ACTION

We recognise that culture without action is a passing dream. And action without courage is culture without power.

We recognise that the campaign to close the US spy and drone base at Pine Gap will take both courage, artfulness and patience. Along the way by our actions we will both be healing the culture of war and militarism and building the culture of peace.

Ideas into action will be our practice.

Non-violent direct action to close Pine Gap will be the measure of our courage.

This then is a call to the warriors of peaceful and creative means.

Disarm, an anarchist network from Melbourne will be hosting, an activist camp near the Pine Gap prohibited area 26 September - 3 September 2016.

http://closepinegap.org  
https://www.facebook.com/events/423361 544525758/

Disarm will set up a kitchen and toilets and facilitate meetings.

People are encouraged to come to the Activist Camp as self sufficient affinity groups which organise their own transport (fund raise and hire a mini bus for example), set up their own camp, plan and execute their own action(s) and co-ordinate with other affinity groups best they can.

You are urged to give your group a name and identity and post a FaceBook page, paint a banner for it, make placards with your message and begin planning and promoting your proposed action now.

Respect for the land and the lore is expected. Also a commitment to non violent means.

WHO WE ARE

  
We are  ‘kwertengwerle’ (ritual caretakers) of the central and eastern Arrernte.

We invite you to a cultural exchange on Arrernte lands.

We want to make the closing of the Pine Cap U.S. spy and drone base an act of healing and cultural co-creation.

To do this we are offering to host a number of healing camps which welcome, embrace and support the 2016 Alice Springs Peace Convergence   19 September - 3 October 2016.

Other camps and activities will happen at different times and in different places before and after the Peace Convergence. They will be themed on Healing, Permaculture, Learning, Arts and Action.

Aims of our Co-creation

To re-imagine the lore of land.

To de-colonise the law of the land.

To co-create an earth caring and peace loving culture, which both celebrates the ancient ways
and adapts the best of the rest.

To promote, apply and cultivate the healing arts in this time of epochal transition.

To reach out to the care takers from all lands to join us in bringing unity and healing to the Earth.

Expected Outcome
A garden of cultural delights planted amongst original and non-original peoples - a living example of what is possible for people wanting to live in peace, in harmony with the land, in accordance with the ancient ways and also with the new ways that changing conditions and technologies bring. 

  

Expression of Interest Form

  
Do please send in your ideas and skills!! 

But please do not hold any attachment to being a ‘missionary’ or ‘chosen one’– this is about positive co-creation and cultural exchange.
 We have a group of experienced practitioners dealing with enquiries and are keen to assist a meaningful dialogue in the times up to the camps.    

We are open to what you suggest, and worry not if you are new to this work and simply wish to get more involved.  Humility and space holding will be some of the most noble ways you can be involved....
  
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