Melbourne

Two leading Sinn Féin representatives will be engaging in a speaking tour across Australia. Mary Lou McDonald is the deputy leader of Sinn Féin and TD (MP) for Dublin Central. Francie Molloy is MP for Mid-Ulster and became active in politics through the Civil Rights Movement in the North in 1968.

The Sinn Féin representatives will be promoting the Uniting Ireland campaign. They will also be continuing to promote awareness among Irish workers on temporary visas in Australia of their rights in the workplace, and promoting trade union membership among the Irish community.

Monday, March 25

Manu Chao are a amazing politico band who write songs like 'clandestini' about refugees and aysylum seekers. However, their music is also a riot of latino, samba, ska, reggae rythms, a bit of europop and the kitchen sink thrown in for good measure. They use their success to support many radical causes around the world. 8pm. Palace Theatre, 20-30 Bourke St, City.

Parliament station (Lonsdale St entrance), City.

A night of fun, music, celebrating & fundraising for Quit Coal, one of Australia's most splendid and vibrant environmental collectives. 8:00pm. The Evelyn Hotel, 299 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. $10 pre-sale; $15 at the door. Exciting collection of performers including: Wildcat General Strike; Brother Johnstone; Anna Smyrk & The Appetites; The Townhouses; Lucas Paine & The Cutting List; Mechanical Pterodactyl; Harrison Grove plus poetry from Marc Testart and Omar Musa former national slam poet champions.

Ongoing

Picket line. A picket has formed after a wild-cat strike at Woolworths' distribution centre in Laverton. You can head down and show your support to the workers who are fighting against the rise of insecure and precarious work in their worksite. 40 -58 Leakes Rd, Laverton.

Saturday, February 8

What are the origins of homophobia in society? How is it maintained? How can we win real human liberation? 2pm. Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT). Organised by Socialist Alliance. For more info ph 9639 8622 or 0435 934 199.

Saturday, December 22

9:30am. 118 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne.

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

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