Pine Gap: 50 years war

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift on FM 102.1 4ZZZ Friday 12pm Fri 7 Oct 2016.
[In memoriam Bryan Law]
Listen at http://ondemand.4zzzfm.org.au/paradigm-shift/2016-10-07

pine-gap-whole-from-pine-gap-east-highest-recoloured Pine Gap from the east. Photo: Nautilus Project

Andy, Tim and Franz talk about their trespass on Pine Gap spy base that has helped US military conduct wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and the ‘war on terror’.

Show begins with a song ‘With my hammer’ by Seize the Day about a ploughshares action in Liverpool England in 1996. The song tells the story of how three women de-commissioned  ground attack aeroplane to be used against the East Timorese in the Indonesian airforce:

“On 29 January 1996, three women entered the British Aerospace military base at Warton, Lancashire armed with household hammers. They smashed the radar nose and control panel of a Hawk ground-attack aircraft, which was part of an order of 24 aircraft destined…

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