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Say no to War – Protect Truthtellers

March 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am AEDT

Lest we forget – Iraq 2003

AUKUS threatens war again – 2023


Say no to war – Protect truth tellers

8am Monday 20 March at the ACT Courts, Knowles Pl, Civic

As the Coalition of the Willing which was responsible for the illegal invasion of Iraq on 20 March 2003 has regrouped as AUKUS, we should remember the legacy of that disastrous war and other destructive wars.

Two people in particular are suffering persecution today because they dared to expose war crimes. Julian Assange for releasing material including a video of the Baghdad airstrike, ‘Collateral murder‘, which killed two Reuters journalists and other civilians, and ADF Major David McBride, who gave the ABC information about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

The rally will call on the Australian government to pull back from the AUKUS agreement, which is heightening tensions with China, and will remember the horrendous outcomes from armed conflict, as well as calling for freedom for Assange and McBride.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of many hundreds of thousands of people, as well as injuring or displacing millions more. The wars caused widespread environmental destruction – war would take action on climate off the agenda.

Speakers at the rally will be:

  • Independent MP Monique Ryan
  • Senator David Shoebridge
  • Lawyer Bernard Collaery
  • Major David McBride
  • Dr Sue Wareham, President MAPW
  • Larissa Baldwin-Roberts, GetUp CEO
  • Mr Jeff Morris, CBA whistleblower

Please come along to support Julian Assange and David McBride, and to express our horror that the countries which were responsible for so much heartbreak in Iraq and Afghanistan seem bent on engaging in yet another war.


Knowles place, ACT court Canberra
Knowles pl
Canberra, ACT Australia
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