Critique the Australia-US Alliance, and take part in building a national movement for an independent and peaceful Australia.
The forum is the opening event for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) national conference on the following day. Senator Scott Ludlam, Professor Richard Tanter and Professor Kozue Akibayashi from Japan will speak to why the alliance with the USA threatens our security and our way of life.
The threat of a major war in our region of Asia-Pacific is looming. The US is expanding and building up its military presence in the region, and in Australia. Australia’s foreign policies are indistinguishable from the US foreign policies and military ventures. Australia’s defence, military facilities and industries are being integrated into the US military strategies. The Australian people’s sovereignty and independence to make our own decisions in the interest of people, peace and the environment are further eroded. We have become a compliant host of US preparations for war in our region.