Aired on 2ser: 11th February 2010
Click to download: Ep. 91 National Day of Action, Arkaroola Uranium Exploration, community gardens + more!
National Day of Action
February 13th will mark the 2nd anniversary of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's National Apology to the Stolen Generations. However, Indigenous Australians across the country are still campaigning against ongoing Northern Territory Intervention policies and the continued failure to reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act. On the 13th there will be a National Day of Action calling for an end to the NT Intervention and income quarantining, as well as demanding Aboriginal controlled housing, jobs and services for all communities.
The 3rd Degree's Libby King spoke to leader of the Intervention Rollback Action Group and resident of Mount Nancy town camp, Barbara Shaw, and Monique Wiseman from the Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney.
Uranium Exploration at Arkaroola
Over 100 mining companies are exploring for uranium in Western Australia. Less well known is the fact that South Australia is also facing the possibility of a new uranium mine in the Northern Flinders Ranges at Arkaroola. The 3rd Degree's Hannah Walters spoke to Margaret Sprigs from the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.
Community Valentine's Day in the Garden!
"A day getting down and dirty to lovely tunes with your Valentine in the secret garden? Now that is romance!" The Angel St Community Permaculture Garden is holding a special event this Valentine's day along with the Permablitz collective for a new take on love and working bees! There will be music, permaculture workshops, garden tours and plenty of food. Libby caught up with JP from the Angel St Garden.
National Book Launch: This is What We Said
This book puts on record some of the views about the NT Intervention that were expressed by Aboriginal people during the NTER consultations in June-August last year. Using photographs and quotations from consultations at Bagot, Ampilatwatja, Utopia and Yirrkala communities, it provides a graphic account of the depth of despair and anguish of many Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory regarding the Intervention.
Canberra: 11 February, at ANU Co-op Bookshop. 5pm for 5:30pm
Sydney: 16 February, at Gleebooks (49 Glebe Point Road), 6pm for 6:30pm
To order a copy of the book: gleebooks.com.au
Check out the plethora of book launches at a capital city near you: stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature
Reclaim the Lanes
A roving street party in newtown! It's about time that we celebrate our community, local art & music, and the potenial of our neighbourhoods. Together we can see our public streets as meeting places and open areas of community engagement instead of transit routes dominated by cars. The goal is to have a totally free community event celebrating vibrant local creativity. There will be bands, sound systems and installations along the way, ending up in a beautiful lost alleyway of the inner west. Bring your friends, drums, mobile sound systems, couches on wheels, bikes, skateboards, picnic rugs and drinks. Meet at The HUB in Newtown Square, opposite the train station at 2pm.
Presenters: Hannah Walters and Libby King