Melbourne

Friday, September 28-Saturday, October 13

Multiple arrestee with Occupy Melbourne Sean Bedlam explores the psychological underpinnings of the authoritarian mindset with stand-up comedy. In other words: he fucks shit up. Bring your awesomeness. 6:30pm. Station 59, 59 Church St, Richmond. Entry free.

Monday, August 10 - Thursday, August 20

A chance to see what damage US-style deregulation will do to our higher education system. For info on screenings and tickets visit website.

Loh's writings played a critical role in exposing the horrible plight of nearly 100,000 refugees trapped in Malaysia, the country to which Australia wants to deport desperate asylum seekers.

Multicultural Hub, cnr Elizabeth & Victoria Sts, City (opposite Victoria Markets).

Organised by Refugee Action Collective. (Loh will also be speaking at the Climate Change Social Change Conference)

Ongoing

Anti-tunnel pickets resume. Pickets against the East-West Link have resumed most weekday mornings. Join the campaign to stop the East-West Link. For more info txt 'tunnel' to 0432 447 036 to get picket locations via text message.

The Decline launch their second album full of humourous socio-political punk tunes.

The Tote, 71 Johnston Street (Cnr Johnston & Wellington St), Collingwood

Sunday, July 22

Demand Indigenous and workers' rights! Stop the plunder of our planet! 6:30pm. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City. Organised by LASNET

Sunday, October 9

Honour a great Australian who has been written out of this country’s history books. Peter Norman, the 1968 Mexico Olympic 200m Silver Medalist supported his two American Olympic medalists when they gave the black power salute at the podium. The American Track and Field Association has designated October 9 as Peter Norman Day to acknowledge his support for human rights. 12 noon. City Square, Swanston St, City.

Bart Willoughby, a long-term Indigenous musician has played benefits for countless progressive causes. His recent heart 'event' shocked his friends and colleagues but a successful operation has focussed us on helping with a fundraising concert. Sunday afternoon, May 22 is going to be one of those unrepeatable showcases, replete with great Australian music and musicians. We hope to raise over $5000. Bart has had to cancel a lot of work.

1.30pm (for a 2pm start).

Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond. $30.

Tuesday, August 21

High speed Internet porn: any age, 24/7 access, 1.3 billion pages, unlimited genres, multiple screens. What does it all mean? Speaker: Margarita Windisch (lecturer at Victoria University & feminist activist). 6:30pm (meal from 6pm). Resistance Centre, level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT). Organised by Socialist Alliance. For more info ph 9639 8622.

Friday, May 8

In what will be a night to remember, join with friends from the past, present (and maybe even the future) as we celebrate 40 years of creative resistance in Australia! Performers include: Sugar Fed Leopards, Black Orchid Stringband, Glitter Rats, Lynne Kent (The Gift), Sammy Hoopstarr. Speakers include: Scott Ludlum (Greens senator). Bookings essential. $40/$15/$10. Doors Open 7:30pm. Circus Oz Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston St, Collingwood.

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