GLW Calendar, 2012-06, Sydney
Sydney Socialist Alliance branch meeting
Date: Tue 5 Jun, 6:30pm
Pre-selection of Socialist Alliance candidates and friends for upcoming local September council elections. How can we make local councils sites of struggle against gas mining, corporate over-development and privitisations from state and federal neo-liberal governments? How can we make council act local, and global? All ideas and contributions welcome. 6pm cheap meal, 6:30pm start. Tuesday, June 5 6pm (meal) 6:30pm start, Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo. Organised by Socialist Alliance & Green Left Weekly email@example.com Ph Rachel 8070 9331
Phone: 8070 9331
Rally: Say no to cuts to workers compensation in NSW
Date: Wed 13 Jun, 12:30pm
Under the O'Farrell Government's proposed changes to workers compensation: 1) Your pay will drop while you are recovering 2) If you can't recover quickly enough, medical bills and weekly payments will be cut off completely 3) You won't be covered on the way to and from work. Join us at Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney, on Wednesday June 13 at 12.30pm.
Beyond Tribal Loyalities - Personal stories of Jewish peace activists
Date: Thu 14 Jun, 6:00pm
Avigail Abarbanel, former sergeant in the Israeli army. Vivienne Porzsolt, Jews against the Occupation, Peter Slezak, Independent Australian Jewish Voices. Avigail Abarbanel is the editor of this new book, a unique collection of personal stories of Jewish peace activists from around the world. The stories focus on the complex and intensely personal journey that Jewish activists take to free themselves from the hold of Zionist ideology and its requirement to support all Israeli policies. Vivienne Porzsolt and Peter Slezak from Sydney are 2 of the 25 contributors. This is an inspiring book for anyone who is interested in the experience of being a peace activist and the strength it takes to resist the pressure to conform. 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm Thursday June 30 Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain Street Ultimo. Cheap meal available from 6 pm. For further information, contact Peter 0400 442 644.
Phone: 0400 442 644
Hebron Leichhardt Refugee Week Festival of Friendship
Date: Fri 15 Jun, 3:00pm
An exhibition of photographs and information about the situation of Palestinian refugees, focusing on communities in Hebron. The events program includes an indoor market, a forum at 3pm, film screening at 5:30pm, and live music and delicious food and drink throughout the day. Donation; 12:00pm-8:00pm; Leichhardt Town Hall; for further details contack Miriam Pellicano on 0414 589 643, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website or Facebook. Saturday 23 June, Leichhardt
Phone: 0414 589 643
Rally: Five years too long, stop the intervention, stop the expansion.
Date: Sat 16 Jun, 12:00pm
Saturday June 16, 12noon. Paul keating Park, Bankstown. Speakers: Larissa Behrendt, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning UTS, Rosie Pearson, Yirrkala Community NT, and representative of Bankstown Coalition Saturday June 16, 12 pm Paul Keating Park, Bankstown. Organised by Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS)/ Say No to Government Income Management. Call Jean on 0449 646 593 stoptheintervention.org / say no to goverment income management - www.saynotogim.info
Phone: 0449 646 593
Visit Villawood Detention Centre with Aboriginal elder Ray Jackson
Date: Sun 17 Jun, 12:00pm
Sunday June 17, 12noon. Meet Leightonfield station. Ray Jackson, Indigenous Social Justice Association spokesperson and Aboriginal elder, will present Aboriginal passports to asylum seekers, to let them know that the Aboriginal community welcomes them to Australia. Resistance and Socialist Alliance organise regular visits to Villawood Detention Centre so that the Australian public can see first hand what life is like for asylum seekers in detention and to hear their harrowing stories of loss in their homelands. Join us, tell your friends and family. Must bring 100 points of ID. Sunday June 17 12 noon, meet Leightonfeild Station. Phone Duncan 0410 979 091.
