Updates

Join us at Projections at Parliament

The Walkatjurra Walkabout has finished with a storm (literally)! An awesome walk into Leonora with lots of support to keep WA nuclear free.  A successful public meeting the following day having CCWA Director Piers Verstegen come into Leonora to support the community and in particular the three Tjiwarl native title holders, Shirley, Lizzy and Vicky on the court challenge that included a visit to the proposed radioactive waste dump.  You can see photos and read about their adventures here.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Projections at Parliament event on the 11th September to send a clear and important message to the WA Government to ban uranium mining permanently.

PROJECTIONS at PARLIAMENT: Tuesday September 11, 2018

Come along to Projections at Parliament, Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 6pm – 7.30pm @ Parliament House, to welcome home the Walkatjurra walkers and help deliver an important message to the WA Government to ban uranium mining permanently.  There will be projections, short films, speakers, music and food. For more information and to RSVP, click here

**LAST CHANCE** TAKE A SELFIE FOR Projections at Parliament EVENT

A really fun, easy, quick and effective action to keep the pressure on WA Labor to Keep Uranium in the Ground show them you care, concerned and support Traditional Owners.
Step 1 – Download and print the Ban Uranium Mining Permanently Sign / Or make your own!

Step 2 – Take a selfie with the sign

Step 3 – Upload your selfie to facebook or twitter and tag @WALabor @conservationcouncilWA and

@wanuclearfreealliance #BUMP

Step 4 – Send selfie to ka.garlick@ccwa.org.au to put in the Projections!

Step 5 – Get 2 of your friends to do the same

URANIUM: WESTERN AUSTRALIA UNDER THREAT

If you haven’t seen our new animation … please watch and share the short 2 min video Uranium: West Australia under threat to make uranium mining extinct – not WAs unique species.

 

DONATE TO THE SUPREME COURT CHALLENGE 

Recently we have been ordered to pay 50% of court costs, a combined total of $63,408 from Cameco and the State Government. This is outrageous but thanks to people like yourselves who care about protecting country and species, we can cover these costs!

Together we have raised a massive $44,185 of our $45,000 target!  Can you help us reach our target? Click here to donate today and please share far & wide. 

Please support this case with your donation today to help us protect Yeelirrie and defend WA’s environmental laws. 

 

PETITION TO MINISTER CANAVAN – DON’T DUMP ON SA 

The government is aiming to make a decision on whether to proceed with a nuclear waste facility is SA later this year.

Please go online to sign the online postcard or email nuclear@conservationsa.org.au to have a bundle sent to you.

MAKE A SUBMISSION BY 24 SEPTEMBER : SENATE INQUIRY INTO RADIOACTIVE WASTE

To have your voice heard about Flinders Ranges nuclear waste dump plan, make a submission to Federal Minister for Resources Senator Matt Canavan via email at radioactivewaste@industry.gov.au by 24 September.

On 6 February 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2018. Read our submission here. Read all submissions on the government website here.   The report acknowledged and validated many of the concerns about the process but unfortunately did not call for an end to the process and for a better way to manage the process of selecting a site for Australia’s most hazardous waste.  You can read the Senate report here. Read the Conservation SA media release here.

Points to mention for WA are; 

 

To support the Walkatjurra Walkabout then click here

Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew

Keep following us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and keep SHARING

An update from the beautiful Goldfields desert from Walkatjurra Walkabout.

An update from the beautiful Goldfields desert from Walkatjurra Walkabout. 

The Walkatjurra Walkabout has enjoyed the first fourteen days of walking with Traditional Owners to protect country and stop uranium mining despite freezing overnight temperatures and long hot days.

This week, a group of 55 people gathered at the gates Yeelirrie to support Traditional Owners, Aunty Shirley and Lizzie Wonyabong and Vicky Abdhullah in the 40-year struggle to stop the proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine. The three women have shared stories of the area where they and their families grew up and the connection they have to this land. As we walk, they show us the bush tucker, the plants used for medicine, and the plants used for other purposes. We listen, we learn, and together we enjoy the beauty of this land.

The group was joined by Youno Downs Station, who shared stories of the history of uranium exploration and company intimidation over the years they have lived on the pastoralist station.  “Water is what the company is after, they (Cameco) need up to 10 millions of litres of water and they want us to give it to them!”

