Brisbane non-violent protest against Raytheon and Iraq War

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No Iraq WarBy Bruce Duncan

Taking seriously their convictions to oppose unjust violence and war, a small group of people continue to employ non-violent methods to oppose Australia’s involvement with arms manufacturers and organisations involved with the Iraq war.

The group, ‘Christians Against ALL Terrorism’, this year have staged a number of protests outside Raytheon offices in Brisbane, with prayer vigils, exorcisms and splashing of blood. As well as managing Pine Gap, which is involved with US military communications and
targeting over Iraq, Raytheon manufactures electronic war fighting equipment and missiles, including cruise missiles and cluster bombs. Cluster bombs had released 800,000 bomblets over Iraq.

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