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Ciaron O’Reilly in Melbourne

Ciaron O’Reilly could come to Melbourne for a week some time in the first three weeks of August if there is enough interest.

In his last three trips to Melbourne he’s spoken to every group I could find and now I’m out of ideas. So if you would like him to speak at your group, or know somewhere he could speak, contact me by leaving a comment.

Ciaron O’Reilly is a Catholic Worker who was part of the Pitstop Ploughshares who were recently acquitted for disarming a US War Plane in Ireland en route to Iraq on the eve of the War.

UPDATE: I’ve already had one positive response. A few more and he’ll be able to come down from Brisbane.

UPDATE 2: He’ll be in Melbourne late August.

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Stopping War

Ciaron O’Reilly writes about those maintaining a vigil outside the Enoggera Military Base in Brisbane.

…We feel if everybody in Australia who seriously oppose this war made their opposition visible by holding vigil for an hour each week – at a military base, outside a government building, on their campus or in their community – this would have quite an impact on waking our society from its slumber. A society that is largely sleeping through this war as these young men and women at Enoggera are being prepared for deployment.

Here are some pictures of the vigil.