Melbourne

Tuesday, January 20

Please support Adam when he appears in court after being arrested for giving his child, who has stage 4 Neuroblastoma medical cannabis oil.
Bring placards and let the government know that this is inhumane and unjust.
A father should NOT be kept from his child nor should any parent be punished for trying to keep their child alive or give them a better quality of life.
11am. Flinders Street Station, cnr Swanston & Flinders sts, City.

6:30pm. Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, City. To what extent are global leaders putting profits from the weapons industry before the lives of millions of people? 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Registration recommended.

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.

Our hopes and new possibilities for change.

Latrobe University, City Campus, 215 Franklin St, City. Organised by LASNET.

Saturday, November 28

A former union organizer and activist based in New York, George Mann sings songs from the last century of labour and social activism. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set. 2pm.
$15 solidarity, $10 full, $5 conc. Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall, Carlton.

Sunday, January 20

Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener were the first two men executed in Melbourne on January 20, 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 (more background at Treaty Republic). Please bring flowers. 12 noon (march at 1pm). Cnr Franklin & Bowen Sts, City.

Friday, October 10, 6pm. The story of Western Sahara athlete Salah Hmatou Ameidan who became a symbol of the resistance of his country under Moroccan occupation since 1975. 97 mins. 6pm (for 6:30pm start). New Council Chambers, Trades Hall, Lygon St, Carlton South. $15 solidarity, $12 full, $8 concession. Presented by Australia Western Sahara Association.

Formed in 1979, The Exploited is one of the UK's most politically outspoken thrash bands, which has built a strong and loyal following both at home and abroad for its anti-authoritarian stance and criticism of the government, particularly in the Reagan/Thatcher era. 8pm. The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan St, Richmond.

Maryella Hatfield is a lecturer in the School of Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. Her documentary "The Future Makers" tells the story of key Australians leading the way on the world stage
in renewable energy, particularly solar thermal projects.

It also focuses on cutting edge photovoltaics research in Australia, with reference to Zhengrong Shi's massive SunTech PV business in China and his continuing connections with UNSW researchers. The documentary was funded by The NSW Film and Television Office and the Discovery Channel.

Monday, November 18

It's time to tell our parliamentarians to stop violating human rights and adopt compassionate policies that protect asylum seekers. Parliament House, Canberra. To join the bus from Melbourne, email trconcepts@netspace.net.au or ph 0409 252 673. Organised by Refugee Action Network.

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