopped Workers at Pinkenba Weapons Factory We shut down the entrances of a Pinkenba weapons factory for over an hour this week. We have asked Nioa to change the arrangements: rule out exporting munitions to Indonesia. Here we are in front of the gate making the explosion of militarism visible! Sign for human rights not weapons… [Read more] Nioa should rule out exporting weapons to Indonesia
The weaponisation of our economy, police, polity and society continues apace. What was once extreme is becoming normalised, as military industries become more embedded and seek new ways to camouflage their real business, which is ‘Crapitalism’ #NotDefence. Small business in Australia is being groomed by the world’s largest corporations, who have been given special status… [Read more] Nioa Munitions: An excess of public money to fund the gun lobby
After being called out by the peace movement the Smith Family has refused further funding from the weapons industry. In the middle of Pandemic 2020 it came to our attention that BAE Systems, a transnational weapons corporation, was funding the children’s charity The Smith Family: $100,000 for supposed ‘STEM’ education. We call it ‘Reputation Laundering’.… [Read more] WE WON! Smith Family drops BAE sponsorship
By KATHRYN KELLY Whistleblower David McBride is facing five national security-related charges, carrying up to life imprisonment, for leaking information to the ABC. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie last week put a motion in Parliament noting that military lawyer David had been warning Defence about command failings and about the conduct of the war in Afghanistan… [Read more] How is David McBride’s prosecution in the public interest?