Radome Rising in Town Hall Square
A radome will be constructed in Sydney’s Town Hall Square at 12 noon this Saturday.
The dome is a replica of the radomes that cover the radio and radar antennae at the Central Australian war fighting and espionage base at Pine Gap.
Spokesperson for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) Nick Deane said:-
“We hope our radome will make people curious about what is going on, on Australian territory, at Pine Gap.
“We want people to ask questions about Pine Gap, in Sydney on Saturday and in Alice Springs in September when IPAN will hold a conference with national and international speakers to mark the 50th anniversary of the agreement setting up Pine Gap.
“There is much that the public does not know about the activities that take place at Pine Gap
“Pine Gap ties Australia into the American military machine and thus places our nation at risk,” Nick Deane said.
“It provides a target for any enemy of America, regardless of whether or not Australia is the attacker’s enemy.”
“Pine Gap contributes crucial tracking and targeting information for US drone strikes across the globe.
“Thousands of civilians have been killed by US drone strikes. In Pakistan, for example, drones have killed, maimed and traumatised hundreds of men, women and children.
“The Pine Gap drone program makes Australia complicit in war crimes.
“Pine Gap’s activities have far-reaching implications for Australia’s foreign relations, and we, the people, should know more about them than we are currently allowed to know,” Mr Deane concluded.
Contact Nick Deane 0420 526 929 or Denis Doherty 0418 290 663