LIZARDS REVENGE AT THE OLYMPIC DAM URANIUM MINE
500+ brave souls participated in the Lizards Revenge protest at BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam uranium mine from July 11-20. The event was a huge success in drawing attention to the many problems with the mine. Hundreds of newspaper, radio and TV items provided opportunities to hold BHP Billiton and the SA and federal governments to account for racist policies (such as the mine's exemptions from the SA Aboriginal Heritage Act), grossly irresponsible environmental practices, and irresponsible export policies such as selling uranium to nuclear weapons states and dictatorships.
Lizard Revenge was also inspiring, educational and great fun for everyone who attended. Police behaviour was not as bad as it was at Beverley in 2000 but it was still heavy-handed, particularly the arrest of 18 protesters for innocuous stunts such as a 'Breakfast Not Bombs' event and a game of cricket on Olympic Way ('uranium is unAustralian, it's just not cricket and that's why we picket'). One batter played a delightful tickle to the fine-leg boundary only to be arrested moments later ... on 99 not out!
Fundraising events will be held in the coming months to support arrestees. If people can donate now to help support the arrestees and to ensure the campaign continues, please make your tax-deductable donation to: Bendigo Bank − Lizards Revenge − BSB: 633000 − ACC: 145823688
Details of post-Lizards debriefs and campaign planning meetings, and fundrazors for arrestees, will be posted at: lizardsrevenge.net/fundrazors. Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know about events in your town/city and he will upload details to that webpage. (Melbourne Lizards Revenge debrief − Sat Aug 4, 1pm at the Anarchist Book Fair.)
Huge thanks and congratulations to Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Izzie Brown, Tully McIntyre, Nectaria Calan and Svea Pitman, and a big shout out to the Food Not Bombs kitchen crew, the Indig kitchen, the media team and everyone else who made Lizards Revenge such a success including the 500+ people who travelled huge distances to get to the gates of hell.
See www.lizardsrevenge.net for lots more information including photos, videos, media releases and media reports.
This is just the beginning of the Lizards Revenge, so spread the word, keep your eyes peeled and be ready to strike! If you're inspired to get active today (instead of radioactive tomorrow), find your local anti-nuclear campaign group at: www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/links#1
If you're not yet inspired then please i) browse some of the links below and ii) return to previous paragraph.
LIZARDS REVENGE WEBSITE & MULTIMEDIA
VIDEOS ABOUT LIZARDS REVENGE
youtube.com search for Lizards Revenge: click here.
VIDEOS ABOUT OLYMPIC DAM URANIUM MINE
'Olympic Dam Mega-Expansion Without Uranium' Report Launch (and click here to download the PDF report).
LIZARDS REVENGE MEDIA RELEASES
LIZARDS REVENGE IN THE PRINT MEDIA
Lots of links at: http://lizardsrevenge.net/in-the-media
INFORMATION ABOUT OLYMPIC DAM
Cuttlefish Country (impacts on the Spencer Gulf and the Giant Cuttlefish)
Save the Basin (impacts on the Great Artesian Basin)