Peace

The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, November 11, was commemorated in Sydney with a series of events highlighting the struggles of the peace movement over the past century.

Armistice Day marks the date of the ceasefire between the opposing imperialist powers, officially ending World War I.

A 2014 military agreement means Australia is host to the United States military, from where it can launch hostilities against our neighbours in the Indo-Pacific-South East Asia region.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump met at a historic summit in Singapore on June 12 that concluded with a joint statement. Those who want peace and denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula have welcomed the success of the summit. Though the end of the war has not been declared, a decisive step towards complete denuclearisation and an end to mutual hostilities has been taken.

Women In Black is an international women’s peace network which was started by Israeli and Palestinian women in 1988, and has spread to many countries. We are silent because mere words cannot express the tragedy that wars and hatred bring.

Our silence is visible. We invite women to stand with us. We wear black as a symbol of sorrow for all victims of war, for the destruction of people, nature and the fabric of life.

It's the last Saturday of the month coming up and so we meet this coming Saturday outside the old Courthouse at 10.30.

Come for 5 minutes, come for the half hour.

We stand in silence.

Against militarism, against wars, & all forms of violence.

For peace. 

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