Friday, June 28
Michael Shaik (Australians for Palestine),
CFMEU and others TBA.
6.30pm (cheap meal from 6pm).
Level 5, 407 Swanston St,
City (opposite RMIT).
31st anniversary of the death of Eddie Murray in Wee Waa (June 12); 5th anniversary of an all white jury acquitting Chris Hurley (June 20); 27th anniversary of the suspicious prison death of Douglas Scott (July 5); 2nd anniversary of the gagging of Lex Wotton when released on bail (July 19); 25th anniversary of Bob Hawke's announcement of the establishment of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (August 10). 11am. Old GPO, cnr Bourke & Elizabeth Sts, City.
Sunday, November 15
From the ongoing controversy of the Northern Territory Intervention, to being forced off their traditional lands into larger townships crippled by social dysfunction, to their languages being removed from school education, to mining deals sidelining traditional owners, the Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory are fighting for freedom.
Our Generation is their untold story, of a struggle hidden from the eyes of mainstream Australia.
Q & A after screening.
Presented by Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.
Thursday, October 9
Join Moreland Community against the East West Link (MCAT) for a public meeting on the campaign. Speakers: Andrew Herrington (author of East West Link blog and former advisor to the Brumby government); Sue Bolton (a co-convenor of MCAT, Socialist Alliance Councillor for Moreland); Mike Naismith (Tunnel Picket), Lambros Tapinos (mayor or Moreland). 7pm. Coburg Court House, 1A Main St, Coburg. Organised by MCAT. For more info contact Riki 0400 877 819, Michael 0417 354 169 or Sue 0413 377 978.
Climate Commissioners Professor Will Steffen and Professor Tim Flannery will present The Climate Commission's soon-to-be released report on how climate change is fuelling extreme weather. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 6pm. Melbourne University, Theatre G73, Ground Floor, 200 Berkeley St, Carlton. Hosted by Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute & Climate Action Network Australia. Please RSVP to reserve a place at Climate Commission.
With PM Gillard flying to the USA to sign the 'Strategic Partnership Agreement', you can be sure that the Afghanistan war is not really ending any time soon. Come along to our monthly vigil to keep the voice alive that we've got to bring ALL troops home NOW. 4:30pm. Melbourne Central Station (Elizabeth St entrance).
Sunday, September 13
Pressure Drop, who did a great set of old school reggae and dub for our Green Left Radio gig a couple of weeks ago, have another show this Sunday, this time with Blak Roots. 3-7pm. Bar of Bengal, Kindred Studios, 212A Whitehall St, Yarraville.
With the advent of democracy in Chile 1990, the president decreed a general amnesty for all prisoners without crimes. Among them are the young Angel Santiago (Abel Ayala) and veteran Vergara Grey (Ricardo Darin), a famous safecracker. Their plans cannot be more opposite. While Vergara Grey just wants to get back his family and change his life, Angel dreams of revenge against the governor of the prison. 5pm. Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South. Entry by donation. Organised by Lasnet Solidarity.