Current Campaigns:

National Missile Defence / PineGap / Star Wars

War protesters 'switch off' defence satellite dish

Four anti-war protesters claim they tampered with a satellite dish and power supply at a secretive Victorian military base yesterday before being detected and arrested by police.

The Bonhoeffer Peace Collective Activists breach secret military base

Four Christian peace activists have been arrested after entering Swan Island, one of Australia's most secret military installations near Queenscliff, Victoria, seeking to disrupt the war in; Afghanistan. They went into the base at 6am on 30 th March.

Waihopi activists acquitted

On March 17, 2010 a jury in New Zealand found Sam Land, Adi Leason, and Fr. Peter Murnane not guilty on nine charges including burglary and wilful damage after just two hours' deliberation.

Defence White Paper

Background briefings on security and missile defence issues for your information.

Desert Peace Protest 2002 Roundup

A successful and highly publicised demonstration was held over the weekend of October 5-7, 2002 at the gates of the US war base at Pine Gap near Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Equador Conference March 2007

International Conference for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases. March 5 to 9, 2007. Quito and Manta, Ecuador

Flawed Defences

The contradictions and paradoxes inherent in US missile defence plans are proliferating faster than the weapons of mass destruction the Americans seek to neutralise.

For HeavensSake Public Meeting

United States missile defence & weaponisation of space program Saturday, 11 October, 2-4 pm

Master of Space by Karl Grossman

On November 1, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted to reaffirm the Outer Space Treaty--the fundamental international law that establishes that space should be reserved for peaceful uses.

Harsh new laws to hit Pine Gap protesters

The Federal Government has quietly beefed up laws protecting the US spy station Pine Gap, ensuring protesters face seven years' jail if they go near or photograph the intelligence-gathering facility.

The world says no to foreign military bases

We come together from 40 countries as grassroots activists from groups that promote women's rights, indigenous sovereignty, environmental justice, human rights, and social justice. We come from social movements, peace movements, faith-based organizations, youth organizations, trade unions, and indigenous communities. We come from local, national, and international formations.

Introduction To Issues BriefingPaper

The US National Missile Defence (NMD) program involves developing a system to intercept in flight a limited number of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs) armed with nuclear, biological, or chemical warheads

Japan visit by AABCC Coordinator

From October 20 to 28, 2005 I was a guest of the Peace Forum, a section of a larger group called Gensuiken. During this time I was able to participate in and speak at a number of peace and anti-bases actions in Tokyo and Okinawa. The principal event was the International Anti-War and Anti-Base Meeting which had delegates South Korea, Guam, Philippines, Japan and Australia.

Map of Military Bases in Australia

While this list is not exhaustive it does purport to show the entanglements of the Australian military in the US military. This is only to be expected after 50 years of the Australian-US military alignment. A base of the US military can be for year round occupation or for occupation of some weeks per year. The activities of the Australian military in collecting intelligence for the US can make a base which is wholly paid for and staffed by Australians a de facto US base.

Meeting Basic Needs, or Funding for War Flawed defences: Bush's missile plan may explode in his face

The contradictions and paradoxes inherent in US missile defence plans are proliferating faster than the weapons of mass destruction the Americans seek to neutralise.

Star Wars: The Next Generation

When President Bush tapped Donald Rumsfeld for defense secretary, he signaled his intention to assign this well-seasoned Pentagon veteran the task of selling missile defense to Congress and US allies....

What is National Missile Defence by Dr Middleton

The stated purpose of the US National Missile Defence system (NMD or also called "Star Wars") is to protect US territory from attack by a limited number of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs) armed with nuclear, biological, or chemical warheads. Such limited attacks, ranging from a few to a few tens of missiles, fall into three categories:

Pine Gap Four Win Appeal. 25/2/08

Today Bryan, Jim, Adele and Donna were acquitted of their convictions under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952. February 25, 2008

Background: Pine Gap

The Australian parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has complained that MPs are kept in the dark about information that is given to the US Congress or is publicly available. Although US Congress officials have visited Pine Gap and received classified briefings about its functions, the Treaties Committee is "entrusted with less information than can be found in a public library".

