Oceania: No War Games – 29 Jun 2007
White Whale forces Military Retreat in US-Australian War Games
Migaloo, the white humpback whale, is forcing the USA and Australian
military forces to reconsider using the Great Barrier reef for war games.
The USA and Australian Defence forces have faced down a civil disobedience
peace campaign against their Talisman Sabre War Games, from June 19 to
July 2, at Shoalwater Bay near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, only to
come up against the white whale!
Hundreds of people protested outside the restricted area near Rockhampton,
Queensland, with many attempting to enter the area, several actually
succeeding (Video) and evading capture for a number of days. (Audio
reports: 1, 2, 3) But still the military exercise continued, although
possibly in a slightly subdued form. Now the combined military forces are
facing another threat – a very rare and distinctive white humpback whale
by the name of Migaloo has been sighted heading towards the exercise area,
and the miltary are being forced to back off from endangering this