Sunday, March 20

An inspiring music theatre show featuring songs and stories of solidarity that people really connect with. It was created, produced and performed by the Victorian Trade Union Choir in collaboration with award winning playwright Rebecca Lister and our musical director Michael Roper. The show presents a diverse repertoire of music including trade union favourites such as Solidarity, Billy Bragg’s Power in a Union, South African freedom song We shall not give up the fight, Kev Carmody’s Freedom and celebrates union achievements such as the Eight Hour Day.

Maryella Hatfield is a lecturer in the School of Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. Her documentary "The Future Makers" tells the story of key Australians leading the way on the world stage
in renewable energy, particularly solar thermal projects.

It also focuses on cutting edge photovoltaics research in Australia, with reference to Zhengrong Shi's massive SunTech PV business in China and his continuing connections with UNSW researchers. The documentary was funded by The NSW Film and Television Office and the Discovery Channel.

Climate Commissioners Professor Will Steffen and Professor Tim Flannery will present The Climate Commission's soon-to-be released report on how climate change is fuelling extreme weather. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 6pm. Melbourne University, Theatre G73, Ground Floor, 200 Berkeley St, Carlton. Hosted by Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute & Climate Action Network Australia. Please RSVP to reserve a place at Climate Commission.

With PM Gillard flying to the USA to sign the 'Strategic Partnership Agreement', you can be sure that the Afghanistan war is not really ending any time soon. Come along to our monthly vigil to keep the voice alive that we've got to bring ALL troops home NOW. 4:30pm. Melbourne Central Station (Elizabeth St entrance).

Sunday, September 13

Pressure Drop, who did a great set of old school reggae and dub for our Green Left Radio gig a couple of weeks ago, have another show this Sunday, this time with Blak Roots. 3-7pm. Bar of Bengal, Kindred Studios, 212A Whitehall St, Yarraville.

Speakers: Ralph Newmark (Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, Latrobe University) & Colombian and Chilean solidarity activists.

6:30pm (for 7pm start). Latrobe University City Campus, 215 Franklin St. City. Entry by donation

With the advent of democracy in Chile 1990, the president decreed a general amnesty for all prisoners without crimes. Among them are the young Angel Santiago (Abel Ayala) and veteran Vergara Grey (Ricardo Darin), a famous safecracker. Their plans cannot be more opposite. While Vergara Grey just wants to get back his family and change his life, Angel dreams of revenge against the governor of the prison. 5pm. Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South. Entry by donation. Organised by Lasnet Solidarity.

Friday, November 13 - Sunday, November 15

Another fabulous line-up of films by trans and gender diverse filmmakers and films with trans and gender diverse content. Lithuanian Club, Errol St, North Melbourne.

Too much stuff? Too many people? These are often put forward as the root causes of climate change. It this true? Should the focus of our struggle be on these questions, to what extent, or elsewhere? Speaker: Nick Fredman.
This is one of a regular series of seminars to be held each Wednesday fortnight on key questions facing the socialist movement; each seminar will feature a talk which will be followed by discussion.

7pm (cheap meal from 6.30pm).

Resistance Centre,
Level 5, 407 Swanston St,
City (opposite RMIT).

Presented by Socialist Alliance.


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