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  • Cairns Peace Pilgrim crosses the line to pray at Pine Gap Defence Facility early Monday as Peace Convergence ends.

    Media Release Cairns Peace Pilgrim crosses the line to pray at Pine Gap Defence Facility early Monday as Peace Convergence ends. UPDATE: Paul Christie has been arrested and is being held at the Alice Watchhouse. Peace Pilgrim Paul Christie has been arrested after praying on the mountain at Pine Gap Defence Facility and is being […]

  • 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 war in Iraq. In 2013 she was sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the leaks. […]

  • 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 Network (IPAN), being held in Alice Springs today. “For example, in the case of […]

  • We at the gates of Pine Gap – join us with a selfie img_4359

    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 tweeting and posting on your personal social media a selfie […]

  • 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, Tim Webb and Franz Dowling were the pilgrims. Christians committed […]