22.1 C
Byron Shire
May 14, 2021

Big crowd at anti-nuclear gig

Latest News

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Other News

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Crowds at Friday’s anti-uranium night. Photo Trevor Avedissian

Harsha Prabhu

The humble Mullum RSL hall was transformed into a psychedelic fairyland last Friday night as more than 250 rainbow region punters showed up to ‘Uranium Boom Nuclear Doom’.

The event was to express opposition to uranium mining in Australia, and raised funds to send international radiation and health expert Dr Helen Caldicott to Roxby Downs.

Dr Caldicott will address the miners and their families on the dangers of uranium mining.

Bundjalung songman Lewis Walker set the tone for the night in his welcome, saying: ‘It’s time for all us mob to come together to protect land and country’.

David Bradbury’s film Wake Up addressed the crisis of nuclear radiation while a live hook-up with the Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation provided an update.

Additionally, activists spoke on the upcoming Lizard’s Revenge protest action at the Olympic Dam in Roxby Downs, to be held 14 to 17 July.

Goodspeed to our rainbow warriors headed for Roxby Downs and the gates of hell.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.