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Video – police arrest Olympic Damn anti uranium activists at breakfast

Too often we ignore the effects of this industry because it happens away from our direct doorstep, uranium is mined here  in the desert, and dumped on the homes of Aboriginal communities in the desert within Australia. But as we have been reminded again from Fukushima, radiation doesn’t discriminate, and this is a threat to the health of us all, now and into the future.

 VIDEO  Breakfast not Bombs    http://lizardsrevenge.net/breakfast-not-bombs-media-release-17-7-2012/  Lizards Revenge  18 July 12 Activists call for “Breakfast not Bombs” as police defend what BHPBilliton aims to make the largest uranium mine in the world. At the road blockade set up to control access to the Olympic Dam mine demonstrators set up a breakfast and blockade. Their message, that the uranium from this mine and others like it contributes to the nuclear weapons industry and any expansion to this mine is an increased contribution to the industry.

Here are statements from the picnickers that have blocked the road near the Bypass rd and Olympic way from7am til 9am. 6 people were arrested with what the police describe as various offense “Breakfast not Bombs” crew reported seeing many trucks being turned around during the picnic road block.

Shane Anderson:
I am a father of two children who inherit from me and my generation what we leave them. I am committed to give them the most positive and peaceful future I can. I have been committed to anti-war activism for the last three years and see and hear the impact of depleted uranium in Afghanistan where Australia still has troops, as well as Iraq. Beyond this Australia has committed to supply uranium to one of the two newest nuclear arms countries, India. Right now India and it’s neighbor Pakistan are involved in a nuclear arms race which Australia now contributes to. Talk of safeguards have continually been shown inadequate and the potential of even much less than one percent the uranium we supply becoming weapons is not acceptable and leaves a world under the ever increasing threat of weapons.

Laura Hogan:
I came to my first understanding of the nuclear chain last year on a ten week “Walk Away from Uranium Mining”, which walked through communities and regions marked out to be desecrated by uranium mining in Western Australia.
The nuclear industry is toxic at every stage – from uranium mining to nuclear power to the radioactive waste.
I have come from Western Australia – a place marked out for their first uranium mines – to say no to this dangerous toxic industry. As a young person I am seeking a change to real and sustainable renewable, not a false choice between global warming or radioactive poising of our lands.
Too often we ignore the effects of this industry because it happens away from our direct doorstep, uranium is mined here in the desert, and dumped on the homes of Aboriginal communities in the desert within Australia. But as we have been reminded again from Fukushima, radiation doesn’t discriminate, and this is a threat to the health of us all, now and into the future.

Jasmine Shepherd
I’ve come from Melbourne to oppose the nuclear operation and expansion peacefully. I think this industry is a destructive force globally

Raffaele Fantasia
I first started learning about the nuclear industry a few years ago and the more I learnt the more I realized that this industry expands not because we need it but because of the industry’s insatiable desire for profit at the expense of community safety, indigenous communities and the environment.

The communities surrounding the Fukushima reactor, exposed to deadly radiation from Australian uranium, deserve our very best efforts to make sure we shut this industry down.

This action is a strong statement from Lizards Revenge to let BHP know we are that we are not going away.

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July 18, 2012 - Posted by | Opposition to nuclear, South Australia

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