Hello from Kaurna land.
We invite you to participate online, Thursday 31st January, at our Military Crapitalism Field Trip in Adelaide via Facebook ‘livefeed’, Thursday morning.
South Australia, the Festival State has been renamed by its masters as the “Defence State”. But you’ll know that each State has been competing loudly for the federal funding that goes with extensive military precincts: Melbourne city, Amberley, Newcastle, the military airfields.
What’s happening with increased spending on “so called” defence technology is CRapitalism #NotDefence. $20million per electorate per year for “Attack” submarines. $8million per electorate per year for the F35 Lockheed jets. And then there’s frigates, destroyers, patrol boats etc etc #CutMilitarySpending.
You Don’t Have to Be in Adelaide: Participate through Facebook
Join us by watching and sharing both Part 1 and Part 2 of the field trip. When you like and comment and send hearts [!!] you increase the reach of the livefeed because Facebook’s systems see people are interested. Share the feed to your own page. Make comments. Tell us about your region and what is happening there. Download the graphics and share them during the feed.
Join Peri and Margie at 9.45 Adelaide time, 10.15 Eastern Daylight, 9.15 Queensland time.
The “livefeed” will be at the Wage Peace Facebook site.
More information is here. Come along if you are in Adelaide 🙂
Yours in peace,
P.S. Global Campaign on Military Spending run a campaign to highlight the launch of SIPRI figures in April and May. Anti-Bases are running with this in Australia. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Wage Peace – more information coming. IPAN are also working on the issue of military spending. #cutmilitaryspending #notdefence are the hashtags we are using.