Radioactive Exposure Tour April 2014

radioactive exposure

12 to 27 April 2014 to the heart of the nuclear industry and back!

Since the 1980s, the “Rad Tour” has taken thousands of people to the heart of the Australian nuclear industry, exposing the realities of “radioactive racism” and the environmental impacts of uranium mining.

In 2014, we’re going all the way to the NT to meet and support the Traditional Owners resisting a radioactive waste dump on their country. The Muckaty mob have been fighting the dump for over 7 years and are taking their challenge to the Federal Court in June 2014.

Travelling from Melbourne we’ll stop in Adelaide and Port Augusta, to meet some of the women involved in the Irati Wanti campaign and the Gugada Tent Embassy. At Woomera we’ll hear a history of the British atomic tests of the 50s and 60s from nuclear veteran and whistleblower Avon Hudson. We’ll travel through Kokatha and Arabunna country, visit the Olympic Dam uranium mine and spend time with Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott.

We’ll witness sunset over Lake Eyre and the unique and fragile ecosystems of the Mound Springs, which have been devastated by the colossal water usage of the Olympic Dam mine. As we continue north to Alice Springs we’ll stop by Pine Gap to consider the Australian government’s complicity in the US war-machine and the outdated notion of “extended nuclear deterrence”. We’ll meet more inspiring people with a long history opposing the nuclear industry and the NT Intervention in Alice Springs before continuing to Tennant Creek to support the Muckaty mob in their struggle against a radioactive waste dump.

Along the way participants will get to experience affinity groups, desert camping, vegetarian cooking and a temporary community. Not to mention some of the most stunning and ecologically significant environments in Australia. The 2014 Tour is longer than usual to account for the extra distance.… Read more >>

Successful ANFA 2013 conference

The 2013 meeting of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA) was successfully held on the weekend of October 25-27 on the land of the Peramangk people in the Adelaide Hills. The Alliance brought together Aboriginal people, environment and health groups and trade union representatives concerned about uranium and nuclear projects.

Thank you to attendees from the Aboriginal nations and NGOs from around Australia. A huge thank you to the wonderful volunteers who made the conference possible.  A full report is at the ANFA WebsiteRead more >>

Political forum on Premium Clean Food in SA 12 March 2014

An election forum on party food policies and plans. Candidates will each present their party’s policies on this topic, followed by a panel discussion and audience questions.  Information on premium food and wine from our clean environment – one of the seven Strategic Priorities for SA.

Panelists include The Hon. Gail Gago MLC, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, The Hon. Mark Parnell MLC, Parliamentary Leader of the SA Greens, The Hon. David Ridgway MLC, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Primary Industries and the Environment.

Wednesday 12 March 2014, 6.30pm for 7pm start (finish approx 8.30pm) Bradley Forum, Hawke Building Level 5, UniSA City West campus

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Proudly supported by Food Matters Onkaparinga, Adjust Earth, SA Genetic Food Information Network, the Regional Food Industry Association and Friends of the Earth AdelaideRead more >>

Why GM-free SA? Facts, fun and fairness 5 March 2014

Local and international experts will present information on the global issue of Genetically Modified Food – what it is, how it affects the environment and agriculture, and its impact on our health and wellbeing.

Wednesday 5 March 2014, 6.30pm for a 7pm start (finishing approx. 8.30pm)

Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West campus

With Vandana Shiva and Jeffrey Smith via DVD

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Proudly supported by Food Matters Onkaparinga, Adjust Earth, SA Genetic Food Information Network, and the Regional Food Industry Association, Friends of the Earth Adelaide

 

 

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A Plains to Plate Potluck Party

Reclaim the Food Chain extends an open invitation to a Plains to Plate Potluck Party on Friday August 23rd from 6pm.

A celebration and showcase of community food projects in Adelaide as part of Fair Food Week 2013.

Where: Upstairs at Earth Kitchen, 131 Pirie St

When: 6.30 for a shared potluck meal followed by a few short talks about local food projects

Music from 9pm

Why: to connect people who are passionate about just and sustainable food systems, learn what we are all up to, and celebrate our successes. It’s been three years since the Plains to Plate conference and this is a chance to reconnect and strengthen the network. Also a fun opportunity to learn what’s happening if you are interested in getting involved or learning more.

Bring a dish that represents your idea of fair food for a shared meal.

Hear about some of the amazing fair food projects happening in our very own backyard and share what you’re up to, or your ideas and dreams.

Then let your hair down and enjoy a delicious local beverage and a dance (local band TBA).

And in case that’s not enough, more food (that’s what it’s all about, right?)!  Delicious fair trade coffee and locally made cakes.

Get in the running for secret delicious door prizes!

All welcome!

Tell your friends.

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