Come to a public meeting about the huge protest planned for Land Forces 21: #DisruptLandForces
Land Forces 21 is a global arms expo on at Brisbane Convention Centre 1-3 June.
The protest will involve many different types of action, to include people of all abilities and backgrounds.
Weapons companies are #MakingAKilling selling arms to military and police forces in order to terrorize us and people just like us. The Australian government subsidizes this killing trade with $270 billions of our money. These billions could fund the renewable energy transition, with billions still to spare.
Indigenous communities on the front lines of extractivism and militarism are the hardest hit by weapons exports. Colonial violence continues to dispossess first peoples in Australia, West Papua, Mindanao, Ecuador, Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya ... while the arms dealers at Land Forces reap billions in profits.
#DisruptLandForces is a campaign coalition including anti-militarist, feminist, first nations, refugee, climate action and other community groups. Bring your people, bring your ideas, and together let's bring peace and justice to Meanjin.
Marisol Salinas and Lucho Riquelme – Chile
Nat Farrah – Syria
Andy Tivers – Philippines Australia Solidarity Association
Cyndi Makabory – West Papua
Iain MacIntyre – The Commons Social Change Library
Sara Cowdell – Aotearoa Peace Action / Disrupt Land Forces
Zelda Grimshaw – Wage Peace / Disrupt Land Forces