Melbourne

Tuesday, August 13

MAPW: Annual dinner: Guest speaker: Ray Acheson (director of disarmament & arms control group Reaching Critical Will). 6:30pm. Court House Hotel, 86-90 Errol Street, North Melbourne. RSVP Carole Wigg. Organised by Medical Association for the Prevention of War.

Wednesday, November 7, 6.30pm. Resistance Centre, level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT).

Speaker: Grant Brookes (New Zealand socialist and Mana Party member).

A discussion about the development of Aotearoa’s newest political movement, the Mana Party. The socialist left in Aotearoa has united to support the Mana Party in its fight for the rights of Maori people and the working class. Organised by Socialist Alliance.

Sunday, April 26

Fifth annual music fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Performers: Jeff Lang, Kavisha Mazzella, Les Thomas Band, Little Foot duo and more. 6pm. Ding Dong Lounge, 18 Market Lane, City.

9am-4:30pm (registration from 8:30am).

State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3 (Conference Centre entrance), 179 La Trobe St, City.

Organised by Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CREPS), Monash.

Beyond Zero Emissions volunteer and internationally acclaimed comedian Matt Grantham asks that very question and explores whether two Independents and a Green would actually speed up the process. From politics to health and safety, Matt asks: "How have we ended up in a situation where we have an unused desalination plant currently outpolling the Prime Minister?"

FAD Gallery, 14 Corrs Lane, Chinatown, City. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to BZE.

Thursday, September 12

Homosexuality has become a faultline for debates about western influence and human rights. In his new book The End of the Homosexual? — part memoir, part politics — Dennis Altman connects what has happened within the changing queer world over the past 40 years to larger social, political and cultural trends. Entry free (bookings not required). 12:45-1:15pm. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City.

Wednesday, April 13

No to fee deregulation; Stop $100k degrees; No to staff and course cuts; Yes to fully funded and free higher education. 2pm. State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, City.

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

Women today have supposedly never had it so good but this claim rings rather hollow when one looks at the facts. Far from being equal participants in society with men, women face a series of formidable obstacles. Will this ever change under capitalism? What can socialism offer?
Presenter: Anthea Stutter.

[Background reading: Pat Brewer, The Dispossession of Women (Resistance Books, 2000).]

Presented by Socialist Alliance.

Thursday, September 27- Friday, September 28

The keynote speakers will provide a big-picture snapshot of the Australian youth labour market: what does work look like and mean for young workers in 2012? How does this relate to individualism, declining union membership and insecure work? What does this picture look like over the next five years? ANF Conference Centre, Elizabeth St, City. Hosted by VTHC.

Tuesday, January 20

Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener were the first two men executed in Melbourne on 20th January 1842. They were indigenous freedom fighters who took up arms against the colonisers and paid the ultimate price for taking up arms to defend themselves against the invasion of their lands and the genocide of their people.
An ongoing campaign seeks to get a permanent memorial built to remember them.
Background: http://treatyrepublic.net/content/freedom-fighters-tunnerminnerwait-and-...

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