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Thursday, October 20 5pm. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South.

Saturday, July 5

Launch of book by Malavi Sivakanesan: I started to write the book about my experiences in Tamil Eelam but then I thought it would be interesting to include other touching stories as well, such as my best friend's love story and a young man's life history (from drugs to Tamil Tiger).' 5pm. R5 Rotunda Theatre, Monash University, Clayton.

Thursday, March 31

Electronic Intifada editor, Ali Abunimah, will speak. 9am-5:30pm. Telstra Conference Centre, Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets. Organised by Australians for Palestine.

To organise 'Don't Buy Apartheid for Christmas' event on December 7. This action will involve taking the message of Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions to christmas shoppers. 5:30pm. RMIT Cafe (near Wholefoods & the billiard tables), Bldg 8, RMIT City Campus (enter via Swanston St).

Ongoing

62 maintenance workers that make Pure Blonde beer in Victoria have been sacked and re-offered their jobs at 65% less pay. They are fighting to get their jobs back and earn a decent wage. Protest daily from 6am til 6pm. Carlton & United Breweries, 77 Southbank Blvd, Southbank.

Wednesday, November 25

Joshua Oppenheimer’s award-winning documentary about the 1965 Indonesian massacres. 6:45pm. Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton. All proceeds go towards the 2016 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival.

Trade unionists are invited to a workshop on the impact of Israeli apartheid policies on Palestinian workers & strategies for building on the successful BDS motions passed by Australian unions.

Meeting Room 3, VTHC Building, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South.

You are invited to the latest protest called in a series of Boycott Divestment and Sanctions protests against Israeli owned company Max Brenner. Max Brenner is owned by the Strauss Group which proudly proclaims its support for the Israeli military which is infamous for enforcing Israel's oppression of the Palestinian population. Despite one of the protests being attacked by the police, the last demonstration (on July 29) was overwhelmingly successful and peaceful.

State Library, cnr Swanston & Latrobe Sts, City.

The European colonisation of the Americas 500 years ago juxtaposed two very different forms of agriculture separated by continents: one livestock-based devastating land and inland waters, the other land-based allowing space, wilderness and animals to roam free. Both continents had around 100 million people but the latter was essentially de-populated and totally transformed in a startling story of invasion, colonization and deadly disease. 7:30pm. Magpie House Wholistic Centre, 48 Main St, Upwey.

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