The leaking of an environmental report into the Manus Island detention centre (The Guardian 4 Feb, 2014) reveals additional risk to the health and well being of people seeking asylum. Military bases leave a legacy of water and land pollution that can poison inhabitants for decades. Manus Island has a long history of military occupation […]

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Australia Day: Indigenous people are told to ‘get over it’. It’s impossible,  AmyMcGuire, Guardian, 27 Jan 14 When Aboriginal people boycott celebrations, we are told to move on. It’s like the breathtaking legacy of disadvantage we have to endure did not exist, , Every year, Australia tries to wash away its hidden history with displays…

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Nuclear power no answer to climate change The Age, October 7, 2013  Helen Caldicott Advocating nuclear power as an answer to global warming is analogous to prescribing smoking for weight loss. Nuclear reactors do not stand alone but rely on a massive industrial infrastructure using fossil fuel and other global warming gases.…

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ACTU against nuke tip  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/actu-against-nuke-tip/story-fn59noo3-1226734351992#sthash.sbragkQn.dpuf JOE KELLY OCTOBER 08, 2013   THE ACTU has warned the Coalition against proceeding with a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory. The move comes as green groups expressed concern the development of a new business case for the facility could see Australia become a radioactive tip…

“Despite claims to the contrary, Aboriginal people did wander through radiated lands. They camped in fresh craters, to keep warm and to trap rabbits blinded by cobalt pellets. When discovered, they were compulsorily showered, their finger nails scrubbed with soap. The women suffered miscarriages. They were herded in trucks or pushed onto trains, expelled from […]

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Nuclear Industry Report: ‘Reduced stability’ of fuel pool in Fukushima Unit 4; Admits there’s damaged fuel inside? — Gundersen: Fuel racks moved and damaged; Fallen debris distorted tops (AUDIO) http://enenews.com/nuclear-industry-report-reduced-stability-of-unit-4-fuel-pool-at-fukushima-admits-some-fuel-inside-is-damaged-gundersen-fuel-racks-moved-from-quake-fallen-debris-distorted-tops-audio World Nuclear News,Sept. 26, 2013 (Emphasis Added): [...] Underwater inspections in the [Unit 4] pond have shown most of the fuel to…

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it is a clear signal that citizens are favouring a publicly owned, decentralised energy system with a leading role of renewables.” The German result is likely to present good news. HSBC believes the IPCC report – despite its criticism in some quarters, and particularly by the fossil fuel lobby – could…

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AUDIO: Former US nuclear chief’s damning Fukushima report http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/former-us-nuclear-chiefs-damning-fukushima-report/1195596 25 September 2013, The former chief nuclear regulator in the United States has delivered a damning verdict on Japanese authorities’ ability to stop contaminated groundwater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant flowing into the sea. Gregory Jaczko was responding to comments by the Japanese Prime…

2013 Shoalwater Bay Peace Convergence Come with Peace! The Peace Convergence 2013 will be based in Havachat – 20 East Street Rockhampton Havachat will serve as our Media Centre and Soup Kitchen. Call in and introduce yourself when you get to town, join us for meals and/or stay for a while. For more information: Graeme […]

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