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Speakers: Dennis Altman; Alice Echols; Jeffrey Weeks; hosted by Helen Razer.

ACMI, Federation Square, City. Presented by La Trobe University & the Australian Lesbian & Gay Archives. $17/14.

Thursday, November 20

The Victorian Trade Union Choir invites you to join us to see the comedy-drama, based on real events during the great 1984 miners strike in Wales. 6.30pm. $20. Bookings: Pride (no tickets sold at the door). All proceeds to the choir, to help pay award wages to our music director. Cinema Nova, Carlton.

Thursday, July 4, 6:30pm. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South. Iraq Veterans Against the War spokesperson Vince Emanuele is returning to Australia to talk about the real and ongoing impact of the US- and Australian-based wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Vince is one of the protagonists in the new film On the Bridge, a powerful anti-war documentary interviewing veterans suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Organised by Stop the War Coalition, Marrickville Peace Group, StandFast and WikiLeaks Australian Citizens Alliance.

Topical political comedy featuring fantastic local comedians performing fresh material ripped straight from the headlines.This is Political Asylum's final show at the Brunswick Green, and their second last show ever.$5 concession, $10 full. 

An important new book on public transport written by RMIT transport planner Paul Mees and published by Earthscan of London.

Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton.

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to introduce the death penalty for homosexuality, and jail terms for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. David Kato, the country’s first openly gay man,and his fellow GLBTI (or 'kuchu') activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while also combating vicious daily persecution. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to the core and sends shockwaves around the world. 6:30pm. Greater Union Cinema 4.

From Wednesday, November 9 then ongoing

Workers at Baiada Poultry will take indefinite protected industrial action in their campaign for secure and permanent jobs starting this week. 100% of returned ballots have indicated a 'yes' vote for industrial action, meaning every single worker in the plant has voted to strike!

Thursday, September 25

Shows the horror of war for what it is, specifically, the hardship and suffering endured at Gallipoli.
7pm. New International Book Shop, Trades hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon sts, Carlton South

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