Refugee Week - Multicultural Breakfast Auburn
Date: Tue 19 Jun, 10:00am - Tue 19 Jun, 2:00pm
The Refugee Week event at Auburn Diversity Services will be in the form of fun and engaging multicultural breakfast, which will celebrate our clients from refugee backgrounds. We are hoping to really involve our clients through their participation in client testimonials, performances, and preparing food. 10:00am-2:00pm; 17 Macquarie Rd, Auburn 2144 (Auburn Diversity Services Inc) for more information contact Julia Ghedelela on (02) 9649 4688, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.auburndiversity.org.au/
Forum: Launch of the UN's International Year of Sustainable Energy for all
Date: Wed 20 Jun, 7:00pm
7pm on Wednesday June 20th at the Steyne Hotel’s Moonshine Bar. So solar and other sustainable energy sources will never replace our present coal-reliant energy system, as they will never be able to provide big-scale energy supplies to feed our energy-hungry communities? Don’t believe it – big solar is coming, and is already operating abroad. So why not in Australia? To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit, and to launch the United Nation’s International Year of Sustainable Energy for all, a unique event will be taking place in Manly's Steyne Hotel. Three experts in various areas of sustainable energy will be arguing that – despite the hype saying otherwise – sustainable energy can and will ultimately provide a solution to Australia’s energy needs and, at the same time, help rapidly reduce climate change-causing carbon emissions. The speakers are: • Mark Ogge, a director and co-founder of the Beyond Zero Emissions group, who will outline their campaign for changed attitudes, including Repowering Port Augusta, a proposal to replace that SA industrial city’s coal generators with baseload solar thermal supported by solar PV and wind. • Dr Mark Diesendorf, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of UNSW’s Institute of Environmental Studies. He will present a talk on ‘A Sustainable Electricity Future for Australia’. • Warren Yates from Clean Energy for Eternity, who will tell the story of how a community on the NSW far South Coast became committed to a plan to cut their energy use by 50%, and have renewable sources to provide 50% of the remaining energy needs by 2020. A key element of the plan was the building of a large community-owned solar farm at Bega. The event is being hosted by the Friends of Manly Environment Group (FoMEC), whose co-founder, Jodi Adams, says that “since the 1970s, I have been watching Australia fall further and further behind in the use of sustainable energy, while our experts in the field are increasingly forced to work overseas, where their skills and knowledge are respected and utilised. This cannot be allowed to continue!” The launch will take place from 7pm on Wednesday June 20th at the Steyne Hotel’s Moonshine Bar. It is free and open to the public but bookings are essential. To book, ring the Manly Environment Centre on 9976 2842 during business hours. Contact: JODI ADAMS, FRIENDS of MANLY ENVIRONMENT CENTRE (ph 0402 577 690)
Phone: 0402 577 690
Refugee Week Street Festival
Date: Thu 21 Jun, 10:00am - Thu 21 Jun, 1:00pm
This street festival, organised by Liverpool City Council in collaboration with the Liverpool Refugee Committee, features a multicultural fashion show, community awards ceremony, community art, multicultural performers, children's activities and more. Thursday 21 June, Liverpool Free; 10:00am-1:00pm; Macquarie Mall, Liverpool; for information contact Shabnom Bhana on (02) 9821 7779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (02) 9821 7779
Film Screening: We are all Greeks! Catastroika - privitisation goes public
Date: Fri 22 Jun, 6:00pm
Featuring Naomi Klein, Ken Loach, Slavoj Žižek - This excellent 2012 Greek documentary traces the history of privatization and neoliberalism's ravages through Europe, from Russia to London, Berlin, Paris and Rome, looking at the history of the current liquidation of Greek state assets and is vital history for anyone interested in understanding the background to the current uprising in Greece. Friday June 22 6pm with cheap meal 6.30pm start. Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo
Phone: (02) 8070 9341
Rally: Denounce the coup in Honduras.
