Politics in the Pub: The “Americanisation” of universities? The government’s plan to enforce the market on higher education. Introduction by public education activists including from the National Tertiary Education Union. All welcome. July 30, 6pm, Green Ant Cantina. Ph: Jonathan 0437 790 306.

Join GLW supporters at a screening of Made in Dagenham. Women workers in 1960s England take on sexism, Ford and the government. Sun Nov 7, 12.45 for 1pm, Cairns City Cinemas, Grafton St. Tickets $16/$13 conc from the Green Left table in the foyer. For more information or bookings, phone Jonathan 0432 384 505.

Activism: Views from Canada. Politics in the Pub. Guest speakers Fred Jones and Emily Drysdale, Quebec Solidaire activists in Montreal, Canada. They want to discuss their experiences (Latin American solidarity work; the Palestine BDS movement, local politics, student strike) and hear about Australian activists’ experiences. Wed Apr 22, 6pm, Green Ant Cantina, Bunda St. For more info ph Renee 0408 704 276.

Mayor Val Schier and a panel of artists will speak about Hiroshima, war and Mayors for Peace at the Tanks Arts Centre, Collins St 7.30 Friday 21 October.

Inequality: why does class matter? First in our Introduction to Socialism discussion series about the why and how of socialism. All welcome. Tue Mar 8, 7pm, 57 Winkworth St. Join our table at the Community Kitchen for this informal discussion. Videos, short readings and questions preview each discussion. For the list of materials or more information, email or phone Jonathan 0437 790 306

Vote Yes for Aborigines: DVD showing. 45-year anniversary of the Aboriginal citizenship referendum. Fri 25 May, 6pm, Munganbana Aboriginal Art Gallery, 3/2 Aplin St. Refreshments provided. RSVP 0407 128 199 Norman

Dare to Struggle: May Day Dinner 2013. First ever Green Left dinner in Cairns! Great meal and drinks, music (The Hot and Wet Swing Set), speeches. Sat May 4, 6pm, Machans Beach Hall, Tucker St. Tickets (pre-paid only) $35 waged/$25 conc. Ph Jonathan 0437 790 306. Funds raised support Green Left Weekly.

Global Cooling Party. Australians demand climate action. Wear orange, and bring oranges and orange coloured food and drink, for a wet, orange, protest party! Bring placards and banners demanding climate action now. Sun Nov 17, 11am, Lagoon. At 11.30 we march - into the deep end of the Lagoon! For further information, see

Rally: Stop the Cuts to Higher Education. A degree shouldn’t cost a mortgage. Thu, Sep 18, 1pm, Cairns Institute building, JCU. Called by the NTEU JCU Branch. Ph 0437 790 306 for information.

Rally for Marriage Equality. Protest for equal rights for queers. Sat Nov 23, 1pm, City Place. Ph Nick 0406 549 250.


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