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Operation Talisman Saber 2013 & ABC Brisbane AUDIO INTERVIEW - U.S. "Veteran for Peace" Vince Emanuele: veterans and PTSD

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Monday July 15, 2013 08:11author by Solidarityauthor address Australia Report this post to the editors

ABC Brisbane radio interview
Vince Emanuele: veterans and PTSD

The United States aircraft carrier Bonhomme Richard docked in Brisbane this week. Around 3000 American personnel, marines and sailors
were welcomed to Queensland.
Another former US Marine is also in town who didn't arrive on the aircraft carrier, but who came by more conventional means. Vince Emanueleis
a veteran of the war in Iraq, someone who has suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and who is now an anti-war activist.
Vince is in Australia to promote a film called On The Bridge and found some time in his busy schedule to pop into the ABC studio to talk
to Warren Boland.

OPERATION TALISMAN SABER 2013, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
More than 28,000 Australian & U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and women will be taking to the sea, land and sky in northern Australia as part
of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013. Catholic Workers & other anti-war activists are presently deploying to central Queensland to stop this dress
rehearsal for invasion & occupation of other people's seas, lands & air spaces.

Operation Talisman Saber 2013, Australian Dept. of Defence

Operation Talisman Saber 2011 - Bryan Law R.I.P. & Graeme Dunstan disarm attack helicopter
- VID (1 min 30 secs)
- "Rocky Tiger Ploughshares" website:
- Surviving member of "Rocky Tiger Ploughshares", Australian veteran Graeme Dunstan, faces trial August 19th. Rockhampton
Graeme's website
Consider doing anti-war solidarity vigils at Australian embassies & high commissions on Graeme's first day of trial. Monday August 19th.
In London contact Ciaron ciaronx AT Ph//text 07-927-259-363

2009 Catholic Workers arrested at Operation Talisman Saber 2009 - "Blockading the Military's Road to Perdition"

author by OTS Updatepublication date Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:35Report this post to the editors

VID (7 mins) Opening day Talisman Sabre 2013.
U.S. "Veterans for Peace" Vince Emanuele speaks soldier to soldier at army barracks gates in Rockhampton

author by Rocky updatepublication date Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:01Report this post to the editors

AFTER a brief appearance in court yesterday, peace activist Graeme Dunstan was back at the gates of the Defence Base Rockhampton to resume his protest.

Mr Dunstan (pictured) appeared in the Rockhampton District Court where he pleaded not guilty to charges relating to a break-in at Rockhampton Airport during the 2011 Talisman Sabre, which saw a $36 million helicopter damaged with an axe.


author by ?publication date Sun Jul 21, 2013 19:07author address Quensland, Australia..beautiful one day, perect the next...then bombed by the U.S. the day after that!!!Report this post to the editors

Two American fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs into Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park last week, when a training exercise went wrong, the US Navy said, angering environmentalists.

The two AV-8B Harrier jets, launched from the aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard, each jettisoned an inert practice bomb and an unarmed laser-guided explosive bomb into the World Heritage-listed marine park off the coast of Queensland state on Tuesday, the US 7th Fleet said in a statement on Saturday. The four bombs, weighing a total 1.8 metric tons (4,000 pounds), were dropped into more than 50 meters (164ft) of water, away from coral, to minimize possible damage to the reef, the statement said. None exploded.

The jets, from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, had intended to drop the ordnances on the Townshend Island bombing range, but aborted the mission when controllers reported the area was not clear of hazards. The pilots conducted the emergency jettison because they were low on fuel and could not land with their bomb load, the Navy said.


author by Solidaritypublication date Mon Jul 22, 2013 07:44author address Rockhampton, Queensland, AustraliaReport this post to the editors

*August 19th. 2013 Rockhampton trial of Graeme Dunstan for ploughshares disarmament action on Tiger Attack helicopter at Talisman Saber 2011

**VID (4 mins) - "Rocky Tiger Ploughshares" action undertaken taken by Bryan Law R.I.P. & Graeme Dunstan

20,000 US troops descend on Australia for training
ByMatthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes

Published: July 17, 2013

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Talisman Saber 2013 — a joint U.S. and Australian military and humanitarian exercise — kicked off this week as approximately 20,000 U.S. troops descended on Australia’s east coast.
The focus of this year’s exercise has shifted to amphibious operations as the training moved from the Northern Territory to Australia’s east coast and the Coral Sea. It also marks the first time the MV-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft will touch down on Australian soil. Federal agencies such as the FBI will also have an expanded role as they train with their Australian counterparts.
The fifth iteration of the bi-annual, bi-lateral, exercise is also the biggest to date.

author by Updatepublication date Tue Jul 23, 2013 07:48Report this post to the editors

23 July, 2013

Two people entered the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area this morning to disrupt the Talisman Sabre training exercises.

The two are Greg Rolles (31yrs), school teacher from Brisbane; and Graham Dunstan (71yrs), retired grey nomad.

There are currently 28,000 Australian and US troops undertaking joint military training in Australia, with a focus on the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area. Last week two US aircraft dropped 4 bombs on the Great Barrier Reef when they were unable to land at their planed location.

Pre-prepared statements from the two peace pilgrims point to the effect of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their desire to act against the Australian & US military alliance.


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