Indigenous Australians Fight Nuclear Waste Dump

Protecting Country

Ngikalikarra Media (2017)

Film Review

Protecting Country is about a collection of indigenous Australian tribes who are fighting government efforts to site a uranium mine and an international nuclear waste dump on their treaty lands.

Thousands of Maralinga people have already suffered horribly due to British nuclear tests on their land in the 1950s.

The nuclear waste dump is illegal under international law. As a signatory to the UN International Treaty on Indigenous Rights, Australia is prohibited from depositing toxic waste on indigenous land without their permission.

7 thoughts on “Indigenous Australians Fight Nuclear Waste Dump

  1. “The nuclear waste dump is illegal under international law.”

    What should also be illegal is the fact that convict rejects are enforcing the law over those who have the ONLY legitimate claim on the land now known as Australia. It is bad enough that England’s convicts were transported over there, but then there was nuclear testing done and now the ‘colonizers’ want to turn the Aborigine’s land into a toxic waste dump? The unbelievable gall of of Europeans should have long since ceased to amaze me, but it never does!

    And I do understand that even mere pickpockets were transported to Australia, but be that as it may, what was done to those indigenous to that region was beyond a horror that is still ongoing.

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  2. It took 15 years of litigation, arm twisting to get a nuclear dump removed, that was never supposed to be there. The company that made it, went bankrupt. The only way to get rid of nuclear dumps and, reactors safely, is big government unfortunately.

    The wipp plutonium dump, in new mexico has exploded a couple of times. Please people, never allow them to put a nuclear dump, near you!

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  3. You’re right, Shelby. It’s pretty damned sickening. I visited a convicts museum about 10 years ago when I visited Sydney. They had a lot of examples of children under 10 being “transported” for stealing food.

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    • …and I did indeed, put up a blog post about that and I included in that post about the fact that the so-called ‘underclass’ in England, those who served ‘ le bon ton’, and who were treated like dirt, were the ones who were transported, but then, they certainly did their damn best to make life a living hell for the Aborigines who did not deserve what happened to them, as well.

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