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Sun Mar 11, 2012, 10:09 AM

Nuclear protesters in Australia target miners

Source: AFP

Hundreds of anti-nuclear demonstrators converged on the Australian headquarters of global mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Sunday to mark one year since Japan's reactor crisis.

Organised by a group of anti-nuclear Japanese expats called Japanese for Peace, the 500-strong march through southern Melbourne stopped at the offices of Rio and BHP to call for an end to uranium mining in Australia.

Organiser Kazuyo Preston said the demonstration aimed to draw attention to the dangers of nuclear technology on the one-year anniversary of the quake and tsunami in Japan, which triggered a crisis at the Fukushima nuclear reactor.

Preston said it was especially important to remember the disaster in Australia, which has the world's largest uranium reserves and is a leading supplier of the energy resource to Japan and other nuclear nations.

"It's very important to us to commemorate this day, so that Australian people will remember what's been happening in Fukushima and Australia's involvement as a major supplier of uranium to Japan, including the damaged reactors in Fukushima," Preston said.

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Read more: http://www.emirates247.com/news/world/nuclear-protesters-in-australia-target-miners-2012-03-11-1.447758

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Sun Mar 11, 2012, 01:20 PM

2. Nobody "needs" a "job". They need useful work, without oppression.

 

But no one, anywhere on the planet, ever NEEDS a job enough to justify harming others with it. They may NEED to die instead.

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Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:51 PM

3. Misleading headline. Evokes images of green thugs picking on working class Joes -

not their corporate bosses safe in well-guarded office towers. Quite intentional shape-shifting, I'm sure.

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