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From the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Alan Rickman & Katharine Viner

My Name is Rachel Corrie is the powerful story of one person’s passionate journey in the global struggle for sense and justice.

We will be holding public rallies on the steps of the Victorian State Parliament, Spring St Melbourne, between 12 noon – 2:00pm on:

• Wednesday 8th February 
• Wednesday 8th March 

to demonstrate to the government, the Opposition and the cross benchers in the Legislative Council our opposition to governments outsourcing their responsibility to provide affordable housing for all Victorians to a private and not for profit non-government sector that, at best, will only be able to provide for the needs of sections of the community, not all Victorians.

Friday, January 25-Sunday, February 3

Saturday, May 30

The Long Walk kicks off with a community celebration at Federation Square from noon with great activities for all the family. Then join together at 5.30pm with Michael Long on The Long Walk to Dreamtime at the 'G, prior to the annual Essendon v Richmond game, the highlight of the AFL's Indigenous Round. Federation Square.

The first film that has been made using aerial-only footage. The film marks artist-activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand's feature film directorial debut and is a call to environmental action. 6pm. Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, City. Entry by donation. Ross House's The Big Picture series screens on the first Tuesday of each month

Tuesday, October 29

In honour of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, Collins Street Baptist Church and Urban Seed have invited the speakers to share their dream for this city and society: Adam Bandt (Greens federal MP); Jessie Taylor (barrister & refugee advocate); Bob Maguire (‘Larrikin priest’ & social activist). $5/$10 (in support of Urban Seed).6pm. Baptist Church, 174 Collins St , City.

In commemoration of the life of Pablo Neruda
Poets, songwriters and singers come together to celebrate our struggle and the activism, convictions and commitment that sustains them.
Maritime Union of Australia, 46-54 Ireland st, West Melbourne
Suggested donation $5/$10

All funds go to the Latin America Solidarity Conference, "Challinging corporate globalisation: people's power is changing the world" (Melbourne October 8-9)

Tuesday, November 6, 1pm. Maribyrnong Detention Centre, 53 Hampstead Rd, Maribyrnong. The government won't, so we will! Let the people inside the detention centre know many of us support their attempts to live in Australia by taking an Australian tradition to them. With BBQ, music from Chris Wilson, Les Thomas and the Cherrywoods.

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