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New International Bookshop, Basement, Trades Hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton.

A workshop discussion on BDS, Palestine, resistance and the non-violent popular struggle and a practical training session on non-violent direct action techniques and tactics. All welcome!

Organised by the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid.

Friday, March 15

It was 10 years ago that Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to stop it crushing a Palestinian home. This is the story of her tragic death and the people she had come to love. The film will be introduced by Michael Shaik who worked with Rachel in the International Solidarity Movement when she was killed. 6:15pm (for 6:30pm sharp). State Library of Victoria, Entry 2, La Trobe St, City. $15 plus booking fee. Only Australian screening. Presented by Australians for Palestine.

Saturday, October 25

A celebration of diversity to present a picture to our leaders and media of the Australia that is possible, an Australia that recognises in its public debate, media conversation and legislation that we are all common people with common dreams, equally deserving of freedom, fairness, opportunity to contribute, welcome and belonging. 1pm. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City. The walk will end at Treasury Gardens.

6:30pm. FAD Gallery, 14 Corrs Lane, Chinatown, City. Tuesday-Saturday. $15/$10. For bookings visit . (Matt Grantham will also be taking part in the 2012 Annual Green Left Weekly Comedy Debate: Australia needs an Abbott-proof fence on May 11.)

Thursday, October 22

Stuart Macintyre, professorial fellow in history at the University of Melbourne, will give a public talk about his latest book. The book explains how a country traumatised by World War I, hammered by the Depression and overstretched by World War II became a prosperous, successful and growing society by the 1950s. 6:45pm. New International Bookshop, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton.

Vision Australia will celebrate the creative human rights initiatives of Victorian refugee & migrant community groups in places of conflict, in an evening of conversations & performances. 5:30pm (for 6pm start). BMW Edge, Federation Square.

Sunday, December 9

It's the totally overloaded Christmas special! Featuring standup comedy from Stella Young, Geraldine Hickey, Karl Chandler, Ben Lomas, Nicholas J. Johnson and Mick Neven, plus topical sketch comedy from Mike & Andy; brand new spoken-word prose from Mark Thomson, all hosted by Political Asylum's madcap maestros Mathew Kenneally & Toby Halligan. 5:30-7:30pm. The Brunswick Green, 313 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. $10/$5.

Damien Kingsbury (professor, School of International Studies, Deakin University) will be launching Michael Cooke's book. Join the author and Lionel Bopage for a celebration of the book's release.

Readings Bookshop, Palmer Hall, State Library of Victoria, cnr Latrobe & Swanston Sts, City. Entry free.

RSVP Michael by November 9 on 0403 412 773.

A free, open-air concert featuring performances by two of Australia's most celebrated musical icons, John Butler Trio and Clare Bowditch, in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Missy Higgins will send a message of support from where she is touring in the United States. Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown will also address the crowd. 6pm. Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, City. Entry is free but donations to our Kimberley campaign are welcome.

Trans Pride March Melbourne on Sunday 29th of March 2020 outside the State Library of Victoria from 12pm till 1pm, is about Visibility for all in our community from Trans Men & Women, Non Binary, Gender Diverse, Gender Non Conforming, Cross Dressers, Transvestites, Drag Queens and Kings, Bi and Pan Gender and so on.

This inclusive event is about highlighting the discrimination that alot of us still face, especially for our First Nations/Sistergirls and Brothers/QTIPOC and TWOC.

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