Melbourne

Saturday, October 24

9:30am. 118 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne.

Monday, November 10

Throughout Melanesia (PNG, Vanuatu, etc) community land is being threatened. Foreign land grabs, land privatisation and foreign direct investment are pursued as a means to accelerate economic growth in the region. With an economic growth imperative as central, little space remains to defend alternative pathways to development or resolve the inherent negative impacts of these policies on the environment, culture, livelihoods and communities. Entry free but please RSVP as seating is limited. 6pm. Multicultural Hub, Purple Room, 506 Elizabeth St, City.

@ the Brunswick Town Hall (corner Sydney Road and Dawson Street)
(doors open 7pm)

Hosted by ROD QUANTOCK,two teams featuring the comic talents of COURTENEY HOCKING, KEVIN KROPINYERI, MOHAMMED EL-LEISSY, NELLY THOMAS,TRENT McCARTHY and WENDY LITTLE, will debate:

Worried about nuclear cover-ups? Tony Abbott? Unequal pay? Unequal Love? Global Warming?...
*"We should just*
*Shut up and keep shopping!"*

Book online at http://www.tinyurl.com/glw2011 for a 10% discount or call 9639 8622 to book over the phone.

Entry at the door: $40 Solidarity / $25 full price / $12 conc.

Monday, July 22

Demand Indigenous and workers' rights! Stop the plunder of our planet! 6:30pm. Trades Hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton South. Organised by LASNET.

Sunday, September 14

5pm. All welcome. State Library, Swanston St, City. For more info email Melbourne Social Forum.

6:30pm (for 7pm start). Meals available from 6pm.

Speakers: For: David Tribe (University of Melbourne geneticist), David McMullen (Author of Bright Future);

Against: Madeleine Love & Jessica Harrison (from Mothers are Demystifying Genetic Engineering [MADGE]).

The Function Room, The Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street (cnr Princes Street), Carlton (Melway 2B J4). Entry free.

We want to see the biggest rally of people with disabilities this country has ever seen so that the National Disability Insurance Scheme becomes a reality. 12 noon. Federation Square, cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, City.

An empowering short documentary that looks at the risks for Gippsland if plans for large invasive coal and coal seam gas projects go ahead. LongPlay Bar, 318 St George's Road, North Fitzroy. Screenings at 7:30pm; 8:15pm; 9pm. For more info email FOE or ph 0432 328 107.

Guest speaker: Malalai Joya, former Afghan politician, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World 2010; respected journalists John Martinkus and Karen Middleton; and Overland editor Jeff Sparrow discuss conflict and occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the consequences of two wars that never seem to end.

BMW Edge.

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