Pine Gap: Notice To Quit

In November this year the Federal Government can give three year's notice that it intends to terminate the agreement which permits the United States base to continue operating at Pine Gap.

Richmond Air Base

Richmond RAAF Base is a direct connection with the US spy base at Pine Gap near Springs. Richmond RAAF host a detachment of USAF Air Mobility Support Squadron its precise designation is Det. 1, 635th Air Mobility Support Squadron.

$1 Billion Question: Where Has All the Air Force EELV Money Gone?

Taxpayers may never know how Lockheed Martin Corp. and The Boeing Co. spend at least $1 billion in taxpayer money set aside to design, build and launch new rockets the military needs to lift heavier satellites into space.

For Pentagon, Asia Moving to Forefront

When Pentagon officials first sat down last year to update the core planning document of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, they listed China as a potential future adversary, a momentous change from the last decade of the Cold War.

Star Wars — The Armed Wing of Globalisation by Hannah Middleton

Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition September 11 gave a huge boost to the United States plans to move full-speed ahead on National Missile Defence (NMD) or 'Star Wars'.

Star Wars Briefing Paper

The US National Missile Defence (NMD) program involves developing a system to intercept in flight a limited number of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs) armed with nuclear, biological, or chemical warheads.

Costs Mount for Full Spectrum Dominance

The integrated space-air-land-sea battlespace envisioned by the Defense Department and industry will cost about $200 billion over the next decade, Boeing Co.'s Roger Roberts said today.

Star Wars: The Armed Wing of Globalisation

September 11 gave a huge boost to the United States plans to move full-speed ahead on National Missile Defence (NMD) or 'Star Wars'. Despite the fact that space weapons would be no defence against low-tech terrorist "suitcase" bombs or the kind of attack that destroyed the twin towers, Star Wars supporters are riding high and the aerospace industry expects super profits from defence contracts.

The Next Battlefield May Be in Outer Space by Jack Hitt

The Defense Department's newest satellite technology, Warfighter I, sits inside a protected clean room in Germantown, Md. To enter, you must run your shoes through a cleaning device and then don a "bunny suit," a layered hooded outfit that covers every part of your body except your eyes.

Text of Senate Motion March 2001 Americans target WA site for secret rocket base

Residents of northern WA are up in arms over a proposal to use the area to test American missiles.

WA mooted as site for test range

FOUR ballistic missiles were fired from the north of WA in 1997, tracked as they travelled 117km through the air at high speed and allowed to land in the ocean. At the time, the Defence Department stressed that the "scientific experiments" were not an indication of plans to create a ballistic missile defence system.

StratCom and the Domination of (Cyber) Space The Target is China

When Pentagon officials first sat down last year to update the core planning document of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, they listed China as a potential future adversary, a momentous change from the last decade of the Cold War.

Theatre Missile Defence from Union of Concerned Scientists Fact Sheet

The United States is developing several theater missile defense (TMD) systems, which are intended to defend against shorter-range missiles than the national missile defense (NMD) system is.

The Many and the Fugue by Jake Lynch Too Many Overseas Bases by David Vine

In the midst of an economic crisis that's getting scarier by the day, it's time to ask whether the nation can really afford some 1,000 military bases overseas. For those unfamiliar with the issue, you read that number correctly. One thousand. One thousand U.S. military bases outside the 50 states and Washington, DC, representing the largest collection of bases in world history.

U.S. Seeks Foreign Aid in Missile Defense

The Bush administration is embarking on a plan to enlist foreign governments and firms in its missile defense program by launching a round of official visits next month to NATO capitals and later to Asian cities to discuss potential cooperation.

