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WGAR News: Rally held ahead of Muckaty court challenge: ABC Alice Springs

Newsletter date: 28 May 2014

Contents:

* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Kado Muir about cultural genocide, mining, employment and economic disposition

* Monika O'Hanlon, NT News: Elders lead dump demo
* ABC Alice Springs: Rally held ahead of Muckaty court challenge
* CAAMA Radio's Damien Williams interviews Beyond Nuclear Initiative Nat Wasley on Muckaty and the waste dump
* NT News: Take a tip and ditch the dump
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT

February 2014 Honduras coup update

February 2014 Honduras coup summary update

new site for the summaries online here: http://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/monthly-news-summaries/

Summary of known political assassinations

-Justiniano Vázquez, political activist and brother of the should-be-mayor, was killed on 21/2/14
-Pedro Pérez, indigenous organiser, was killed on 18/2/14

Cases of known political persecution in February 2014

WGAR News: In the lucky country of Australia apartheid is alive and kicking: John Pilger, The Guardian

Newsletter date: 8 November 2013

Contents:

* John Pilger, The Guardian: In the lucky country of Australia apartheid is alive and kicking
* New Internationalist magazine interview: John Pilger: Australia's silent apartheid
* The Guardian: John Pilger's Utopia: watch the world exclusive trailer - video
* The Stringer: Stealing A Nation [a documentary by John Pilger and Chris Martin]

* Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal: Brian Manning and the Gurindji 'walk offs'

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: UN Forum said not enough is being done on land rights & health

More repression. August 2013 Honduras coup update

COUP SUMMARY August 2013 – the struggles in Honduras continue despite the massive-as-always repression

http://www.sydney-says-no2honduras-coup.net/much-shorter-monthly-summari...

A summary of political murders in August 2013:

From the indigenous Tolupan community, Montaña de la Flor, that holds an occupation against a mining company in defence of the forests, hitmen assassinated Maria Enriqueta Matute, Armando Funez Medina and Ricardo Soto Funez, on 25/8/13.

In Bajo Aguan, organised MUCA farmer Melvin Amaya was kidnapped and assassinated by hitmen on 6/8/13.

WGAR News: Walkatjurra Walkabout: 3CR: Featuring Scott Ludlam, Kado Muir, Mia Pepper & Dave Sweeney

Newsletter date: 12 July 2013

Contents:

* Community Radio 3CR: Walkatjurra Walkabout. A new mine, an old fight. [Featuring Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Kado Muir, Mia Pepper and Dave Sweeney]
* Background to the Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining

* David T. Rowlands, Green Left: Australian atomic massacre still ignored
* Background to Justice for Aboriginal victims of Maralinga nuclear tests

* Brian Johnstone, Tracker: How Land Rights were won… and almost lost

* Tracker: Native title tax bill passes Senate
* Background to Mabo and Native Title

WGAR News: Oxfam report mocks Native Title: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer

Newsletter date: 29 May 2013

Contents:

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Oxfam report mocks Native Title
* Oxfam Australia: Mining
* Oxfam Australia and CAER: The right to decide: company commitments and community consent
* SBS Radionews: Mining benefits 'not getting to Indigenous people'
* 3CR Community Radio: Earth Matters [Refusal to honour native title & Indigenous land use agreements]
* Background to Mabo and Native Title

* SBS Radionews: Indigenous focus on land and sea management

* ABC: Waste dump opponents 'not going to back down'

WGAR News: Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining: WANFA & ANAWA

Newsletter date: 11 May 2013

Contents:

* WANFA & ANAWA: Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining
* NITV News: WA anti-uranium protesters begin 250km walk
* SBS Radionews Audio: TOs lead walk against uranium mining in WA
* NIRS: 20-day walk to protest uranium mine
* Walkatjurra Walkabout - Yeelirrie to Leonora - 4 until 29 May 2013
* Background to the Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA)

* Amy McQuire, Tracker: Aboriginal heritage: between a rock and a hard place
* Tracker: Small fine for NSW Aboriginal rock damage

NGOs release alternative to Queensland Uranium Implementation report - a toxic mess not worth the export dollars

At 2pm March 18th the Queensland Uranium Implementation Report is expected to be released by the LNP government. This report is expected to give the green light for uranium mining in Queensland. In October 2012 the LNP government broke its clear commitment not to allow uranium mining in Queensland. This commitment was the position of the LNP at the March 2012 state election and was reaffirmed after they took office. In the absence of open, inclusive and evidence based policy making the Newman LNP government has set up the Uranium Implementation Committee.

Environment minister approves fossil fuel projects increasing carbon emissions 8% per year

Maules Creek and Boggabri coal mines, and the Gloucester CSG Field in New South Wales get conditional go ahead from the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke increasing Australia's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Decision strongly condemned by the local community and conservationists, with court challenge being flagged as possible.

Environment Minister Tony Burke has conditionally approved the Whitehaven Maules Creek open cut coal mine near Narrabri in the Leard State Forest as well as the four fold expansion of the neighboring Idemitsu Boggabri coal mine, and a major Coal Seam Gas field near Gloucester being undertaken by AGL Energy.

Related: Sydney's water supply under threat from BHP Longwall coal mine extension | Coal Seam Gas Field proposal for Pilliga Scrub withdrawn by Santos

For devil's sake don't mine the Tarkine

Activists from environmental direct action group Groundswell have today taken peaceful action to highlight the detrimental impacts that mining in the Tarkine will have on healthy devil populations living in the region.

At 10am this morning, Groundswell activists deployed a banner reading “FOR
DEVILS SAKE, DON’T MINE THE TARKINE” from the Alexander suspension bridge, in Launceston’s Cataract Gorge. Two climbers suspended themselves alongside the banner.

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