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Lifts the lid on climate activism and the daring troublemakers who have crossed the line to become modern-day outlaws. Documented over a year, Emily James' film follows these activists as they blockade factories, attack coal power stations and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks despite the very real threat of arrest.

Level 4, Ross House,247 Flinders Lane, City.

Monday, September 16

Speaker: Richard Falk (UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967). 1pm. Room 108, Level 1, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton. RSVP: email Anna Hood. Presented by the Iraq War Inquiry Group & the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law.

Saturday, March 19

People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to come together, share stories and proudly celebrate their many and diverse cultures. 4pm. Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton.

Solidarity action organised by New Zealand union UNITE.

JB Hi-Fi staff at the company's Wellington (NZ) store are taking strike action on May 8 as part of a Unite Union campaign to win higher wages for retail workers.

Most JB Hi-Fi workers are paid just above the minimum wage yet the Australian electronic retail giant JB Hi-Fi's net profit after tax is expected to be A$117 million to A$120 million this year.

An international solidarity action in will happen in Melbourne (AUS) at the Bourke st JB Hi-Fi (206 Bourke st, City – near Russell st)

Wednesday, October 3-Sunday, October 14

A Real Fiction exploration of the mental health system and its failure to assist an individual. This authentic representation of the silenced Australian underclass is a challenging piece which contains references to suicide. First performed at La Mama's Explorations season 2009, Peter Flaherty returns with his brilliant portrayal of Teddy. Also returning, Maureen Hartley portrays the pathos of a family member watching her son fall to pieces. 6:30pm Wed, Fri and Sun; 8:30pm Thurs and Sat. La Mama, 205 Faraday St, Carlton. $25/$15.

Saturday, February 14

Given everything we know about climate change why do many still ignore it? Climate communications specialist George Marshall helps us understand the psychological and social mechanisms behind our failure to engage with the urgency and seriousness of the issue. 2pm. RMIT, Building 80, Lecture theatre 80.02.007.445 Swanston St, City. Entry free but register here. Presented by Pschologists for a Safe Climate & Sustainable Living Festival.

Ten years ago Steve Rogers was killed at work, defending the Fertility Control Clinic. On July 16, 2001 Peter Knight, an anti-abortion terrorist, stormed the clinic’s waiting room. A terrifying melée ended in Rogers’ death. The Fertility Control Clinic remains the target of an ultra-right movement intent on revoking Victoria’s legalisation of abortion and stripping back women's choices. Every month, on the fourth Saturday, reproductive rights activists defend the clinic and its neighbourhood from a contingent of anti-choice crusaders.

Inspired by Howard Zinn's books, The People Speak celebrates the extraordinary possibilities for creating social change that ordinary people have realized throughout the course of the United States' rich but often ignored history of dissent and protest. "If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will", Howard Zinn (1922�2010).

Loophole Community Centre 670 High Street, Thornbury.

Entry by $5 minimum donation:

Tuesday, November 24

Panel discussion to accompany the exhibition: War or Peace? Love or Violence? by William Kelly (open to November 29, MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor). Chaired by Hugh de Kretser (Human Rights Law Centre), with Tracee Hutchison (CEO Human Rights Arts Film Festival), Juris Greste (family spokesperson for release of journalist Peter Greste from goal in Egypt), Dr. Jenny Grounds (past president, the Medical Association for the Prevention of War) and William Kelly (artist & activist). 6pm. 7 James St, Windsor. Bookings: Email Claire or 9521 7517.

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