I spoke today at a street rally at the UK High Commission , Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra , at 12 noon Friday 26 April, for Julian Assange . Here are my speaking notes as delivered: Tony Kevin (former Australian ambassador , independent author, see www.tonykevin.com.au) My thanks to Christine Assange, Julian’s mother in Australia, to Lorese… [Read more] We must fight against Assange’s Extradition to US – Tony Kevin
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
Forgive us our trespasses… by Nick Deane What better day is there than Remembrance or ‘Armistice’ Day, the day the Great War ended, to express the hope that wars are no longer necessary or productive and that peace should prevail? Where else might one hope to meet others who share the view that the best… [Read more] Peace not welcome at Remembrance Day
This Armistice Day, to remind people of the poets and artists, we’ve added a poetry page to the Wage Peace website. Poets point to a culture which values reflection. The military-industrial corporations do not want us to be reflective. When we have relationships and a reflective culture, we have life. And after the poetry you… [Read more] #ReclaimArmisticeDay Social Media Support and Suggested Messaging
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?