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.”
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“So you wanna do something to stop this crazy rise in Australian militarism?” It might have been the Government Duopoly’s prescribed month: “Militarism May”. Brendan Nelson proudly proclaimed he invited corporate weapons manufacturers such as Lockheed and BAE to build advertising installations to commemorate their weapons at the Australian War Memorial – @AWMemorial. A new Cooperative Research… [Read more] Militarism May: the Rise and Rise of Australian Militarism
By RICHARD TANTER Published in John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations 30 May 2018 The giant Pine Gap intelligence and military base outside Alice Springs consumes a great deal of electricity to operate its intelligence-gathering and analysis operations. It now appears that the Turnbull government’s rejection of a $25 bn. bid for the NSW-government owned Ausgrid electricity distribution company on national… [Read more] Pine Gap electricity supply and the Ausgrid controversy
The Swan Island 3 Settle Activists from the Victorian based #SwanIslandPeace #ToxicSAS projects, share news below regarding their civil case which has been settled. From Greg, Sam and Dave: “We wanted to update you all on our case against the Australian Defence Force. Early in the process the Commonwealth stepped in and took vicarious liability for… [Read more] #ToxicSAS – Toxic in Afghanistan – Toxic in Australia: Activists Sue ADF
ANALYSIS! We at Wage Peace acknowledge Professor Richard Tanter as probably Australia’s most significant researcher and writer on the US bases and their influence on Australian foreign policy. He spoke as an expert witness at the trial of the Pine Gap Pilgrims in 2017 and is a firm friend of peace. First published March 26,… [Read more] RICHARD TANTER. Tightly Bound: Australia’s Alliance-Dependent Militarisation.