Newsletter date: 16 July 2012
* Antinuclear: Lizard's Revenge kicks off at Olympic Dam - Saturday 14th July 
* 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 
Antinuclear: Anti uranium music and arts festival opens today at BHP BIlliton’s 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: 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-musica...
Road Trip for Change Tue 3 - Fri 20 July 2012: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from...
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
"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
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
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.com.au : White horse brigade set for six-day anti-Olympic Dam protest in Roxby Downs
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
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
Protesters gather at Olympic Dam
Herald Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/protesters-gather-at-olym...
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
* INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL WOODLEY, CEO OF THE YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION:
- Audio Interview
Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
10 Jul 12: "CEO of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation Michael Woodley"
Listen to this interview on-line:
- Related News
National Indigenous Radio Service: 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
Green Left TV: Melbourne's National Aborigines and Islanders Day march
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
Sovereign Union: 'Sovereignty inevitable' says Michael Anderson at 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
* PETER ROBSON: WHARFIES & TRADITIONAL OWNERS UNITE AGAINST NUCLEAR DUMP
Green Left: Wharfies & traditional owners unite against nuclear dump
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
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
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
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
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: Thu 12 July 2012: Darwin, NT
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
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