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September 27, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

Beyond the Fence Episode #35 “Military Interoperability Between Australia and Guahan”

Episode 35 “Military Interoperability Between Australia and Guahan” (hosted by Dr. LisaLinda Natividad) airs Friday, September 17, 2010.

This episode was taped on location July 9, 2010, in Sydney, Australia. Program guests are Australian peace activists, Dr. Hannah Middleton (peace.foundation@sydney.edu.au or peace@mira.net), Executive Officer of the University of Sydney’s Sydney Peace Foundation (www.sydneypeacefoundation.org.au) and Mr. Denis Doherty (denis@anti-bases.org) from the Australia Anti-Bases Network (www.anti-bases.org). Dr. Middleton was a participant in the 7th Meeting of the International Network of Women Against Militarism held in Guam September 16-19, 2009.

As U.S. military stages have shifted away from Cold War theatres to the Pacific Rim in the past two decades, Guahan has become increasingly linked to the countries of Australia and Okinawa forming a triangle of U.S. military operability. In much the same way that we are connected to the people of Okinawa, residents of Guahan are linked with the people of Australia by virtue of our position within this Asia-Pacific triangle. How are indigenous homelands, community relations and quality of life impacted by the presence of US military bases? This show raises this question in the context of Australia and explores alternative visions for global peace and the meaning of genuine security.

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