The decision to invite the US Marines to base themselves in Darwin is a serious compromise of Australian sovereignty and a threat to our national security. It literally brings war to our doorstep.
In January 2012 while camped at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, Peacebus captain, Graeme Dunstan, resolved to go to Darwin during June, July, August and organise some grass roots community resistance to the occupation.
The overall goal of the Mission was to deport the Marines and end the US-Australia Alliance. We want peace and prosperity in the Pacific and armed neutrality for Australia.
It was a long journey and like all long journeys, it began with first steps and it furthered with perseverance.
And like all great culture shifting projects that have gone before, the Mission extended its influence through friendliness and community building, through bold occupations of public place and artful occupations of public imagination.
From kindness to kindness it went, totally dependent on the help and generosity of friends. Over $2,500 was raised to get Peacebus to Darwin and fund the camapign.
Best he could, Graeme recorded the Mission's progress with blogs. Index below.