ANU activists ‘outraged’ by research partnership

Disarm ANU will be protesting tonight. Photo: Disarm ANU, Facebook

STUDENT activists at ANU will be demanding the university to sever business and academic ties with the American global aerospace, defence, security and advanced technologies company Lockheed Martin during a protest tonight (July 17), according to “Disarm ANU” representative Wren Somerville. 

Ms Somerville says students and staff at ANU are outraged by this research partnership.

“Government money is continually ripped out of higher education and funnelled into the defence industry,” she says.

“Research at universities should be publicly funded and directed towards things that fulfil human need and contribute to making society a better place.”

“Disarm ANU”, as part of a national “Books Not Bombs” campaign against universities will be protesting at the Aerospace Futures conference at 6.30pm tonight, at the National Gallery of Australia. 

 

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