RALLY FOR PEACE & NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT will hold its annual HIROSHIMA DAY PEACE RALLY at 1 p.m. on SATURDAY, 7th AUGUST in BRISBANE SQUARE, near Treasury Casino, George Street, Brisbane. There will be speakers, music and information stalls. The rally will be followed by a march. All are welcome.
The UN CONVENTION ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS is due to come into force this year on August 1, 2010. AUSTRALIA HAS SIGNED BUT NOT YET RATIFIED THE CONVENTION. These weapons cause much injury and misery for civilians during and long after conflicts. Please consider writing to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Affairs Minister, Stephen Smith, urging them to ratify the Convention as soon as possible. Their postal address is Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600.
You can find out more about cluster munitions at http://www.stopclustermunitions.org/