Originally published 02Aug2012
Hospital meet tonight: local CSG-free:Uranium
NEWSLETTER 106 August 2012
HOSPITAL MEETING TONIGHT 7 pm.
Mullumbimby High School will be hosting a meeting to save the night doctor at the Mullum Hospital. Here is a message from local Doctor Liz Elliott:
Dear Hospital supporters,
We hope you have invited several friends to come to the High School Auditorium meeting at 7 pm on Thursday. As you know, Chris Crawford and other Hospital Board members will be there, also leading nurses' union members. A good showing of community may well sway this process of chipping away at our beloved hospital, as the press, letters to politicians, Labor Party and Greens politicians and community sentiment is definitely swinging behind our cause.
It seems that we are a test case for many smaller NSW hospitals, so our resolve and that of the nurses' is being watched by communities and politicians across NSW. In a sense we are fighting for many rural communities! Hospitals built by years of community work should not be shut down for minor savings! Would they close down a fire station if there were only a few fires a week? Hopefully the meeting will be short and strong. Please dress warmly!
See you there!
Dr Liz Elliott for the Save Mullumbimby Hospital Steering Committee
CSG-FREE NORTHERN RIVERS
Do you want CSG mining in Byron Shire? If the answer is NO then please PLEDGE your support at: csgfreenorthernrivers.org
Plans are afoot to make Mullumbimby GASFIELD-FREE Northern Rivers. Main Arm will be the first in our local area to declare itself gasfield-free. Your support is vital, even if it"s just signing the petition.
SEX, LIES AND URANIUM
Hiroshima Day Event supporting free speech and a nuclear free future - will be held at Byron Market on Sunday 5 August, 9.30 onwards. Welcome to country, lovely local musicians, poets and more ... plus David Bradbury! Wish I could be there.
ROXBY DOWNS PROTEST clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV9kl0c_wJE&feature=share
TARKINE FOREST, TASSY
This forest is top of my must-go list its also the home of few remaining healthy Tassy Devils and 200 year old Leatherwood trees which provide pollen for the world"s best honey.
Let Tony Burke 02-6277 7640 FREE 02-6277 7640 know you don"t support strip mining and open cut mining in the Tarkine wilderness. Tony.burke.mp (@) environment.gov.au
See ad in todays SMH: http://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/save-our-forests/tarkine-devils/dont-mine-the-tarkine-tony
KEPNOCK FIGHT AGAINST WOOLIES MEGASTORE
KRAG: Kepnock Residents Action Group has been working very hard in a long drawn out battle with Woolworths over proposed megastore in a very inappropriate position. Kepnock is a small village close to Bundaberg. KRAG will soon be updating their facebook page. Meanwhile, for more info call Mary Walsh 0418 887 976 FREE 0418 887 976 .
VANDANA SHIVA: "I think the American people should see that the corporations abandoned them long ago. That people will have to rebuild their own economies and rebuild democracy as a living democracy. The corporations belong to no land, no country, no people. They have no loyalty to anything apart from ... their profits. And profits today are on an unimaginable scale; it has become illegitimate, criminal profit profits extracted at the cost of life." http://www.vandanashiva.org