Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Pine Gap: A tiny crack, but enough to let some light in

By ERWIN CHLANDA The bright sunshine on Saturday morning delighted the 88 people on top of Anzac Hill, including Arrernte law men Benedict Kngwarraye Stevens...

Writing Peace Crimes – an interview

By KIERAN FINNANE Writing Peace Crimes, my new book which is launching this Saturday, started in these pages – with a 2016 review of a...

The militarised centre of Australia

 

The Northern Territory and South Australia trade on the allure of openness and possibilities but there is a weight to the increasingly militarised swathe running south to north right through the centre of Australia. KIERAN FINNANE comments.

Rosenberg’s rose coloured view of Pine Gap

 
 

David Rosenberg, former National Security Agency employee at Pine Gap, uses several sleights of hand to make his argument, on this site yesterday, about the exemption of the base from any moral responsibility in the military operations to which it contributes intelligence. KIERAN FINNANE comments.

Stop spending billions on warfare and put healthcare first

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

On 23 March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for a global ceasefire. We call on the Australian Government to support the UN Secretary General’s call, writes The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN).

Ask Pine Gap for help to stop breach of COVID rules: Lambley

MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley (pictured) says the space base has "geo surveillance" facilities that can detect people breaching mandatory quarantine by going to biosecurity designated areas on remote bush tracks, avoiding police roadblocks. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE 11.30am April 11 Mrs Lambley says the Police Commissioner responded saying that essentially they have this problem under control and it is not a big as what people say.mHe did not comment on the idea of working with Pine Gap to provide more comprehensive surveillance.

US Marines Rotation postponed, but what about Pine Gap?

There is no such clarity on the movements of personnel in and out of Pine Gap, although on the face of it incoming personnel should be going into mandatory 14-day quarantine.

 

Does non-citizen travel ban apply to US personnel at Pine Gap?

 

 

Department of Defence has not provided a clear answer to the question. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

UPDATED 2.44pm.

 

UPDATE 4.03pm.

Incoming Pine Gap personnel to self-isolate like everyone else

 

 

They are "subject to the same checks and requirements imposed by the Australian Border Force as all other international arrivals," says a Department of Defence spokesperson. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

War on Iran must be prevented

 

Concerned locals last Saturday joined a Global Day of Protest on the heightened risk of a US war with Iran, following the arguably illegal assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in early January. The killing was ordered by US President Donald Trump and carried out by a US drone. Comment by JONATHAN PILBROW

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