Australian news, and some related international items

17 June National Day of Action – Ban The Bomb

More than 130 countries have begun negotiating a new treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons, heralding the end of two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. So far, the Australian Government is standing with the nuclear armed states and boycotting the negotiations, despite overwhelming public support for a ban.

Australia has signed the treaties to ban chemical and biological weapons, landmines and cluster munitions. As a country that has experienced the devastating and long-lasting impact of nuclear testing, our Government must now support a ban on nuclear weapons!

 Please join the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom NSW and ICAN Australia on Saturday 17th June for a Women’s March to Ban the Bomb!

This march is a women-led initiative and inclusive of all genders, ages, cultures and faiths. It is building on movements at the forefront of the resistance to weapons and war. It is occurring in solidarity with the New York Women’s March to Ban the Bomb, organised by WILPF program Reaching Critical Will. This is also part of a National Day of Action across Australia!

Saturday 17th June at 12-3pm
Jessie Street Centre at 2-12 Macquarie St

Featuring: Dr Helen Caldicott (physician, author and anti-nuclear advocate), Rose Lester (Yankunytjatjara-Anangu), Asian Women at Work Drumming Group, and more TBA.We will rally outside the office of the Defence Minister, Senator Marise Payne, march up Church St, over the Parramatta River and finish with a picnic and music in Prince Alfred Square.
View and download the event flyer here.
See the Facebook event here.

Please inform your networks to help us make a big noise as negotiations on a nuclear ban treaty continue at the UN!

If you are part of an organisation, please let us know if you are happy to endorse this National Day of Action.


We hope to see you on the 17th of June in Parramatta,

May 4, 2017 - Posted by | ACTION

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