Melbourne

Tuesday, July 22

The global financial crisis has hit hardest in Greece and has led to massive struggles by workers and the poor against the conservative government’s austerity policies. The radical left party SYRIZA has become the most popular political force and is a serious contender for power. This forum will examine the roots of the crisis and the challenges in fighting for socialist solutions to entrenched capitalist economic and political power.

9:30am. Fertility Control Clinic, 118 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne.

Cause: This will be a fundraiser to help pay for a computer for Mahmoud., a refugee from Palestine who has had to seek asylum in Australia. He has been in detention centres for too long and even after being granted refugee status remains locked upwaiting for a 'security check' which is still pending after7 months. Mahmoud is a talented illustrator and animator and this computer will allow him to start telling stories of refugees and to start being creative again.

The Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith St, Collingwood. Entry by donation ($8 minimum).

Saturday, August 15

Tell the politicians we are sick of waiting. If Ireland and the USA can do it, we can too! Vote in Equal Love's rainbow referendum: Show the politicians that the rest of us are ready to vote for marriage equality. 1pm. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City.

Public meeting: Manufacturing: Vital for Australia's green future Speakers: Andrew Dettmer (Qld state secretary, AMWU, president of the Qld ALP & chair of the Manufacturing Skills Qld Advisory Committee); Michele O'Neil (national & Victorian/Qld state secretary of the TCFUA, a director of Manufacturing Skills Australia, and member of the Prime Minister's Taskforce on Manufacturing and of the Victorian Industry Manufacturing Council); Matthew Wright (executive Director of Beyond Zero Emissions). 7pm. Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton South. $10/$5.

Tuesday, April 26

On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, join ACE and the Medical Association for Prevention of War for a night of short films and talks to remember the Chernobyl disaster and celebrate the ongoing resistance to the nuclear industry. Joining us will be special guest speaker Bill Williams from MAPW. Films TBA. 6:30pm. Loop Project Space and Bar, 23 Meyers Pl, City. $15/$10.

Level 1, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton

Registrations essential.
Registrations close at 5pm on 17 October

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