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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Talisman Saber 09 - Bonhoeffer 4 on base - #2

Tbe Bonhoeffer 4 are at large
in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area
1.51pm update from David Pocock

Captain Christopher Hawkins of the ADF has indicated they remain unconvinced that the Bonhoeffer 4 are on the Shoalwater Bay Training Area despite photographic and video evidence (aired on television last night) clearly showing them on the base.

“We are concerned about the lack of action taken by the military regarding the four people on the base. We have grave fears for their safety as live firing has commenced at Shoalwater Bay. We call on the ADF to follow the decision by Air Commander Meier and cease the bombing while people’s lives are at risk,” said spokesperson Treena Lenthall.

Ms Julie Moyle, the wife of Rev Simon Moyle who is one of the four, also said, “ADF have had proof for more than 24 hours that my husband and three others are in Shoalwater Bay. The ADF needs to stop denying and put Commander Meier’s words into action and stop the exercises today.”

Ms Moyle and their three children will join other supporters in delivering further video footage and photographs which show that the four are on the base to the ADF. They will meet with Captain Hawkins at the Rockhampton Military Barracks at 2.30pm.

** The full transcript of Air Commander Meier’s comments in Parliament can be found here: http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/content/transcript/defence-white-paper-talisman-sabre-swine-flu-preparedness

We'll continue to keep you updated, and online video footage should be available later in the day.


Networker and Melbourne Peace Activist Dale Hess
advises that yesterday's article by Barney Swartz
has gone big time -
picked up by CommonDreams.org
You can read it here.


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