The desert at first is so silent that you can hear the white noise in your ears, and after the pace of the city the desert feels slow and empty. But when you slow down and walk you start to see. The colours in the rocks, the way the acacia leaves fall and twist in patterns on the ground, the red white and green of a eucalyptus tree.

The stars stretch beyond the horizon, and the Milky Way is so long that you can’t see it all in one blink, and the whites are so stark they look like clouds. It takes a moment longer to find the Southern Cross amongst the bright jumble of stars.

When you’re out here, the white noise of the city fades away and you can hear the wind singing through the spinifex grass. The dead branches above your swag tinkle like a wind chime, and it’s the most beautiful music.

Walkatjurra Walkabout is grateful for the opportunity to slow down and connect to country, but also aware of the industry that threatens it.

But if uranium companies have their way, we would lose this untarnished beauty forever. That’s why we are walking for country, to raise awareness and to heal the land to protect this precious place. Can you support us?  https://walkers.raisely.com/

Walkatjurra Walkabout continues for another two weeks, and we would be so grateful if you could continue to support us from where you are.

We want to protect this land for future generations, and prevent destructive projects like uranium mining. We walk for the future to be renewable not radioactive.

Please chip in to our crowdfund, and let’s win this together!

https://walkers.raisely.com/

NEW ANIMATION
The WA anti nukes crew have collaborated to make an animation video about the four proposed uranium mines in WA.
Check it out here

Come along to Projections at Parliament Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 6pm – 7.30pm @ Parliament House to welcome home the Walkatjurra walkers who have been walking for a month in the Goldfields region on a protest walk against uranium mining.

Help deliver an important message to the WA Government to ban uranium mining permanently.

Projections, short films, speakers, music and food.

More information on the campaign go to https://nuclearfree.wordpress.com/
Hope to see a lot of you out on the Walk this year and if you cant make it but would like to support the Walkatjurra Walkabout then click here

Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew

Uranium: WA under threat

The WA anti nukes crew have collaborated to make an animation video about the four proposed uranium mines in WA. It will launch at SOS this week and then there will be an online launch August 4th. To prepare for the online launch we’ve set up a thunderclap – so on the 4th of August there will be an automatic post to your social media page if you support.

All you need to do is follow this link and click “support with facebook” or “support with twitter”

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/70766-uranium-wa-under-threat

This video shows the threat to vulnerable species and unique ecosystems at each of the four proposed uranium mines in West Australia. We want to get this video out to as many people as possible as a way of growing the campaign to keep WA nuclear free. We also want people to become familiar with the species that are at risk at each of the sites – some on the brink of extinction.

There are no operating uranium mines in WA – but there are four proposals – we have the power to stop these areas from becoming toxic mines. There are many ways to get involved in the campaign and sharing this video is the first important step to bringing these places into your heart. Find out more ways to get involved at www.wanfa.org.au/action

2018 Walk registrations filling fast

Hi everyone.

We have had a massive response for the 2018 Walkatjurra Walkabout.

Spots are filling up fast and if you are keen to come you should register as soon as possible to secure you place on the walk.

You can register here
More info at www.walkingforcountry.com

For those of you that have been on the walks over the last 7 years, or have been on one of the many road trips that the Bardi Bus has taken, we are reaching out to you to GIVE SOME LOVE TO THE BARDI BUS.

We have just got back from Western Australia’s first radioactive exposure tour and the Bardi Bus needed some new bearings, Tyres and a few minor repairs. We also had to put her in for an inspection and pay the insurance and registration. This all came to around $4,000 and we are a little bit short!!!

Click here make a donation to the Bardi Bus

Please share this on your social media and let your friends and family know

If you feel like giving some extra love to the Bardi Bus you can also have a little fundraiser in your area 😉

Contact me if you need any more information
Marcus: PH: 0400 505 765  Email marcus@footprintsforpeace.org

Stay tuned for more info on the Walkatjurra Walkabout.

Conservation Council and Traditional Owners continue legal fight to prevent extinction at Yeelirrie

We are not giving up!

You maybe well aware that we unfortunately lost the case in the Supreme Court to stop the proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine and uphold environmental laws.

In a disappointing decision, CCWA and the three Aboriginal women from Yeelirrie, Shirley, Vicky and Lizzy vowed they would not accept this decision!  A decision that would allow the Yeelirrie uranium mine proposal
to go ahead, unique species to become extinct and environmental laws dismissed.

We have recently filed an appeal against this Supreme Court judgement that  highlights our commitment to preventing extinction and upholding what we believe are fundamental principles of environmental law.

