Peacekeepers Ceremony and Peoples March
Sat, 2 Jun 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
To recognize our Australian Peacekeepers, we would like to invite your members to participate in the 2018 Peacekeepers Service and March to be held on Saturday 2nd of June. This is our way to say ‘thank you’ especially for those communities where Australian Peacekeepers have served. Since September 1947, over 60,000 Australians have been involved in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. The Australian Defence Force (ADF), the Australian Federal Police (AFP), and civilians have been involved in 62 missions, providing forces and leadership for peace observation, community rebuilding, protocol enforcement, weapons destruction, demining, training, and disaster relief all over the world. The ceremony will honour the women and men who have served, and continue to serve, in UN Peacekeeping operations. It will also pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in our quest for peace.
The following individuals have endorsed IPAN’s statement to keep out of USA wars.
HISTORY AND TIME ARE SHOWING THAT MOST U.S. WARS HAVE BEEN THAT OF AGGRESSION AND NOT FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS – JUST LOOK AT ALL THE NATIONS TODAY THAT HAVE BEEN INVADED BY THE U.S. ARE THEY BETTER OFF THAN BEFORE INTERVENTION?
A war of aggression, sometimes also war of conquest, is a military conflict waged without the justification of self-defense, usually for territorial gain and subjugation.
Iraq Veteran Tomas Young Dies After Calling Out Bush + Cheney – The men who came from families who have become millionaires from the profits of wars for decades.
Iraq veteran Tomas Young passed away yesterday, a day before Veteran’s Day, after delivering his final letter to former President George Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney just last year. The 34-year-old peace activist, who was paralyzed in Iraq by a sniper, accused Bush and Cheney of war crimes in his letter and made it clear that he holds them responsible for his fate and the fate of soldiers like him. Young was also the subject of a 2007 documentary called Body of War. We take a look at video of Young reading his letter on Democracy Now!, in this Lip News clip with Mark Sovel.
KILL EVERYBODY: American soldier exposes US policy in Iraq
THE U.S. DEEP STATE WAY OF BUSINESS UNTIL TRUMP?
“KILL EVERYBODY” – US ARMY SPECIALIST DARRELL ANDERSON EXPOSES US POLICY “I joined in ’03,” ’cause I was broke, I needed money, but I was a young American kid, I wanted to fight in a war. I joined up. [A] month out of training I arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, January ’04. Saddam’s been captured. And I get there and the guys I’m serving with have been there for six months already; they were there in ’03.
And I go, “Well, you know what, I think it’s come out that, you know, these people had nothing to do with 9/11, there was no Iraqi on those planes. We can see around here there’s no Al Qaida, there’s no terrorist syndicates in Baghdad, or Iraq. Saddam had stamped ’em out.” And I asked my buddies, “Well, you know, we’re here to find ‘weapons of mass destruction’.” And they laughed at me. And I said, “Well, you know, we’re here to ‘help the people.'” And they laughed at me. And I said, “What’s our mission? What’s our goal?”…They’re like, “All we’re trying to do is make it home alive…” Anderson describes the escalation of violence against unarmed civilians: “In April, they told us, “In a crowded area, if one person shoots at you, kill everybody.” Anderson explains the rationale from the officers: “They [members of the crowd of people] are letting them [the person or persons firing at the U.S. military] attack you.
They’re no longer innocent if they’re there at the time of the crime…” (9/11 conference, Chandler AZ Feb 23-25, 2007) 911TV.org / snowshoefilms post-production yoryevrah