Current news and information on nuclear, peace and energy issues.
Monitoring radiation worldwide with citizen science
An interview between Joi Iti, Sean Bonner and Pieter Franken, the co-founders of Safecast, a citizen science organisation that formed in response to Fukushima nuclear disaster. At the time of the disaster, information on local radiation level was scarce, but their organisation combined a crowd-sourcing approach with cutting edge and easily sourced technology to quickly begin monitoring, collecting, and openly sharing information on environmental radiation.This interview was originally recorded for Joi's conversations podcast (https://joi.ito.com/weblog/2016/12/24/safecast-conver.html) and is used here under Creative Commons licence 4.0Image is screenshot of Safecast.org's map of Eastern Japan, that shows heightened radiation levels around Fukushima (the red and yellow areas).
Militarisation in Australia: Normalisation and Mythology
A conversation with Barbara O’Dwyer and Ludmilla Kwitko. two long term organisers involved with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (or WILPF). We explore a report released in May 2021 by WILPF Australia, called Militarisation in Australia: Normalisation and Mythology. Read Militarisation in Australia: Normalisation and Mythology.Check out the work of WILPF AustraliaCheck out the work of WILPF International
Andy Paine and Uncle Kevin from Disrupt Land Forces in Meanjin
We speak to Andy Paine and Uncle Kevin Buzzacott about the Disrupt Land Forces festival currently taking place in Meanjin, Brisbane. https://disruptlandforces.org/
Military Spending in the Federal Budget 2021
This week we take a look at the Federal Budget allocation for Defence and Military spending with renegade activist and presenter of A Friday Rave Jacob Grech.To read more about the Victorian Government partnership with the major Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems announced in February and the Australian federal government’s ongoing contracts with Elbit visit Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Australia.Stop Elbit - Stop crimes against Palestinians.
Palestinian resistance to settler colonial violence in Sheikh Jarrah
Today is a special Nakba Day show, highlighting the recent struggle of Palestinians in Jerusalem against displacement and the settler colonial violence of the Israeli state. I’ll share with you a talk given by Badour Hassan and Aseel Albajeh, who talk about the resistance of Sheikh Jarrah families to forced eviction from their homes in East Jerusalem and the broader Palestinian resistance to colonisation. These talks were part of a webinar held by the Foundation for Middle East Peace called “Jerusalem on the Verge: Dispossession & Violence in Sheikh Jarrah”, which was hosted by the Foundation’s president Lara Friedman on May 6th. You can watch the full webinar here: https://fmep.org/event/jerusalem-on-the-verge-dispossession-violence-in-sheikh-jarrah/Note this show was completed before Israel re-commenced bombing of Gaza, with many deaths including children. For up to date news and current affairs from Palestine, listen to 3CR's Palestine Remembered show - https://www.3cr.org.au/palestineImage by Victor Grigas, from the Wikimedia commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nablus_Graffiti_Resistance_Victor_Grigas_2011-01-76.jpg
Disrupt Land Forces
Today we speal with Zelda and Porobibi from the Make West Papua Safe campaign about Disrupt Land Forces. A festival of resistance to the Land Forces Defence Exposition that runs from May 28-June 3 in Meanjin, Brisbane on the lands of the Jagera people. #disruptlandforces