If this decision is allowed to stand then the Environment Minister could sign off on the extinction of multiple species with the stroke of a pen, despite what the EPA and appeals processes say.

We are excited a high profile Senior Counsel will take on the case, pro-bono, which confirms this case is highly regarded and of significant importance for the environmental movement in Western Australia.

The Senior Counsel validates the necessary official messages of our case in upholding environmental law and challenging the legal processes by the State Government and industry on environmental protection.

His historic staunch defense of legal due process will demand this case has the highest level of legal authority as he challenges the issues of a poorly written law and over whether ministers should have the discretion to implement a proposal that overrides the EPA.

For more information click here 

To keep supporting this landmark case please share with friends and family.

As the stakes are raised, so are the prices – we need to fund this case to ensure the protection of our environment from these destructive proposals, so please keep sharing through your networks.

DON’T APPROVE EXTINCTION

Contact Federal Environment Minister by Phone, Email or Mail.

Phone 02 6277 7920

E-Form Here 

Mail

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Minister for the Environment and Energy

Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600

We are calling on the Federal Minister for the Environment and Energy to not proceed with Commonwealth approvals for the proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine. This project would likely cause the extinction of unique subterranean fauna that have been found nowhere else on the planet.  The proposed Yeelirrie mine does not meet critical environmental standards and puts unique species of subterranean fauna at severe risk of extinction. In 2017 the former Western Australian Environment Minister went against state EPA advice and approved the proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine – a project that is likely to cause the extinction of multiple species.

Recently efforts in the Supreme Court of Western Australia by some local Tjiwarl native title holders and environmentalists to challenge this were unsuccessful and the threat is now urgent.

The Supreme Court decision doesn’t endorse the approval of the proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine project but what it does highlight is the shocking WA Environmental Protection Laws.

We must not let this dangerous precedent of approving extinction stand.  The Federal Environment Minister, has the opportunity to turn the trend of our extinction crisis around and protect these unique species from becoming extinct.   Species have a right to life no matter how great or small. One extinction can massively disrupt an entire ecosystem. No one should have the right to knowingly eliminate an entire species from our planet forever.

Urge the Federal Minister to save these unique subterranean fauna from extinction and protect Yeelirrie from this destructive and dangerous industry.  Say NO to uranium mines that cause extinction   

Points to raise

  • The WA EPA and the Appeals Convenor concluded that this project should not proceed because it would cause extinction of multiple unique species – the project is not consistent with the WA Environmental Protection Act or the Federal Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act.
  • The previous Environment Minister let us down by approving Yeelirrie against the advice of the EPA and Appeals Convenor just weeks before the election and he lost his seat. Approving extinction is bad politics.
  • The evidence is clear, make your decision based on the undisputable science and evidence and protect against extinction.

For more information click here 

Hope to see a lot of you out on the Walk this year

Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew

2018 dates confirmed

Hi everyone and sorry for not getting an update out to you all a bit sooner!!!

We have set the dates for the 2018 Walkatjurra Walkabout and the bus will be leaving Fremantle on the 5th of August, returning on September 3rd.

You can register here
More info at www.walkingforcountry.com

For those of you that have been on the walks over the last 7 years, or have been on one of the many road trips that the Bardi Bus has taken, we are reaching out to you to GIVE SOME LOVE TO THE BARDI BUS.

We have just got back from Western Australia’s first radioactive exposure tour and the Bardi Bus needed some new bearings, Tyres and a few minor repairs. We also had to put her in for an inspection and pay the insurance and registration. This all came to around $4,000 and we are a little bit short!!!

You can make a donation to the Bardi Bus at Bardi Bus needs some Loving

Please share this on your social media and let your friends and family know

If you feel like giving some extra love to the Bardi Bus you can also have a little fundraiser in your area 😉

Contact me if you need any more information
Marcus: PH: 0400 505 765  Email marcus@footprintsforpeace.org

Stay tuned for more info on the Walkatjurra Walkabout

Hope to see a lot of you out on the Walk this year

Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew

Japanese Peace Boat arrives in Fremantle January 24th

Hi Everyone..

Hopefully you have had a bit of a break and are ready for an exciting 2018..

We will be kicking off the year with the arrival of the Japanese Peace Boat in Fremantle..  This will be an amazing event and will bring together Traditional Owners, Hiroshima Survivors and Fukushima farmers, along with 100’s of Japanese people.

