Originally published 07Jun2010
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*** ACTION TODAY ***
9.15 am for 9.30 on site in Station Street.
Today Woolworths will start building their big box in Station Street. We will be there to bear witness. This sad occasion signifies the loss of our democratic rights. Our local leaders who care about this community were overuled by State Government and the Land & Environment Court; both working hand in glove with Woolworths. We won"t go down without a whimper. It also signifies the end of Mullumbimby as we know it. Please come and join our gentle protest this morning.
WOOLWORTHS TAKE OVER INDIGENOUS LAND IN MOREE
The State government is at it again: this time it has paved the way for a Big W store to be built on a historic Moree sporting oval - an Aboriginal burial site - despite a week ago rejecting a land claim over the reserve because it was public recreation space. See
BASA FISH SOLD AT WOOLWORTHS & COLES
This fish is very cheap and is industrially farmed in the Mekong River in Vietnam, one of the most polluted rivers on the planet where industries dump their toxic wastes. If you"d further info about the diet these fish are fed (remember mad cow disease?) the hormones injected into the females, the hazardous chemicals and effluents, etc, I can forward you an email, complete with pictures. Contact Us at mullumaction.org
GROCERY STORE WARS
" an empire of pollution and pesticides has overtaken the market" and "seduced by artificially lowered prices, people don"t even want to know where their food comes from" and "a growing resistance called the organic rebellion is fighting back". This is a great little movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVrIyEu6h_E
1200 LETTERS TO MR STRONG, CEO OF WOOLWORTHS
Deb went to Sydney and delivered these personally at Wws HQ in Bella Vista, the far side of Parramatta. The Wws establishment is massive with security everywhere. Benedict, who received the letters on behalf of Clare Buchanon (WWS PR) who had refused to make an appt with Mr Strong for me, told me that The Byron Shire Echo letters pages had as many readers in the Woolworths building as there are in Byron Shire. He also asked me if I knew Majenta Appel-Pye and the history of her name. All employees wear a security card on a ribbon round their necks, and all visitors are ushered into a special area,no doubt riddled with security cameras. The building is not as flash as I had imagined and despite the smiles I had the impression of an undercurrent of fear. Benedict didn"t want to be filmed receiving the letters, although we managed to get a bit of him in. Watch out for the movie on the website soon.