Cairns

A weekly movie night exploring the foundations of the cruel capitalist system of slavery and how we can begin to build a more decent world. Fridays, 7pm. Digger St Arts Collective, 105 Digger St. Organised by the Cairns Radical Media Collective.

Viva Venezuela Fighting for Socialism. Film produced by London base Solidarity with Venezuela. Thu Feb 26, 6pm, Holloway's Beach Community Hall, 65 Oleander St. Gold coin donation. Soup available. For information, phone Jonathan 0437 790 306.

No offshore processing! End refugee detention! What would a humanitarian approach to refugees look like? Forum: speakers who have visited Scherger Immigration detention centre near Weipa about their experiences. Sat Sep 24, 5pm, Stratford Library Meeting Room, 11 Kamerunga Road. Free entry, all welcome, refreshments available. Enquiries ph Carla 4053 2340

This Changes Everything. Screenings of Naomi Klein's new film. Fri Nov 6, 5.30pm, Crowther (A3) lecture room 2, James Cook University. Nibblies from 5pm. An expert Q&A panel afterwards. Present by JCU Sustainability Club and TropEco JCU: free entry. https://www.facebook.com/events/830113877103588/
Wed Nov 11, 6.30pm, Event Cinemas, Cairns Central. Tickets $20 (raises funds for CAFNEC). Book tickets via www.tugg.com/events/72880: please pre-purchase for event to proceed. Hosted by Cairns and Far North Environment Centre. https://www.facebook.com/events/464244393747202/

Cairns City Forum: Local Elections. Mayoral and council candidates presentations and QandA. Sun 1 Apr, 2.30pm, City Place. Organised by Cairns City Forum

Come together, watch a movie, share some food, and chat about what is going on in Cairns. Fri, Oct 28, 5:30pm, Arc Disability Hall McNamara Street. Tickets Movies that Matter or on the night.

Dirt Cheap – 30 Years On. The story of uranium mining in Kakadu. Film presentation by Dave Sweeney, ACF Nuclear Free Campaigner. Tue Feb 12, 6.30pm, Casino. For info call (07) 4031 5760.

Syria: civil war or revolution? Politics in the Pub. Discussing the real story of Syria: the revolution neither Assad, Obama, Putin or the jihadists want. Wed Sep 25, 6pm, Green Ant Cantina, Bunda St. Ph Jonathan 0437 790 306 for more info.

Who will make the revolution? Introduction to socialism discussion. Sat May 10, 3pm, Art House, 240 Scott St (off McCombe St). For more information phone Jonathan 0437 790 306.

Vigil for Abortion Law Repeal in Queensland. During trial of Cairns couple on anti-abortion charges. Mon Oct 11 and each day until trial completed. 9am daily, Cairns Courthouse, Sheridan Street. Organised by ProChoice Cairns (www.prochoicecairns.com).

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