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August 6 – Melbourne Hiroshima: 70 Years Time:at 6:30pm
Place: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT – 360 Swanston St, MelbourneThe International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) invites you to a special screening of the extraordinary historical drama “Hiroshima” (1953), directed by Hideo Sekigawa. Around 90,000 Hiroshima residents performed as extras in the film, helping recreate the horrific scenes of August 6, 1945.Because of the film’s controversial nature, it was rarely screened at the time and was only recently rediscovered and brought back to life. The film’s narrative is based on essays written by school students who survived the atomic bombing. Some half a million teachers across Japan are said to have helped finance its production.The evening will also include a musical performance on shamisen by Noriko Tadano. Proceeds go towards ICAN’s work to achieve a global ban on nuclear weapons. Despite the catastrophic human consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, these are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited under international law. There is a growing push to change that.Tickets: $15/$25 BOOK NOW     Facebook event

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) of South Australia needs crowd-funding for its survival All donations can be made at http://www.gofundme.com/SavetheEDO

  EDO launches crowd funding campaign in desperate bid to survive beyond the end of its Federal funding on June 30 http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/35589/edo-launches-crowd-funding-campaign-in-desperate-bid-to-survive-beyond-the-end-of-its-federal-funding-on-june-30#.VWuihNKqpHw

With a total cut to their Federal funding, courtesy of the Attorney-General, George Brandis,  and unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with the current state government to secure annual funding required – the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) of South Australia is now poised on the brink of closure as of June 30.

With options running out to secure its continued survival, the EDO is looking to the community to keep the Voice strong.

The crowdfunding campaign will launch on June 1st and will be run through the Go Fund Me page ‘Save the EDO’.

The EDO has been helping the SA community  for over 20 years.

It is the independent Voice that speaks out to protect the environment for future generations, often involved in giving advice on cases that protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the natural heritage for generations to come.The EDO supports communities who may not otherwise have the resources to seek such legal advice to protect the environment.

The Voice of the EDO has helped to protect the Adelaide Parklands, the Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island, the Fleurieu Penninsula  and  many other urban and rural places that we all love, right across SA.

Without the EDO, who will our community turn to for independent and fearless advice and representation to protect our magical environment?

Strong advocate for the EDO, Senator Penny Wright speaks out on the vital importance of the EDO to SA:

Over many years, EDOs have a track record of making sure government action is lawful and that the voice of ordinary Australians can be heard when it comes to our shared environment.

“Without them, individuals and grassroots community groups, who are often fighting David and Goliath battles with wealthy mining companies and wealthy developers, will be left to fight alone.”

Without the EDO as the Voice for Environmental Justice in SA,  our community and our environment will lose an independent and expert advisor that “walks the walk and talks the talk” when it comes to protecting our environment for  us and future generations. More information about the EDO can be found at: www.edosa.org.au.

 

All donations can be made at http://www.gofundme.com/SavetheEDO.

Contact Profile

Environmental Defenders Office

The EDO is the independent Voice for Environmental Justice in SA.

Since 1992, we have been the environment’s legal team – helping communities across SA, protecting the public interest and evening the odds.

Unfortunately, our environment and the EDO is under siege from shortsighted politicians.

Our work is vital in the struggle to conserve and enhance our rich and unique environment.
• We help our community to understand the laws in South Australia and to use those laws to protect our environment.
• We go to court to protect valuable habitat and defend your right, and your children’s right, to a clean environment.
• We fight to improve the law when it isn’t working to protect our community and our environment.

We know that you share our vision of an Australia where our natural environment is valued for its own sake, and where our laws really do protect our shared environment instead of paving the way for politically motivated destruction.

The Abbott Government wants to silence us. The Federal Attorney-General George Brandis has removed our federal funding.

Our funds will run out on June 30 – without your financial help, the Voice will die. Yes, your donations are tax deductible.
James Blindell
P: 08 8359 2222
M: 0401464245
W: http://www.edosa.org.au/
E: james.blindell@edo.org.au

 

 

We have never asked for donations to Antinuclear, and we’re not doing so now.

However, we’re just very keen to support Frontline Films  David Bradbury is an Australian film-maker who has earned an international reputation as a film maker willing to go to extraordinary lengths for a cause, exposing political oppression and environmental vandalism.

