Monthly Archives: July 2011

Court report from today

Another chilly morning in Geelong today, with 30 people coming along to join the 3 defendants in court.  We had some pre-court reflections in the park opposite the court, sharing reflections of the Peace Convergence, and some inspiring words from heroes of the movement (Jesus scored a mention or 2).  We then processed to court with some standing [...]

Transparency or collusion? Some reflections

Simon has written a clear-sighted, articulate and honest reflection on a strategic conundrum faced by the Convergence, published by Waging Nonviolence in New York: “… Our goal was total Gandhian transparency – we had nothing to hide. Plans and reflections were put up on our website. We had been liaising with police for weeks beforehand, [...]

The original plan for last Friday :)

Simon Moyle + friend’s videos of last week

Footage of the action:

Court support for Swan Island Peace Convergence Arrestees

“One of the most inspiring things I’ve seen in years!” “I never thought I’d get involved, but after seeing that I can’t help myself!” “Outstanding.  A real triumph!” No, these are not film reviews, but statements by those who have been to court to support nonviolent activists on previous occasions. Here’s your chance to support [...]

Clip of Friday’s action

Thanks Curis @ Greenbrainfilms

The image that captures the week

 

Final day’s arrests

Media Release 8 July 2011 – for immediate release Peace week culminates in arrests and meditations Swan Island Peace Convergence – Queenscliff A week of protest at the top-secret military base of Swan island has ended with a blockade lit with 400 candles representing deaths in Afghanistan and more arrests as protesters breached police lines. [...]

Final morning’s vigil and the bridge action

 

Protestors scale the bridge

Media Release 8 July 2011 – for immediate release 6:45am Peace week culminates in candle vigil & tense stand-off with police Swan Island Peace Convergence – Queenscliff A week of protests at the top-secret military base on Swan Island is currently at a tense, pre-dawn stand-off as protesters breach police lines. Meanwhile, the quiet Queenscliff street [...]