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Kevin Buzzacott Speaks

On Sunday 11 December 2011, the wise and caring Arabunna Elder Kevin Buzzacottgave an introduction  to the proposed Olympic Dam mining expansion disaster by BHP, to a crowd of activists and environment caretakers at Occupy Adelaide Hindmarsh Square.Also, Edward Cranswick, mining geologist and earthquake scientist, gave a talk about the grave consequences of mining uranium, or anything underground, because of increased probability for earthquakes, such as that at Kalgoorlie in West Australia.recently in 2011 and the bigger one in 2010.

Elder Buzzacott also talked about the coming Revenge of the Lizard Kalta anticipated to happen at the gates of Olympic Dam mine site in July 2012.

We urge any and all environmental activists to visit South Australia and OPPOSE the monster-mining operations here that could fuel and spark a Third World War and possible end of White People in Australia.
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Olympic DamNation : UnderMining Australia Forever

The News World Order, headquartered in New York City, including its Syndicate organised crime octopus, used their puppet(s) in Australia, and especially South Australia, to generate News‘ media enhanced approval for the worst mining disaster ever created on Earth : the Olympic Dam Nation TOXIC RADIOACTIVE project.

The Olympic DamNation Expansion will “generate revenue” in the form of:

  1. 9 BILLION TONNES of radioactive waste left on the surface of the land forever
  2. 8 MILLION TONNES per day of radioactive tailings seeping into the underlying rock and aquifer of the Central Australian Great Artesian Basin
  3. 19 THOUSAND TONNES per year of Uranium exported for use in slow-release nuclear bombs (“nuclear reactors”) such as the ones at CHERNOBYL and FUKUSHIMA
  4. a  TWELVE PERCENT INCREASE in South Australia’s total noxious carbon emissions (“greenhouse” gas emissions)
  5. 42 MILLION litres of precious underground water extracted daily from the Great Artesian Basin
    (GAB) FREE OF CHARGE in the driest state on the driest continent of Earth, causing DEATH of desert mound spring oasis life systems
  6. a HYPERSALINIFICATION (“desal”) plant at Port Lowly in the Upper Spencer Gulf of SA, threatening a myriad of natural shallow water dwellers such as the Great Australian Cuttlefish that have used this same area for millions of years as their primary breeding ground.  (Increased chemicals will also pollute the Spencer Gulf since salty plants require use of hazardous chemicals in their conversion process in addition to vast amounts of expensive energy to convert the precious sea water into stolen “fresh water”)
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Based in the Northern Territory the Super Raelene Bros are a dynamic and gutsy folk-funk outfit. The music they make is for dancing: the vocalization challenging. Armed with a two-prong assault their recordings involve electric collaboration; their live performances stripped back over big acoustic beats. Escaping the desert the Super Raelene Bros have played everywhere from the Gershwin Room in St.Kilda to the markets at Mindil Beach. Festival gigs include Wide Open Space, Adelaide Fringe, Darwin Festival, and the Alice Desert Festival. Acclaimed performances include supports for Paul Kelly, Cat Empire, Jimmy Barnes and Yothu Yindi. The Super Raelene Bros have recently created/collaborated on the musical protest campaign against the planned Angela-Pamela Uranium mine on the outskirts of Alice Springs. The campaign single Wiya! Angela Pamela went to number one on JJJ unearthed and is gaining ground on community radio around the country. The Super Raelene Bros are an outstanding two-piece that generate more funk and dance than most 9 piece outfits. Their performances are a celebration: a brash, joyous,intimate, stomp-out

On the outskirts of Alice Springs, straight across the plain from four Indigenous Communities, Canadian Mining Giant CAMECO is planning to build a massive Uranium mine. The name of the mining lease is ‘Angela-Pamela’. When the seasonal dust-storms blow from the south, the communities of Amoonguna, Anthepe, Karnte and Ilparpa are likely to be the first to swallow radioactive nucleides carried by the dust and wind. Unbelieveably, the Angela-Pamela lease is located within the fragile Alice Springs water catchment.

We ask your help to launch a national campaign to say WIYA ANGELA PAMELA

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Mike Rann Uranium and Cancer

In 1980 a former member of the GreenPeace executive, that had supported the fantastic forays of the Rainbow Warrior into the South Pacific to protest and prevent European nuclear bomb tests (in the South Pacific), named Mike Rann, was writing in The Adelaide Independent about the DANGERS of mining Uranium.

Here is a photocopy of that article Uranium AND CANCER by Mike Rann :

Mike Rann and most other SA politicians are sell-outs to the Uranium mining industry.

Mike Rann would become Premier over the Goverment of South Australia.

