Brisbane Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament – Iraq 10 yrs On.
The Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament is held in various locations around Australia on Palm Sunday – the Sunday before Easter in the Christian tradition.
This year Palm Sunday fell on March 24 and the rally in Brisbane was held at Redacliffe Place in the city.
On this episode of Autonomous Action Radio we will hear live recordings of speakers at the event.
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This year preparations for the rally were disrupted when the Brisbane City Council notified organiser Joan Shears OAM that amplification was not allowed at the event.
Amplification of the event proceeded as usual after the Rally for Peace and Disarmament Committee disputed the BCC’s ban on amplification.
Ms Shears says she is pleased with how the event turned out.
‘”Although numbers were not as high as in the past we had four excellent speakers and the people who attended engaged well with the event.”
We start off today’s show with Wave speaking about the history of the event followed by an interview with Committee member Greg Brown who was instrumental in forcing the BCC to overturn their decision regarding the use of amplification at the rally.
Friends of the Earth Campaigner Robin Taubenfeld was the MC of the event she also spoke about the dangers Queensland is about to face now that Premier Campbell Newman and the LNP have overturned the ban on Uranium Mining in this state.
We will hear from her in future episodes especially as the campaign against uranium mining in Queensland heats up.
The 3 other speakers at the event were Peace Activist Donna Mulhearn, Electrical Trade Union State Organiser Scott Reichman and Refugee Advocate Frederika Steen.
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