Melbourne

Friday, May 22

Rescue the Rohingya; End boat turn-backs; Australia resettle Rohingya refugees. Speakers include: Habib Habiburahman (Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia). 5:30pm. Bourke Street Mall. Organised by Refugee Action Collective.

Guest speaker: Malalai Joya, former Afghan politician, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World 2010; respected journalists John Martinkus and Karen Middleton; and Overland editor Jeff Sparrow discuss conflict and occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the consequences of two wars that never seem to end.

BMW Edge.

Support the global union campaign for safer, healthier, better work. In addition to the international theme, Australian unions are focussing on industrial deaths caused by exposure to toxic substances, most notably asbestos. 10:30am. 'Remembrance Rock’, cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton South.

Ross House tenant Industrial Deaths Support and Advocacy will be hosting morning tea following the event in the Trades Hall Meeting Room 1.

Monday, November 18

It's time to tell our parliamentarians to stop violating human rights and adopt compassionate policies that protect asylum seekers. Parliament House, Canberra. To join the bus from Melbourne, email trconcepts@netspace.net.au or ph 0409 252 673. Organised by Refugee Action Network.

Free public lecture with Pavan Sukhdev, leader of the UNEP Green Economy Initiative. Bookings essential. Melbourne Uni, Law Building (GM15 theatre), 185 Pelham St, Carlton. Hosted by ACF. Email < www.acfonline.org.au/Sukhdev-lecture>.

Friday, June 24

Meet our Senate candidates. 6pm. Trades Hall, 24 Camp St, Ballarat. For info ph 5222 6900.

Wednesday, October 24

The Baillieu Government is undermining the workforce that supports over 8000 Victorians with a disability by attempting to cut the rights and conditions of disability services staff. The Health and Community Services Union who represent disability services workers, have organised a number of protest rallies outside coalition MP offices. Please join us, wear orange if you can, bring your union flags. 1pm. Outside Matthew Guy’s office 56 Beetham Parade, Rosanna.

Tuesday, March 31

In February-March 2014 Hazelwood coal mine burned out of control for 45 days. How was the small town of Morwell affected by this huge disaster? As the air filled with toxic smoke and ash, residents of the Latrobe Valley became ill, afraid and angry. Up against an unresponsive corporation and an indifferent government, the community banded together, turning tragedy into a political fight. 6pm. Readings Book Shop, Lygon St, Carlton.

This is the third film from director Hitomi Kamanaka on the issue of nuclear power and weapons throughout the globe.
This film focuses on the island of Iwai-shima, where residents have been fighting the construction of a nuclear power plant for almost 30 years.

Hitomi Kamanaka will be speaking to the audience after the screening.

New Council Chambers, Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton.

Each 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, Melbourne.

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