Melbourne

Saturday, November 8

Our government is negotiating an international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary people. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and it involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. If it goes ahead, we risk damage to our innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and the ability to shape our own future. 11am. State Library, cnr La Trobe & Swanston Sts, City.

We're not sure when it's going to happen but join us to congratulate or condemn the EPA on their historic decision to either: (a) Reject new coal power for Victoria; (b) Approve another dirty coal-fired power station. We're obviously hoping it will be the former, but either way it's a decision that needs a strong community response to hold our belligerent state government to account.

Parliament House, Spring St, City.

To make sure you hear about it, either sign on for campaign updates at Stop HRL or SMS your name & email address to Shaun 0402 337 077.

In 1839 The British launched an invasion of Afghanistan largely as a result of false intelligence. William Darymple has told the story of the first Anglo Afghan war and the subsequent 'war of retribution' using Afghan sources. As well as being a great read the book draws parallels which shed light on the current situation. 8:30pm. Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, City. $20/$12.

Wednesday, October 21-Friday, October 23

In this day and age we can be whoever we want … Right? YGLAM, a pioneering same sex attracted and gender diverse theatre ensemble, explore the intricacies of authentic self-expression in a world struggling to remain open-minded. La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday St, Carlton.

Due to continuing poor weather the weekend Teddy Bears picnic has been postponed until next year. We are hoping though that everyone can join the Occupy Melbourne Kids and Carers Committee Dare To Share Teddy Bears Protest against cuts to education.

Come rain, hail or shine we will meet at 10am in Treasury Gardens and then proceed with an action/stunt to be revealed on the day.

CORRECTION: Address is Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth st, City

International guest speaker: Chon Kai Choo, a leader of the Socialist Party of Malaysia.

Friday, August 29

Mexico’s fearless campaigner against corruption Lydia Cacho, and Australian foreign correspondent Jill Jolliffe are true freedom fighters. These two extraordinary activists discuss their personal pursuits of truth and justice in this Fifth Estate event hosted by award-winning anthropologist and broadcaster Sally Warhaft. 1pm. Deakin Edge, cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, City.

North African feast & live music

Solidarity Sunday: Celebrating people power in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen ...

Also celebrating the 20th birthday of Green Left Weekly

Music from

Palestinian band Jaffra
Kurdish musician Fadil Suna & Indigenous musician Bart Willoughby

Speaker & toast from Egyptian activist Hossnia Mostafa

4 Castle St, Yarraville
(5 min walk from Yarraville station on Werribee train line).

March 4, 6pm. State Library, Swanston St, Melbourne

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