Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

The week that has been in nuclear news Australia

Amid all the stuff about the nuclear industry, and about climate change, I occasionally come upon articles that are so powerfully written, and about such powerful global subjects –   that they just blow away the specific articles – important though these still are.

This week, Carl Grossman has revealed Donald Trump’s aim for weapons in space (which would be nuclear-powered), and what that means for the world. The nuclear weapons States currently adhere to the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 which designates space as the global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. If the U.S. goes up into space with weapons, Russia and China, and then India and Pakistan and other countries, will follow. Trump’s plan does require approval from Congress. The mind boggles also at the cost, and at what human services would disappear, in order to pay for this.

– views Trump as “the result of our failed democracy” – It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion. He finds that America’s liberals do not grasp what is happening – impending financial collapse, and creeping fascism. (I’d like to think that he’s wrong)
The climate change issue doesn’t go away. Radio Ecoshock brings us the news before it’s news – this week it’s Carbon Climate Showdown.

AUSTRALIA

The danger of Australia mindlessly aligning with the “Anglosphere
Liberal Coalition attacks on the ABC will rebound against them.  ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie explains economic benefit of the ABC to Australia. Michelle Grattan: expect more government bullying to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
UK Should Reject Extraditing Julian Assange to USA.  Chronicling Julian Assange’s 6 years .of Confinement
Data ethics heavily influenced by the biases of well-off white males.
NUCLEAR.    Australian govt rushing decision on nuclear waste dumping, avoiding Senate Inquiry report, and before next election.    South Australian Premier Marshall’s pro nuclear stance, in agreement with nuclear stooge MP Troy Bell
Tax-payer forks out $20,000 for Kimba children to have nuclear propaganda trip to Lucas Heights.  Resources Minister Matt Canavan lying to South Australians on nuclear waste   Community Benefit Programme – essential (?bribery) part of push for nuclear waste dump for Flinders Ranges.  Nuclear waste dumping would destroy Adnyamathanha traditional land and cultural heritage.
Nuclear waste dump site selection: Submissions to Senate:
Barry Brook’s poorly informed commentary on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.
Australian Medical Association urges fixing the uranium-polluted water supplies to remote communities..  Australian Medical Association wants action on  unacceptable levels of uranium in drinking water for several remote communities.
Australian uranium company Paladin leaves a mess behind it, in Africa.
Launch of film “Protecting Country”.
CLIMATE CHANGE.    Support for climate action is rising in Australia: but are politicians listening?  Coalition climate deniers play havoc again with energy.   Water wars: A new front in the fight against Adani.
RENEWABLE ENERGY. Record renewables roll-out eases gas crisis, says AEMO.   Small solar installs pass 3 million mark in Australia. Tasmania – double size of hydro plant, in first step of big battery plans.  Coal to be kaput in Australia by 2050, as renbles, batteries take over .  A 228MW Victorian wind farm to go ahead as big business snaps up cheap green power .
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June 23, 2018 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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