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Australian news, and some related international items

This month

For international news, go to nuclear-news 

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Radioactive Show – Tilman Ruff -on “Stumbling in the Dark “

text-Please-NotePlease note the new page on this website – NUCLEAR ROYAL COMMISSION  It will be updated regularly as relevant news comes in.

Be AwareBE AWARE of developments in South Australia’s NUCLEAR FUEL CHAIN ROYAL COMMISSION.

Go to their website – http://nuclearrc.sa.gov.au/ Click on “Keep me informed” and subscribe to their emails.

South Australian Royal Commission Propaganda Forums 

  •    30 April 2015:  Port Augusta – 5.30pm Institute Theatre
  •    01 May 2015:  Port Augusta/Port Pirie 12.00pm Council Chambers, Port Pirie Regional Council
  •    05 May 2015: Berri
  •    11-14 May 2015: Remote Aboriginal Communities (locations to be confirmed).

FIRST WORLD WAR WOMEN

working for peace in Melbourne 1914-1919

PROLOGUE === 10. === 12. THEY OPPOSED WHITE AUSTRALIA

11. ‘I DIDN’T RAISE MY SON TO BE A SOLDIER’

We have been forbidden by the military authorities

to sing or make use of the song

“I didn’t raise my son to be a soldier.”

 

Nevertheless to say,

the women will still continue to sing it,

if they feel so inclined.

Woman Voter 23 December 1915 from
Megan McMurchy, Margot Oliver, Jeni Thornley,
For Love or Money, a pictorial history of Australia,
Penguin 1983

19. THE WOMEN’S PEACE ARMY

The Women’s Political Association created the

Women’s Peace Army to ‘fight for the destruction

of militarism with the same spirit of self

sacrificeas soldiers showed on the battlefield.’

============

Recognising that those who supported party

politics might not feel themselves able to join the

WPA, it was considered wise to enlarge our

borders by forming a Women’s Peace Army, to

which all sections of people could belong.

Woman Voter 15 July 1915 State Library of Victoria

 

28. 80,000 PEOPLE ON YARRA BANK

The procession and demonstration by

the United Women’s No Conscription Committee

was a supreme success.

An ideal day,

between 4,000 and 6,000 women processionists

where only 2,000 had been hoped for,

artistic tableaux and singing,

a seething, sympathetic

mass of onlookers along the route,

a concourse of 80,000 people

at Yarra Bank,

earnest, thoughtful speeches,

produced a demonstration of feeling

such as has never before

been witnessed in Australia.

Woman Voter 26 October 1916 State Library of Victoria

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Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000  – South Australia

 PETITIONS

 Vellentine,-JoName the sixteenth Western Australian federal electorate ‘Vallentine’ after pioneer anti nuclear Senator Jo Vallentine http://greenswa.org.au/vallentine.

 

 

 

sign-this http://misseaglesnetwork.blogspot.com.au/ MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD ON THE CRISIS FACING ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES. ACT TO STOP THE FORCED CLOSURES

Stop the shutdown of remote Aboriginal communities   https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_shut_down_loc/?bqFCVab&v=55116

 

sign-thisPeople can also contribute comments on this Royal Commission farce at http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/blogs/draft-terms-of-reference
sign-thisNo uranium mine at Kintyre http://ccwa.org.au/takeaction/kintyre  
sign-thishttps://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/renewable-energy/non-vic-switch-pledge/pledge-to-ditch-dirty-energy

Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, overview of Uranium Mining

EVENTS

more detail  on  these at Action Australia and  Event details « Antinuclear

 April Mid to Mid May  –Melbourne  Free Exhibition: FIRST WORLD WAR WOMEN working for peace in Melbourne 1914 – 1919 www.womensweb.com.au  

 

scrutiny-Royal-Commission-1South Australian Royal Commission Propaganda Forums 

  •    30 April 2015:  Port Augusta
  •    01 May 2015:  Port Augusta/Port Pirie
  •    05 May 2015: Berri
  •    11-14 May 2015: Remote Aboriginal Communities (locations to be confirmed).

 

May 1 – Adelaide – March to Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities

 May 6 – Perth –  Environment Matters  -Old Mines – New Problems  RSVP Here: August 15-31 –  Fremantle – WANFA Art exhibition  www.wanfa.org.au/art
May 7-9  – Melbourne Progress 2015  http://progress2015.org.au/ – great speakers – but it is expensive 

7 Comments »

  1. Imagine a planet where our families were very moderate in size – we wouldn’t be using as much energy in total and could leave some energy for the next generation.

    Comment by L Hunter | September 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thank you, L. Hunter.
    I totally agree with you – the goal would be moderation in human numbers, as well as moderation in the way we live, and consume the Earth’s resources.
    I read recently of someone’s suggestion that “the best tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the condom”

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. I’d have to admit that my views have been influenced by the information put out by the ‘independent’ radio and television broadcasters and by the institutes you have mentioned.
    I feel that I have made a conscious effort to become better educated on the issue of nuclear power but if our public broadcasters and institutes are not providing unbiased information on the issue then where else do I go?
    I personally think the case for nuclear power is strong but I am now wary that I may not have been presented with all the relevant information.

    Comment by MattSmith | January 20, 2010 | Reply

    • Australia’s public broadcasters are not doing such a bad job, by world standards. Of course they find trivia, sensationalism, and overly sentimental topics are more popular than serious matters. And of course, they find it easier to just use the media releases that pour out from industry and government.

      Still, one can find very fair and informative stuff in Australia’s mainstream media – (eg. The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail), just that it’s likely to be on about page 7 of the newspaper, or on TV or radio at an unfriendly time (e.g ABC’s Lateline). Also, journalists aren’t always resourced (or inclined) to spend time at the “coal-face” or rather, the “uranium-face” – some topics just not covered.

      All coupled with Australians, (including journalists’) extraordinary reverence for the opinions of “hard” scientists, (nuclear physicists, like Ziggy Switkowski,) compared to their scepticism about “soft” scientists, ( ecologists, environmental scientists like Mark Diesendorf, or Prof Ian Lowe)

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  4. A message we get from the media is that Nuclear power is the only way to provide full-scale baseload power.

    Rarely do Nuclear power proponents mention REDUCING or ELIMINATING the gargantuan full-scale waste of power.

    Examples:

    millions of burning electric lights on bright sunny days, eccentric eclectic electric doors opening for any people/objects passing by and often not coming in, almost countless numbers of devices chewing up electricity in standby power-buy mode, dinosaur toasters and dinosaur ovens run on days that a solar oven could do the job, shop “background” subliminal propaganda programming music and video feeds, hair dryers when extreme water wasteful cotton for towels is unused or discarded in frantic frenzy, “boom box” speaker earthshakers human-attempted earthquakers, electric air conditioning to cool those already overflowing with excessive cold-weather-survival calories, grid iron heaters instead of exercise + no-restrictive-nicotine + no-depressive-alcohol + comfortable clothes in winter.

    The True Cost on my electric bill at home is ONE KILOWATT $0.25 per day, but outside of home, and due to waste society, is probably an order of magnitude (10 times) greater at a minimum.

    “WASTE NOT WANT NOT”

    “To Waste is a Crime.”

    Comment by NoNukes Australia | March 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. I have a query regarding using some material on your website, and getting permission from you to do so. Could you please contact me by email, and I will send you the details?

    Comment by Debbie Gallagher | July 23, 2012 | Reply


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