Peace activists from Australia joined guests from the Pacific at a speak-out against the Talisman Sabre war training, writes Alex Bainbridge.
The Australian Anti-Bases Campaign, Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition and other peace groups organised a protest against the Talisman Sabre war games outside Sydney Town Hall. Jim McIlroy reports.
Anti-war and peace activists will shine a spotlight on the Talisman Sabre war games on July 29 at a “Calling for a Peaceful Pacific” conference. Alex Bainbridge reports.
Against the backdrop of AUKUS, this year’s biennial Talisman Sabre war rehearsals in the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales will involve the biggest number of countries yet. Pip Hinman reports.
When you find it hard to promote US-Australia war games, try the old "this will boost the local economy" line as Queensland tourism boss Daniel Gschwind did when he welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan for the biannual month-long war games.
The largest ever Australia-US joint military exercises have just finished. Talisman Sabre 2017, the seventh of these expensive biennial war games, wound up in Brisbane on July 26 on the USS Ronald Reagan — a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with capacity for 5000 troops and 200 fighter jets.