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Melbourne: Tuesday, 11 November, 7:00pm

Posted by stand-fast on November 2, 2008 at 3:40 AM
Remembrance Day Panel: Veterans and former military personnel speak-out against imperialist war
The Russian Revolution started when women workers went on strike, took to the streets and appealed to soldiers, fed up with fighting in World War 1, to join them. The Vietnam War was stopped due to the tenacity of the Viet Cong, the huge anti-war mobilisations and the determination of the soldiers to end an unjust war. But despite this history, many believe that anti-war activists and the ranks of the military are automatically on opposing sides.

Join the discussion about how to stop imperialist wars permanently with a panel of freedom fighters that all once made their living in the military.

? Chip Henriss was born in the United States and is a former Australian Army major who served in East Timor. He left the army and began organising with the Timor Sea Justice Campaign to demand Australia cease plundering the fledgling nation?s oil. Chip is a member of Stand Fast, a recently formed veterans? group. Stand Fast seeks to add weight to the antiwar movement in Australia through organising veterans to speak out against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and by debunking the myth: ?if you?re against the war, you?re against the troops.?

? Keith Kaulfuss, an immigrant from Germany, served in the Royal Australian Signal Corps from 1961 ? 1967. Keith is a grandfather and a retired union delegate. He is a founding member of the Indigenous Social Justice Association ? Melbourne, has defended the Fertility to Control Clinic against anti-choice bigots and marched to protest the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

? Peter Hannaford joined Her Majesty?s Royal Australian Navy in 1964 and was sent to Vietnam. He is a feminist who helped found Diversity in Safe Communities, a united front comprised of anti-Nazi organisers, which successfully drove the misogynist Blackshirts out of Brunswick. Peter is a renowned community artist who has marched against every war since Vietnam.

A spring buffet dinner will be served at 6:30pm for a $7 donation. The event will be held at Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Catch an Upfield line train to Anstey Station or a Sydney Road tram to Blyth Street. Plenty of free parking is available at the rear. For more information, phone 03-9388-0062 or email [email protected] Everyone is welcome.

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Reply Pedro
9:58 AM on November 9, 2010 
You ignorant traitorous fuckwits need to be stood up against a wall.
If you are all veterans as you claim you will know what that signifies.
Keep your seditious bullshit to the 363 days a year that are not sacred to real veterans. I am not now and never have been a "man of peace" and would cheerfully punch all your lights out, you creeps.


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