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YOUTUBE - Graeme Dunstan on Trial for Disarming Helicopter Gunship, Rockhampton, Australia

category international | anti-war | news report author Sunday August 18, 2013 11:44author by #StandbyGraemeDauthor address Rockhampton, central Queensland, Australia Report this post to the editors

Graeme's on Trial For Us, we're on the Loose for Him!

Plz Fwd/Post/ Spread YOUTUBE (30 secs) - Stand By Graeme Dunstan
on Trial Monday August 19th in Rockhampton, Australia
for Disarming Helicopter Gunship

YOUTUBE (30 secs) - Standby Graeme Dunstan on Trial for Disarming Helicopter Gunship
http://youtu.be/uw9deHWIQtw

TWITTER HASH: TAG #StandbyGraemeD

BACKGROUND ON THE ACTION & THE TRIAL:
Helicopter Gunship Ploughshares Action & August 19th Rockhampton Trial

Disarmament of an Australian helicopter gunship
during a joint military exercise with 20,000 U.S. forces in Central Quensland, Austral
BACKGROUND LINK - http://tinyurl.com/pxrgha9

TWITTER HASH: TAG #StandbyGraemeD

CONTACT IN ROCKHAMPTON FOR TRIAL SUPPORT NOW

Sean mobile: 0423 749 946
Calling/ texting from outside of Australia: +61 0423 749 946
Solidarity Landline in Rockhampton: ?????????
Twitter: #StandbyGraemeD
Email: Jim
Website: peaceconvergence.wordpress.com/ploughshares-trial
Facebook: Rockhampton Tiger Ploughshare trial FaceBook Event page

DONATE:
to defray expenses of staging the legal defence & trial support in Rockhampton

IN AUSTRALIA:
to defray expenses of staging the legal defence & trial support in Rockhampton
via Sean O'Reilly
Credit Union Australia
BSB:814282
Acc. No. 10226245.

IN THE U.K.:
cheques made to "London Catholic Worker"
write "Graeme Dunstan Support " on back of the cheque
send cl- Giuseppe Conlon House
49 Mattison Rd.
London N4 !BG
ENGLAND

DEVELOPING THE YOUTUBE:
- stage and send your individual support photo asap
Step 1: Make sign "Free Graeme Dunstan! Helicopter Gunships are Indiscriminate Killing Machines!"
Step 2: Take photo in landscape NOT portrait format
Step 3: Email to Ciaron in London ciaronx AT yahoo.com

* We hope to extend & develop variety of this solidarity youtube:
-
INDIVIDUAL PHOTO VERSIONS:Iraqis, Afghanis, original/ refugee/"been here a while" Australians,
war veterans, plowshare activists, former peace prisoners, family & personal friends of Graeme,
musicians, actors, clergy etc

SOUNDTRACK VERSIONS: folk, punk, polka, techno, trad, heavy metal, rap, etc versions of "If I had a Hammer"

Related Link: http://peaceconvergence.wordpress.com/ploughshares-trial

Caption: Standby Graeme Dunstan on Trial for Disarming Helicopter Gunship


author by Ciaron - Gisuesppe Conlon House, London Catholic Workerpublication date Tue Aug 20, 2013 02:32Report this post to the editors

NOW BLOGGED London solidarity, OZ High Commission, bureaucrat, security & a busload of Galatasary fans & elsewhere
http://wp.me/p1rtyw-1Li

On the Secret to Life & Solidarity
***35 TH ANNIVERSARY NOTE. 35 tears ago today Mark Palmer, my brother Sean and I were bashed by
Queensland police in a cell of the Brisbane City watch house. Along with Mark's son Culley, Jim Dowling (who
I was bashed and arrested along with Graeme's recently deceased co-defendant Bryan Law R.I.P. in the March
of that year), Sean & Mark have now deployed to Rockhampton, Queensland to stand with Graeme Dunstan on
trial for disabling a helicoper gunship during the offensive 2011 Talisman Saber Joint U.S./OZ military exercise.

Bryan, Jim, Mark, Sean, I & many others were arrested & bashed through 1977-79 as civil liberties were suspended
in Queensland in response to the growing anti-uranium (mining & export) movement. They were exporting uranium
through Brisbane to (the U.S. client Shah of) ) Iran. Now they want us to go to war with Iran because they have uranium.
Go figure? Once again our only crime was we were ahead of our time, as is 71 year old Graeme today facing court in
Rockhampton & probable prison.

The night we were bashed I was 19, I remember it clearly. Sean already had sustained a broken nose on the street.
He had been arrested by the corrupt cop who had bashed me in March of that year when I linked arms with
Jim Dowling for the first time. I remember the cops appearing at the door of the holding cell & one saying
"Which one do you want?" , then suddenly rushing the smaller Mark Palmer. The cops bashing Mark possessed similar
courage to those U.S. helicopter gunship pilots who mowed down the unarmed 11 and the father in the Collateral Murder
vid from 1.5 miles away. These are the people who bullied, humiliated and tortured Bradley Manning & thousands of
others in these long years of war. I have faith, that like me, they are redeemable. My godson was the speartip of these home
invasions & state kidnappings in Iraq, he now does great work with Veterans for Peace in the U.K http://tinyurl.com/lm9hel8 .

There is a souvenir of that day, besides my brother's broken nose. The English punk band "The Stranglers were playing
U of Q that night & wrote a song of the bizarre scenes they had witnessed during their visit to Queensland.
It made made the English Top 40
"Nuclear Device"
http://tinyurl.com/mu7nt2

Something more significant remains from that night, & that year, to celebrate. That Jim, Sean, Mark are in Rockhampton
(and Bryan sadly died there preparing for this trial) with Graeme who now faces the court as the sole defendant is a beautiful thang.
Woody Guthrie said "The secret to life is showing up!" At Pentecost it is revealed that the secret is "hanging in there" together
in solidarity with each other & the victims of these wars & killing machines. We have hung in there over the last 35 years.
I feel privileged to do what I can for Graeme, (Bradley, Julian, Edward now Glenn & Sarah) & this beloved community from
12,000 miles away. People who refuses to avert their gaze and close their ears to the screams of the victims of U.S. &
Australian military helicopter gunships.

Related Link: http://tinyurl.com/pxrgha9
 
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