Please spread the word and we hope to see you at the B sheds on Wednesday the 24th of January as we welcome the Peace Boat with a Whadjuk Noongar smoking ceremony, Welcome To Country, dancers, music and much much more!

PEACE BOAT 96th VOYAGE COMING TO FREMANTLE
Wednesday 24 – Thursday 24 January 2018 | Fremantle Port | a massive 2 days of building a culture of peace around the world 

We are excited to announce that this January Fremantle Port, City of Fremantle, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Ban Uranium Mining Permanently (BUMP) and Mayors for Peace will host the Japanese Peace Boat on its 96th world voyage.  The Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The delegation on board this voyage will be atomic bomb survivors and farmers from Fukushima and joined by around 800 participants from around the world.  The ship, as a neutral space beyond borders, becomes a floating peace village, encouraging a sense of community and enabling direct dialogue between those on-board and in the ports they visit.  For more information : http://peaceboat.org/english/

Peace concert
WANJOO (Welcome) PEACE BOAT EVENT
Wednesday 24th January, 4pm – 8pm
B-Shed, 1 Peter Hughes drive, Fremantle Port

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573113079438888/

Come and join us as we welcome the Peace Boat with a Whadjuk Noongar smoking ceremony, Welcome To Country, dancers, music and much much more!

Come and listen to stories by Karina Lester, Maralinga survivor, Miyake Nobuo, Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, Hasegawa Kenichi, Fukushima farmer and Traditional Owners from uranium mining proposed areas in WA.

Food | Beverages | Family Friendly | Free Event

Click here to purchase limited edition of the very beautiful Kalyu Print to support Martu campaign against Kintyre.
We will also have Hoodies and T.shirts that will be available on the night

If you can’t make it down you can place an order here.   email here
Making Waves
MAKING WAVES: stories, survival and strategies to end the nuclear age 
Thursday 25th January, 12 – 2pm
Foley Hall, Notre Dame University, Fremantle 

Panel Discussion with atomic bomb survivors, Fukushima farmers, Traditional Owners, ICAN Ambassador,
Free event | rsvp: ka.garlick@ccwa.org.au
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/974024139418946/

Making Waves features the powerful tales of nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia, traveling aboard Peace Boat’s voyage to Australia from 24 January – 6 February 2018.

The Governments of both countries have not yet signed the new nuclear weapons ban treaty. Inspiring civil society movements are demanding their leaders reject these weapons of mass destruction and abide by the new international legal norm.

Speakers:
– Miyake Nobuo, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima
– Hasegawa Hanako and Hasegawa Kenichi, former dairy farmers evacuated from Itate village, Fukushima
– Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara-Anangu second-generation nuclear test survivor
– Scott Ludlam, former federal Senator and ICAN Ambassador

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RADIOACTIVE TOUR W.A
Join us on the Radioactive Exposure Tour 2018 and visit WAs four proposed uranium mines – Mulga Rock, Yeelirrie, Wiluna and Kintyre. You’ll meet the communities at the forefront of the fight to keep WA Nuclear free, hear stories about the country you’re passing through and the struggle to protect those places. You can BYO 4×4 or book a seat, come for the whole tour or part of it.

The dates are still tentative but we expect the tour to start on the 9th of March 2018 and finish around the 21st of March 2018.

Stay up to date and register your interest here

 

YEELIRRIE COURT CASE – ITS NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE

Hopefully we will have a decision soon in favor of protecting Yeelirrie

This is an incredible undertaking by these three strong Tjiwarl women who are trying to protect important cultural heritage sites that are part of the Seven Sisters Dreaming songline.

Take a look at the video and make a donation here

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Stay tuned for the 2018 Walkatjurra Walkabout dates

Have a great start to the year and hope to see a lot of you at the upcoming events.

Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew

Xmas Eve Party

Hi Everyone..

It’s the end of the year already and we are having an awesome party to celebrate what has been an epic year..

If you are in Fremantle come on down to Mojo’s on Xmas Eve for a massive end of year party

THE NUKE CRACKER

A PARTY TO KEEP WA URANIUM-FREE

Sunday 24 December| 3pm – 10pm | Mojo’s North Fremantle | an epic line-up of Perth’s best local acts

This Christmas Eve come party at Mojo’s Bar production of “The Nukecracker”* A party to keep WA uranium-free.  Come and celebrate the massive year of hard work, courage and resistance from WA’s Traditional Owners, anti-nuclear activists and supporters.

