Hi Jonathan! During The International Year of Peace ‘Arts Action …

Comment on Pine Gap: wake-up call for Alice Springs by Stefanie Bennett.

Hi Jonathan! During The International Year of Peace ‘Arts Action for Peace’ launched the book “Midnight Tulips” – and later the libretto “The Performance” performed by The Seymour Group ensemble in Redfern.
Extracts from the author’s notes on both occasions reads…
“In this day of push-button extinction no-one has asked me if I want to be a statistic, a pawn, a victim of a power-crazed gang who sit as heads of state in the power capitols of the world. This work is dedicated to the preservation of the small every-day wonders and the people who still have eyes or souls to see.
To aggressor or victim, the searcher or salvager, or those who still believe there is time and space enough to dream & to love.
Fellow artists, fellow humans, to all of us who stand at gun-point, this work is for and about you.”
Times have NOT improved. I believe the collective “we” have (sadly) gone backwards.

Stefanie Bennett Also Commented

Pine Gap: wake-up call for Alice Springs
Yes, Kathryn. Brilliant article about the Exhibition. Now, to the Conference…


Through the sunburst
One by one

… Come see!
Come see!

Back and forth

Greed running
On empty

(Stefanie Bennett, Arts Action for Peace)

Pine Gap: wake-up call for Alice Springs
We do seem to allow all things morally sick to take place and survive in our name. Well, “not on my watch!” Communication – ie: speech [words] is one of the most important of answers. Then – step up to the plate and be counted. Stefanie Bennett

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Peace Pilgrims fight Pine Gap charges: their actions intended to defend themselves and others from imminent disaster
@Obviousman. Seems we have ever changing laws. One day Pine Gap – by original law – was there for “The Defence Of
Australia”. That law ‘was changed'[!] & The Gap’s now a Defence Facility [???] No-one’s listening to the judge who freed the Peace Pilgrims [Judge Daynor Trigg] back in 2016 because The Pilgrims have had to return to trial Nov. 1st 2017.
Whose law have they broken? The one in Sept. 29th 2016? The law that’s now a Defence Facility? Certainly not the Aboriginals’ lore or land since peace & music isn’t a crime. What’s criminal is the game-
changing @ not calling Pine Gap out for what it is.

Pine Gap: Important talks but who was listening?
“Important talks but …”
No-one listens these days, Erwin. Try having a chat or heart-to-heart talk with just about anyone. Attention spans are shot to hell. Anticipate a grunt or several syllables at most. So there you have it. Even the Mayor emails 36 words for locals the world to read. I ‘crimp’ his words.
Pine Gap has his support.
Re: Australia and [also] the economic benefit that goes to Alice Springs.

Pine Gap: protection or threat?
Well Kieran, your ‘Coverage’ ends all others. Is…
The Base threatening? There are those in Australia
& elsewhere who feel that ‘the only thing to fear
is fear itself.’ BULLDUST! The Pine Gap Threat is
upon us all & “The Fear” is real. Stefanie Bennett

Pine Gap protests in town, at base
John: I love the story and I would like to see a re-run of that sixty-niner. Wonder how far the old pinkie Simca would get today, though?
I’m no pussycat, just an old hen with several law brushes but I wouldn’t be dumb enough to take on what protects The Gap these days. Super-great-Grandma, Stefanie Bennett.

Pine Gap demonstrators provide real time images
Thanks Ian for some of The Gap’s background. I reckon very few attempt to understand what has
become a world theatre of errors.
Grubby self-interest multi nationals are on the make-and-take (as they’ve always been) while a large percentage of humankind can’t really be bothered to think through the murk and muddle of Trump decisions let alone our own Aussie pollies.
Recall Vietnam and agent orangeade the mega company rats Dow Chemicals plus Monsanto that hold our live food patents. Who feels safe?
Maybe The Flat Earth Society sticking their heads in the sand – backside up – not knowing a drone hit’s due and not even Saddam’s laughing.

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