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Never Again Nuclear War – Australia’s role – theme for August 2019

Australia has long been part of the USA’s nuclear war strategy.  Pine Gap, USA’s secret facility in Central Australia, has since 1966 been  a centre for espionage and for co-ordination of US air strikes. It has been part of America’s “Star Wars” plan to put missiles into space. American congressmen have made $millions from their investments in Defense Department contracts in Pine Gap, and can tour Pine Gap.  But Australian Members of Parliament are denied entry.

Being part of the American nuclear war machine makes a hypocrisy out of Australia’s supposed posture against nuclear weapons.

As an exporter of uranium, Australia plays a key part in nuclear weapons. There are no effective safeguards against uranium being used for weapons,  – no real barrier between the “peaceful atom” and the “military atom”

The plan to buy French submarines, that could later be converted to nuclear submarines has been linked with the 2016 failed plan for an international nuclear waste dump , as Dan Monceaux has detailed in his submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry.

Another big worry is the apparent inability of Australia’s politicians, especially the ruling Liberal Coalition, to understand the contradictory position that they put us in. Enthusiastic support of USA’s militarism towards China, is a dangerous attitude for Australia to take, and most unwise, with China being our top trading partner.

With the Trump administration in USA, there’s a real danger of an attack on Iran.  With the Morrison government in Australia, there’s a real danger of Australia mindlessly signing up to this.

Meanwhile there’s a strong and growing movement supporting the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.  It was instigated in this country, and many are working towards Australia joining the 122 nations that have signed it.

 

July 25, 2019 - Posted by | Christina themes

2 Comments »

  1. Check out this very short clip: Nuclear Powered Immaturity “Adventures of Peter Pan in the 21st Century’ Little boys with very dangerous toys

    Comment by Daniel Prokop | August 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. We continue to sow the seeds of nuclear destruction around the world. US Nuclear Weapons stored in Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Australia. From uranium/plutonium seeds to mushroom clouds. ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN OUR TIME

    Comment by Leo T Budnick | August 22, 2016 | Reply


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