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An important new book on public transport written by RMIT transport planner Paul Mees and published by Earthscan of London. Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton.

Public Forum: Repression and Resistance in Myanmar/Burma
Tuesday April 15, 6:30pm
Red & Orange Rooms, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street (opposite the Queen Victoria Market), Melbourne
Speakers:
Jed Din, Victorian Myanmar Youth
Allen Jennings, Green Left journalist
Ronan Lee, International State Crime Initiative (SCI), author of ""Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide - identity, history & hate speech

Friday, September 11 6.30 pm Fundraiser for those affected by Hazelwood fire. Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning St, Melbourne.
Citizen journalism is the practice of independent media makers recording and writing from events on the ground, and broadcasting their work through citizen journalism organisations or selling it for use by the mainstream media broadcasters. Gari Sullivan is a UK citizen journalist who has recently returned from reporting on the conflicts in Syria; at times working as the only Western reporter on the ground in Damascus. He runs a citizen journalism website brokerage called NoozDesk. New International Bookshop, Basement, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South. $5/$2.
Friday, May 30 Aimed at anyone with an interest in Australia's response to 'the boat person', the film presents individual stories. Followed by forum. 12 noon. Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Building H, Level 2.
Clarrie Wohlers Centre, 51 Albert St, East Brunswick (next to Fleming Park). Tasty food & drinks. $15/$10 (includes music & meal)

RAC will hold a speak out over the death of 32 year old Rajeev Rajendran on Manus Island. Stalls from 6.30pm, Evolens projections on the corner of Swanston & Bourke Sts will start from 7.30pm.
speakers include Aran Mylvaganam - Tamil Refugee Council

Rajeev Rajendran, a Tamil refugee was found hanging next to the Lorengau hospital kitchen in the early hours of Monday, 2 October. His death is the sixth on Manus and the second suicide on Manus in less than two months.

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