The Walking for Country Film will be showing tomorrow (Friday 14th) in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Documentary film festival at the Nova, Lygon st, Carlton. Get along and check it out!!!
Thursday 3rd August at the Fremantle Town Hall from 6pm.
Entry is by donation and we are urging all to come down, be inspired and motivated to see how we are going to win the west from mining uranium! The night will include the official WA premiere screening of Fremantle film maker, Reza Nezamdoust’s “Walking For Country” — a 20 minute documentary of the 2015 Walkatjurra Walkabout, which has been doing the international film festival circuit for the past year and screens this month at both the No Nuke Film Festival in Taiwan and Melbourne Documentary Festival.
Highlighting the rich vein of music talent running through the Goldfields, Marcus McGuire will be performing his original music all the way from Kalgoorlie. Director of the Conservation Council of WA, Piers Verstegen will officially launch the Supreme Court Action to stop Yeelirrie uranium mine project and uphold environmental laws and long time activist and respected speaker on creating a nuclear free future, Dave Sweeney from Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Nuclear Free Campaigner. International speakers from Canada, Tiawan and the United States. Stay tuned for more updates as they are confirmed but lock in the date for an awesome night!
Shirley and Lizzie Wongabong have been in town this week and have been working together with the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) on their statement as part of the Tjiwarl Native Title holders group who have opposed the Yeelirrie uranium mine project for over 40 years. They both continue to speak staunchly about their country and how they want the uranium left in the ground.
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July 7 this year marked a historical day around the world as the United Nations adopted a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. The very worst of weapons of mass destruction are banned as 122 countries said ‘yes’ to humanity. The Brunch with Bishop action was great timing to now urge nations to sign onto this important treaty! People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) members Matt and Hannah officially handed a letter to Julie Bishops office on Monday to urge the Turnbull government to sign the treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The treaty will be opened for signing on September 20, and will formally come into force when 50 countries have signed and ratified the document.
Attached to this letter was the United Nations draft treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons that clearly outlines the actions for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The treaty requires of all ratifying countries “never under any circumstances to develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.” It also bans any transfer or use of nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices – and the threat to use such weapons. For more information see the ICAN website who have been instrumental and worked tirelessly on these negotiations at the United Nations to see a world free of nuclear weapons. Thank you!
A couple of spots have opened up for this years Walkatjurra Walkabout.. Register here
Or, You can register here to go on our waiting list and if a spot comes up we will let you know.
BUT if you still want to come for a week or two then grab a few friends and drive on out.
This years Walkatjurra Walkabout will be an important part of planning the next phase of the campaign. Come and contribute, share and learn as we walk with Traditional Owners to Keep the uranium in the ground.
Together we can still stop this
Join Janice and individuals across WA and send your own photo message to the new Government!
Janice’s call to action could not be clearer: “Let’s stand strong against uranium mining. This thing can only be stopped if we all come together and stand strong against it.”
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