Join us for a discussion on Indigenous constitutional recognition: Is it reconciliation, recognition or rhetoric? Speakers: Adam Bandt (MP), Ann Collins (magistrate), Munya Andrews (Indigenous barrister), Jody Broun (co-chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples), Aunty Joan Vickery (Gunditjimara Elder).

RMIT Graduate School of Law Building 13, cnr Victoria & Russell Sts, City.

Presented by RMIT Law Students’ Society facilitated by ABC journalist Jeff Waters.

Tuesday, November 12

Screening Maralinga Pieces, Genie in a bottle: Unleashed and The War Game. Speakers: Dimity Hawkins, Tim Wright (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and Gisela Gardener. 7pm. Longplay Bar and Cinema, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy. Hosted by the ACE Collective.

Panel discussion with Ahmed Luqman and Jerry Campbell - participants of the Freedom Flotilla which was attacked by Israel and resulted in the murder of 9 activists.

Friday 17 September

Trades Hall, cnr Lygon and Victoria Streets, City

Tuesday, March 19

Most citizens did not approve of Australia joining the disastrous US invasion of Iraq in 2010. Hear expert speakers discuss why we went, the health and humanitarian impacts, the lessons learned, and how we can stop this happening again. Chair is ACTU President Ged Kearney, with Paul Barratt (president, Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry); Jenny Grounds (president, MAPW); Richard Tanter (leading expert on US military facilities in Australia). 7pm. Melbourne City Conference Centre, 333 Swanston St, City.

Sunday, May 19

From fast cars to holidays, fashion to junk food, the market turns women into sexualised objects to lure consumers. Explore how advertising and the media use sexism, racism and homophobia to sell products and shape how we see ourselves and others. 2pm. Brunswick Neighbourhood House, 43a De Carle St, Brunswick. Delicious food provided (including vegan & gluten-free). Suggested donation $5. Pay at door or online at Reclaim our bodies. Co-sponsored by Fed Up? & Radical Women.

March 3rd, Melbourne Town Hall, 4 pm.

Melbourne City Council wants to ban homeless people from the CBD and confiscate their posessions. Join us to protest these harmful, dehumanising measures, hear the stories of those who’ve experienced homelessness, and then sleep out in front of Town Hall itself. The Council, as well as punishing the homeless, wants to prevent the public from giving food to homeless people, so bring along some food to share and donate! #nohomelessban




Guest speaker: David Spratt (co-author of Climate Code red.).

28 Ridge Drive, Wyndham Vale. All welcome.

Public transport issues in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs. With a federal election imminent, residents are concerned about how transport policy will impact on access to jobs, education and services, as well as household transport stress. Speakers: Sophie Sturrup (University of Melbourne); Janet Rice (Greens); Lisel Thomas (Maribyrnong Truck Action Group). 6:30pm (doors open 6pm). Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market St, Newport. Food & drinks available from the bar. For more info ph Cait Jones 0412 549 589.

Sunday, August 31

Join Melbourne’s top emerging artists, musicians and designers for an evening of visual and performance art to raise money for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund. 5-8pm. Brightspace, 8 Martin St, St Kilda.

Single mothers are singled out. Single mothers and their children are Australia's poorest families. Rally at the big purse sculpture, Bourke St Mall, city. Organised by the Council of Single Mothers and their Children.


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