Originally published 23Feb2014
GetUp! vigil tonight, Cakes please, NBN Tower
NEWSLETTER 145 23.2.14
Apologies for the hyperlinks not working in last newsletter. Seems like a Text only" document won"t do hyperlinks. We are working on it ...
TONIGHT - CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR MANUS DEATH
The Australian Government has imposed an oppressive, not to mention internationally illegal, policy on people seeking asylum in our beautiful country and as a result a 23 year old man has been killed, many others injured, and all have been wounded in some way.
GetUp! have organised a number of candlelight vigils around Australia, in conjunction with other refugee activism groups, and there is also one in Mullumbimby. This is in honour of Reza Berati, the young man killed on Manus Island this week and to show support for the people on Manus.
The vigil tonight (Sunday evening) will be at the park near Council chambers - 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Please bring candles and blankets. This is an event on FB now.
CAKES WANTED FOR JOHN FENTON GIG !
BANGALOW A&I HALL, 6 pm Monday 24 Feb
Savouries needed too. Please call 66843723 if you"re willing to pledge a dish. Thanks. Should be a great gathering of like-minded people.
Alan Jones gives good summary and interviews John Fenton http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/31991
POLLY HIGGINS ECOCIDE LAWYER
Mullumbimby Civic Hall Sat 15 MARCH
Polly is the UK lawyer who wrote the books "Eradicating Ecocide" and "Earth is our Business". She is an internationally-known speaker, as well as author, environmentalist, and campaigner. Please look at her website http://pollyhiggins.com
for more detail.
NBN TOWER PROPOSAL POCKET ROAD, MAIN ARM
Please write to councillors and ask them to extend exhibition period for proposed NBN tower, Main Arm, by at least two weeks to allow for investigations into the human health and environmental impacts. http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/councillors.
And/or contact General Manager.
If the extension is granted, it is possible that a community meeting will be held to help inform local residents of contentious issues surrounding the rampant proliferation of wireless technology, and electro-pollution in general. Peter Nielson has prepared DVD containing thousands of reports of attributed adverse health and biological effects. Please ring me 66843723 if you want a copy. Meanwhile here is more info: http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/BioInitiativeReport2012.pdf
While scientists and medical professionals are calling for less microwave radiation exposure of children, this is the kind of thing we need to be wary of and educate ourselves about http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2564015/Step-aside-Ted-theres-new-talking-teddy-town-WikiBear-connects-web-chat-answer-questions-tells-jokes.html
HAZZARDous PLANNING REFORM
Join the fight to protect your neighbourhood: As the hyperlink in last newsletter didn"t work, here are some links to BETTER PLANNING NETWORK:
Late last year, as a result of our campaign and Upper House amendments, the Government withdrew its Planning Bills. However, we expect the Bills to be reintroduced early this year.
* Visit our website http://www.betterplanningnetwork.good.do
where you"ll find a template letter to help you write to Parliamentarians.
* To join us as an affiliated community group or for any other inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
* Follow us on Facebook and Twitter http://www.facebook.com/BetterPlanningNetwork/ http://twitter.com/bettplannetwork
new FB page: gasfieldfreebyronshire