Melbourne

Please join us for this free event focusing on the legal and humanitarian case for abolishing nuclear weapons.

Speakers:
Malcolm Fraser (former PM),
Junko Morimoto (author & Hiroshima survivor),
Tilman Ruff (ICAN chair),
Helen Durham (Red Cross legal expert),
Ramesh Thakur (ANU professor).

The Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall.

Saturday, May 21

In support of the re-eloection campaign of Moreland's socialist councillor Sue Bolton. Meet other campaign volunteers. Choice of pastas and salad; bar available. $10/$5. 48 Blair St, Coburg. For more info ph Andrea 0424 508 535.

Wednesday, July 8 - Thursday, July 9

Come to hear Senator Scott Ludlam, Professor Richard Tanter and Professor Kozue Akibayashi address why our 'Dangerous Allies' are threatening our security and why we need an independent and peaceful national agenda. Then join with others from 50 peace groups around Australia in developing our national network focussed on contributing to this agenda. For details and registration visit IPAN. For further information contact Annette 0431 59 7256.

* End the freeze on asylum seeker claims
* Say no to another Tampa election

State Library,
Cnr Latrobe & Swanston Sts,
City.

The recent decisions to freeze processing of all claims by asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, and to re-open the notorious Curtin detention centre, are taking us back to the dark days of Australia's recent past.

Refugees should be welcomed to this country, not vilified, victimised and used as political footballs to secure electoral advantage. Seeking asylum is not a crime - it is a human right.

End-of-year party

Socialist Alliance & Green Left Weekly end-of-year celebration

Friday, December 7, 6:30pm. AMWU reception room & terrace, 251 Queensberry St, Carlton South. Join us to celebrate a big year and Sue Bolton's election to Moreland City Council. Food, drinks, music and toasts from trade unionists and movement activists. $15/$10 (includes meal). All welcome. For more info ph 9639 8622 or 0438 869 790.

Sunday, September 14

5pm. All welcome. State Library, Swanston St, City. For more info email Melbourne Social Forum.

Groundbreaking films, traversing the relationship between humans and their environments, challenging the way people think about the natural world and inspiring them to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues. For bookings or info visit EFFM.

8:00pm. The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, City. Entry $15/$10.

Abdel Moneim is a Sudanese poet, journalist, cultural and Human Rights activist, co-founder of the Sudanese Writers Union, co-founder of Ajras al-Hurriyya (Freedom Bells), a newspaper which was established to be the voice of the people that was shut down by the Sudanese government after considerable harassment and founder of Sudanna, a socio-cultural organisation some of the purposes of which are providing marginalised writers, artists and democratic activists with support. He was arrested by the Sudanese security forces in 2011 and was put through brutal physical and psychological torture.

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