Melbourne

Fascism in the 21st century: Is the far right unstoppable?

RMIT University, Melbourne

Room & building TBA

Tuesday 28th, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism for the first in our two part lecture series. 

Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, City

BHP Billitons AGM will be held at the Melbourne convention centre on the 17th at 10:30am. Protest BHP Billiton!
South Australia will soon be home to the largest open cut mine in the world

This isn't just a nuclear issue it will take 5 years to dig the hole to get to the uranium ore body.
The mine will be 1km deep, 4.5km long & 3km wide.

Tuesday, June 30

Thalidomide was an over-the-counter ‘wonder drug’, marketed to pregnant women in the 1950s and 1960s to treat morning sickness and anxiety. It’s estimated that as many as 10,000 babies worldwide may have been born with deformities because their mothers had taken the drug. Michael Magazanik has written Silent Shock, a book that unpacks the incredible story of one struggle against the drug companies who sought to evade responsibility. 6:15pm. The Wheeler, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City. This is a free event. Bookings are recommended.

Friday, December 6

We are celebrating 25 years of work with criminalised women and prison abolition activism. Put our birthday party in your diary and dust off your best dancing shoes. The birthday event is a fundraiser; tickets will be tax deductible. All funds generated will go towards flat out work with women. Live music on the night, alcohol available at bar prices, light finger food provided, our birthday will be a ticketed event. 6pm. Flemington Bowling Club, Racecourse Rd, Flemington.

On Australia Day 2008 respected Aboriginal elder, Mr Ward, died in the back of a prison transport van. Temperatures outside were in the 40s. Air-conditioning in the van failed. By the end of the 4 hour journey Mr Ward was suffering from third degree burns and could not be revived.

Join with Darebin Climate Action Now to turn back the clock 100 years and imagine you are on the Titanic's maiden voyage. Then join in discussion to reflect on how this historic event reflects our current climate situation. This radio play is a moving allegory of the current climate change response. Following the play there will be an open forum to discuss the film with Graeme Pearman (former CSIRO head of Atmospheric Research) and Sue Pratt (Psychology for a Safe Climate). 7:30pm. Northcote Town Hall, Studio 1, 189 High St, Northcote. Entry by donation.

Tuesday, August 13

MAPW: Annual dinner: Guest speaker: Ray Acheson (director of disarmament & arms control group Reaching Critical Will). 6:30pm. Court House Hotel, 86-90 Errol Street, North Melbourne. RSVP Carole Wigg. Organised by Medical Association for the Prevention of War.

Speakers: Sylvia Hale (former Greens MLC and prominent NSW pro-Palestine campaigner);. Vivienne Porzsolt (spokesperson for Jews against the Occupation, Sydney who recently took part in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2); Cathy Peters (Greens councilor on Marrickville Council who argued for the boycott of Israeli goods); Vashti Kenway (Students for Palestine, one of the arrestees and charged $10,000 bail by the courts for speaking out for Palestine).

Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victora Sts, Carlton.

Tuesday, April 28

7pm. Democritus Workers League, 583 High St, Northcote.

Friday, May 24

Join us to show Premier Napthine that the Victorian community wants him to back the Gonski reforms. 12:30pm. Treasury Gardens, Spring St, City.

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