With Thatchwork City, Phil Monsour and Steve Towson. Funds will help pay fines from port blockade in 2009. $15. Bohemia Bar, 27 Caxton St, Paddington. Ph Brad 0413 280 006.
Forum and Q&A with: Julian Burnside (barrister & human rights/refugee advocate); Barri Phatarford (Doctors For Refugees); Peter Catt (chair of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce); Bruce Haigh (former Australian diplomat in Sri Lanka); Pan Jordan (Qld Coordinator of Pax Christi International Christian Peace Movement)
All Hallows' School, 547 Ann St, Brisbane.
Organised by Keep Refugees Safe.
Where: Theatrette, ground floor, Brisbane City Council Library, Brisbane Square (top of Queen St Mall)
Presenting Robin de Crespigny, author of "The People Smuggler", the story of Ali Jenabi, the Oskar Schindler of Asia. The book deals decisively with the argument that "people smugglers are the scum of the earth".
Day long seminar with Paul Stevenson & Mark Isaacs
Electrical Trades Union Rooms, 41 Peel Street, Brisbane
Organised by the Electrical Trades Union
In two Green Left fundraising shows at the Brisbane Fringe Comedy Festival, Green Left TV's Carlo Sands asks, in the interests of efficiency, isn't time we cut out the middle men and women and let those who OWN the country RUN it too?
"Carlo Sands is a sharp, well-informed political comedian who crafts laughter from the absurdities. of Left and Right" -- Rod Quantock
The Loft West End. 100 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane.
Tues. September 3; Thurs. Sept 5, 9.30pm $10 (plus booking fee online)
Book here: http://31digital.com.au/bffc/events/carlo-sands-elect-clive-palmer
Street party with no long winded political speeches, just live music, slam poetry, street chalking, and a creative occupation of public space. Save the fig tree, dance in the street, and we're planning to fundraise for local mob.
Cnr Boundary St & Russell St, West End
Organised by Right to the City
Rally against unsafe coal and gas mining: Protect people's health from risky CSG; stop Acland Coal destroying our farms; don't frack the outback; make mining giants pay to clean up their mess.
Speakers corner (end of George St), Parliament House, Brisbane
Organised by Lock the Gate
How should we remember the Russian Revolution? Speakers include: Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell; Jeff Rickertt (Brisbane labour historian and activist); & Alison Stewart (Cloudland Collective).
The Boundary Hotel, 137 Boundary Street, West End
Hosted by Brisbane Labour History Association and the Cloudland Collective.
Guest speakers (Debbie Jones and Yari Silva-Cabezas) (free) followed by celebration/party ($10).
Spanish Club, 244 Mortimer Rd, Acacia Ridge.
Organised by Australian Solidarity with Latin America
Abortion rights picket
Paved courtyard outside Cleveland Library Middle St Cleveland
Organised by Women's Abortion Rights Campaign