120714 – “Lizard’s Revenge kicks off at Olympic Dam – Saturday 14th July [2012]” Antinuclear

Contents:
* Antinuclear: Lizard’s Revenge kicks off at Olympic Dam
– Saturday 14th July [2012]
* Sovereign Union: The Lizards Revenge Protest
– Olympic Dam Gates 14th – 18th July 2012
* news.com.au : White horse brigade set for six-day
anti-Olympic Dam protest in Roxby Downs
* Tracker: Protesters gather at Olympic Dam
* Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge
* Interview with Michael Woodley,
CEO of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation
* Green Left TV:
Melbourne’s National Aborigines and Islanders Day march
* Sovereign Union:
‘Sovereignty inevitable’ says Michael Anderson at Symposium
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement
* Peter Robson:
Wharfies & traditional owners unite against nuclear dump
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump

* ANTINUCLEAR:
LIZARD’S REVENGE KICKS OFF AT OLYMPIC DAM
– SATURDAY 14TH JULY [2012]

– News

Antinuclear:
Anti uranium music and arts festival opens today at
BHP BIlliton’s Olympic Damn uranium mine
http://antinuclear.net/2012/07/14/anti-uranium-music-and-arts-festival-opens-today-at-bhp-billitons-olympic-damn-uranium-mine/
“Lizard’s Revenge kicks off at Olympic Dam Saturday 14th
July Protestors continue to gather for the Lizards Revenge
music and arts festival at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam
uranium mine. The event officially begins today and is
scheduled to run for the next five days. The event will
open with a welcome to country. At 11.00 am Uncle Kevin
Buzzacott will be holding a press conference at the camp,
and at 12.30 pm there will be a march to the gates of the
mine. The music will start in the afternoon, featuring
musicians from around the country. The event will showcase
sustainable energies such as solar and wind power.”

– Event

Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012: Olympic Dam, SA
The Lizard’s Revenge:
Olympic Dam expansion music/art/festival/protest
“Sleeping underneath the ground there is an old lizard,
Kalta the sleepy lizard. The lizard ain’t so sleepy anymore.
BHP is mining right into that Lizards body. The government
has just approved an expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium
mine, making it the biggest uranium mine in the world.
Kalta is angry and wants revenge.
Arabana elder Kevin Buzzacot is calling the people of the
world to help the lizard shut down the mine. He is calling
for people to come and heal the land in the name of peace
and justice for the next 10,000 generations to come.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-lizards-revenge-olympic-dam-expansion-musicartfestivalprotest
Background: http://londonminingnetwork.org/2011/10/australia-approves-20-30bn-bhp-billitons-olympic-dam-mine-expansion/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
Road Trip for Change Tue 3 – Fri 20 July 2012: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from-country
Invitation from uncle Kevin Buzzacott: http://bhpbillitonwatch.net/2012/06/16/invitation-to-the-lizards-revenge/

* SOVEREIGN UNION:
THE LIZARDS REVENGE PROTEST
– OLYMPIC DAM GATES 14TH – 18TH JULY 2012

– Articles and Audio

Sovereign Union:
The Lizards Revenge Protest
– Olympic Dam Gates 14th – 18th July 2012
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/lizards-revenge-protest-olympic-dam-gates-14th-18th-july-2012
“3CR: Monday 16th July Streaming Live
– Radio 3CR 10:30-11.30am (AEST) …
Sleeping underneath the ground in Arabunna country, there
is an old lizard known as Kalta the sleepy lizard. The
lizard isn’t so sleepy anymore, as BHP Billiton is mining
right into that Kalto’s body. The Federal Government
approved the expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium mine in
Roxby Downs in October 2011, to make it the biggest uranium
mine in the world. Kalta is angry and wants revenge.
Arabunna elder Kevin Buzzacott has called the people of
the world to help the lizard shut down the mine. His call
is for people to come and heal the land in the name of
peace and justice for the next 10,000 generations to
come.”

