Photos: Peace activists protest Talisman Sabre war rehearsals

July 31, 2023

Peace activists from around Australia joined guests from the Pacific to speak out against the Talisman Sabre war training on July 30 outside the Enoggera Army Base.

Many of the soldiers participating in Talisman Sabre left from Enoggera.

Four people died when a helicopter crashed during the war rehearsals. Speakers expressed sympathy for their families and drew attention to the waste of life since the training exercises are part of the AUKUS war drive against China.

The protest heard from guests who addressed the “Calling for Peace in the Pacific” conference including Indigenous women Naek Flores from Guahan (Guam) and Shinako Oyakama from Ryukyu (Okinawa).

Oyakama and Flores left Meanjin/Brisbane for a speaking tour of Gadi/Sydney, Ngunnawal/Canberra and Garramilla/Darwin.

More photos on the Green Left Facebook page.

Stop Talisman Sabre, stop AUKUS
Stop Talisman Sabre, stop AUKUS. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
No war!
No war! Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Shinako Oyakama speaking
Shinako Oyakama speaking. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Nim Flores from Guayan (Guam)
Nim Flores from Guayan (Guam). Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Procession. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Speaking out against the war machine
Speaking out against the war machine. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
End the arms race
End the arms race. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
The whole of Talisman Sabre is a tragedy
The whole of Talisman Sabre is a tragedy. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Protesting Talisman Sabre
Protesting Talisman Sabre. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

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