“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 3 anti-war activists and help build a robust anti-war movement in Australia.
From 4-8 July a group of activists staged daily blockades of the Swan Island military base to nonviolently resist its involvement in the war in Afghanistan (see http://SwanIslandPeace.org). Eight people were arrested for acts of nonviolent civil disobedience; most refused bail and had their charges dealt with immediately. The remaining three will come before the courts on Wednesday 27 July.
With over 60% of Australians opposed to our involvement in the war in Afghanistan, there’s no shortage of anti-war sentiment in Australia, but anti-war action is rare. Solidarity is needed for resistance to grow.
- Olivia faces charges of obstructing a road and hindering police.
- Jessica faces charges of obstructing a road, hindering police and trespass.
- Simon faces a trespass charge.
Join us as we show the courts what love that can overcome fear looks like.
Date: Wednesday 27 July
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (approx. — hope we’ll be finished much sooner)
Location: Geelong Magistrates’ Court
Railway Terrace, Geelong
The Court is directly opposite Geelong train station — a cinch if you want to catch a train from Melbourne, but the timetable’s not great:
Depart Southern Cross 7:37am — arrive Geelong 8:37am
Depart Southern Cross 9am — arrive Geelong 9:56am
Return timetable here: http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/
Invite your Facebook friends: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135246019890674
Simon, Jess and Olivia