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Wednesday, April 10
Sunday, September 13 Pull out your work visas, burn your Myki cards, and google Godwin's Law, in preparation for this Australian-Border-Force-inspired lineup of topical farcical satirical comedians! Nazeem Hussain; Andrew Noel McClelland; Nellie White; Jack Druce; Sonia Di Iorio; Alanta Colley; Matt Stewart; Daniel Connell; Angela Greensill; and Toby Halligan. 5:30pm.$10/$5. The Brunswick Green, 313 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
Catherine Deveney will be thought provoking and amusing. Free food. Jika Jika Community Centre, cnr Plant & Union Sts, Northcote (near Westgarth Station). (FoPH is not identical to Defend and Extend Public Housing but there is some overlap of membership between the groups and their aims are compatible.)
Take a punt on politics this Sunday at Political Asylum's Croupier Kennett edition. We'll have the latest laughs from some of Australia's smartest comic minds, including: Rod Quantock, Mathew Kenneally, Toby Halligan, Stella Young, Gerard McCulloch, Ben McKenzie, Dingo and Wolf and hosted by Scott Abbot (Syd). 5:30pm. The Brunswick Green, 313 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Entry $10/$5.
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.
Location: State Library of Victoria Despite having committed no crime, Julian Assange is still under house arrest in Britain despite being released on bail. World leaders continue to call for his prosecution or even assassination, with US vice-President Joe Biden labelling Assange a “cyber-terrorist”. Bradley Manning, the soldier who leaked US military documents and footage, continues to languish in prison and is facing a jail sentence of up to 52 years. Assange faces an initial extradition hearing on 11 Jan, and a further hearing on February 7 and 8.

RAC’s next major rally calling to Bring Them Here will be Sun Oct 8, 2pm, State Library. 

Speakers include 
Richard Di Natale - Leader of Australian Greens
Taqi Azra - Hazara refugee and NUW organiser
Yasmin and Shawfikul - Australian Burmese Rohingyan Organisation
Craig McGregor - Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association
David Johns - ex Manus teacher
Max Costello - member of Labor 4 Refugees and Workplace Health and Safety Lawyer.

Saturday, July 18 10am. Parliament House, Spring st, City.
In June 2011 the Greens established a parliamentary inquiry into Australia's immigration detention system. The inquiry received over 100 submissions on Australia's refugee policy and what needs to change. Now the High Court has ruled that the government's plan to expel refugees to Malaysia is unlawful. This public forum will report back on the Parliamentary inquiry and the recent High Court challenge to the Malaysia deal. Join Refugee advocates and experts and Greens MPs to discuss commonsense and compassionate alternatives to offshore processing and mandatory detention.

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