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YOU’D BE CRACKERS TO MINE URANIUM

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT WA NUCLEAR FREE CAMPAIGN! 

Click here to purchase limited edition of the very beautiful Kalyu Print to support Martu campaign against Kintyre.
We also have 2018 Calendars, Hoodies and T.shirts that will be available at the Nuke Cracker event at Mojo’s on Xmas Eve or if you can’t make it down you can place an order here.   email here

PEACE BOAT 96th VOYAGE COMING TO FREMANTLE

Wednesday 24 – Thursday 24 January 2018 | Fremantle Port | a massive 2 days of building culture of peace around the world 

We are excited to announce that this January Fremantle Port, City of Fremantle jointly with Mayors for Peace will host the Japanese Peace Boat on its 96th world voyage.  The Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The delegation on board this voyage will be atomic bomb survivors and farmers from Fukushima and joined by around 800 participants from around the world.  The ship, as a neutral space beyond borders, becomes a floating peace village, encouraging a sense of community and enabling direct dialogue between those on-board and in the ports they visit.  For more information : http://peaceboat.org/english/

WANJOO (Welcome) PEACE BOAT EVENT |Wednesday 24th January | 4pm-7pm | B-Shed, Fremantle Port | Come and welcome the Peace Boat delegation for a night of building peace around the world.

MAKING WAVES stories, survival and strategies to end the nuclear age | Thursday 25th January | 12 – 2pm | Foley Hall, Notre Dame University, Fremantle | Panel Discussion with atomic bomb survivors, Fukushima farmers, Traditional Owners | ICAN Ambassador | lunch provided | free event | rsvp: ka.garlick@ccwa.org.au
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RADIOACTIVE TOUR W.A
Join us on the Radioactive Exposure Tour 2018 and visit WAs four proposed uranium mines – Mulga Rock, Yeelirrie, Wiluna and Kintyre. You’ll meet the communities at the forefront of the fight to keep WA Nuclear free, hear stories about the country you’re passing through and the struggle to protect those places. You can BYO 4×4 or book a seat, come for the whole tour or part of it.

The dates are still tentative but we expect the tour to start on the 9th of March 2018 and finish around the 21st of March 2018.

Stay up to date and register your interest here

 

YEELIRRIE COURT CASE – ITS NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE

Hopefully in the new Year we will have a decision in favor of protecting Yeelirrie

This is an incredible undertaking by these three strong Tjiwarl women who are trying to protect important cultural heritage sites that are part of the Seven Sisters Dreaming songline.

Take a look at the video and make a donation here
Stay tuned for the 2018 Walkatjurra Walkabout dates

Have a great end to the year and hopefully see a lot of you at Mojo”s and other upcoming events

Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew

Supreme Court Update and more

Hi Everyone..

Sorry its been a while since the last update but with the Court case and participation in the No Nukes World Social Forum in Paris, France and the Cop23 meeting in Bonn, Germany it has been quite a busy time…

The end of the year is now drawing near already and we are still waiting for a decision on the Supreme court case to stop the Yeelirrie uranium mine.

Hopefully in the new Year we will have a decision in favor of protecting Yeelirrie

This is an incredible undertaking by these three strong Tjiwarl women who are trying to protect important cultural heritage sites that are part of the Seven Sisters Dreaming songline.

Take a look at the video and make a donation here

For those of you in we are having an end to a massive year with a big party at Mojo’s

THE NUKECRACKER – A PARTY TO KEEP WA URANIUM-FREE

Sunday 24 December| 4pm – midnight | Mojo’s North Fremantle | an epic line-up of Perth’s best local acts

This Christmas Eve come party at Mojo’s Bar production of “The Nukecracker”* A party to keep WA uranium-free.  Come and celebrate the massive year of hard work, courage and resistance from WA’s Traditional Owners, anti-nuclear activists and supporters.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1899035713458111/

The new year will be starting with a huge event as the Japanese Peace Boat arrives in Fremantle..

PEACE BOAT 96th VOYAGE COMING TO FREMANTLE 

Wednesday 24 – Thursday 24 January 2018 | Fremantle Port | a massive 2 days of building a culture of peace around the world

We are excited to announce that this January Fremantle Port, City of Fremantle jointly with Mayors for Peace will host the Japanese Peace Boat on its 96th world voyage.  The Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The delegation on board this voyage will be atomic bomb survivors and farmers from Fukushima and joined by around 800 participants from around the world.  The ship, as a neutral space beyond borders, becomes a floating peace village, encouraging a sense of community and enabling direct dialogue between those on-board and in the ports they visit.  For more information : http://peaceboat.org/english/

SAVE THE DATES – MORE INFORMATION TO COME!

