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?
Monday 30th November, 2020, 6am Four anti-war activists from “Christians Against ALL Terrorism” are on Swan Island, protesting and shining a light on the secretive spy and SAS training base, just one hour west of Melbourne. UPDATE! Four Christians have been arrested by Vic Police and have been removed from the SAS Training base after… [Read more] Media Release: Secret SAS training centre occupied by four Christians from “Christians Against All Terrorism”
Members of the #ToxicSAS have been issued with ‘formal notices’: they will have to defend acts defined as ‘war crimes’ against poor people in Afghanistan. See article below. This is the same militarisation, born of #foreverwar, that has poured into US culture. It is now being enacted by a #militarisedpolice in response to the largely nonviolent #BLM movement. White… [Read more] …because War Crimes Matter
Here the #FreeMcBride banner, painting completed, on my work table in the creative chaos of Havachat, Rockhampton. Three days work, marking out, masking and painting. Design courtesy Somerset Bean and Cate Adams. Borders yet to be sewn on. David McBride is presently facing prosecution in the ACT Supreme Court for leaking the Afghan Files. The… [Read more] #Free McBride – Protect Whistleblowers – Jail war criminals
Wage Peace Action Update December, 2019 Sign the petition Watch and post this video Send a letter direct to EOS #StopArmingSaudi July, 2019 Australian weapons sales are in the news again. ABC, July 25 2019. We really should stop arming Saudi and UAE – both members of the US-Saudi Coalition bombing Yemen. The story… [Read more] Australian Arms – Out of control #AusArmsControl
McBride actions… Protect Whistleblowers – Defend Democracy We had fun painting the banner – Cate, Lorese and Lesley – with cake. David McBride addressed the crowd “(It’s not to do with my case)… in Syria – I think it was Amnesty International worked out that the coalition declared we killed 100 civilians in a particular… [Read more] Support McBride – It’s About Exposing War Crimes
There’s no honour in exporting abuse. Soldiers of the United Arab Emirates have conducted human rights abuses in Yemen. Australians from the SAS have been training them. And defence technology contracts are embedded in the training arrangements. Many have already signed the petition to stop Australian #DefenceExports to governments that abuse. If you have signed, we ask… [Read more] #DefenceExports from Australia – weapons plus abuse
WAGE PEACE BRIEFING Many of us are concerned about Australian arms sales to the Saudis. But we want you to know that 1/ the US stopped fuelling Saudi war planes 2/ several European countries have stopped selling arms to the Saudis 3/ the Liberal party have dumped General Jim Molan – demoted to the bottom… [Read more] Join this Briefing – Arms exports and the export of #toxicSAS abuse
Our friends from the Victorian based #SwanIslandPeace #ToxicSAS projects, share news regarding their civil case which has been settled. We know some of you were supporting. Yours in peace, Margaret Pestorius, Wage Peace From Greg, Sam and Dave: “We wanted to update you all on our case against the Australian Defence Force. Early in the process… [Read more] The Swan Island 3 settle: Still a #ToxicSAS?
Dear Minister @MarisePayne Australia is a country that calls itself an open and accountable democracy. We aim to show other countries how to act in a humane way to their citizens. So I was appalled to hear from a friend about events in September 2014. Protesters were hooded, zip-tied and had their clothing cut from… [Read more] @MarisePayne “I call upon you to restore Australian’s reputation by fighting this culture of abuse.”