Melbourne

Saturday, January 25

For the first time in 10 years, the anti-abortionists are trying to take over the street, which the clinic defence has successfully blocked them from. They are emboldened by the orchestrated assault by far-right forces on abortion rights in Australia: personhood bills in New South Wales and South Australia, the upcoming battle in Victoria’s parliament that threatens to roll back the historic abortion reform in 2008, and a likely attack at the federal level. 7:30am. Fertility Control Clinic, 118 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne.

Perfomers include Fear of a Brown Planet, Rafeef Ziadah, the Phil Monsour band and more. Middle Eastern food available. .Proceeds will support the BDS campaign. Sat Oct 30, 6.30pm. $25/$20. MUA Hall, 54 Ireland St, West Melbourne. Ph 0439 454 375.

Saturday, November 5

 Close the camps; Permanent protection now; Boat rescues not turnbacks; No to Islamophobia. 1pm. State Library, cnr Swanston & La Trobe Sts, City. Organised by Refugee Action Collective.

Wednesday, December 5

Meeting to begin organising for a rally in Melbourne as part of the 2013 John Pat 30 years National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Mother Mavis Pat, has given her blessing for the National Day of Remembrance for her son and for the marches that will take place across the nation. 6:30pm. Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

Wednesday, May 13

Melbourne University plans to begin the demolition of Union House in 2018. 12pm. South court, Melbourne University.

Speakers: Sally Brown (former justice of the Family Court),.
Melissa Brickell (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission).

The Executive Lounge, First Floor, Alan Gilbert Building, cnr Grattan & Berkerley Sts, Carlton.

WikiLeaks (the rise, the backlash, the perilous fate of its Australian founder, Julian Assange) is one of the biggest news stories of the new millennium. The conversations about WikiLeaks and Assange are about so much more than the organisation and the individual behind it: they encompass freedom of speech (and the press), whistleblower protection, government transparency and raise fundamental questions about the underlying tenets of our democracy and civil rights. Presented in partnership with WACA (WikiLeaks Australian Citizen's Alliance).

Saturday, June 18

Close Manus; Close Nauru; Bring them here! 1pm. State Library, Swanston St, City. Organised by Refugee Action Collective.

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