The Swan Island Peace Convergence aims to put nonviolently put a cog in the spokes of the Australian War machine. It also aims to build a community that shares ideas of peace and resistance that can carry on after this action.
Sunday 23rd September – “Community Engagement”
Join us as we establish our community and reach out to the Queenscliff Community to explain our actions.
Monday 24th September – “Nonviolent Direct Action Training and Afghanistan War update”
The theory and practice of non-violent direct action and civil disobedience will be explored through workshops. For those people new to direct action the praticalities of dealing with police, arrests and courts will be covered.
An update on the Afghanistan War will also be explored including what is Australia’s role in the War. The war will be put in the context of the broader goals of U.S. imperialism, Australia’s our other contributions to the U.S. alliance and the rising military tensions in the Asia Pacific region between the U.S. and China.
Tuesday 25th September – “Disrupt the War Machine – Blockade the Base!”
Take part in a day of creative, peaceful action to blockade Swan Island Military base. If you don’t want to get arrested there are plenty of people needed for support roles and the inevitable court solidarity.
Wednesday 26th Septemebr “Blockade the Base! We are not disturbing the Peace – we are the disturbing the war!
Day two or our efforts to put a cog in the machine at the home of the SAS. Once again the day will involve both direct action and court solidarity for those arrested.