Australian who took action to stop another Collateral Murder faces trial in Rockhampton, Aus. 19th August

In July 2011, peace activists Bryan Law and Graeme Dunstan took part in a Ploughshares action to disable a helicopter gunship during joint US/Australian Talisman Sabre military exercises. Before the action Bryan referred to the Collateral Murder video saying:

“Machine guns mounted on a US Apache helicopter, possibly even one that will attend Talisman Sabre, killed innocent journalists and wounded children in Iraq in 2007 as shown in the collateral murder film which sparked the Wikileaks controversy.”

In the event, it was another helicopter gunship, the Tiger, that became the target for the Australian action. Tiger helicopters are equipped to carry turreted-cannon, rockets and the same Hellfire air-to-ground missiles used by Apaches. Like the Apache, the Tiger has the capability to detect and engage targets (that often turn out to be civilians) at long distances.

Graeme is pictured here on the tricycle and with the garden mattock used by Bryan to disable the helicopter.

GraemeD and trike

Bryan died earlier this year and Graeme faces trial alone starting 19 August in Rockhampton, Australia.

GraemePortrait

Graeme needs your support and solidarity. Use #StandbyGraemeD hashtag on twitter.

For more about the acts of mercy that have landed Graeme and others including Bradley Manning and Julian Assange in jeopardy, see this page.

For more information and details of how to support Graeme, see this page or the Peace Convergence blog.

GraemeD at court

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3 Responses to Australian who took action to stop another Collateral Murder faces trial in Rockhampton, Aus. 19th August

  1. Helen Bayes says:

    I stand with you Graeme, now and forever.
    You are truthful, faithful love-full peacemaker.
    May your testimony and witness open thousands of hearts in this coming week.

  2. Ed says:

    good luck! we need people like you guys

  3. Christopher Hughes says:

    I stand with you Graeme,
    Blessed are the peacemakers.
    You are a truthful, faithful disciple of the Peaceful Kingdom.
    May your testimony and witness open thousands of hearts in this coming week.

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