Melbourne

Saturday, July 16

Now in its fourth year, Smith Street Dreaming continues to celebrate the First Nations footprint in Fitzroy and Collingwood. Featuring local community band Stray Blacks, hip hop & jazz artist Lady Lash, traditional & contemporary artist Yirrmal Marika, and high energy hip hop dance group Indigenous HIP HOP Projects. MC: Shiralee Hood. More than a festival Smith Street Dreaming fosters deadly relationships ensuring greater cultural and historical empathy for our community. 1pm. Cnr Stanley & Smith Streets, Collingwood.

Tuesday, October 30

Bayside Climate Change Action Group monthly meeting. Guest speaker: Barrie Pittock (author of Climate Change: An Australian Guide to the Science and Potential Impacts). 7:30pm. Uniting Church Hall, 21 Trentham St, Sandringham. All welcome. Entry by gold coin donation.

Public meeting:

As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012, Students for Palestine presents a very special speaking tour. We are very excited to tour an Israeli activist who has participated in, amongst other things, the weekly demonstrations against the apartheid wall in the Occupied West Bank and the Boycott from Within movement (activists who advocate from inside of Israel for the international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement).

Monash University. Organised by Victorian Students for Palestine.

MUA Hall, 46 Ireland st, West Melbourne (3 min from North Melbourne station)

From the award winning director of "The War on Democracy" & "Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia"

"The War You Don't See" is a powerful & timefly investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of 'embedded' & independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima; from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war & disaster in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Friday, August 30

Uniting Church, 212 Sydney Road (cnr Merri St), Brunswick. Presented by Brunswick Uniting Church. 7pm. For more info ph 0409 285 182.

Friday, March 11

The unprecedented Fukushima nuclear disaster, fuelled by uranium from Australia, vented substantial quantities of radiation into the atmosphere. The damaged reactors and spent fuel pools continue to leak radioactivity into the atmosphere, ground and ocean and are vulnerable to further large-scale leaks. 12:30pm. Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne University.

Guest speaker: Ilan Pappe, Professor of History & Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at Exeter University. 6:30pm. Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Room 134, Spencer Rd, Melbourne University (enter campus via Tin Alley off Swanston St). Free public lecture.

This event acknowledges the indigenous perspective on the 230 years of European occupation of Australia, and celebrates the survival of the oldest living culture on the globe through live music, storytelling, traditional dance and craft. Speakers will include in Elder Aunty Dot Peters from Healesville, Gary Presland and Rodney Augustine from the Save the Kimberley campaign. Featuring Yung Warriors and Lou Bennett; traditional stories by Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie and the Jindi Worobak Dance Troupe; Wurundjeri elders will be undertaking a smoking ceremony.

Saturday, November 22

10am. 118 Wellington Pd, East Melbourne.

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