pinegap-flyerAt the end of September, peacemakers and anti-war activists from across Australia will be gathering near the red centre of the country to demand the government close the secretive Pine Gap military base, which is a joint facility operated by the United States. It is used to conduct mass surveillance, including as part of the Five Eyes intelligence network; provide data that enables the targeting of US drone strikes; support communications of the US armed forces; and help detect missile launches and target US nuclear weapons. WILPF and ICAN members from Australia, as well as Reaching Critical Will's director, will be joining the nonviolent peace convergence and the Independent and Peace Australia Network (IPAN) National Conference on 1 October.

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