A Big Year Ahead

Hi everyone..

Hopefully everyone has had a good rest and ready to get involved in some great events this year..

The Walkatjurra Walkabout will be happening again in August this year (more info coming soon at www.walkingfrcountry.com) there is a strong possibility that we will be coordinating this with a gathering in Kalgoorlie at the end of the Walk. We are also in the process of discussing ways to Run / Convoy to the Pine Gap gathering at the end of September to bring attention to the 50th Anniversay.

The Walkatjurra Walkabout film has been finished by Rez and we are currently entering it into some film festivals around the world. Later in the year we would like to do some local screenings, so If you are interested in holding a screening in your area or have ideas for a festival that it could be shown at then please contact
Marcus  marcus@footprintsforpeace.org
Lucy p.lucyhancock@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS
Karlamilyi Walk – 4th – 12th June 

Martu elders have opened an invitation for people to join them on an 8 day walk through the Karlamilyi National park in opposition to the proposed Kintyre uranium mine. Come with us (Martu) we’ll walk to stop the uranium mining on our country. We’ll walk through Karlamilyi, not far, across Karlamilyi river. Walk through Lullapakujarra up to Punumullara then to Puljcatja – big water, up to Desert Queen Baths and then Kintyre.”

Registrations are now open for the Karlamilyi Walk in the Pilbara June 2016 – stay posted and get in quick there will be limited spots available.

Please Make a Tax Deductible Donation to HELP the Karlamilyi Walk
https://ccwa.nationbuilder.com/donation_karlamilyi_walk

More info at www.walkingforcountry.com

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Join us for the 5th Anniversary of Fukushima

Containment – Film Screening

Cinema Paradiso – 164 James St Northbridge

Friday 11th March – 5th Anniversary of Fukushima 5.30-730pm

Join us on the 5th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster for the screening of the award winning new documentary film “Containment”. Funds raised will go to support the important work of the Rainbow Stay project – offering respite to children from Fukushima. Book your ticket here

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Thanks to supporters like you, the EPA has received over 15,000 submissions objecting to the Kintyre, Yeelirrie and Wiluna uranium mine proposals. Now there is one more – Mulga Rock.

Mulga Rock is an ancient and fragile landscape in the heart of our outback country, not a place that should be turned into a radioactive quarry. Now it’s up to us to stop the clock on the mulga rock uranium mine.

We need your action once more to make sure that the Barnett Government’s EPA don’t simply rubber stamp this proposal. The area might be remote, but we need to let them know that thousands of people are watching.

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Mulga Rock is home to the unique marsupial mole, sandhill dunnart and brush tailed mulgara. Plans for the mine include clearing 3,709 ha of native vegetation replacing it with 14 waste rock piles and 9 open pits.

This mine and processing facility would take up to 15 million litres of groundwater and leave behind 32 million tonnes of radioactive mine tailings.

Send a message to the EPA objecting to uranium mining at Mulga rock.

Last week WA Mines Minister Bill Marmion revealed that at a time of budget deficit, the state has spent $300 million of our taxpayers money to subsidise and promote uranium exploration and development in WA. Let the Government know that it’s not ok to spend tax payers money to support and unwanted, unsafe and unnecessary industry like uranium mining.

Send a message to the EPA today.

 

Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout crew

About Marcus Atkinson

For over two decades I have been involved in Peace Walks that have covered many different issues. In 2003 I helped organize a 9 month walk from Roxby Downs, South Australia (home to one of the largest uranium mines in the world) to Hiroshima, Japan, (arriving on August 6th.) In 2005 I became a board member of Footprints for Peace and have acted as the International Coordinator in organizing walks through out the world for a Nuclear Free Future.
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