For the second year in a row, peace activists are returning to the Swan Island Military Base in Queenscliff Victoria for a week of nonviolently resisting the Afghan War and Australia’s role in it through peaceful direct action. Swan Island Military base is a key training facility for the SAS who continue to fight and kill in Afghanistan in Australia’s name. The SAS are a key plank in our contribution to U.S. imperialism through the ANZUS alliance. Swan Island is also a key facility for ASIS, Australia’s oversea’s intelligence body.
Many of us feel powerless in the face of an unjust war, but this is our chance to get alongside our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, and learn how we can help and raise our voices.
The week running from Sunday 23rd September to Thursday 27th September 2012 will include:
- Nonviolence training
- Creative direct action to blockade the bridge to Swan Island military base where SAS troops are trained for active combat in Afghanistan.
- Engagement with the Queenscliff community
- Peace vigils
- Workshops on the Afghan War and Australia’s role in it, Australia’s role in the U.S. alliance and the rising military tensions in the Asia Pacific between the U.S. and China.
Let the government know that indefinite war will lead to indefinite resistance!
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