Monday, 9 July 2012

Dale Hess Calendar 2012-07-09

Wednesday 11 July – Sunday 22 July: Olympic Dam & Lizards Revenge Tour. Anti-nuclear & Clean energy's (ACE) Olympic Dam exposure tour 2012. From the organiser's of the Friends of the Earth radioactive exposure tour, join the ACE crew for this years Olympic Dam & Lizards revenge activists.  We will travel from Melbourne along BHP Billiton's proposed path of destruction to the heart of the South Australia's semi arid landscape. Travelling to the precious mound springs, Lake Eyre, the Lizards revenge DIY music blockade, the spectacular Gammon & FlindersRanges, plus much more. Hear first hand from the people who are fighting for their country & the people who support their struggle against the worlds largest mining company. Total cost of tour will include travel, guides, accommodation & all organic vegan/vegetarian, G.F, food provided. Contact: Tully Starr 0410 388 187 or Zin Rain 0408 165 735. Email: Cost: $400 conc, $750 waged & $900 solidarity.

Saturday 14 July – Friday 20 July: The Lizard's Revenge - Olympic Dam expansion music/art/festival/protest. ... Sleeping underneath the ground there is an old lizard, Kalta the sleepy lizard. The lizard ain't so sleepy anymore. BHP is mining right into that Lizards body. The government has just approved an expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium mine, making it the biggest uranium mine in the world. Kalta is angry and wants revenge. Arabana elder Kevin Buzzacott is calling the people of the world to help the lizard shut down the mine. He is calling for people to come and heal the land in the name of peace and justice for the next 10,000 generations to come. The land is being irreversibly poisoned in and around Roxby Downs by the tailings dam causing dust and ground water contamination, and contamination of its workers. Party in a Dangerous Planet with Theatre, Cabaret and Art installations. Over 20 musical acts. Solar Powered sound system extravaganza and wind powered cinema. Location: Olympic Dam, Roxby Downs gates of hell - South Australia. Contact Email: Hosted by the DLF - Desert Liberation Front in response to the governments decision to expand Olympic Dam mine.

Tuesday 17 July, 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm: Making Peace with the Earth. Dr Vandana Shiva, radical scientist and ecofeminist in conversation with Dr Susan Hawthorne, Publisher, Spinifex Press. In her new book, Making Peace with the Earth, Sydney Peace Prize recipient Vandana Shiva explores the basis of human life on our planet. She finds that a series of wars have been declared against the Earth: wars about land, water, climate, forests and biodiversity. In a searing critique of corporate globalisation, she examines the root causes of these wars against the backdrop of the current crisis in food supply. She imagines a world that could be sustainable; a world in which food security, justice and peace are all aligned. By drawing out the connections between 'growth' and free markets, she argues for a future in which human rights and earth rights become central to the creation of a different kind of wealth, one imbued with democracy and justice. VENUE:  The Barn, Montsalvat, Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham. ENTRY:  $10.00 waged, $8.00 concession. Inncludes chai and samosas. BOOKINGS essential: Eltham Bookshop Tel: 03 9439

Thursday 9 August, 6 pm for tea and coffee: then 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm:  Workshop: nuclear risks of Australia'sUS bases. This workshop follows the successful public meeting held in June, and marks Nagasaki Day, the anniversary of the second atomic bombing of JapanSpeakers: Professor Richard Tanter (who spoke at that meeting) will discuss in more detail the possible links between Australia's US bases and shared facilities, and nuclear weapons. Richard is one of Australia's leading experts on this topic; Dimity Hawkins is an anti-nuclear campaigner who has written extensively on international treaties designed to rid the world of nuclear weapons. She will discuss how our growing links with the US military fits with our international obligations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. There'll be time for questions, and discussion of how to share this information. Venue: Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall (enter from 54 Victoria Street). Organised byMAPW with other members of the Victorian network opposing US bases. Queries: email call MAPW on 0431 475 465.


Monday 20 August – Friday 14 September: Walking for Country. Walkatjurra Walkabout is a pilgrimage across Wangkatja country in the spirit of our ancestors so together, we as present custodians, can protect our land and our culture for future generations. Walking for Country is to reconnect people with land and culture. My people have resisted destructive mining on our land and our sacred sites for generations. For over forty years we have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie, we stopped the removal of sacred stones from Weebo and for the last twenty years we have stoped destruction of 200 sites at Yakabindie. We are not opposed to responsible development, but cannot stand wanton destruction of our land, our culture, and our environment. We invite all people, from all places, to come together to walk with us, to send a clear message that we want the environment here, and our sacred places left alone.  Kado Muir, Traditional Owner, Yeelirrie. This walk will be lead by the Walkatjurra Rangers, in partnership with Footprints for Peace, Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA), the Anti Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA) and the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA).  ALL WELCOME to JOIN for an hour, a day, a few weeks or the whole way. Email: Phone: 0421 816 846 (Laura).  [Position open for Publicity and Communications Intern to work with the Organising Committee in all matters related to media and publicity.  The Intern would be responsible for liaising with all media in the lead up, duration and immediate period following the upcoming event Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country.  Any inquiries, 0421 816 846 (Laura)].

Friday 31 August, 7.30 pm: Peace with People, Peace with our Planet A Franciscan Perspective. Joe Rozansky OFM is the head of the OFM Secretariat for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation which co-ordinates and animates the international Franciscan activities for justice and peace. He led the Franciscan delegation at the Rio +20 UN Summit on Sustainable Development this year. Joe is a friar of the Holy Name Province of New York and has worked with the landless of Minais GeraisBrazil. Joe is interested in meeting people involved and interested in peace, social justice and environmental movements in Australia. Hosted by Holy Spirit Province( & Social Policy Connections ( Social Policy Connections, Yarra Theological Union - Study Centre, 34 Bedford Street, Box Hill. For further information please contact the Franciscan JPIC Office. 02 9369 9309 or

Sunday 23 September – Thursday 27 September: Swan Island Peace Convergence 2012. There is no end for this war in sight, and many of us feel powerless to stop it. Join us in QueenscliffVictoria, for a week of learning about and nonviolently resisting the war: nonviolence training, community engagement, peace vigils, blockade the bridge to Swan Island military base where the SAS troops are trained for active combat in Afghanistan. Further info: and

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