Date: Sat 23 Jun, 11:00am
End the political killings, human rights abuses and environmental destruction This is an invitation to participate as a community in solidarity with Hondurans resistaing the continuation of a brutal internationally coordinated military coup and honour to those resisters that have been murdered in the month of May 2012 among the many that have been gone before them. As part of an International Day of Solidarity with Honduras. Saturday 23rd June 11am Iberoamerican Plaza Central Station (near Devonshire).
Forum: Act Justly - Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Date: Sun 24 Jun, 10:30am - Sun 24 Jun, 3:30pm
FAMVIN Australia invites you to join them for a day of insightful speakers and lively discussion as we work together to find a way forward on the issue of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Keynote Speaker: Paul Power CEO Refugee Council of Australia Followed by Community Expo and Stories from those who have lived the journey $20 per person, $10 concession; RSVP by 15 June; 10:30am-3:30pm; De La Salle College, Bland St Ashfield; to register please complete the registration form available for download at www.vincentianswyd.org.au or contact Lisa Bright for more information at: email@example.com or 0419 418 547.
Phone: 0419 418 547
Rally to end mandatory detention - world refugee day rally.
Date: Sun 24 Jun, 1:00pm
20 years of mandatory detention, 20 years too long - free the refugees, no to offshore processing, no to deportations. Supported by Chilout, Labor for Refugees, NSW Greens, Refugee Action Coalition. Sun June 24, 1pm. Sydney Town Hall.
Website: Refugee Action Coalition Sydney
Forum: Who, where and why is torture used in the world today
Date: Sun 24 Jun, 6:00pm - Sun 24 Jun, 8:00pm
what is the link between refugees, torture and trauma? On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (June 26), the Pitt Street Action Group in conjunction with STARTTS will be hosting a panel group to discuss these critical concerns. You are invited to come along and learn more about what is going on globally in relation to torture and the international response. The panel will focus on the treatment and support torture survivors are provided with to help them recover and rebuild their lives. Refreshments will be provided. Free; 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Mitchell Theater, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney; for further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rally outside the NSW Ombudsman's Office to protest ongoing Aboriginal deaths in custody
Date: Thu 28 Jun, 4:30pm
The Barry O'Farrell Government stated the NSW Ombudsman will oversee the NSW police investigation into recent Kings Cross shootings of two Aboriginal young people. This is nothing new and no solution. What is needed is the overhaul of the entire practice of police investigating their own. Too many deaths! Too many shootings! Too many cover-ups! 4.30pm at 580 george street sydney. Contact ray jackson 0450 651 063 or raul bassi 0403 037 376.
Climate Change-Social Change Conference
Date: Sat 30 Jun, 10:00am - Sat 30 Jun, 5:00pm
Workshops include: Creating Sustainable Cities: Public Transport, housing and urban design in Sydney's west. Carbon Tax and Climate Change: The consequences for workers rights and the environment. Powering the Future: Coal Seam Gas Vs Renewable Energies - Food, Consumerism and Sustainability. Immigration, Population and Refugees. 10am-5pm Plus Film Screening of Growing Change - A journey into Venezuela's food revolution. Speakers include: o Professor Peter Phibbs, from the University of Western Sydney's (UWS) Urban Research Centre, o Dr Tony Webb, UWS School of Natural Sciences o Dr John Kaye, NSW Greens MLC, o Helen Masterman-Smith, Chair NTEU NSW Environment Network, o Jess Moore, Stop CSG Illawara, o Chris Tobin, a Dharug man and author of The Dharug Story, an Aboriginal History of Western Sydney from 1788, o Simon Butler, GLW co-editor and co-author of Too Many People? Population, immigration and the environmental crisis, o Phil Bradley, NSW Teachers Federation activist and ParraCAN Exec member, o John Coleman, Rail Tram and Bus Union activist and public transport campaigner, o Peter Boyle, Socialist Alliance national co-convener. 9am registration $40/$20/$10 conc. To register phone Fred 0412 556 527 or 8070 9331. Email email@example.com www.greenleft.org.au
Phone: 0412 556 527