Hit the ’emergency stop’ button on the Afghanistan war!

In the week before Easter 2010 the Bonhoeffer Peace Collective went to the Swan Island Military base to press the emergency stop button on the war in Afghanistan. They face Geelong Magistrates Court in the last week of May/first week of June and would love you to join them in a celebration of active, vibrant resistance to war on that day.

Now it’s your turn to hit the emergency stop button!

Immediately after their court appearance, the Bonhoeffer Peace Collective will invite you to join them in returning to the gates of Swan Island, at Queenscliff near Melbourne. There you will be given the opportunity to take a simple act to refuse continued warmaking on the people of Afghanistan by stepping onto the prohibited land (thereby risking arrest), or to participate in a peaceful, nonarrestable demonstration at the gate.

We will ensure that, as much as possible, people in both arrestable and nonarrestable positions are well informed and supported throughout the process.

So this is an invitation for you to consider being involved in these acts of nonviolent resistance to war. The exact date of the court appearance/demonstration will be confirmed on Wednesday 12th of May. If you could indicate your interest in being involved as soon as possible, that would help us plan numbers, and set up communication and any necessary support. And of course please pass this on to anyone else you know who might be interested.

With thanks for all you do to make this world a more compassionate place,

Simon Moyle on behalf of Jacob Bolton, Jessica Morrison, Simon Reeves and the rest of the Bonhoeffer Peace Collective.

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