Meeting rejects US military exercises


On June 6, 120 people attended a public meeting, organised by Peace Convergence Melbourne, against Talisman Sabre 2007. Involving 14,000 US and 12,000 Australian troops, Talisman Sabre will be the largest joint military training exercise in Australia's history. Areas in central Queensland and the Northern Territory (including the Great Barrier Reef and Indigenous heritage sites) will be centre stage.

Speakers from Australia, Japan, the Philippines and Latin America discussed the social and environmental ramifications of US military bases and the US's deadly "war games". For more information, visit <> or phone Jessica on 0431 519 577.