Weapons proliferation

National nuclear strategy meeting in Melbourne 10-11 February

All campaigners are welcome to attend the national nuclear strategy meeting in Melbourne on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February.

South Australian representatives are attending including Adnyamathanha women campaigning against the national nuclear waste dump proposal for the Flinders Ranges. Friends of the Earth Adelaide have contributed to the travel expenses of one of the women.

The meeting will cover campaigning around all aspects of the nuclear chain and nuclear weapons proliferation, with a focus on future actions.

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National Day of Action Against Nuclear Waste Dumps 15 October

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS

NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP,
NOT WORTH THE RISK!
STAND UP FOR SA.
11AM, OCT 15, 2016
PARLIAMENT HOUSE STEPS

Lets come together to show our support for a nuclear free future!

We encourge all creativity so bring your banners, signs and costumes. Lets make it a great day.

Saturday October 15, 2016 marks 63 years since the first atomic bomb test at Emu Junction in South Australia.

The Federal Government is pursuing plans to build a national waste dump in the Flinders Ranges while a proposal for South Australia to take the worlds international high level nuclear waste continues to be progressed by the SA state government.

Communities across the state are saying ‘no way’.

We can do better than to take the worlds worst waste’.

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Nuclear exhibition at Tandanya

Nuclear Exhibition

Saturday 17 September to Saturday 12 November 2016

Exposing the legacies of the atomic age through creative arts.

Involving more than 50 creative artists – photographers, filmmakers, digital artists, painters, sculptors and writers – this showcase presents the stories of atomic survivors, those Indigenous communities, service personnel and civilian workers who have been directly affected by atomic testing. It presents discoveries about the nuclear age, and fits within a long tradition of artists and communities responding to ‘the bomb’.

A centrepiece is ‘Ngurini’ (Searching), an immersive digital projection made with members of the Yalata Anangu community. Another is ’10 Minutes to Midnight’ also for immersive screening in our large cylindrical arena, and developed with nuclear veterans and the Balaklava community.

These digital art works are accompanied by exhibitions of photography and sculpture, feature seminars, film screenings, and storyteller sessions by Australian and international artists.

WHERE: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Kaurna Country, 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
www.tandanya.com.au

Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Closed Sunday and Public Holidays

Proudly bought to you by Alphaville and Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

SUPPORT REQUEST

To maintain the momentum in exposing the legacies of the atomic age through creative arts, Alphaville have set up an important Kickstarter campaign.

Your donations will help fund installation costs and the public education program for the Nuclear showcase around Australia

You can lend your support by:

** Joining our crowdfunding campaign, at

OR

** Emailing Alphaville’s producer Paul Brown to arrange a tax deductible donation, at alphaville@iprimus.com.au

Thank you.

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Join the Hiroshima Day thunderclap on Twitter/Facebook

A message from Gem Romould of ICAN:

Hi all, please join the Hiroshima Day Thunderclap! It needs 100 people to work, it will disseminate Scott Ludlam’s petition to Julie Bishop via Twitter and/or Facebook, demanding Australia’s support for a ban on nuclear weapons. Marking 71 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9 respectively)…

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Seventy-one years ago, the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by a US atomic bomb. Three days later, Nagasaki suffered the same devastation.

There are still 15,400 nuclear weapons in the hands of nine countries, threatening our existence every day. Nuclear weapons do not enhance our security, they undermine it.

A majority of nations are ready to change the game by negotiating a new legal instrument to outlaw nuclear weapons, in light of their catastrophic humanitarian impacts. This would place the weapon on the same footing as landmines, cluster munitions, chemical and biological weapons, which have all been banned by international treaty.

As progress continues towards this goal, we are urging the Australian Government to join the global majority of nations and support a ban. Please sign Senator Scott Ludlam’s petition to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to let her know that we expect nothing less.

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“Black Mist White Rain” – nuclear weapons speaking tour

“Black Mist White Rain” Speaking Tour in Adelaide on the ongoing impact of nuclear testing and the growing global movement to ban nuclear weapons

Speakers: Sue Coleman-Haseldine (Kokatha-Mula), Karina Lester (Yankunytjatjara-Anangu), Rosemary Lester (Yankunytjatjara-Anangu) and Abacca Anjain-Maddison (Republic of the Marshall Islands)

For more information: www.icanw.org/au/

RSVP to the Conservation Council here

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