In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the agreement that brought the military communications and surveillance facility at
into existence, two exciting events have been arranged, by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) and the Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition (AABCC). They will raise questions about
THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES.
1. Public Seminar
From 10.00am to 3.30pm, Sunday 11 September 2016
Featuring James O’Neill, Dr Emily Howie and Dr Vincent Scappatura
2. Public Meeting
From 2pm to 4pm, Sunday 25 September 2016
Featuring international speakers Prof. Kosuzu Abe (from Okinawa) and
Dr Lisa Natividad (from Guam) who are on their way to
IPAN’s national conference in Alice Springs on 2 October
Both events will take place at
12 Railway Street
(Easily accessible from Lidcombe Railway Station. On-site parking available)
Brisbane-based barrister, outspoken critic of the Australia/US alliance and frequent contributor to the journal ‘Near Eastern Outlook’.
“The South China Sea, Australia and the wider geopolitical context.”
Dr Emily Howie
Melbourne-based academic specializing in Australian foreign policy at the Human Rights Law Centre.
“Targeted killing using drones in a secret war, what we know about Australia’s involvement and possible legal implications for Australia.”
Dr Vincent Scappatura
Sydney-based academic with a special interestin the US “pivot” to the Asia Pacific region. His topic:
“The perils of the US alliance”
Prof. Kosuzu Abe
University of Ryukyus, Okinawa. Knownfor her activism and being deeply committed to the protest movement against further militarisation of Okinawa
Dr. Lisa Natividad
University of Guam. Long term indigenous activist against the domination of her homeland by the US military and for the indepenence of her Chamorro people.
Contact Denis Doherty 0418 290 663 or Nick Deane 0420 526 929