“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
The Chancellor is the chairwoman of weapons company Thales… by Lara Sonnenschein FORWARD BY MARGARET PESTORIUS This piece of writing by Lara Sonnenschein is a wonderful example of research which might guide and inspire a movement. Using key nonviolence theory she provides information that might allow for identification of a set of winnable campaigns. In… [Read more] USyd Tied to Arms Industry
JIM DOWLING. Feb 2017. I walked into the kitchen the other day and our illustrious defence industries minister Chris Pyne was on the radio answering a question relating to the recent horrific suicide bombing in Kabul which left 100 dead and 250 wounded. “No this was not a sophisticated military exercise”, he explained, “But all… [Read more] Did Aussies really vote for these sociopaths?