Melbourne

Monday, July 9

This forum offers the opportunity to ask questions and raise issues on and around the East/West toll road, tunnels and flyovers as well as gauge each candidate's commitment to the Doncaster rail. 7:30pm. Church of all nations, 180 Palmerston st, Carlton (cnr Drummond st). Organised by Carlton Residents Association, supported by Ycat.

Sunday, November 8

Initiative of the Australians for Palestine organisation that supports humanitarian efforts in Palestine. Join us in raising awareness and important funds to assist with these efforts. 10am. The Tan Running Track, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra.

Parliament House, Spring Street

Australian Mental Health Human Rights and Law Reform Coalition

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-Mental-Health-Human-Rights-and-...

We invite you, your Families, Carers, Friends and Colleagues to this protest and Memorial to commemorate the deaths of over 1000 people who died while under the protection, care and treatment of the State since 2006. These deaths are described as unexpected, unnatural or violent.

Saturday, September 6, 12.30-5pm. Also launch of Socialist Alliance Victorian election campaign. Panels on: Fighting back against Napthine and Abbott; Campaigning against the East-West Link. Workshops on the housing crisis, the Victorian police state, the fight against coal seam gas. $10/$5. Electrical Trades Union, 200 Arden St, North Melbourne. For more info ph 9639 8622.

1pm. Trades hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton South.

Australian Education Union and Melbourne Anti Intervention Collective present...

A public forum

The NT Intervention: Why Teachers and Communities are Breaking the Ban on Bilingual Education
...

James Hardie Theatre, Architecture Building, The University of Melbourne

Speakers:
Senior teacher from Bilingual school (to remain anonymous until video link up)
Rosa McKenna, Friends of Bilingual Learning
Mary McKernich, Australian Education Union Victorian Secondary Councilor
Lucy Honan, Melbourne Anti Intervention Collective.

Friday, June 1, 12:30pm.

Darebin Intercultural Centre, 59A Roseberry Ave, Preston.

This forum is part of Reconcilliation Week. Organised and facilitated by Sharon Firebrace, Indigenous producer & presenter on Radio 3KND. Speakers: Kevin Bracken (Victorian state secretary, MUA); Sharif As Saber (professor, RMIT); Humphrey Mc Queen (historian). Free event including lunch.
Registration essential!

Monday, August 17

Join the Refugee Action Collective to call for a halt to the pending deportations of asylum seekers on Manus Island who have been given notice of their deportation following the rejection of their claims. We urgently need to be able to add them to a high court case in PNG to stop this, and call on the Australian government to only remove asylum seekers from the hell hole of Manus Island to bring them to the Australian mainland where they can be processed and resettled into the community. 5pm. City Square, Swanston St, City. Organised by Refugee Action Collective.

On September 20 Fatah and Hamas will jointly request the United Nations to recognise the State of Palestine. What are the priorities for solidarity activists? How important is the BDS tactic (Boycotts, Disinvestment, Sanctions)? What are the opportunities for solidarity links with the welfare protests in Israel? How do we link to the solidarity movements in Egypt and Syria?.

Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victora Sts, Carlton.

Organised by Australia-Asia Worker Links.

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