[Late but worth it: Thanks to Max Watts, Australia, who sent this in.13 August 2010 Stand FastStand Fast’s Graeme Dunstan organised a highly successful speak-out in front ofTownsville’s Lavarack Barracks, one of the Australian Army’s largest bases.There was a good turn out of local supporters, 14 in total including a British veteran ofCyprus, Jenny Stirling from the Greens and David Lowe from the Socialist Alliance. Thespeak-out had a good media response with all local news media was represented.Media included ABC Radio Townsville (12.30 pm Friday news plus a drive timeinterview), extensive coverage WIN and Seven TV news (long, maybe 2 minutesegments) and page 4 of the Townsville Bulletin (see photo).The speak-out did not receive any abuse from troops entering/leaving the barracks andfrom the speak-out Stand Fast has built important contacts with people who are able toget Stand Fast’s message directly to soldiers in one of Australia’s largest garrison towns.
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September 09, 2010 By Stephen Fugate via Max Watts, Australia
Thursday afternoon often sees me near the Enoggera Army Base where alongsidethe main road we of the ‘Vigil’ hold posters protesting Australia’s involvement inthe criminal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Today was a bit different with the appearance before the Army Camp’s main gate withStand Fast who held a Speak Out event that was covered by the media.