Alice Springs Peace Convergence (Australia) 19th Sep – 3rd Oct 2016
Andy Paine’s Blog of the Pilgrims Adventures with the #ClosePineGap Protest Camp
Friday September 16 2016 was a busy day for me. I began it preparing a radio show about Pine Gap, the secretive US military base near Alice Springs in central Australia. I had interviewed an academic who has studied Pine Gap and what it does; an activist who has opposed it; and an Arrernte traditional owner who says it has no right to be there. Then I rushed off to Griffith University, where I gave a guest talk to an ethics class about civil disobedience – the practice of intentionally and openly breaking unjust laws. Read More
Media coverage sept 2016 after the second action where the pilgrims made it into Pine Gap and were arrested.
Media release from first attempt at getting into Pine Gap (Graeme attempted this night, but did not take part in the final action). All pilgrims were caught and arrested before breaking in to Pine Gap but were released without charge.
Disarm Protest Camp
23 Sept – 1 Oct
Hatt Road, Pine Gap
Women For Survival Revive!
23 Sept – 1 Oct
Alongside the Disarm Protest camp.
Healing and Unity Camp
19 – 1st Oct
Claypans, off Norris Bell Ave
Lamentations in Landscape
19 Sept – 1 Oct
Hosted by Cairns Peace by Peace and Peacebus.com
Ride Alice to the Gap
29th Sept – 7:30am
Community Bike Ride to Pine Gap to protest its 50 years of inglorious existence.
Brunch Not Bombs #Closepinegap
29th September – 11:00am
We’re having ‘Brunch not Bombs’ at the gates of Pine Gap
Shine a light on Raytheon !
29th Sept – 2:30pm
Join the Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition to SHINE A LIGHT ON RAYTHEON !
Mass Action to #ClosePineGap
30th Sept – 9am
Share and invite widely. Let’s make this big!
Byron Bay – Picnic for Peace in the Park
30th Sept – 9am
We are holding a “Peace Picnic” for all people in the northern rivers to join together in solidarity
Secrets in the Centre – A public forum
30th Sept – 6:30pm
Hosted by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network
Pine Gap – Serving U.S. Militarism for 50 years
1st Oct – 8:30am
A conference to raise public awareness of the role of Pine Gap
Lamentations in Landscape on Anzac Hill
1 Oct – 6pm
A lantern lit participatory theatre performance lamenting the sorrows of war and imperialism
A Picnic at Pine Gap
Oct 2 – 9am
Hosted by IPAN and Peacebus.com
#PineGapPilgrims, 2016 and the #PineGap4, 2005 : Activists on Trial for Actions at Pine Gap
#PineGapPilgrims Will Face Court for Lament Action The #PINEGAPPILGRIMS face court from 13th November 2017. Pauli Christie who was praying in the valley will oversee the selection of his jury on the Monday 13th. The other pilgrims will meet their jury on...
#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!
For security’s sake, close Pine Gap! – Petition
This petition will be delivered to Prime Minister Turnbull
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 Disarm.net.au
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...
5-Eyes Theatre crowd funder
They are watching us – Now lets watch them. 5 large street theater props that will stand above the crowd.