Walk For A Nuclear Free Future 2011-2015/Wiluna-Perth
- Walk For A Nuclear Free Future - Wiluna to Perth (Australia)
- August 21 - October 30, 2011
- more information:
- Phone: +61 0400505765
Australia has over 30% of world uranium reserves and is facing an unprecedented uranium mining expansion. This walk will begin from a proposed uranium mine site - the first step in this destructive industry.
Come and listen to the Indigenous people who will be directly affected by this mine.
Over the last two months we have been working hard to get the foundations for the walk set. We have made great contact with the Aboriginal communities in the area and are working closely with them to make sure that the walk does all it can to help get the message out to the public while supporting the local communities.
WANFA (Western Australia Nuclear Free Alliance) is an Aboriginal led group that is playing a major role in the walk and will help guide us through the land while explaining to walkers the situation facing many of the communities being threatened by the proposed uranium mines.
We are currently working closely with CCWA, ANAWA, BUMP, PND and other groups in Western Australia along with a wide range of National and International Organisations so as the walk can have a global impact.
We are excited to announce that The Reseau Sortir du Nucleaire from France will be sending a delegation over for the walk. They will be sharing their experience of living in the country that produces the most nuclear power. They will also be reporting back to the French network about the environmental impacts of uranium mining in Australia and the human rights abuse’s associated with this industry disregard of the Aboriginal population.
There is also a French crew who are organising a solidarity walk that will begin on July 1st. More info at: http://marche-pour-sortirdunucleaire-et-pour-la-paix.over-blog.com/
Or contact Albert or Marc at [marchesortirdunucleaireATgmail.com marchesortirdunucleaire AT gmail.com]
There is a lot of interest from Indigenous peoples in the United States who have lived with the contamination of uranium mining on their land for decades. They would like to participate in the walk and build relationships with Aboriginal people and activists through out the world. If any one can help with funding to make this possible, please contact me at Marcus AT footprintsforpeace.org
A big thanks to the Great Walk Network as it looks like the walk will be able to use their 4-ton truck that is rigged up with kitchen equipment and a 1000 litre water tank. We also have another support vehicle that is now rigged up on solar so as we can have film nights and other events as we walk through the desert. Big thanks to everyone who helped us with this. We are still looking for a small coaster bus that can help transport Elders and others around during the walk…
We are holding meetings every Thursday night in Mosman Park and are in the process of organising a few music events around Perth and Fremantle. So a special call out to artists, musicians and creative people to bring some life into the campaign.
We are excited that this is all coming together, but as always it is hard to finance such a big project. So we do also need your financial help to make this happen.
For those in Australia you can make a direct deposit into:
- Fremantle Anti Nuclear Group
- Bendigo Bank
- BSB: 633-000
- ACC: 137443347
- REF: "Walk"
Or you can make a tax-deductible donation at Everyday Hero http://www.everydayhero.com.au/footprints_for_peace
We have partnered with CCWA and Everyday Hero so if you are coming on the walk please register as an Everyday hero and join our team. Please contact me at nffc AT footprintsforpeace.org to become an Everyday hero as you will need a password.
For those of you in the United States you can make a tax-deductible donation through our web page http://footprints.footprintsforpeace.net/nffcampaign/NFFDonations.htm
There is a lot we must do to Stop Uranium Mining. SAY NO to Australian Uranium Fuelling More Fukushimas. Footprints for Peace is working closely with CCWA to keep Western Australia free of Uranium Mining. Please sign on to the Charter, even for International people it is good to sign on so as the Government knows that the world is watching. Sign on here: http://ccwa.org.au/content/was-uranium-not-sale
If you use Facebook we have the walk as an event. Please visit this page and invite all your friends. http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=139990346065407 I know it is a pain to go through and invite everyone, but please take 5 or 10 minutes to do it and give all your friends the opportunity to get involved or support this important issue. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if your group would like to become a supporting organization.
We look forward to being able to share more with you as we led up to the walk and we hope that you will be able to join us or follow us online.
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