anti-nuclear

The cost of nuclear waste: infinity dollars

As South Australia's economy continues to tank, local business leaders and the state Labor government have snatched at the nuclear option.

Leading the hopes for salvation is a proposal for a giant underground waste dump to store some of the world's spent reactor fuel.

Ian Angus: Capitalism versus humanity in the fight to save the planet

World renowned ecosocialist Ian Angus speaking about "climate war and the billionaire class".

Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth (next to McIver station)

Recommended donation: $5. Organised by Socialist Alliance

Event date: 
Sat, 30/04/2016 - 2:00pm
Event time: 
Sat, 30/04/2016 - 2:00pm
Phone: 
Ph 9218 9608, 0413 976 638

Nuclear waste dump in South Australia: what could possibly go wrong?

As a sagging economy cruelled their electoral chances, right-wing parliamentarians and power-brokers in the South Australian Labor Party decided in late 2014 that it was time to ditch a once fiercely-defended point of policy. The party's remaining opposition to the nuclear fuel cycle would have to go.

Labor Premier Jay Weatherill soon came on board, and by March last year the state's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission was under way.

The secret antennas of US spy base Pine Gap

Under the cover of thick clouds and blinding sun, a drone assignation takes place in the Middle East. Interception of internet messages leads US authorities to a 16-year-old Anonymous group member.

Fukushima commemoration: no nuclear waste dumps

"Remembering Fukushima: Resisting nuclear waste dumps!" was the title of a public forum held in Redfern on March 3. About 40 people heard a panel of speakers mark five years since the Fukushima tsumani and nuclear disaster in March 2011 and outline the growing opposition movement to federal government plans for a nuclear waste dump in rural Australia.

"The nuclear industry has no place in a safe and sustainable future. Five years since the Fukushima disaster, it is time to break the nuclear chain," forum publicity stated. The forum was organised by Uranium Free NSW.

Corbyn: 'We need a new way of doing politics'

When veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn was elected British Labour Party leader in September, many commentators in the corporate media and inside the Labour Party establishment warned his anti-austerity and anti-war positions would be a “disaster” for the party — rendering it “unelectable”.

Assumed to have no chance at the start of the campaign, his staunch opposition to austerity measures impoverishing millions helped generate a tidal wave of enthusiasm.

South Australians fight nuclear waste dump

The front page headline “Trash and treasure” on the February 16 edition of South Australia's only daily newspaper, The Advertiser, welcomed the recommendation from the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission for a nuclear waste dump in outback SA. The commission had cost a massive tax-payer funded $8 million.

Containment Film Screening

"Containment" is a film by two Harvard professors, part observational essay and part graphic novel. It weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future. This screening commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown.

Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St, Northbridge

Organised by the Conservation Council of WA. Tickets: $25 solidarity/$20 general/$15 conc.

MORE INFO: Link to film website: http://containmentmovie.com/#synopsis

Event date: 
Fri, 11/03/2016 - 5:30pm
Event time: 
Fri, 11/03/2016 - 5:30pm

Communities say no to nuclear waste dump

After two decades of failing to secure a nuclear waste dump site in South Australia and the Northern Territory through a top down approach, early last year the federal government initiated a voluntary nomination process calling on landholders to put forward their land for assessment.

A shortlist of six was released after 28 sites were nominated around Australia: Hill End in NSW; Omanama in Queensland; Hale in the Northern Territory; Cortlinye and Pinkawillinie in the Kimba region of South Australia; and Barndioota station in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

Anthropocene Working Group: Yes, a new epoch has begun


“Potentially the most widespread and globally synchronous anthropogenic signal is the fallout from nuclear weapons testing.”

Repeatedly, over hundreds of thousands of years, glaciers expanded south and north from the polar regions, covering much of the Earth with ice sheets several kilometres deep.

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