Are you a local person who opposes uranium mining? Angry that Australian uranium is fuelling Fukushima’s nuclear reactor? And you’d like to see Roxby Downs Olympic Dam uranium mine closed but can’t attend the big ‘Lizard’s Revenge’ protest there in mid-July? Then this anti-nuclear fundraising event ‘Uranium Boom; Nuclear Doom’ at Mullumbimby RSL on Friday will enable you to feel part of it all.
Local activists are raising money to send Dr Helen Caldicott, international anti-nuclear activist and paediatrician to Roxby Downs to speak to mothers there about the dangers of nuclear radiation. A film crew will also attend the ‘Lizards Revenge’, the anti-uranium protest initiated by Indigenous Arabana elder Kevin Buzzacott. The evening fundraiser kicks off at 6pm with a welcome to country then a David Bradbury anti-uranium film and a live Skype hookup with anti-nuclear activists in Fukushima Japan – these people who fear for their safety if they speak out about the Japanese nuclear industry. Mandy Nolan will MC the evening with plenty of entertainers: Nakula, Belly Dancer Tara, poet Gina Lakosta, and DJ Sheik Jerbooty.
The headliners are Fyah Walk, Raz Bin Sam and the Lion I and The Lucky Wonders. The Lucky Wonders, passionate anti-nukers from way back, are just a week away from heading off to tour their brand-new album Lay Down My Arms around Australia, and this will be their last local show until November. Be part of the people of Byron Shire’s gift to the parents at Roxby Downs on Friday at Mullumbimby RSL.