[Powderworks] LMOC: Blue Murder / Blue Sky Mining
kayak at sympatico.ca
Sun Jun 6 19:24:54 MDT 2004
Just finished the book early this afternoon, couldn't put it down.
Still trying to totally absorb it...absolutely mind-numbing to think of
the implications. Each successive chapter seemed more horrific than the
last, and I was often shocked into tears thinking of those people,
especially the little kids that did nothing but grow up there amid that
I hope the management of CSR and other parties responsible all rot in
hell....and I owe MO a thanks for opening my eyes to this situation.
Likely never would have heard of Wittenoom (or Maralinga, for that
matter) from here, if not for them.
Jo Daley wrote:
> Hi Rhonda,
> Back when Blue Sky was released, I managed to get hold of this book at
> a local bookstore on thier clearout table for about $2.. It's
> certainly quite a read isn't it? I read it 14 years ago and numerous
> times since and I still try & avoid buying CSR products. Bit difficult
> at times as they are the major sugar producers here but succeed 95% of
> the time. It's quite horrible reading about their incredible callous
> attitude towards the workers. Big companies, you gotta love 'em- NOT!
> Cheers, Jo.
> "On the fields and farms of England, on the airstrips of the desert
> and the jungle, in the hangars of the Persian Gulf and on the tarmacs
> of the southern islands, I have walked and talked with God."
> Tom Cutter. Round The Bend, Nevil Shute.
> >From: Rhonda <kayak at sympatico.ca> >To: Powderworks
> <powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu> >Subject: [Powderworks] LMOC:
> Blue Murder / Blue Sky Mining >Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 14:32:26 -0400 >
> >Just received in the mail today the Blue Murder book by Ben Hills
> >that inspired the Blue Sky Mining album, as a gift from a friend in
> >Oz. Not even finished with the Prologue and I'm hooked already....I
> >can see how the rest of today will be occupied. > >Who else has read
> this one? > >-Rhonda >
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