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Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Just Peace, WILPF, MAPW, CPJC, FOE and RPND

endorse Global Day of Action on Military Spending*

http://www.demilitarize.org/

11 a.m. Tuesday, 12th April, 2011

King George Square, Brisbane

  • Help us deliver and write a letters of concern to the Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, MP.
  • Join in a public protest against $43 billion yearly Defence budgets and telephone the Minister with our concerns.

Speaker: Dr. Daniele Viliunas, MAPW

Sapper Jamie Larcombe and Rhiannon Penhall. Sapper Larcombe died alongside his Afghan Interpreter in Mirabad in Afghanistan earlier this year (click to read Ode to lives lost at Mirabad )


Further information and to offer your Group endorsement:

Annette Brownlie: ph: 0431597256

email: annettebrownlie@optusnet.com.au

Just Peace : Just Peace Queensland, Inc.

WILPF: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

MAPW: Medical Association for Prevention of War

CPJC: Catholic Peace and Justice Commission

FOE: Friends of the Earth

RPND: Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament

We are gearing up for the first-ever international action day on military spending on April 12, 2011. People in more than 35 countries and in hundreds of cities (see map) have already signed up to organize actions. We’re outraged that the world is spending more than $1.5 trillion every year on the military, with the United States accounting for nearly half of that amount.

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