Solidarity in London and all over as Graeme Dunstan’s trial for disarming a helicopter gunship gets underway

Solidarity in London

Former U.S./Australian/Irish plowshares prisoner Ciaron O’Reilly gives it all he’s got (left) at the Australian High Commision on London’s Strand on the first day of Graeme Dunstan’s trial in Rockhampton, Australia on Monday.

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One may have been the loneliest number until High Commission bureaucrat & security came to inspect a makeshift shrine to the Afghani dead thumbtacked to a nearby tree.

Ciaron went to introduce himself, but there was no need for such formalities – they knew who he was and failed to introduce themselves. They didn’t know Graeme Dunstan and enquired. They know who Graeme Dunstan is now. They answered in the affirmative that they had viewed the helicopter gunship ploughshares video from Talisman Sabre 2011.

They answered in the negative to the proposition “Pretty funny uh?”

Flyers were distributed to passersby, prayers said and gesticulatory insults exchanged with a passing busload of young Galatasaray SK fans Ciaron mistook as young Australians silently abusing him from behind the bus windows. As the Turkish football sign on the back of the bus betrayed their identity, Ciaron realised that they were indeed abusing the Australian High Commission building and were probably still pissed off over Gallipoli.

Solidarity from David Rovics with a new song

Solidarity around the world

After this solidarity video…

…photos from supporters around the world continue to arrive.

Arizona Jack Cohen Joppa, editor of The Nuclear Resister

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Gil Landolt, Veterans for Peace, Des Moines

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Frank Cordaro, long time Catholic Worker, plowshares activist, former & future anti-war prisoner

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Tommy Schmidt, Des Moines Catholic Worker

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Ben Griffin, Afghanistan/Iraq combat veteran, founder of Veterans for Peace in the U.K.

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Michael Lyons, Navy medic, military resister who was jailed for refusing deployment to Afghanistan

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John Shipton (Julian Assange’s father) and Father Dave

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Rev. Simon Moyle, currently in Rockhampton supporting Graeme at the trial

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Chris Cole and Virginia Moffat

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Annie Morris, teacher

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Evan Clarry and child

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Danielle O’Brien, artist and Milo

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Tom Francis, filmmaker

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Brian O’Brien, nurse

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Traditional Catholic devotion of Intercession to Mary as Our lady of perpetual help

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Headlines you won’t see in mx

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I can’t relax in Brisbane during the Graeme Dunstan trial

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