|Posted by stand-fast on November 2, 2008 at 3:40 AM|
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.