Walkatjurra Walkabout Updates and Events

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‘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.
Greetings everyone
Sorry for not getting an update out for a while.. I’ve been on an epic bus driving mission to Canberra. We drove a group from the Nyoongar Tent Embassy to Canberra for the invasion day and Freedom Summit. Just returned to what looks like being a massive year on all fronts..

The Walkatjurra Walkabout is set to begin in August this year with the bus leaving Perth on the 17th of August – returning on the 18th of September….
This will be our 5th year Anniversary and it will be going back to basics!!! We will be starting from Wiluna again and a bit more walking than last year and there looks like being a delegation coming from Japan, USA and possibly Canada…

Save the Date and more info coming soon

This will kick off with a WANFA art exhibition..
WANFA Art exhibition 15th – 31st August 2015 @ Moores Gallery 46 Henry St Fremantle
The West Australia Nuclear Free Alliance is excited to announce the 2015 WANFA art exhibition and auction from the 15th – 31st of August 2015 at the Moore Gallery in Fremantle. WANFA had sell out art shows in 2012 and 2013 with an eclectic mix of works representing environment, industrialisation, peace and resistance.
Opening and auction 14th August 2015 from 6pm. www.wanfa.org.au/art
Can you help get ANFA to Canada for the World uranium symposium
With Cameco set to get approval for the uranium mine at Kintyre, WA they are also targeting the Yeelirrie deposit near Leonora, WA.
We are currently organising an Aboriginal delegation to go to Quebec, Canada for the World Uranium Symposium. This will be a great opportunity for ANFA delgates to tell people what Cameco are doing in Australia, while also forming a strong alliances with First Nations who are fighting Cameco on uranium mining in Canada.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THEM THERE..please take a look at the fundraising page to get ANFA to the world uranium symposium in Canada. Mr Cooke and the other Co-Chairs of the Australia Nuclear Free Alliance have been invited to talk about the issues we face here in Australia and particularly the impacts on communities. Your support means a lot to make this international solidarity happen and will help us grow links with Canada – the home country of Cameco the most aggressive uranium company in WA with proposals to mine uranium at Kintyre and Yeelirrie. You can make a tax deductible donation or receive a gift for your donation. Donate here.

More news on Kintyre!!
Last week the WA Environment Minister decided to dismiss all our appeals against the Kintyre uranium mine. In the next few weeks we can expect the Minister to make a decision to approve the Kintyre uranium mine in an area that was cut out of the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) National Park, in Martu Native Title determined country. This fragile desert ecosystem is about to be compromised by this Government to advance the corporate interests of a Canadian mining giant – Cameco who have a shocking operating and corporate behavior record. Please stay posted for any actions – text “Rapid Response” to 0415380808 to be on our rapid response action text out (with or without your name up to you).

Please take a survey
What do you think about the nuclear free movement in Australia?
The nuclear free movement has been around for a very long time, we are really keen to hear your thoughts about the movement to help us grow and change and adapt. Your time is so much appreciated and will help towards creating a nuclear free future. Follow this link to take this quick and easy survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8SS3LVX

Also I know there are a few old FANGsters on the list and want you to know that BUMP is back and moving to Fremantle!!
FIRST MEETING (sorry for the late notice)
Wednesday 4th February – 6pm – Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle *** TONIGHT
The BUMP collective has had many incarnations but always the same goal – to keep WA nuclear free. Originally we were FANG – the Fremantle Anti Nuclear Group…. In 2015 we are going back to our roots – back to Freo.
Meetings in 2015 will be monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm at Clancy’s fish pub. These meetings we hope will be bigger and better, if needed and depending on what comes up we may have smaller working groups for different projects, we hope to organise more through e-mails. BUMP meetings we hope to include some updates on what is happening around the state and country, share stories, news, ideas and more. Hope to see you there. For more details call 0415380808.
2015 BUMP meetings
Wednesday 4th February – 6pm at Clancy’s fish pub – Fremantle
Wednesday 4th March – 6pm at Clancy’s fish pub – Fremantle
Wednesday 1st April- 6pm at Clancy’s fish pub – Fremantle

Thanks for your support in the nuclear free movement and hope to see some of you at the now monthly BUMP meetings the first BUMP meeting is tonight! 6pm at Clancy’s in Fremantle.

Always remember to tune in to Understorey – and the Radioactive Show this week for all the latest nuclear and peace news.

If you have any questions then please feel free to call or email..

Marcus Atkinson: 0400 505 765 email: walk4country@gmail.com
Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew

 

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