Peace activist on tricycle disables helicopter with garden mattock

Peace activist on a red tricycle disables a “Tiger” attack helicopter with a garden mattock.  Now that’s some Ploughshares action!!! 

Australia and the U.S. are inextricably linked militarily.  Currently, the U.S. is building up an additional force of 2,500 Marines being deployed to Australia.

The attack helicopter in question was participating in “Operation Talisman Sabre” joint U.S./ Australian military exercises taking place near Rockhampton, central Queensland in July 2011.  Operation Talisman Sabre exercises are geared around interventionary warfare scenarios.

Bryan Law is the tricycle jockey who disabled the nasty beast.

Said co-conspirator Graeme Dunstan of the Ploughshares action, “It (the helicopter) is a death machine which will otherwise be deployed to Afghanistan and used to kill some of the poorest people on earth who have dared to resist an invasion of the armies of some of the richest peoples on earth,”

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Mary Kelly – Ploughshares Conviction Overturned!


As we await the day of sentencing for the Disarm Now Plowshares it is good for us to remember that the Disarm Now Plowshares 5 stand in good company within a larger, global plowshares community.

On a damp, cold night in January 2003 Mary Kelly, a nurse and mother of 4 children, entered Shannon Airport in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland and disabled a U.S. Navy war plane that had stopped for refueling while bringing armaments to Iraq for the illegal U.S. war there. Mary, with full knowledge of the consequences, took an axe to the nose cone and fuel lines. Continue reading

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