Alice Springs Peace Convergence (Australia) 19th Sep – 3rd Oct 2016

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#ClosePineGap 2016

A national gathering of peace makers and anti war activists during the 50 Year Anniversary of Pine Gap.

A series of independently organised events and artful non violent protest actions in and
around Alice Springs.

Themed on closing the U.S. spy and drone base at Pine Gap. Come and Join Us

For the Media

What is Pine Gap?

A US base established by the CIA  to conduct mass surveillance, collecting raw data from satellites, supporting communications of US armed forces, targeting drone attacks and also supporting arms control verification. More info on Pine Gap

Camps

Events

Ride Alice to the Gap

29th Sept – 7:30am
Community Bike Ride to Pine Gap to protest its 50 years of inglorious existence.

Latest news

#PineGapPilgrims Will Face Court for Lament Action

Join us for more actions and events to stop warmaking and surveillance as activists face court in 2017.  #Endwarculture #NoMoreUSwars In 2016, six “Peace Pilgrims” were arrested lamenting war and praying for peace on the mountain and in the valley next to the...

Close Pine Gap, Free Chelsea Manning!

Australian peace activists attempting to close the Pine Gap US intelligence base declare their solidarity with imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Chelsea Manning was a US soldier, arrested in 2010 after leaking thousands of classified documents related to the...

US bases a significant cost to communities

"There are a growing number of situations throughout the world that call into question the assertion that US bases positively impact a local community's economy,” says Dr Lisa Natividad, a speaker at the annual conference of the Independent and Peaceful Australia...

We at the gates of Pine Gap – join us with a selfie

Right now our peace convergence is at the gates of Pine Gap! Peacefully blockading to #ClosePineGap and oppose US drones killing civilian, data collection / surveillance on citizens and US war making on sovereign Arrente land. Can you join us now? Spread the word by...

Peace Pilgrims Lament at Pine Gap

Early on Thursday morning, five "peace pilgrims" walked on to the Pine Gap US military base at Alice Springs, in Arrernte country, to lament the death caused by the base and to resist the violence that is perpetrated there. Jim Dowling, Margaret Pestorius, Andy Paine,...

US weapons company, Raytheon, targeted by protesters in Alice Springs

Raytheon the private contractor behind much of Pine Gap’s work has become a target of protesters who are in Alice Springs to draw attention to Pine Gap’s 50 year history of creating instability and war.  Situated in a non-descript building in Whittaker Street,...

RAYTHEON FACILITY IN ALICE SPRINGS BLOCKADED BY ANTI-WAR ACTIVISTS

Early this morning activists shut down the Raytheon facility in Alice Springs. Four activists remain locked onto the gates of the facility preventing employees from engaging in the machinations of war today. This action is one in a series of protests against the...

Week of Actions to Close Pine Gap

The week long convergence at the gates of the Pine Gap US Military Spy Base south of Alice Springs continues to build, with several actions planned over the coming days leading up to a mass action on Friday at the gates of the facility. Pine Gap is one of the largest...

Supporting Projects

#ClosePineGap Radio – 8CCC

We are hijacking the airwaves at 8CCC (102.1) broadcasting and streaming online for the next two weeks 9am-6pm. TURN ON, TUNE IN and resist the U.S. military industrial complex!

Close Pine Gap T-Shirt

These limited edition and highly stylish t-shirts are available in black and sky blue. Featuring sleeves, for sun protection while you’re out in the desert to Close Pine Gap! Grab yours from...

#ClosePineGap merchandise

All merchandise is being sold at cost price. We are not making any margin on these products. Please visit our website and donate to one or more of the projects that will contribute to the #ClosePineGap event. Thank you to the original artist of the Red tailed black...

Disarm #ClosePineGap crowd funder

On the road to Pine Gap to protest the US war machine in central Australia. We need funds to help us: pay for fuel & supplies to make this year's action at the gates the most awesome one yet. We need your help. Please help us get there and shut down the US war...

Peace Convergence #ClosePineGap crowd funder

Please support this national gathering of peace makers and anti war activists during the 50 Year Anniversary of Pine Gap. We need your help to set up a series of independently organised events and artful non violent protest actions in and around Alice Springs. Themed...

Blockadia Crowd Funder

A mobile blockade camp that provides various weather structures that can accommodate a gathering of 100 people. Blockadia is bringing a heap of essential infrastructure to the #ClosePineGap camp. We are currently low on paying passengers and are asking our community...