Planning meeting for protests at Land Forces 21 global arms fair, Brisbane, June 1-3

When

7:30pm Tuesday 20 April

Where

Friends of the Earth Melbourne Office
312 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3065
Collingwood VIC 3066
Australia

Why

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.

Speakers include:
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

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