Armidale

Organising meeting at Kent House, 141 Faulkner Street. All welcome.

The next working bee will be on Sunday 11 February and we are planning for a planting session in a new block that Bruce is preparing beside our previous site behind the Phil Wheaton Oval.

Details for working bee are as follows:

Time: 8.30 am

Date: Sunday 11th February, 2018

Location: Dumaresq Creek south of Phil Wheaton Soccer Oval accessed off Erskine Street or along bicycle way. 

What to bring: BYO long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy boots. Please also bring gloves, broad brim hat and sunscreen. AURG will provide equipment.

Organising meeting at Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street.

Bringing together the joy and sense of community evident in the previous Black Gully Festivals, with a stronger emphasis on preserving our environment and our climate. We envisage not only music, but also workshops, kids activities, displays, food, movies, and more.

Written in the blood of mineworkers and their families, 'Blood on the Coal' tells the story of Australia’s Queensland coalfields – one of the world’s richest energy resources and for 150 years a bitter industrial battleground. This story of struggle and tragedy features harrowing underground disasters and heroic rescues. The film traces a history of strikes, industrial turmoil as well as the current push by global mining giants to destroy regional communities and replace local mineworkers with a subservient itinerant workforce.

Drinks, toasts and dancing 'til late the Armidale Club, 91 Beardy Street, with Susan Prize, National Co-convener of the Socialist Alliance, The Organismics and Alpine Love Tiger.

This is your chance to see the documentary Guarding the Galilee and join the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australia. Followed by discussion. At the Stro at the University of New England, Armidale.

Wollongong is a unique city with a unique political history. This is the documentary tale of miners battling deadly working conditions, women fighting Australia's biggest company, activists jailed for resisting the Vietnam draft, and today's movement to stop coal seam gas. From strikes to community rallies, from work-ins to parliament occupation, it features activist participants from Wollongong's unemployed unions, communists forced to set up an underground organisation, the battle against 'Pig Iron Bob', and struggles for Aboriginal justice in the Illawarra.

The Manus Island mess continues. The refugees and asylum seekers, who are clearly Australia’s responsibility, continue to live in fear and insecurity. This is a disgrace.

You are invited to join the ARAR walkaround protest on Thurdsay morning from 9.15am to 9.45am. Just for half an hour.

Meet at the Dangar Street end of the Mall, outside the New England Hotel. There will be signs to carry (or bring your own) and we’ll walk through the Mall and then around other shopping places.

Meet at the Farmers Market and walk across the bridge to Curtis Park. Please register online and join on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/297888683751036

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