uranium mining

WGAR News: Lawyer and Social Justice group has good news for Muckaty Mob: CAAMA Radio

Newsletter date: 11 April 2014


* Damien Williams & Paul Wiles, CAAMA Radio: Lawyer and Social Justice group has good news for Muckaty Mob ... [Featuring Natalie Wasley & Lizzie O'Shea]
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Wiluna Martu peoples against uranium mining
* 3CR Community Radio Radioactive Show interviews Yvonne Margarula, Jacqui Katona & Jo Vallentine about the Jabiluka blockade
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Territory top of the mining ranks but bottom of barrel deal for First Peoples

WGAR News: Walkatjurra Walkabout: 3CR: Featuring Scott Ludlam, Kado Muir, Mia Pepper & Dave Sweeney

Newsletter date: 12 July 2013


* Community Radio 3CR: Walkatjurra Walkabout. A new mine, an old fight. [Featuring Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Kado Muir, Mia Pepper and Dave Sweeney]
* Background to the Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining

* David T. Rowlands, Green Left: Australian atomic massacre still ignored
* Background to Justice for Aboriginal victims of Maralinga nuclear tests

* Brian Johnstone, Tracker: How Land Rights were won… and almost lost

* Tracker: Native title tax bill passes Senate
* Background to Mabo and Native Title

WGAR News: Federal Government green light uranium mining for WA: The Stringer

Newsletter date: 5 April 2013


* The Stringer: Federal Government green light uranium mining for WA
* The Wire Audio: Safety concerns over uranium mine
* Background to the Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA)

* Deborah Ruiz Wall, New Matilda: Welfare Or Gas Money In The Kimberley?
* The Stringer: Legal action commences on EPA's approval for James Price Point Gas hub
* Hands off Country: Shake Your Head in Disbelief
* Ingetje Tadros: Pelican corroboree - welcome to Seashepherd in Walmadan
* News re Floating offshore gas processing

Uranium Film Festival brings Australian Films to Berlin

The Uranium Film Festival from Rio de Janeiro is traveling now to Berlin - together with several films from Australian filmmakers. Next October (Oct. 4th to 12th) the Festival will screen more than 50 "nuclear" documentaries and movies in the two cinemas Eiszeit and Moviemento in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Most of the films from all continents about nuclear power, uranium mining, atomic bombs, radioactive and nuclear accidents or about depleted uranium weapons will be in English, in German or with German subtitles.

Lizard Rises Day Two - Stand off with police as mutants march

Day two (July 15th) of Lizards Revenge saw the numbers at the camp swell to around 500 people. A "zombie" or "mutant" march occurred as protestors tried to reach the "gates of hell" otherwise known as Olympic Dam. However the march was thwarted by police who would not let the Lizard sculpture (a converted car) with Uncle Kevin Buzzacott in it be pushed within the march. They said it violated the "no vehicle rule". A three hour stand off with police ensued before protestors abandoned attempts to reach the gates for the day. See good coverage of the march on the
ABC news including video
Related:Lizards Revenge Website -- Lizards Revenge on Facebook

The Lizard Rises at Olympic Dam - Day One march to the gates of hell

After an early visit to the gates on July 12th, the Lizard's Revenge kicked off in earnest on July 14th. As promised the Lizards Revenge took its party to the "Gates of Hell" on July 14th. Hundreds marched to the gates of the mine including Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott. The numbers camping has swelled from a few hundred on the first day to approximately 400-500 campers by day two.
Lizard Revenge Website

The Lizard comes to Olympic Dam early!

The Lizard's Revenge protest against the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine into the world's largest uranium mine began early yesterday (July 12th). After police announced that road would be blocked to the mine throughout the protest a surprise early contingent including the Lizard itself arrived at the "Gates of Hell". In the spirit of the event music, dancing and generally theatrical freakiness descended upon the gates to the mine. A banner was unveiled declaring "Torch Olympic Dam". Police against protestors to move on but the exclusion zone did not begin until midnight that night. The protest camp begins in earnest on July 14th.
RelatedVideo of base camp set up -- Lizard has arrived video -- Lizard's Revenge Facebook page

Stop Uranium Mining in Australia Campaign @ the Channon market

The Be Clear, Not Nuclear crew landed up at the Channon market on Sunday 14th Aug with whistles, drums, samba bells and facepaint to send out the message: "NO" to uranium mining in Australia.

In keeping with the traditions of the Drum & Dance Circle everyone joined in to create the groove and keep the vibe alive and many decided to add their voice to keeping the tribe alive by signing the petition against uranium mining in Australia.

Sayachan was there to give many people a yellow nose, to keep them on their toes on the uranium issue.


Yvonne Margarula's letter to the UN expressing solidarity with the people of Fukushima

Below is a letter sent by Yvonne Margarula of the Mirrar people to Ban Ki Moon the Secretary General of the UN on the 6th of April 2011. The Mirrar are the traditional owners of the land that Ranger and Jabiluka Uranium mines are located on. These mines have been developed without the consent of the Mirrar people. The letter expresses solidarity with the people of Japan and sorrow that uraniun from the land of the Mirrar was used in the Fukushima plant.>

Dear Secretary-General,