Reference : The Adelaide Independent July 1980 page 5

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Arkaroola Uranium

So, what’s a No Brainium ?

Wrecking Arkaroola for Uranium !

Arkaroola is a privately-owned Wilderness Sanctuary in the northern Flinders Ranges and one of the icons of tourism in this State.
It has a fragile eco-system and has been central to the successful program for saving the yellow-footed rock wallaby from extinction.
It is part of the traditional lands of the Adnyamathana people.
It is situated in the vicinity of the Paralana Fault Line and is subject to regular seismic activity.
Local company Marathon Resources is the latest holder of an exploration licence to drill in the Sanctuary. Marathon has violated the terms of the license at three sites, Mt Gee, Mt Gee West and Hodgkinsons, and they are held responsible by PIRSA for damaging a unique fluorite occurrence at Mount Gee which they had been told to avoid in their drilling.
Early reports of up to one hundred bags of waste dumped at Mt Gee revealed a staggering 22,800 plastic and calico bags in two shallow 30-metre long pits.
Yet all that has happened is that at the end of their drilling program, when they were already decommissioning rigs at Mt Gee, the Premier called them “cowboys” and suspended their drilling operations!
They are proceeding, ironically, with an Environmental Impact Statement and are intending to apply for a licence to mine at Arkaroola.
They have not been punished at all.
The smell of corruption hangs over this operation.
Former State ALP President and Federal Minister, Chris Schacht has held shares in the company for several years. He helped overturn the SA ALP’s “no new mines” uranium policy. After the “dumping” scandal, he was given a Board position so that his contacts could be used to the company’s advantage.
One of two major shareholders is Ken Talbot of Queensland’s Macarthur Coal.
He is before the courts in Queensland charged with corruptly making payments of $300,000 to a Labor Minister who subsequently voted for a project that benefited Macarthur Coal’s Coppabella Mine Project. Two of his employees, both involved with the Coppabella project, sit on Marathon’s board.
Marathon has also had to answer several “please explain” letters from the Australian Stock Exchange which have hinted at insider trading and other market irregularities.
Although Marathon badges itself as a locally-owned company, its other major shareholder is the China International Trade and Investment Corporation (CITIC). The Chinese paid a heavy price for their own liberation from imperialism and should not now start playing the part of a superpower that rides roughshod over the feelings of the Australian people.
Let there be no mistake – the Australian people do not want Arkaroola wrecked in the pursuit of private profit by uranium mining, whether that be as an above-ground operation, or via a tunnel (of from anywhere between 2 and 20 km in length).
Arkaroola must be completely remediated at Marathon’s expense, and the entire Wilderness Sanctuary closed to any further exploration or mining.
Bills to ban mining at Arkaroola will be introduced to State Parliament.
The Labor Party, which proudly boasts that it is “pro-business, pro-growth and pro-mining” cannot be relied upon to support a ban.
We must keep the pressure on Rann, Foley, Holloway and Co. to ensure Arkaroola’s protection.
Support the call to ban mining at Arkaroola! Marathon must get out and stay out!
You can help by writing to the Premier, Mike Rann, in support of these demands, and by checking the following websites for information and updates:
Background to today’s statement of concern about Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
Damage has been done to Mt Gee, one of the nation’s most important geological monuments situated in the very heart of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.
Mt Gee is heritage listed, on the national register, but this did not stop Marathon Mining from dumping more than 22,800 bags of radioactive waste, turning it into South Australia’s largest illegal nuclear dump.
Over 750 drill holes pincushion the area and, in the process, rare, nationally listed fluorite crystal formations were needlessly and irreparably destroyed.
The main ore deposit is still unproven, but it is known to be small, and it’s low grade. It is miniscule when it is compared with large, established concerns like Roxby and Ranger, not to mention even bigger and as yet undeveloped ore bodies in WA and Queensland.
It’s simply not worth destroying and compromising heritage listed Mount Gee in the middle of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary for such a small deposit.
Marathon has plans to tunnel 10kms into the area, using scarce and as yet unidentified water resources to process low grade ore sites subject to uncontrollable flash flooding. The risks are that rare flora and fauna will be irrevocably ruined for 950 tonnes of ore. Roxby and Ranger produce more than ten times that amount, each.
Ministries, such as Primary Industries, Environment and Tourism, have been utterly ineffective, negligent even, in protecting this area. Departments, their officers and their Ministers did not to stop this despoliation. It is time they spoke up and had the courage to do what they are there to do – protect the nation’s heritage.
The charade must stop. The area must be rehabilitated. Marathon must be made to move out and be fined for the damage it has done. The area must be protected by legislation designed to make sure these mistakes can never be made again.
You can help by visiting the following websites for further information and taking any of the actions suggested there.