– Related Audio

The Wire: Lizard’s Revenge is about to begin
Produced by Eduardo Jordan
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9363
13 Jul 12: “Throughout the week, The Wire has covered the
lead-up to the protests against the expansion of the
Olympic Dam mine, the biggest uranium plant in Australia.
Despite a police road block, environmentalists and
anti-nuclear activists from across Australia are getting
involved. The plant has been given approval to expand but
the traditional owner of the land, Uncle Kevin Buzzacott,
is not happy with this decision. In protest, he has
launched the Lizard’s Revenge movement to create awareness
about the consequences of the expansion, and to try and
stop it. … ”
“Featured in story:
* Ros Elliot – Community broadcaster at Bay FM and
anti-nuclear activist
* Jim Green – CEO of Friends of the Earth and
anti-nuclear activist
Related Links: Lizard’s Revenge: http://lizardsrevenge.net/

The Wire: Lizard protesters converge on Roxby
Produced by Annie Hastwell
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9356
12 Jul 12: “Anti-uranium activists from all corners of
Australia are heading towards Roxby Downs for a major musci
event and protest on the weekend. But many are having a
hard time getting there as police block the few roads
leading in. Filmaker David Bradbury, whose film “When the
Dust Settles” is intended to persuade potential mine
workers that they face more dangers than they realise, is
on his way to the event.
Featured in story:
David Bradbury, filmmaker and anti-uranium activist
Related Links: When the Dust settles YouTube clip”

* news.com.au :
WHITE HORSE BRIGADE SET FOR SIX-DAY
ANTI-OLYMPIC DAM PROTEST IN ROXBY DOWNS

– News

news.com.au :
White horse brigade set for six-day anti-Olympic Dam
protest in Roxby Downs
http://www.news.com.au/national/white-horse-brigade-set-for-six-day-anti-olympic-dam-protest-in-roxby-downs/story-fndo4eg9-1226425816997
14 Jul 12: “AS anti-Olympic dam activists gathered to
launch their first official protest today, an Aboriginal
elder again called for the mine to be shut down. Kevin
Buzzacott, of the Arabunna people, greeted and welcomed the
protesters to the camp site near Roxby Downs, about 1.5km
away from the Olympic Dam mine gates just before midday.
He told the crowd of about 300 people that the mine
operators are going against 40,0000 years of history,
saying his people never dug into the ground. “We all know
what we are here for – that big uranium mine over the
hill,” he said.”

– Related News

Herald Sun:
Anti-Olympic Dam mine protester assaulted in Roxby Downs
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/white-horse-brigade-set-for-six-day-anti-olympic-dam-protest-in-roxby-downs/story-fndo471r-1226425816997
14 Jul 12: “ONE of the anti-Olympic Dam protesters has been
assaulted in Roxby Downs. It is understood the protester
was buying water earlier this afternoon when the assault
happened, but police have yet to release the details.”

* TRACKER: PROTESTERS GATHER AT OLYMPIC DAM

– News

Protesters gather at Olympic Dam
newsTracker: http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/protesters-gather-at-olympic-dam/
Herald Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/protesters-gather-at-olympic-dam/story-e6frf7kf-1226425607523
13 Jul 12: “SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Anti-nuclear activists are
gathering at Olympic Dam in South Australia’s north to
protest against the proposed $30 billion expansion of BHP
Billiton’s copper, uranium and gold mine. Organisers say
the five days of action, beginning on Saturday, are planned
to be peaceful, with up to 500 people expected from across
Australia. “We anticipate a vibrant protest camp which
combines educational workshops, entertainment and
non-violent direct action,” Nectaria Calan said.”

* BACKGROUND TO EXPANSION OF OLYMPIC DAM MINE CHALLENGE:

Last updated: 14 July 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/13/background-to-expansion-of-olympic-dam-mine-challenge-south-australia

* INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL WOODLEY,
CEO OF THE YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Michael Woodley
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
10 Jul 12:
“CEO of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation Michael Woodley”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/michael-woodley-6/

– Related News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Aboriginal Coorporation takes mining company to court
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7375-aboriginal-coorporation-takes-mining-company-to-court
13 Jul 12: “The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation says
it’ll dispute access to land for mining purposes by
Fortescue Metals Group in the High Court later this month.
Spokesperson Michael Woodley says a Native Title meeting
held by Fortescue in March 2010 did not represent the
interests of the people, with some having their right to
speak taken away. Mr. Woodley told 98.9fm a meeting held
this year by his group was more legitimate, with video
evidence of both proceedings to be presented to court.”

* GREEN LEFT TV:
MELBOURNE’S NATIONAL ABORIGINES AND ISLANDERS DAY MARCH

– Video

Green Left TV:
Melbourne’s National Aborigines and Islanders Day march
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/51586
7 Jul 12: “National Aboriginal & Islander Day March,
Melbourne, July 6, 2012: More than 600 people from all over
Victoria marched to celebrate NAIDOC week. Protesters
demanded land rights and chanted: “Always was, always will
be Aboriginal land!” A highlight of the demonstration was
the impromptu takeover of a key intersection, where people
performed traditional dance to the sounds of a didjeridoo.
The march finished with speeches celebrating NAIDOC and
encouraging people to continue the struggle for justice.
Photos by Margarita Windisch. Music by Warumpi Band.”

