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“If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re heading” — IEA Energy Outlook, 2011 Over the past five years, the Queensland government has spent over $6.9 billion subsidising port, rail, road and other infrastructure for the benefit … Continue reading
Scaremongering is still rampant in the Murdoch Press with regard to the carbon pollution tax. Why is it that nobody wants to pay for POLLUTION!!!!!!!!! While I don’t agreed with the way the Fed Govt has introduced this tax, particularly … Continue reading
Hi to all who may be about to come to Drew’s talk to the 17 Group on the 1st of February. Here is a text by Drew that might spark some thoughts with which to prepare for the discussion that … Continue reading
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Reports on ‘Bakken Oil’ discovery in North Dakota, USA 151 million barrels — United States Geological Survey (USGS) assessment 1995 2 Trillion barrels — Stansberry Report Online – 4/20/2006 3.65 billion barrels — United States Geological Survey (USGS) April 10, … Continue reading
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The next 17 Group meeting might well be called No way with current growth. Described more fully below, it will be led by Trevor Berrill who has given a previous highly successful talk to this group on sustainable energy. It … Continue reading
But Minjerriba’s back is now broken; Men came and tore out his guts; Stole his rich grains of sand, Stripped his cloak of cyprus and gum, Drained water from his ageless eyes And weakened this giant in the sun. — … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Here’s a short video by the ETU, on behalf of Tommy Sebasio. Tommy, an Aboriginal electrician and key figure in his community of Bamaga, worked for Ergon Energy for 20 years, running the power and electricy network for … Continue reading
Peace Rally and March
Saturday 7th August
Brisbane Square – George Street
(top o’ Queen St Mall ) Brisbane
Welcome to Country
Music! Combined Unions Choir
Speakers: Darambal Elder – Aunty Jeanette Yow Yeh, a Member of Atomic Ex-servicemen’s Association
and film screening
“When the Dust Settles” a 37 mins DVD unmasking the hidden dangers behind uranium mines…
presented by Peter Simpson – Electrical Trades Union
During World War II, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were destroyed by atomic bombs dropped by the United States military on August 6 and August 9 respectively , killing at least 100,000 civilians outright and many more over time.
Hiroshima Day commemorates the victims and the survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki sixty five years ago.
It is a day to remember the horrific legacy of nuclear armaments and the uranium industry that supplies the fuel for these weapons of mass destruction.
With an expanding uranium industry, a proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory, a “research” reactor that has been used for weapons – related research, and its role in the US military nuclear umbrella, Australia is supporting an ongoing nuclear arms race.
Australia must stop digging itself deeper in to the nuclear nightmare and become a beacon of global hope for peace by refusing to mine and export uranium.
For information contact 3855 9497 jshears28@yahoo. com.au
Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament Inc
|Nuclear-Free News and Events… fun and important things to do!
1) Women begin epic walk to Canberra with message of Peace – launch March 13
2) Make your voice heard on the nuclear waste dump! Submissions due March 15
3) PEACE RALLY AND MARCH – PALM SUNDAY 28TH MARCH Continue reading
On 10 February 2010, Dr Tom Blees (an honorary doctorate), a former commercial fisherman ‘has given up fishin’ for fission’.
Tom Blees, standing over 2 metres tall, addressed an assortment of scientists, physics students and staff at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on how nuclear power is an answer to climate change.
The event was sponsored by a local group, ominously called ‘Safe Radiation’.
Former National Party senator for Queensland Bill O’Chee from the Australian Nuclear Association Inc gave the 50 or so guests (nearly all men) a hearty welcome saying that all he was qualified to do was to invite us to partake of refreshments in the foyer.
His speech reminds me of the Brave New World portrayed by Aldous Huxley: Continue reading
Location: 69 Thomas St., West End
Dates/Time: Saturday, 17 Oct, 9am to 3.30pm
Sunday, 18 Oct, 9am to 1pm
Cost: $120 per person (cash only)
Ph. 07 3207 5077 or Mob 0400 177 283 Continue reading