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A Call for Peace Rally! #TruthNotWar #StopAUKUS #FreeAssangeNOW
March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Saturday 18th March 13:00
State Library VIC
State Library VIC
Were you one of the millions of people who marched against the US led invasion of Iraq? The Guinness Book of World Records said between 12 and 14 million people came out that day, the largest protest in the history of the world. We call on you to bring your loved ones and stand with us in solidarity today.
On the 19th March 2003 the USA led a military invasion of Iraq based on its own fabricated secret intelligence that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction and working with terrorists.
No WMDs or evidence of ties between al-Qaeda and the Iraqi regime were found.
7 years later WikiLeaks, with documents provided by Chelsea Manning, exposed the true face of the Iraq war and hard evidence of US war crimes, including the infamous “collateral murder” video.
Instead of prosecuting those responsible for the crimes the USA is politically persecuting the messenger, Julian Assange.
Meanwhile PM Anthony Albanese is making deals for nuclear submarines using tax payers money. We are being sold out to those who are slowly killing our multi award winning journalist for a few useless nuclear submarines. Upwards of 50 billion dollars being spent on killing machines while poverty grows exponentially in this country. There is something severely wrong with this picture.
Join us today and hear directly from Dean Yates who was the Reuters Bureau Chief in Baghdad at the time the Collateral Murder killings took place.
Bring your banners, placards, whistles, hearts and voices.
We will march from the State Library to Treasury Gardens via 90 Collins St, stopping by at the British Consulate to shout out #HandsOffAssange!