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Calling for an End to War in Australia

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.26.15

By Carole Powell

Organizers with Swan Island Peace Convergence gathered in Queenscliff , Victoria, Australia on September 24th for Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions calling for Australia to end its participation in war

Since 2010 a growing number of people from across Australia have been interrupting one of Australia’s most secretive military training bases on Swan Island ,Victoria by blockading its main access gate. It is a training home to the elite Special Air Services (SAS) who are often used in covert operations.

For four days 50 of us, including many children gathered as a community to reflect and plan our ongoing disruption of Australia’s ‘business as usual’ of war making. Our time together ended with an hour’s vigil at the entrance gates to Swan Island. Here we wrote prayers on pin wheels, read the names of those killed in Iraq this week, shared silence, song and prayer and in solidarity with Afghan Peace Volunteers donned on our blue scarves and said “Enough”.

See photos from this action below.

Photo Credit: Carole Powell

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