Melbourne

Thursday, October 27

 Edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer. 6pm. Trades Hall Council, Meeting Room 1, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Want to be part of a two-week permaculture festival? On a biodynamic farm, on an island, on a beach (that has a mud bath); off grid and totally self-sufficient, with a stage built in front of a pine forest in a mad amphitheater you can bask in whilst floating on a lake?

Friday, June 5 - Monday, June 8

Sydney. For more info visit Socialist Alliance.

The military government of Fiji has begun a crackdown on the right of union members to assemble.

This rally is part of an international day of action in support of Fijian unionists.

State Library, Swanston St, City.

Late night laughs with Australia's best political comedians. The most up-to-the-minute topical comedy combined with fantastic special guest appearances! Where better to end your Saturday night? Featuring: Mathew Kenneally (Fringe Best Comedy); Nazeem Hussain (Fear of a Brown Planet); Aamer Rahman (Fear of a Brown Planet); Stella Young (Q&A); Toby Halligan (Best Newcomer Nominee); Scott Abbot ("A gem for political junkies"); Jon Brooks (Guantanamo Bay City Rollers); plus the amazing Rod Quantock. For the latest line-up news go to the Political Asylum website. Tickets from $20.

Tuesday, October 22

Screening Climate of Hope and Women of Fukushima. Speaker: Jim Green (Friends of the Earth). 7pm. Longplay Bar & Cinema, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy. Hosted by the ACE Collective.

Sunday, June 26

No homelessness! No evictions! No forced removals! No waiting lists! It's time for safe, free, universally accessible, long term housing! The cult of neoliberalism imposes forced closures of First Nations communities, privatisation of public housing, huge housing waiting lists, unaffordable property and rentals, an enormous housing bubble, rising social inequality and rampant homelessness. 3pm. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City.

Help stop the proposed Westlink tunnel and freeway/tollway which will choke our suburbs with more cars and trucks, and which will cause all traffic in no time to be as bad as it is today. Find out more about transport solutions for the West.

Uniting Church Conference Centre,
28 Withers St, Sunshine.

Australia needs a People’s Food Plan (PFP) that aims to supply affordable, healthy, fresh, locally grown whole foods to everyone. The PFP is our community’s reply to the federal government’s National Food Plan (NFP) which helps big businesses to maximise their profits from GM crops, trade, markets, foreign investment & raw commodity exports. 2:30pm. Emerald Library, 400B Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald. Free entry. Hosts: Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Emerald for Sustainability, Gene Ethics. Please RSVP to Lee, ph 0409 505 924 or Bob; ph 0449 769 066.

Wednesday, March 18 - Sunday, March 29

A photographic exhibition Inspired by the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. Photographers, activists and other artists register their protest. Entry free. 10am- 4pm, Saturday to Tuesday; and 10am-8pm Wednesday to Friday. Opening launch will be held from 7pm, Thursday, March 19. Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon St, Carlton South. Presented by Australia Bangladesh Solidarity Network.

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