Melbourne

Tuesday, November 25

Walk to show that we will no longer accept violence against women and children. 1pm. Federation Square, City. Speakers: Rosie Batty (Pride of Australia Courage medal winne), Ken Lay (Victoria Police Chief Commissioner); and Fiona McCormack (CEO Domestic Violence Victoria).

A Resistance Public meeting

Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT).

The controversial Slutwalk phenomenon sprung up as a protest after a Canadian police officer said that if women dressed less like 'sluts', they wouldn't get raped. What place does Slutwalk and the idea of reclaiming sexist words like 'slut' have in our fight against ongoing sexism in today's society? The forum will discuss these issues and the relevance of socialism as a way forward for women's liberation.

MSSGC is a campaign collective which has specifically been set up as a broad, inclusive group with the goal of campaigning around issues that will target homophobia, transphobia & sexism among young people.

Resistance Centre, level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT).

Thursday, July 4, 6:30pm. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South. Iraq Veterans Against the War spokesperson Vince Emanuele is returning to Australia to talk about the real and ongoing impact of the US- and Australian-based wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Vince is one of the protagonists in the new film On the Bridge, a powerful anti-war documentary interviewing veterans suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Organised by Stop the War Coalition, Marrickville Peace Group, StandFast and WikiLeaks Australian Citizens Alliance.

Friday, November 13

Show your support for the Great Forest National Park! The Leadbeater’s Possum of the Central Highlands is under threat. Come dressed up as fairies on the day to support our Victorian friends and forests. 4pm. Outside of Lizzie Blandthorn’s office: 416a Bell Street, Pascoe Vale.

Set in the lush southern Louisiana bayou, where six-year-old Hushpuppy lives with her father, Wink, in a sinkhole shantytown named The Bathtub, Beasts of the Southern Wild is part magic realist flood fable to rival Noah's and part dreamlike coming-of-age survival film. As Hushpuppy, splendidly played by Quvenzhané Wallis, leads us through her shabby, beautiful, post-apocalyptic surroundings (complete with prehistoric pig creatures) she weaves an ultimately upbeat modern-day mythology for our global warming-threatened world. 9pm. Forum Theatre, 154 Flinders St, City.

Monday, September 29

Victorian Battle of the Bands will be the NUW's first and the competition will be on at this year's union picnic day. The winner will share the stage with another amazing musician at this year's Fluro Fightback for Anti-Poverty Week in October. 10am- 3pm. Moonee Valley Racing Club, McPherson St, Moonee Ponds.

Changes is climate change solutions comedy show from an insider's experience with the movers and shakers, losers and fakers of our time.

Caz Reitop's Dirty Secrets, 80 Smith Street (City end of Smith St, near intersection Gertrude & Smith Sts), Collingwood.

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