The BNI 2013 fundraising appeal is running from December 1-25. Please consider making a contribution to BNI’s work to move radioactive waste management in a more socially just and environmentally responsible direction- click on the image above to be directed to the donation portal.
2014 is shaping up as a turning point in radioactive waste management in Australia. For the first time in decades the federal government is considering other options for radioactive waste management besides a single remote dump site at Muckaty.And the important legal action by Traditional Owners opposed to the Muckaty dump proposal will be the basis of a Federal Court trial in June 2014.
There is much that has been done – and much that remains to do. Please join the growing list of campaign allies and support the Beyond Nuclear Initiative’s December Appeal .
The virtual march on Canberra has begun! Please keep sending photos to add to this slideshow. You can email them to beyondnuclearinitiative(at)gmail.com or upload them to the Beyond Nuclear Initiative facebook wall.
Community screenings of a new film documenting six years of resistance to the proposed national radioactive waste dump at Muckaty were recently held in Tennant Creek (Nov 10) and Darwin (Nov 15).
The film is titled ‘Protecting Manuwangku’ and was produced by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning (UTS) Research Unit by directors Isaac Parsons and Jason Daylight-De Santolo.
Audio from both events is now uploaded at : http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/audio/
Please contact beyondnuclearinitiative[at]gmail.com for permission to use or broadcast this audio.
Photo: ‘Protecting Manuwangku’ launch at Nyinkka Nyunyu gallery in Tennant Creek, Nov 10, 2013
Photo: ‘Protecting Manuwangku’ launch at Fannie Bay Bowls Club in Darwin, Nov 15, 2013
Audio from the deadly March and Music for Muckaty event in Tennant Creek held on May 25, 2013 is now uploaded at www.beyondnuclearinitiative.com/audio
Please contact BNI if you would like to use or broadcast any of the speeches.
Below are the images from the exhibition Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud by Jagath Dheerasekara, curated by Sandy Edwards.
The exhibition opened at the Pine Street gallery in Chippendale, Sydney on January 17 and is on show until January 28. Interstate tour dates and locations are being confirmed, stay tuned for updates and a venue near you!
The exhibition catalogue is now available for sale. The catalogue contains all of the images, as well as statements (and a poem) from Muckaty Traditional Owners, Amnesty International, photographer Jagath Dheerasekara, curator Sandy Edwards and the Beyond Nuclear Initiative. The catalogue is $25 including postage and a DVD of the short film Muckaty Voices. Postage will be reduced for large orders.Please contact natwasley(at)gmail.com to order a copy, or ten.
A limited number of the exhibition prints are also available. If you would like to purchase any for your home or workplace please contact natwasley(at)gmail.com.
All money raised will go toward touring the exhibition and supporting the community campaign.