Picket line. A picket has formed after a wild-cat strike at Woolworths' distribution centre in Laverton. You can head down and show your support to the workers who are fighting against the rise of insecure and precarious work in their worksite. 40 -58 Leakes Rd, Laverton.

Jack Mundey (leader of the Builders' Labourers Federation's famous 'Green Bans' in the 1970s);
Steve Dodd (assistant secretary Gippsland Trades and Labour Council);
Luke Van Der Meulen (president Victorian District Branch, Mining & Energy Division, CFMEU);
Merryn Redenbach (Stop HRL Campaign).

New Council Chambers, Trades Hall, Carlton.
Meeting organised by Union Climate Action Network.

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.

The Burma – Women’s Voices for Peace anthology focuses on the stories of women’s experiences living within Burma and as refugees. Their stories are heartbreaking and moving, and we are privileged that these women have been willing to share so many painful, suspenseful and inspiring experiences with compassion, humility and wit.

This is the 7th compilation of writings by Women from Burma.

We are delighted to be able to share this night with you.

6.30 pm, Readings Carlton: 309 Lygon St, Carlton.

Free, no need to book.

A free, open-air concert featuring performances by two of Australia's most celebrated musical icons, John Butler Trio and Clare Bowditch, in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Missy Higgins will send a message of support from where she is touring in the United States. Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown will also address the crowd. 6pm. Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, City. Entry is free but donations to our Kimberley campaign are welcome.

ACTU day of action: Fight for our rights

Wednesday, March 4, 10am. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South.

After a busy year of campaigning, relax with comrades and friends at the Socialist Alliance end-of-year hangi (i.e., Maori pit BBQ). Vegetarian and vegan food will be available. From 3pm. $15/$8. 53 King St, Essendon. Catch the train to Essendon Station, then hop on tram route #59 (Airport West). Tram stop #48 or #49 along Keilor Rd, and a short walk from there. Drinks available. For more info ph 9639 8622.

Saturday, May 16

No drilling in the Great Australian Bight. BP along with other mining giants is planning on drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight and off the coast of Kangaroo Island. This could devastate our marine and coastal environments, fishing and tourism industries This is a symbolic protest as we join hands across the sand to form a barrier between us the people and the fossil fuel companies whose activities threaten everything. 11am. St Kilda Beach.

Self-Determination Not Assilimiation
Housing & Services for ALL Communities
Re-instate the Racial Discrimination Act in Full
Land Rights Not Leases
End Welfare Quaranting - No Work for Rations

3 Years of the Intervention...3 Years Too Long.
Basic Rights, Not Basics Cards!

Casselden Place,
cnr Lonsdale & Spring Sts, City

Thursday, October 16

Your local Community Health Centre plays an essential role in Victoria’s healthcare system, taking the pressure of the over-worked hospital system. The centres urgently need an injection of funding to continue to provide essential services to communities across the state. Support your local Community Health professionals in their campaign to keep Community Health Centers healthy. 1:30pm. Parliament House, Spring St, City.


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