Bradbury has won many international film festival prizes, received five Australian Film Industry awards, and two Academy Award nominations.

He is currently producing a very up to date film on the situation of nuclear power – globally. Bradbury’s Frontline Films nevertheless runs on the proverbiial shoe string – and with little encouragement from the mainstream media.

We believe that Frontline Film’s newest documentary will be a remarkable and eye-opening film. But David Bradbury needs funds to get these filmed events and interviews edited, and onto DVD and film. And then – to get this – the most up to date film about the global nuclear scene to the  2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 28. June – 14. July 2012.

So – we’re calling for  donations. The Frontline Film Foundation  is a registered charity and has tax deductible status. All you need is these  banking details:
Frontline Film Foundation
Southern Cross Credit Union
BSB: 802-185
A/C #: 86527

For more information – go to http://www.frontlinefilmfoundation.org/index.htm

 

 

 

8 Comments »

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  2. October 1st. Public information and awareness protest/rally/event in Cobar Western NSW. Watch for the Steam-punk Wombles – powered by Cobar Anti-nuclear facebook group.

    Comment by Flora Florance | September 26, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hi, Feel free to post any of your planned events on this page!
    In fact, we are look for more admins to help manage it. If interested contact me or the other admins of the page!
    “Like this page to say ‘No’ to Australian exports of uranium”
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Like-this-page-to-say-No-to-Australian-exports-of-uranium/220062144730266

    Comment by Andrew Hayward-Bannister | November 23, 2011 | Reply

  4. We MUST PROTEST the placement / displacement of Nuclear Material anywhere so as to prevent a major nuclear mishap from happening on our shores or in outback.

    Just a few days ago (May 2012), in northeast North America, a nuclear submarine fire almost completely contaminated one of the most famous and once pristine clear fresh waters off Maine, the area having a coast with some of the best lobsters and other marine life in the world.

    If such an event occurred off an Austalian coast, we would have to kick ourselves in the butt for years and years for ever allowing such a terrible tragedy to occur. And if such an event occurred inside an Australian port, it would potentially close the port for many hundreds of years, similar to Fukushima Japan.

    Reference:
    Nuclear Submarine Disaster Wikipedia

    CLOSE EINSTEIN MINE !
    NO FRANK EINSTEIN MONSTER !

    Comment by NoNukes | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  5. We MUST PROTEST the placement / displacement of Nuclear Material anywhere so as to prevent a major nuclear mishap from happening on our shores or in the outback.

    Just a few days ago (May 2012), in northeast North America, a nuclear submarine fire almost completely contaminated one of the most famous and once pristine clear fresh waters off Maine, the area having a coast with some of the best lobsters and other marine life in the world.

    If such an event occurred off an Austalian coast, we would have to kick ourselves in the butt for years and years for ever allowing such a terrible tragedy to occur. And if such an event occurred inside an Australian port, it would potentially close the port for many hundreds of years, similar to Fukushima Japan.

    Reference:
    Nuclear Submarine Disaster Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Miami_(SSN-755)

    CLOSE EINSTEIN MINE !
    NO FRANK EINSTEIN MONSTER !

    Comment by NoNukes | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  6. Please share information about our Sydney event planned for 10th March 2013
    To all friends – Everyone is invited to this great event we have planned in 2 weeks’ time. Come & enjoy great music & food while learning what’s been happening in Japan in the 2 years since Fukushima. The fabulous Natalie Pa’apa’a of Blue King Brown playing acoustic, Indigenous dance, taiko drumming, and more! Japanese & local speakers. $10 donation. Would love to see you there :) Please share!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/502330286475902/

    Comment by Kerry Laws | March 2, 2013 | Reply

  7. Hi all.I’m a parent of 3, 2 whom attend Hurstbridge Learning Co-op (a parent-run co-op school of under 30 primary school aged students) My 2 youngest are indigenous and I read of this tour group through Koori

    Comment by saara marlo-monten | March 27, 2013 | Reply

  8. ……cont..from last post.. Koori Mail. Is there a possibility for our school to be visited or be involved in any way? I believe this would be of great benefit both ways as thereis a great like-minded community out here that would be happy to support. Best of luck with the tour!

    Comment by saara marlo-monten | March 27, 2013 | Reply


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