RICHMOND RAAF BASE

Richmond RAAF Base is a direct connection with the US spy base at Pine Gap near Springs. Richmond RAAF host a detachment of USAF Air Mobility Support Squadron its precise designation is Det. 1, 635th Air Mobility Support Squadron.

AUSMIN 2014

Road Map to Hell AUSMIN 2014 – A ROAD MAP TO HELL August 18, 2014: Australian Anti-Bases Coalition & IPAN-NSW Statement Ausmin talks August 2014: Press Release expect to see Australia paying for entire cost of the Marines in Darwin

Against Government attacks on privacy

Letter to Government re: Australians fighting with ISIS in Syria and Iraq

Against Drones

Letter to Senator the Hon David Johnston, Minister for Defence from Anti-Bases on
Weaponised Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Cut Military Spending

Bite the Bullet The Campaign against the F35s purchaseAustralian Facts & Figures on Military Spending Global Fact Sheet Queensland Floods Ways To Help Clayton's Cut for Defence. May 2011 John Kaye's Global Day of Action on Military Spending speech. May 2011.

Jeju Island Republic of Korea

The Arms Race Intrudes on Paradise by Gloria Steinem

Talisman Sabre

Details of TS11. What you can do to help Response to Talisman Sabre 2011 Draft Public Environment Report Submission: Environmental management of Defence: a regulatory failure Talisman Sabre 2009 Roundup Talisman Sabre 2007

Troops Out of Afghanistan - Now!

To Members of the Australian Parliament:

The Afghan war debate is your opportunity, after nine years, to give voice to what most Australians wish the withdrawal of our troops from the war in Afghanistan. It is also an opportunity to bring to light, after years of neglect by mainstream commentators, many important truths about this war.

FREE GUAM!

On Guam, planned marine base raises anger, infrastructure concerns US accused of human rights violations

Two Chamoru representatives from Guam visiting Australia for a month-long international awareness campaign today accused the United States of glaring human rights violations of the indigenous Chamoru people.

 

ABCC Bulletin Articles about Pine Gap

Peace activists penetrate Pine Gap: Issue No. 11/Page 3 Bush uses Pine Gap to spy on Americans: Issue 11/Page 3 Brigitte and Alice Springs and Pine Gap: Issue No. 4/Page 4 Qantas claims added security is to protect space base, not people: Issue No. 3/page 7

Guam

US Accused of Human Rights Violations

Two Chamoru representatives from Guam visiting Australia for a month-long international awareness campaign today accused the United States of glaring human rights violations of the indigenous Chamoru people.



Past Campaigns:

Talisman Sabre 2009

TalismanSabre2009

Talisman Sabre 2007

Talisman Sabre 2009 Round Up

Blue Paper Project 2000

Blue Paper Project - Index Blue Paper Project - Introduction Defence White Paper

The Federal Government will release a Defence White Paper later this year which will have a major impact on the economic, political and military role Australia plays in the new millennium.

Submission for the Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition (AABCC)

The prospect of reviewing the expenditure on the military must take into account that the expense takes place within an Australian context as it is. This context has a social component as well as any geo-strategic environment issues.

Blue Paper Introduction

Following the public consultation process of which this submission is a part, the Federal Government will release a Defence White paper which will have a major impact on the economic, political and military role Australia plays into the 21st Century.

Blue Paper Project FAQ Sheet

The largest item of expenditure is salaries and superannuation, $4,123 million in 1997-98. The government wants to expand combat forces from 24,000 in 1996 to 32,000 in 2001. Salary costs will shoot up.

Comments on Defence Review 2000 by Dr Hannah Middleton Contribution to Community by Dr Hannah Middleton CPA Submission

(currently unavailable)

Canberra Quaker Meeting. Response to the Defence Review 2000

The Quaker Peace Testimony, which dates from the earliest days of the Religious Society of Friends, reflects the view that there is 'that of God' in all people, and that it is the duty of Friends to seek ways to draw out the Inner Light in themselves and others

A draft ubmission by Julie Clutterbuck

In a review of Australia's defence force, we should broaden our focus from defence to security, asking what security means for the people of Australia and of the region. This includes environmental security, human rights, and self determination. Once we have thought about our priorities for security in this wide sense, we can ask what role the defence force has to play.

