Melbourne

Tuesday, May 20

Conflict palm oil is making its way into snack foods consumers purchase every day. It is untraceable and contributing to habitat loss and the extinction of critically endangered species in Indonesia (orangutans, elephants, rhinos, sun bears, tigers etc). Pressure corporations to remove conflict palm oil from their products. 12:30pm. St Kilda Beach in front of the Sea Baths, 10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda.

Saturday, February 2

Fundraiser to highlight the cultural richness and harmony that exists within Victorian Eritrean and African communities. Guest speaker: Saleh 'Gadi' Johar, strong human rights campaigner who has written extensively on human rights violations. Music by East African cultural band. 7:30pm. Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne. $30/$20. All proceeds go to funding the Awate Foundation and human rights activities in the Horn of Africa. To book ph 0468 362 282 or 0421 712 650.

Spread the word–this year’s International Women’s Day rally will take place WEDNESDAY, 8 MARCH 2017 at 5:30PM at PARLIAMENT HOUSE on Spring Street. #IWD2017

Tuesday 17 August
4:30pm

Flinders Street Train Station steps (under the clocks)

With the release of the Afghan War Diary by Wikileaks, showing clear war crimes being committed in Afghanistan by the International Security Assistance Force, it is apparent that the war is not for noble causes nor improving the lives of the ordinary Afhans. Link: http://www.wardiary.wikileaks.org

Every Friday Occupy Melbourne is reclaiming City Square for the people so we can rebuild our spirit of community, show people we're still here, still keen and that we can change the world. Join us for peaceful public assembly and political discussion.

City Square, cnr Collins & Swanston Sts, City.

Sunday, June 21

2pm. City Square, cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, City. (Also pop-up protests around Melbourne CBD from 1pm. Find pop-up protest sites at Refugee Advocacy Network.) For more info contact Marie 0409 252 673.

What does a carbon tax mean, why do we need one, and how can households reduce its impact?
Find out at this Lighter Footprints' Climate Action Group public forum.

Speakers: Tim Costello (CEO, World Vision Australia); Anna Burke (federal MP for Chisholm); Alan Pears (adjunct professor, Environment and Planning, RMIT).

(tea/coffee from 7pm). Town Hall, Chandelier Room, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn.

Wednesday, November 13

Is there a systematic threat to human and democratic rights in Australia today? Speakers: Ged Kearney (ACTU president); Anne O'Rourke (vice president Liberty Victoria); David Manne (human rights lawyer); Humphrey McQueen (historian & activist). 6:30pm. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City. For more information ph Lou on 0407 022 335 or Shirley on 0417 456 001.

Sunday, August 7

This fantastic night of entertainment is proudly brought to you by Afrodownunder and Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre and propelled by the common initiative that we ‘stand’ together against racism and all forms of discrimination! 7pm-midnight. $25. Polēpolē Bar & Kitchen at 267 Little Collins St, City.

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