PALM SUNDAY – PEACE RALLY AND MARCH

image PALM SUNDAY – PEACE RALLY AND MARCH — QUEENS PARK

1.30pm SUNDAY 16 MARCH 2008

  • ABOLISH ALL NUCLEAR WEAPONS

  • NUCLEAR FREE AUSTRALIA

  • STOP THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN**/ *

  • NATO has joined the US Preemptive Nuclear Doctrine*/

  • More nuclear powers have declared themselves willing to use their weapons in pre-emptive strikes against nuclear and non-nuclear countries

organised by RALLY FOR PEACE AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT INC

contact : Joan Shears ph 3855 9497 jshears@powerup.com.au/

supported by WILPF Womens International League for Peace and Freedom
Qld, Stop the War Coalition*

PEACE RALLY NEWS

The Peace Rally on Palm Sunday is very early this year – March16 – and
we have an exciting and interesting program organised for Queens Park to
be followed by a Peace March through the city.

Speakers

Sam Watson, Aboriginal Leader and Activist will speak about the long
overdue Apology to the Stolen Children, what it means for all
Australians now and in the future

Veevek Thankey, member of the Qld MAPW Medical Association for
Prevention of War Cttee Nuclear Free Australia, Australia and a
Nuclear Weapons Convention, a new international Campaign to Abolish
Nuclear Weapons (Veevek is a medical student from Canada,is studying in
Australia and is the International Student Representative for students
in IPPNW)

Pauline Rigby, DUSK Depleted Uranium- Silent Killer/ <> Public Health –
Health risks presented to the Australian population from the use of
uranium weapons at home and abroad; and measures required for protecting
civilians and service personnel from radioactive contamination

Hamish Chitts, Australian Veteran convenor of “Stand Fast”/ “Stand
Fast” is a newly formed group of Veterans and former military personnel
who oppose the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Adele Goldie, Christians Against ALL Terrorism and member of the Pine
Gap4 /On December 9 2005 a ‘Citizen’s Inspection’ by the Pine Gap4 took
place causing Pine Gap to go into shut down for five hours. They were
arrested, convicted but refused to pay the fines. In February this year, they were acquitted.

The Combined Unions Choir will open the program.

The Stop the War collective is a group of people who regularly meet in the interests of organising against the war on Iraq. Members of Stop the War do not support ideas or comments that are in anyway sexist, racist or homophobic, and ACTIVELY seeks to create an organising space that is easy to participate in for all people who oppose the war on Iraq.

6 responses to “PALM SUNDAY – PEACE RALLY AND MARCH

  1. 'Palm Sunday 2014 organising meeting'

    The organising meeting for the Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament will now be held tomorrow – WEDS JAN 22 (2014) at 5pm at the :

    ETU – Electrical Trades Union – Office
    41 Peel Street
    South Brisbane

    so just up the road from the TLC/QCU.

    Hope to see you there!
    peace,
    robin
    0411 118 737

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  2. Greetings one and all,

    My grandfather Henry Dobbyn is one of the characters in my poetry book “War Spoils” whom you have the chance to meet next Sunday April 26 somewhere between 3 and 5pm at the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre at 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum.

    Hope you can make it.

    Kind regards…Paul

    PS: Article on event is in this week’s Wynnum Herald – http://paper.questnews.com.au/QST_WRH/wrh009.pdf

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  3. New Date for Peace Rally

    Mr Alyn Ware from New Zealand, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Palm Sunday Peace Rally, to be held at 1pm on Sunday, 5th April in Queens Park, Brisbane.

    Mr Ware is Global Coordinator for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament and Director of the Peace Foundation. He is also New Zealand Coordinator for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence which begins in New Zealand on October 2, 2009 and finishes in Argentina, January 2 2010.

    Other speakers are:

    TREENA LENTHALL, Roxstop Action – the campaign to raise awareness of and to stop the expansion of the Olympic Dam Uranium Mine at Roxby Downs, SA.

    ABDULLA, Australian Palestinian, Fair Go for Palestine, member of Justice for Palestine (J4P)

    Also on the program Combined Unions Choir, Performers for Peace (WILPF), Dermot Dorgan Satirical singer/songwriter

    For more information please contact Joan 3855 9497 jshears@powerup.com.au
    secretary RALLY FOR PEACE AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT INC

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    • Hi everyone,
      I received a call this afternoon from Joan Shears, organiser of the Palm Sunday rally, who has indicated that the rally will now be postponed due to a poor weather forecast.

      Please pass this on to relevant individuals/networks.

      Regards
      Ewan

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      • Peace Rally now on SUNDAY 19th APRIL!

        Big disappointment, having to postpone the Peace Rally on Palm Sunday – and with such short notice – but there was too much ‘wet ‘and the BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) was promising more of the same – We had no wish to cancel the Rally altogether so here we are.
        Joan Shears

        RALLY FOR PEACE AND

        NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

        HUMAN RIGHTS – JUSTICE

        SUNDAY 19th APRIL 2009 – QUEENS PARK – 1PM

        speakers, entertainers, march route to be advised
        contact Joan 3855 9497

        __._,_.___

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      • Peace Rally Cancelled

        Editor’s Note: Message from Joan Shears — The Peace Rally is Sunday 19th April 2009 has been called off.

        The RALLY FOR PEACE AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT INC committee will now concentrate on organising Hiroshima Day in August.

        Hello everyone – hope you all are well and happy – but – I am very sorry to come with disappointing news – one more time – the Rally Committee has decided to cancel the Peace Rally on 19 April – the response has been very slow – it’s holiday time for lots of people, some apologies – many of our friends will be out of town, commitments already made and many other important, interesting things happening. so – we decided to call it a day, cancel it and direct our energies onward and upward – and think – August Hiroshima Nagasaki Day.
        All for now take care
        Joan

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