Film presentation on Brazil, fighting against multinational food corporations. 7pm. LASNET space, downstairs, Trades hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South.
Friday, January 16 A call to meet before the Palestine vs Jordan match to form a bloc to show support for justice and self-determination for Palestine with flags and banners - while watching the beautiful game. Meet near Gate 1 at 5pm (kick-off at 6pm). 5pm. AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard, Southbank TO BOOK, Visit: http://tickets.afcasiancup.com/individual-prices/
In 2007, Steve Ignorant gathered some friends together and put on two shows at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, England. Called The Feeding of 5000, the show was a celebration of the Crass album of the same name, which was performed in its entirety. The Last Supper tour, which began in the UK in September 2010, answered the calls that came from around the globe in response to the Shepherd’s Bush gigs. Supports: Bastard Squad, The Duvtons, Leprosy. The Tote, 71 Johnston St, Collingwood.
On February 28, over 100 million Indians will join together and walk off the job in what is likely to be the largest strike of workers the world has ever seen. The different labor unions have specific demands that they want to achieve with the strike. These include bringing contract workers up to the same level of employee protections as permanent workers, extending the minimum wage to cover the entire population, and countering the attacks on unions. Workers around the world will be standing in solidarity with those fighting for economic justice in India. Federation Square, City.
Support 3CR's radiothon and enjoy a classic labour history documentary. Harlan County is a 1976 documentary about striking coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky USA, and their battle against Duke Power and corruption in their own union, the UMWA. Doors open 7pm; movie starts 7:45pm. The Owl and the Pussycat, 34 Swan St, Richmond (opposite Richmond Station). There will also be live music before and after the movie, by the Glitter Rats. $15/$10 (all proceeds go to 3CR Radiothon). Light food available. Drinks for sale at the bar.
Saturday, November 28 Questions of difference and fairness. With artist Abdul Abdullah, writer and comedian Nakkiah Lui, Aboriginal health expert Gregory Phillips and Gaysia author Benjamin Law, we’ll explore Australian equality on a number of fronts: representation, social support, sex and decision-making. Our panellists consider what it might take to achieve a culture that reflects a true picture of Australia back to itself – and what we’ll be losing if we don’t. 3pm. $35. Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, City.
Friday, September 26 We reject the notion that Muslims are terrorists and we suggest that the real threat to the majority of Australians (Muslims, workers, the unemployed, women, LGBTI people and so on) is the Abbott government and the ruling elite. 5:30pm. City Square, Swanston St, City.
There are many West Papuan political prisoners in Indonesian jails, given long sentences under the absurd charge of 'makar': for peaceful assembly, raising the West Papuan flag or being present when this flag was raised. We ask that they all be released as free speech should never be a crime. Indonesian Consulate, 78 Queens Rd, Melbourne.
Tuesday, April 16 RMIT's Aerospace Engineering Department is sponsored by the world's third largest military company, British Aerospace Engineering (BAE). Essentially, RMIT is receiving millions of dollars to assist BAE in developing weapons that destroy more lives, more effectively. BAE is one of the major suppliers of weapons to the Israeli Defence Force. These weapons have been used to turn Palestinian and Lebanese villages into rubble. 12pm. State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, City.