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Australia’s students take to the streets against the uranium/nuclear industry

7 July 2010, Students take to the street to hold nuclear scumbags accountable.

Today hundreds of students from across  Australia will take to the streets of Adelaide on The ‘Nuclear Scumbags Tour’. This will be a creative and informative demonstration by Traditional Owners, students, and community members speaking out against the coercion and exploitation of Aboriginal communities by Government and nuclear industry alike. The irresponsible industry practices combined with the lack of ethical government policy shows complete disregard for the environment, water and indigenous rights.Under the protection of the Roxby Indenture Act BHP Billiton 37 millions of litres of water from the Great Artesian Basin for free daily, at the expense of traditional sacred sites and precious unique ecosystems. The Indenture Act wavers BHP’s obligations regarding Aboriginal Heritage, public accountability, environmental protection, water, and mining safety.

Today Traditional Owners and the Students of Sustainability conference will deliver letters and petitions, hold theatrical performances to voice their outrage at this racist and hypocritical legislation.

South Australia has been bombed, mined, and dumped in – this is not a quarry or a testing ground. Traditional owners and all Australians deserve more respect than we are receiving from a government only concerned with the desires of a greedy industry.”

As the Australian community will be left with the destruction of the uranium industry for thousands of years to come the uranium mining will be exempted from the mining tax.

Labor’s irresponsible radioactive economy is leaving future Australians with a bleak radioactive legacy. South Australia needs to transition from the radioactive state to the renewable energy state, there’s no time to waste.” TullyMcintyre,ASEN Nuclear Free, ACE Melbourne.

South Australia is at the forefront of the wind power movement. This transition to a safe and secure future for all Australians is at our fingertips, we just need to demand it.

This is bigger than us. This is everyone’s business” Kevin Buzzacott, Arabunna Elder, and Keeper of Lake Eyre.

Media contact: Tully McIntyre 0410 388 187

July 7, 2010 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, energy, General News, uranium | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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