Melbourne

ANZ Branch, Bourke St mall &
ANZ Branch 219 Smith St, Collingwood

Tuesday, July 9

Public meeting: MAPW Victorian branch dinner. Peter Wigg will reflect on issues raised at the recent German IPPNW conference on small arms, where he presented a workshop with our president, Dr Jenny Grounds. 6.30pm (for 7pm). La Notte,140 Lygon St, Carlton. $35 (student members subsidised at $20). To RSVP email MAPW.

Since the Baillieu government cut $300 million from the TAFE sector, hundreds of teachers and support staff have been sacked, campuses are facing closure, courses have been shut down and fees have been massively increased for thousands of students. We need to show this government how much Victorians care about the public TAFE system, which changes the lives of so many students every day. 12pm. State Library, cnr Swanston & La Trobe Sts, City.

Saturday, August 27

1pm. State Library, Swanston St, City.

As the corporate system takes us toward yet another economic crisis, where the poor pay while the rich are bailed out, Moore uses both humour and outrage to ask 'What is the price we pay for capitalism?'
From a hilarious history lesson through to today's struggles of working people to keep hold of our homes and jobs, the film helps us step back and ask whether a world where people and planet are slaves to profit has any future and what alternatives could be created?

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.

4-6pm- steps of Flinders street Station
Keynote Speakers :Malalai Joya

This month Malalai Joya, a member of the previous Afghan parliament, and an outspoken critic of warlords of all persuasions will be in Melbourne. We are very honoured that she has agreed to speak at our vigil, so we've changed the date to accomodate that.

Malalai Joya is a leader and activist for democracy, human and womans rights in Afghanistan. She will adress Melbourne's monthly monthly vigil on Friday November 12.

Wednesday, April 24

Speakers: Peter Cundall (veteran of three wars and much-loved former presenter of Gardening Australia); Tim Costello (CEO of World Vision); Chris Henriss (served with both US and Australian military forces). Speakers will discuss their experiences of war and its impacts. They will be joined by Brunswick's Home Brew choir and Alice Ulgezer, poet and author. 7:30pm. Melbourne Town Hall, cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, City. Organised by Medical Association for the Prevention of War. There is limited space, so please book via email Carole Wigg or ph 9439 7272.

What turns someone into a boatperson? This screening takes place on the eve of World Refugee Day. Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel St (cnr Dandenong Road), St Kilda. 7:30pm (for 7:45pm start).

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30pm (meal from 6pm). Speakers: Irene Bolger (State secretary, Australian Nursing Federation during the strike); Lalitha Chelliah (ANF organiser during the strike); Gwyneth Evans (ANF health and safety officer during the strike, currently meat industry union health and safety officer). $5/$3. Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, City (opposite Victoria Markets). Presented by Green Left Weekly.

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