Melbourne

Saturday, November 14

Educators and families will march through Melbourne to say loudly: it's time to value the work of early childhood educators. It's time for professional pay. Our wages do not reflect the value of our work, or the value of the children for whom we educate. Children are welcome, and we'll end our march with a delicious BBQ lunch! 11am. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City.

Thursday, August 9

The 20th anniversary of mandatory detention is a reminder that the detention of refugees upon arrival has not always been a part of Australia's refugee policy. As part of the week, Melbourne Uni Refugee Action Collective will be hosting an open-air public forum on the topic of alternatives to mandatory detention. 1pm. North Court, Melbourne University.

Saturday, October 4

Wesley Church Hall
148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Entry: $5 will go towards the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

This forum will focus on present issues in our region, and look at recent developments in the Middle East and Afghanistan. We will look for ways to promote true peace, free from the threat of nuclear disaster; to change attitudes; and to develop a safe environment and culture of peace.

Speaker:
Dr Bill Williams - President, Medical Association for Prevention of War

Jessica Morrison - Activist & Lecturer, Victoria University

Friday, September 11

A vision and perspective from the Chilean popular movements and grassroots organisations. Local and international speakers with Latin American and Chilean activists. 6:30pm, Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall, Carlton South. Initiated by Chile Solidarity Campaign. Supported by LASNET.

From Wednesday, November 9 then ongoing

Workers at Baiada Poultry will take indefinite protected industrial action in their campaign for secure and permanent jobs starting this week. 100% of returned ballots have indicated a 'yes' vote for industrial action, meaning every single worker in the plant has voted to strike!

2pm. Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

Thursday, May 29

Seaspray is a small community at the southern end of Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland. With a population of some 300, it is a popular tourist destination and is also a thriving sheep, cattle and dairy farming community. But it is threatened by CSG drilling and has vowed to resist it. 12.45pm. Parliament steps, Spring St, City. For more info ph Cam Walker 0419 338 047 or visit Seaspray Story.

Julian Assange has just been arrested in London. JOIN THE PROTEST to Defend Assange and WikiLeaks on Human Rights Day in Melbourne, this Friday December 10, 4.30pm at the State Library.

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The demonstration will go till about 6 or so - so people should come after work.

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