As current Australian government seems intent on taking an axe to Medicare in order to replace our current health system by one modelled on that of the United States, we need to know what we can expect. Michael Moore's film “Sicko” provides timely insight into the American system, dominated by Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) which regard “health care” as a commodity to be sold to maximise profit. Entry is free. Dinner available from 6pm at the Armidale Club, 91 Beardy Street.

Presented by Queensland born actor Michael Caton, Guarding the Galilee is a 30 minute documentary on the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australian history, Adani’s Carmichael project. The award-winning documentary team capture the raw beauty of Central Queensland, where Adani’s mine threatens essential water resources.

Campaign meeting at the SNELCC Office, Level 1, 3/119 Beardy Street. Join the campaign to protect our land, our water and our future from invasive and irresponsible coal and coal seam gas mining.

Kent House Activities Room (141 Faulkner Street, Armidale)

January 26th marks the day that Australia was invaded by colonial forces, the beginning of genocide inflicted on First Nations peoples, yet it is a day of celebration and fun for mainstream Australia. The workshop aim is for non-First Nations people* to look at our/their place in this day and in Australia generally, to discuss how we/they can support First Nations' initiatives around Invasion/Survival Day and how we/they can engage differently with Australia Day.

Organising meeting at the SNELCC Office, 3/199 Beardy Street.

Dick Nichols, Green Left Weekly European correspondent, will provide en eyewitness account of the Greek elections. Followed by a mediterranean feast and the launch of the Socialist Alliance New England statement. Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street, Armidale.

Organising meeting in the Garden Room at Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street, Armidale.

Organising meeting at Kent House in Faulkner Street, opposite Central Park. All welcome.

Socialist Alliance New England Branch Meeting at the Armidale Club, 91 Beardy Street.

This film is an important reminder of the lies and manipulation the United States and their allies use to discredit anyone who dares to state publicly that “trickle down” is in fact “gush up” and that there is an alternative to the destructive capitalist system. 

Hugo Chávez said so and acted on it. The empire is keen to strike back and reverse any gains already made on the road to a just society based on solidarity and cooperation. As usual, the main stream are complicit in spreading misrepresentations or outright lies — then and now.


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