anti-nuclear

Oxfam Australia responds on Better Power

This is a reply by Oxfam Australia's Climate Change Policy Advisor Simon Bradshaw to Andrea Bunting’s article “GetUp!-Oxfam’s Powershop partnership raises questions” in Green Left Weekly #1064.

As a leading international development agency working around the world, Oxfam is seeing the world’s poorest people made even more vulnerable through the increasing risk of droughts, floods, hunger and disease due to climate change.

The crimes of Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies achieved many things in his long political career. To remain prime minister as long as he did, Menzies kicked the communist can for as much as it was worth.

He also benefited from a split in the Australian Labor Party and the ALP’s remarkable talent for shooting itself in the foot. By choosing ineffectual leaders — Doc Evatt was brilliant but erratic, while Arthur Calwell was dour, dull and unelectable — the ALP was putty in Menzies’ clever political hands.

End the nuclear age to preserve our future

Seventy years ago this month, the US committed two of the worst terrorist attacks in human history. The incineration of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs represented the bloody climax of World War II. The nation that committed this heinous crime soon itself came to be the only remaining capitalist superpower.

70 years from Hiroshima, US still denies its crimes

The 70th anniversary of the United States' atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a reminder that when the United States' enemies commit crimes, they are crimes. But when the United States commits crimes, they did not happen.

In 1928, Arthur Ponsonby, a British politician, said: “When war is declared, the first casualty is the truth”. But he never specified what the distorted “truth” might be. If one were to examine all wars the US has engaged in, however, one might conclude the casualty to be civilian death counts.

Hiroshima Day: time to ban the bomb

Seventy years ago, two split second explosions changed the course of history. The blinding light and fireballs that scorched Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the start of the atomic age. More than 200,000 people died either instantly or within a couple of months. Thousands more have died in the years since due to the radiological impacts of the bombs.

Walkatjurra Walkabout 2015

Walkatjurra Walkabout 2015

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout - Walking for Country’ is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear. It is a chance to reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of walking for country.

August 16th - September 19th 2015

Join us for a month walk from Yeelirrie to Leonora from August – September, 2015.

Event date: 
Sun, 16/08/2015 - 8:30am - Sat, 19/09/2015 - 8:30am

Yellowcake Country Exhibition and Auction

Yellowcake Country Exhibition and Auction

WANFA Exhibition and Art Auction 2015! Opening night on Friday 14th of August with art auction, live music, drinks and tasty food provided by Mama Pacha.

Come join us for a night of fun fundraising for WANFA and celebrating the 5th anniversary of Walkatjurra Walkabout.

The exhibition will be open from 15th -31 August 10am - 4pm

Friday, August 14 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Moores Art Building
46 Henry Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160

Organised by WANFA

https://www.facebook.com/events/823424804407010/

Event date: 
Fri, 14/08/2015 - 6:30pm

Fighting uranium mining in WA Aboriginal communities

The Martu people oppose the building of the Kintyre uranium mine in Western Australia. The WA State Governments proposed uranium mine, and its inevitable environmental damage, is causing extreme social disharmony in remote communities.

Martu country extends over 15 million hectares of the Western Desert encompassing the Gibson, Great Sandy and the Little Sandy Deserts. The traditional owners have lived here for up to 60,000 years.

Canada: Thousands march for green jobs

Up to 10,000 people attended the March for Jobs, Justice, and the Climate in Toronto on July 5, climate action group 350.org said.

The mass march came ahead of the Climate Summit of Americas, held in the city over July 7-9.

Renewables now! Nuclear not an option

The radioactive exposure tour — the RadTour — organised by Friends of the Earth and the Anti-uranium and Clean Energy collective (ACE), was on again this year from June 27 till July 8. Twenty-five people travelled from Melbourne through south and western NSW then onto South Australia.

Green Left Weekly's Rachel Evans caught up with the RadTour at Lucas Heights and spoke to Dr Jim Green from Friends of the Earth.

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How has the campaign to make Australia nuclear free been going?

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