After enduring for over 50 years the Cuban Revolution is today squaring up to perhaps its greatest challenge. Facing severe economic problems, it is embarking on a major turn in order to survive. This seminar will look at Cuba's situation and the measures that its leadership is projecting. Speaker: Dave Holmes. 7pm (cheap meal 6.30pm). Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT). For more info ph 9639 8622.
Saturday, November 28
Annual AETA Dinner to commemorate the Anniversary of FRETILIN's Declaration of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on November 28. 1975. 6pm. William Angliss Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale St, City. Bar (not BYO). $40/$30. Please contact AETA if you require a vegetarian meal. Organised by Australia-East Timor Association. For further information call 9416 2960 or email AETA.
Wednesday, April 29
6:30pm. $20. Capitol Cinema, 54 Kepler St, Warrnambool. Promoted by Coal and Gas Free Communities.
Speakers: Professor Emeritus Stuart Rees (Director, Sydney Peace Foundation at the University of Sydney); Naomi Farmer (Max Brenner 19); Nada Breik (Palestinian activist, Students for Palestine). 6:30pm. Kaleide Theatre, RMIT, Building 8, 360 Swanston St, City. Entry by donation. Organised by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid and Students for Palestine.
Thursday, October 11-Saturday, October 13
An experimental, radically re-cut and rearranged version of the silent 1922 film Häxan: Witchcraft through the Ages. This absurdist black comedy with a biting edge draws distinct parallels between the persecution of women and supposed witches during the Middle Ages in Europe to current issues of gender inequality. 11pm (Sun 9pm). Revolt Melbourne, Loading Dock, 12 Elizabeth St, Kensington. $18/$13 (group:$10 per person for 4 people).
Come along to Grumpys Green for some good green food, local drinks, and to listen to the great Madmen Band. Free entry; donations welcome. All proceeds will go towards the Oxfam East Africa Food Crisis Appeal.
6pm till late, Grumpys Green, 125 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC.
Revival event celebrating the traditional Rock against Racism ideology. Aboriginal people speak out against racism and injustice in music, song and lyric.
Archie Roach, Dan Sultan & Scott Wilson and others.
4:30 till midnight.
Bella Union Bar,
Trades Hall, Carlton.
Friday, March 13
Academic and activist Terry Leahy will discuss some of the complex issues and potential strategic pathways facing permaculture/environmental practitioners operating in a capitalist context. Followed by a screening of the The Chikukwa Project which tells the story of a successful permaculture development project in Zimbabwe. 7pm. New International Bookshop, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South. $5. To confirm your place on the night please contact NIBS on 9662 3744 or email NIBS.