WANJOO (Welcome) PEACE CONCERT |Wednesday 24th January | 4pm-7pm | B-Shed, Fremantle Port | Come and welcome the Peace Boat delegation for a night of building peace around the world.

WORLD PEACE PANEL DISCUSSION | Thursday 25th January | Time TBC | Notre Dame University, Fremantle | Panel Discussion with atomic bomb survivors, Fukushima farmers, Traditional Owners

Stay tuned for the 2018 Walkatjurra Walkabout dates

There is also a Radioactive tour planned for the early part of 2018..
More info here and register your interest here

Have a great end to the year and hopefully see a lot of you at Mojo”s and other upcoming events

Walkatjurra Walkabout: Supreme Court Case and upcoming events

Hi Everyone..

Its been pretty busy since the end of the walk and we had a great trip over to Adelaide for the 20th anniversary meeting of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance.

Check out the ANFA webpage

There is alot going on at the moment and we really need your help to fundraise for the Supreme Court case to stop the Yeelirrie uranium mine from going ahead.

Many of you on this list have been on the walk and know Aunty Lizzy, Aunty Shirly and Vicky who are going to the Supreme Court on the 16th of Novemebr to Stop the Yeelirrie uranium kine from going ahead.

It is really crucial at the moment that we raise the money to cover all the court costs. We have raised $16,000 dollars so far, but need another $34,000..  Please forward this to friends and family and lets raise this money in the next 5 weeks…  If you want to do a fundraiser then let us know and we can help with any info and support that you need..

This is an incredible undertaking by these three strong Tjiwarl women who are trying to protect important cultural heritage sites that are part of the Seven Sisters Dreaming songline.

Take a look at the video below and make a donation here

Dirty Deals 10 Years on – the story of uranium mining in Malawi

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER 

6PM – 8PM 
THE NAVY CLUB
64 HIGH STREET, FREMANTLE 

FACEBOOK EVENT

 

We’d love for you to come and hear first-hand of life living near a uranium mine by visiting collegue, Reinford Mwangonde who has challenged Subiaco-based uranium mining company, Paladin Energy’s operating procedures in Malawi since before the licence was granted in 2007.

Kayelekera uranium mine was the biggest mining project in Malawi’s history, but has long caused controversy in the Karonga region of northern Malawi. Uranium mining was imposed on the people of Karonga in 2009 from Paladin Energy, now in administration, and people would still prefer it had never come to their country.

“The mine is located in the catchment area of a river that flows directly into Lake Malawi,” said Reinford Mwangonde, Executive Director from Citizens for Justice Malawi , “one of the most pristine freshwater bodies remaining in the world and a vital source of food for the Malawian people.

This evening will provide a unique insight into a story that continues to generate heartache and headlines today and convey a sense of the Karonga people’s experience of imposed uranium mining by an irresponsible Subiaco-based company.

We will hear about the cumulative impacts of the Kayelekera uranium mine, and how Paladin has walked away without a clear contingency plan and Malawi has been left with a hole in the ground and contaminated waterways with no means to fix them.

WELCOME TO COUNTRY @ 6pm
PIERS VERSTEGEN, CCWA DIRECTOR – Update on Supreme Court Action to Stop Yeelirrie Uranium Mine
FACEBOOK EVENT
Bar and Snacks Available.

World Social Forum and Cop23

The world Social Forum will be held this year in Paris, France from the 2nd – 4th of November, followed by the Cop23 in Bonn, Germany from November 7th – 17th.

Marcus has been invited to attend and hold workshops on the nuclear situation in Australia nad primarily on uranium mining in Western Australia and the upcoming supreme court case scheduled for November 16th..

If you are going to be at the World Social Forum or Cop23 please get in touch with Marcus
Click here Email Marcus
There is a great update on this years Walkatjurra Walkabout that was done by Lauren.
Click here to view

 

We are also getting more Hoodies printed at the moment as there has been a lot of requests for them over the last month..
Email us if you would like to reserve one

Make a donation to the Walkatjurra Walkabout
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.

Please share this update with friends and family

Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout crew