Melbourne

Trades Hall, Lygon Street, Carlton.
Organised by Australia Asia Worker Links.

Friday, October 10

A musical tribute to John Pat, a young Yindjibarndi man who died in custody 30 years ago, sparking a royal commission and shining a spotlight on the increasing rates of Indigenous incarceration in our country. Featuring: Big hART, Archie Roach, Lucky Oceans, Emma Donovan, John Bennett and more. 7:30pm. Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, City.

After a year of mass mobilisations and school/university occupations across Chile by students fighting for free and quality education, the students have decided to start 2012 in style, setting March 15 as the first National Day of action of the year. Thus we have called this action as a show of solidarity with their struggle and this day of action.

Federation Square, City.

Monday, April 29

The International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, on April 28, is a major date for workers and trade unions around the world. The day marks the right of workers to a safe and healthy workplace. Millions of workers either die or get sick every year due to unsafe working conditions. The current economic crisis is now being used to further undermine labour standards. We need to fight back. 10:30am. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South.

Public meeting: Manufacturing: Vital for Australia's green future Speakers: Andrew Dettmer (Qld state secretary, AMWU, president of the Qld ALP & chair of the Manufacturing Skills Qld Advisory Committee); Michele O'Neil (national & Victorian/Qld state secretary of the TCFUA, a director of Manufacturing Skills Australia, and member of the Prime Minister's Taskforce on Manufacturing and of the Victorian Industry Manufacturing Council); Matthew Wright (executive Director of Beyond Zero Emissions). 7pm. Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton South. $10/$5.

Wednesday, September 23 - Saturday, October 3

Between the years 1900-1970, an unknown number of Indigenous Australian children were forcibly removed from their families. Parents driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, and culture stripped away. Using testimonials from survivors of the Stolen Generation, Melbourne Fringe Festival award-winner and Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stories of his country. Parlour Room, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne.

In 1948, more than 750,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their homeland by the Zionist forces becoming the world's biggest refugee population. The Palestinian refugees in Iraq experienced brutality from the hands of US forces and militia in 2003, resulting in a mass exodus from their homes in Baghdad.
The meeting examines the question resettling them in Australia.

Speakers: Yousef al Reemawi (refugee advocate), Robin Laycock (Palestine Solidarity Campaign), and others.

7pm. New International Bookshop, Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton.

Saturday, September 10

Launch of campaign to re-elect Moreland's socialist councillor, Sue Bolton. Speakers, food & drink, music.

6:30pm. Anatolian Cultural Centre, 195 Sydney Rd, Coburg (100m south of Reynard St). For more info ph 9639 8622.

Saturday, June 28

Donations of books can be left at bookshop door or call 9662 3744 for pickup. 10am-4pm. New International Bookshop, Downstairs, Trades Hall, Victoria St, Carlton South.

Friday, March 22, 7pm (meal from 6:30pm). Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT).

2010 documentary by Kim Longinotto about the Indian feminist 'Gulabi gang' and its inspirational leader Sampat Pal Devi which fights widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Run time 96 min. Followed by discussion. $10/$5. Presented by Socialist Alliance & Green Left Weekly.

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