Melbourne

Wednesday, December 26

'This team is closely aligned with the malevolent government forces that murdered at least 40,000 innocent Tamil civilians towards the end of the civil war and is now engaged in the ethnic-cleansing of Tamils . . .' (Trevor Grant, former chief cricket writer at The Age). The Sri Lankan Cricket Team will be touring Australia in December and January. We have organised protest action to Boycott the Sri Lankan Cricket Team. 9am. Outside Melbourne Cricket Ground. For more info ph 0404 431 913 or 0428 586 320.

Outside Telstra shop, cnr Bourke & Swanston sts, City.

Tuesday, June 24

Bring finger food and 1 or 2 items to auction. 6pm. 3CR, Upstairs Meeting Room, 21 Smith St, Fitzroy.

Fundraising book sale to assist Jill Brookes, who was viciously assaulted in her bookshop in Altona in July last year. Jill is a lifelong union activist who worked at both the TCFUA and RTBU. The Bookshop has been sold and all books must go! All of the proceeds will go towards Jill's future care and rehabilitation. 9am-5pm. Shop 22, Harrington Square, Altona.

Come and join the newly affiliated left-wing youth club, the Resistance, for a bite, a drink and a pleasant discussion of today's major political issues - from refugees to Global Warming.

1pm
August 4
South Lawn, Melbourne Uni

Saturday, September 26

New documentary about the forced disappearance of 43 Mexican students. On the one-year anniversary of the events which left six civilians dead and 43 student activists rounded up by police and handed over to a drug trafficking syndicate to be disappeared.

6:30pm. RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Room 20 theatre, 445 Swanston St, City. Suggested donation $10. For more details ph 0421 957 341.

Stop the bulldozers - Join the community blockade from 5AM
At Ballerrt Mooroop College, 208 Hilton St, Glenroy

The Department of Education has approved the construction of a new school directly on the land of Ballerrt Mooroop College in Glenroy. To make way for this new school the Aboriginal community is losing their gymnasium and their ceremonial grounds. Why must this new school be built on Aboriginal land-...-the only Aboriginal school in Melbourne?

Saturday, October 20

Why is insecure work growing in Australia and overseas? What can be done to promote fair and secure work in Australia? Speakers: Ged Kearney (ACTU president); Paul Gilbert (acting secretary of the ANF, Vic branch). Full agenda at Search foundation. 12:45-4:30pm. Training rooms, AMWU Melbourne office, 253 Queensberry St, Carlton South. $10/$5 (includes afternoon tea). RSVP by October 15 to Search Foundation or ph 02 9698 4918.

For too long has the government trampled and stood over our human rights. How often do they need to hold their secret meetings to make decisions that will affect us? How many more taxes need to be put up or brought in till they realize they are a reason the economic system is failing? There are many things we would like to ask the government, so come down jump on the megaphone, chalk or even leave some sticky notes on the front door. 10am. State Parliament, cnr Spring & Bourke Sts, City.

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