* SOVEREIGN UNION:
‘SOVEREIGNTY INEVITABLE’ SAYS MICHAEL ANDERSON AT SYMPOSIUM

– Audio

Sovereign Union:
‘Sovereignty inevitable’ says Michael Anderson at Symposium
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/sovereignty-inevitable-says-michael-anderson-symposium
“* AUDIO: Sovereignty Symposium
– Wollongong May 2012 CAAMA News 25/5/12
* AUDIO: Aboriginal Sovereignty
– Dr Alessandro Pelizzon CAAMA News 29/5/12
Wedneday 23rd May: A conference was organised by legal
academics at the University of Wollongong and Southern Cross
University, who said this year had seen renewed focus on the
issue of sovereignty, which is the ultimate power to govern
or have authority over land or territory. “We just have to
change the whole dynamics of this country and our
relationship … but it’s not going to be a change to the
detriment of the nation, it will be a change for the
betterment of the nation,” said Michael Anderson,
spokesperson for the interim national unity government.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT:

Last updated: 14 July 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies

* PETER ROBSON:
WHARFIES & TRADITIONAL OWNERS UNITE AGAINST NUCLEAR DUMP

– News

Green Left:
Wharfies & traditional owners unite against nuclear dump
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/51618
14 Jul 12: “One hundred people joined a Maritime Union of
Australia (MUA)-initiated protest against the proposed
Muckaty nuclear waste dump on July 12 at Stokes Hill Wharf.
MUA NT branch manager Thomas Mayor said wharfies would
stand in solidarity with traditional owners who opposed the
dump. The protest was held at Stokes Hill Wharf because
waste would likely be shipped through the port if the waste
dump goes ahead. Mayor said that the waste presented an
unacceptable risk. The protest was organised as joint
initiative between unions and traditional owners, … ”
By Peter Robson, Darwin

– Related Video

ABC: Muckaty nuclear dump protest grows
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-12/community-protest-muckaty-nuclear-dump/4127556
13 Jul 12: “Plans for a national nuclear waste dump in the
Northern Territory are facing stiff opposition from the
Maritime Union in Darwin as well locals and indigenous
communities.”

– Related News

Tennant & District Times:
Muckaty protesters rally it up in Darwin
http://tennantcreek.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/muckaty-protesters-rally-it-up-in-darwin/2623031.aspx
13 Jul 12: “SENIOR Muckaty traditional owners joined
maritime unionists in Darwin yesterday afternoon to rally
against the Government’s proposal to build a nuclear waste
dump on their land. Representatives from health,
environment and faith groups also attended the rally at
Stokes Hill Wharf. … Beyond Nuclear Initiative
coordinator Nat Wasley said the nuclear waste plan is
strongly contested by the majority of Muckaty traditional
owners, the NT Government, Barkly region residents and a
growing number of national environment, health and civil
society groups.”

Brisbane Times:
Protesters step up campaign against nuclear waste dump
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/political-news/protesters-step-up-campaign-against-nuclear-waste-dump-20120712-21yqu.html
13 Jul 12: “THE Northern Territory government has accused
the Commonwealth of exploiting “political expediency” by
pushing ahead with plans for a nuclear waste dump in the
top end. After seven years in the planning, a nuclear
dump at remote Muckaty cattle station, more than 120
kilometres from Tennant Creek, is still caught in red
tape and subject to a Federal Court challenge by
traditional owners. … Yesterday, the Maritime Union of
Australia led a passionate protest at Darwin port
against the plan, calling for a full and independent
inquiry into the proposal.”

Change NT nuke dump site: protesters
newsTracker: http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/change-nt-nuke-dump-site-protesters/
9 News: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8498403
13 Jul 12: “NATIONAL: A noisy protest on Darwin’s main
wharf is calling for the federal government to rethink
plans on a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory.
Shouting “Don’t waste the territory, dump the dump now”,
about 100 people voiced their anger at plans to build the
proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station, about 100km
north of Tennant Creek. … Some nuclear waste bound for
Muckaty will likely pass through Darwin’s wharf where MUA
[Maritime Union of Australia] members may be expected to
help transport it.”

– Event

Event: Thu 12 July 2012: Darwin, NT
Supporting Muckaty
Nuclear Waste through our port, MUA says NO WAY!!!
“Our 2012 Quadrennial Conference declared our support
for the people of Muckaty. We also recognise the unique
threat that the nuclear waste will pose to the environment,
communities on the transport route & workers
transporting & handling radioactive waste.”
Event details: http://www.mua.org.au/events/supporting-muckaty/

* BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

Last updated: 14 July 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia

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