12 days of love left for the Bardi Bus

Hi Everyone..

Massive thanks to everyone who has shared some love for the Bardi Bus..  We are half way to our goal with 12 days left for you to give some love to our friend the Bardi Bus.

Also this years Walkatjurra Walkabout is filling up fast.. Make sure you register now to guarantee you have a spot.

Pozible fundraiser finishes on the 15th of April

BARDI BUS NEEDS SOME LOVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have just launched a pozible fund raiser for the Bardi Bus…  After 5 years touring around the country transporting mob around and years of hard going on the Walkatjurra Walkabout our beloved Bardi Bus needs some love and care…
Check out the pozible for some great rewards and a few limited edition hoodies

Please donate like and share!

WALKATJURRA WALKABOUT 2017
Places are filling up fast this year

This years Walkatjurra Dates are now set for the 4th of August leaving Fremantle and returning on the 3rd of September. We are hoping for a really good turn out this year ad hopefully it will be a celebration of a Ban on uranium mining. If Labor have not done it by then we need lots of people to come and demand that they keep their promises..

Register for the walk here

Information for walkers here

Western Australia Update

You might have seen ABC reports last week claiming that the new Government will allow the four proposed uranium mines to proceed. This story has exposed a big concern but has mostly been misleading and there has been no confirmation that the Government would allow the four mine to proceed. So we still have an opportunity to stop the four.

The issue is that in the lead up to the election the Labor party stated that only mines with final approval or those under construction would be allowed to proceed. But – none of the four proposed mines – Kintyre, Yeelirrie, Wiluna or Mulga Rock – have final approval and none and under construction – none meet Labors criteria. There is a lot of uncertainty – but we know Labor’s policy position opposes uranium and we know that the comments in the ABC were from one Minister not from the party and there are a lot of people within the party who will fight to defend the anti uranium position. So now more than ever it is important to remind Labor of their position and their promise and call for a ban on uranium mining. 

Please take a moment to reach out to Labor and say that none of the four projects should go ahead and instead we need a ban on uranium mining. Please take a moment to write to the Premier, the Environment Minister and the Minister for Mines and Petroleum and your local Labor member.
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Minister.Dawson@dpc.wa.gov.au – (08) 6552 5800
Minister.Johnston@dpc.wa.gov.au – (08) 6552 6700
wa-government@dpc.wa.gov.au – (08) 6552 5000

Here is some draft text you could adapt to send to them or use as speaking points for a call: 

I’m contacting you to let you know I support the WA Labor policy to prevent uranium mining in WA and wish to see uranium mining banned permanently in this State. I am concerned by recent media statements that indicate Labor will let the four proposed uranium mines in WA go ahead. None of these projects have final approval none are under construction so they do not meet Labors criteria. These mines should not be allowed to proceed under a Labor Government.

After eight years of support and subsidies for uranium mining by the Barnett Government, our State remains nuclear-free. There are no operating uranium mines, no uranium projects with final approval to mine, and no proposals that are economically viable.

Now that Labor has won the State election, you and your party have a unique opportunity to prevent and ban uranium mining in WA and instead support a Renewable Energy Target and a clean energy future for West Australians.

Labor has been clear and consistent on their opposition to uranium mining and the party has a clear and strong policy against uranium, nuclear power, and nuclear waste that I support. This position should be clarified and re-affirmed given recent media reports that suggest otherwise.

I urge you to make quick decisive action to end uranium mining in WA once and for all. This will create certainty and relief for communities that have endured eight years of negotiating and fighting with uranium mining companies and the Barnett Government.

Check out a new video from Senator Scott Ludlam
Our state remains uranium free.
Let’s keep it that way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you in the United States
I will be in the U.S from the middle of March and we will be doing some screenings of the Walkatjurra Walkabout film in Cincinnatti,OH, Knoxville,TN, Ashville, NC, The Smokey Mountains, TN, Albuqurque and possibly Arizona.

If you would like to do a screening in your area / or come to one of the screenings that we are doing then feel free to email me here for more details.

Hopefully we can fit some more screenings in and we would love to here from you and catch up as we road trip through the Country.

Give me a call on 925-665-6654 and see if we can squeeze in a visit 😉

Keep following us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and keep SHARING

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

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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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