Proposed UNAA Response to the Defence Review 2000

UNAA welcomes this unique opportunity to comment on the defence discussion paper Defence Review 2000 - Our Future Defence Force issued by the Government on 27 June 2000. Not only is community involvement in Defence policy a positive step forwards, but it also acknowledges the value to the Australian Defence Organisation of having an ongoing Defence community involvement.

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S GREEN PAPER

Defend our future - don't waste it. Urgent action is needed to stop the Federal Government from approving increased spending on unnecessary military hardware that puts Australia at risk.

Letter to Sydney Morning Herald by Dr Hannah Middleton Papers from the Medical Association for Prevention of War: Pine Gap (MAPW)

Pine Gap, officially known as the Joint Defence Space Research Facility, is one of the largest and most important US satellite ground control stations in the world.

Papers from the Medical Association for Prevention of War: The Target is China

When Pentagon officials first sat down last year to update the core planning document of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, they listed China as a potential future adversary, a momentous change from the last decade of the Cold War.

Glebe Out of School Hours Child Care submission to the Federal Government's review of Military Policy

The Glebe Out of School Hours Child Care ( OOSH ) has as its aim to serve the needs of 'at risk' children in the inner city of Sydney. We are in the privileged position to see the results of various Government policies on the social fabric of this country's biggest city.

Insurance or Security? Australian Democrats Position on the Proposed Defence White Paper

Recent events including procurement catastrophes such as the Collins Class Submarines, budgetary questions and regional crises such as East Timor, Fiji and the Solomons have sharply focused public attention on to the state of our defence forces.

Catholic University Students' submission to the Federal Government's review of Military Policy

The International Movement of Catholic Students Australia (IMCSA) at their meeting over the weekend of 22/23 July wish to make the following submission in regard to Australia's military spending.

Submission on Defence Review 2000 White Paper Hon. Andrew Peacock and Community Consultation Team

War starts in minds. The first casualty is truth.

Anti-TerrorismBill 2002

The Inquiry into the Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 and Related Bills

April 3, 2002. Submission from the Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition.

APDSE

Asia-Pacific Defence & Security Exhibition (APDSE)

11-13 November 2008. Adelaide Convention Centre

APEC

APEC 2007

The Anti-Bases Campaign (AABCC) was involved in the APEC demonstrations on both days.

Crocodile

Crocodile 2003 About

The Australian military budget for 2003/2004 put aside $400 million for war games. The biggest and most expensive of these is Crocodile 2003, a joint US-Australian military exercise.

"NOT IN MY NAME" - Crocodile Leads Anti-War Games Protest (2003) CROCODILE 2003 Provocative and Destabilising

DepletedUranium

Depleted Uranium Background Info

HypersonicWeapons

What are Hypersonic Weapons?

"Hypersonics" refers to speeds greater than 5 times the speed of sound. Hypersonic weapons are powered by scramjet (supersonic ramjet) engines which are basically tubes comprising inlet, combustion chamber and thrust nozzle sections. They can only operate when moving very fast so that incoming air is rammed into the combustion chamber, burnt with fuel and then thrust out of the exhaust.

Iraq

Australia's role in the threatened war against Iraq by Denis Doherty Sanctions, Human Rights & International Law by Denis Halliday A regional report of the marches courtesy of the Public Service Association. War News

Wartime Edition of the Aeronautics.Ru Analytical Center was created recently by a group of journalists and military experts from Russia to provide accurate and up-to-date news and analysis of the war against Iraq. The following is the English translation of the IRAQWAR.RU report based on the Russian military intelligence reports

Lancelin

Submission on the Lancelin Extensions by Denis Doherty