Melbourne

Sunday, November 16

Protest against the Abbott government's actions, policies and agenda. To be held on November 16, the start of the Leaders Summit of the G20 in Brisbane. 2pm. State Library, cnr La Trobe & Swanston Sts, City. For more info visit Rally against Abbott.

Thursday, October 11-Saturday, October 13

An experimental, radically re-cut and rearranged version of the silent 1922 film Häxan: Witchcraft through the Ages. This absurdist black comedy with a biting edge draws distinct parallels between the persecution of women and supposed witches during the Middle Ages in Europe to current issues of gender inequality. 11pm (Sun 9pm). Revolt Melbourne, Loading Dock, 12 Elizabeth St, Kensington. $18/$13 (group:$10 per person for 4 people).

Humphrey McQueen is a Canberra-based freelance historian and cultural commentator who has written extensively on Australian society, culture and the labour movement. Kenneth Davidson is a Fairfax columnist, a Walkley Award winning journalist and a committed Keynesian, who in his spare time is a co-editor of Dissent magazine. 3CR presenters Bill Deller, Lalitha Cheliah and Diana Beaumont will join Humphrey and Kenneth in a conversation about capitalism's most recent crisis, the role of the banks, and its fallout.

Thursday, September 11

Speakers: Michelle Foster (Melbourne Law School) and Eve Lester (Melbourne Law School). All are welcome. 1pm. Room 104, Level 1, Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham St, Carlton. To book visit Law School.

Thursday, August 18

Two well-loved and respected Yamatji people from Geraldton, a man and a woman, both 40, were killed by a drunken hit-and-run driver on October 5. Relatives are outraged about how police have conducted their investigation into the incident. We would like to use the sovereign people flag colours, black, yellow and red. So we ask you to bring a candle with any of the three colours, or for a small donation you can get one there on the evening. 8pm. City Square, Swanston St, City. Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association Melbourne.

Climate Action Centre, 5th floor Annexe, Trades Hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon sts, Carlton

Meeting will discuss the proposed carbon price.

All Welcome

Saturday, June 1

Original Nation Passports will be issued by Robert Thorpe and Uncle Larry Walsh, West Papua visa stamps issued by Jacob Rumbiak, foreign affairs minister of the Federated Republic of West Papua, authorising participants on the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua to enter West Papuan lands. 10am. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria sts, Carlton South.

Last year six ordinary Australians challenged their preconceived notions of refugees and asylum seekers by experiencing a confronting 25 day refugee journey in reverse. This year, the six faces known to many Australians will experience the life-risking journey when the series returns with new twists and turns. The 3-night television event starts Tuesday, August 28 on SBS One. This is a free live simulcast screening including an exciting post screening lineup of special guests. 7pm. Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows.

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