Wednesday 6 July 2011

Calling for Independence from America on the 4th of July - war protesters at Swan Island plead guilty in court then were immediately discharged by sympathetic Australian judge!

Highlighting the action of some committed friends of mine, several of which are affilated with the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand and with CPT AustralAsia: 

They pled guilty as charged in court yesterday and the sympathetic judge simply released them immediately. Would that happen in America today?  This is the lead story today in a Geelong newspaper today.  Below is a video interview of one of the leaders, Baptist pastor Simon Moyle who explains the purpose of their action:

Swan Island Afghanistan War protests to continue
Four Afghanistan War protestors have vowed to continue demonstrating outside a Swan Island military installation.

And here's a photo of the dramatic symbolic action they took at Flinders Station downtown Melbourne on the 4th of July, declaring "Independence from the United States!"  It created quite the stir!

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