Wednesday, August 8

Swinburne has announced it will be closing the Lilydale Campus by July 1, 2013 and all students will be moved either to Hawthorn, Wantirna or online. This will leave many students having to travel large distances each day at a huge disadvantage to themselves. It also puts stress on existing capacity constraints at other campuses. Save Our Swinburne Campaign Committee invites the entire Outer Eastern community to come together and rally in support of saving Swinburne at Lilydale. 12 noon. Swinburne University Of Technology, Lilydale Campus, 50 Melba Avenue, Lilydale.

BZE monthly Monday discussion group. Speaker: Birgitte Hoffmann (associate professor at the Technical University of Denmark's Department of Management Engineering). Birgitte will join us in person for a special mid-month discussion group on sustainable transitions within water management, energy production and consumption, sustainable urban development and the social and political aspects of achieving a 50% wind energy target in Denmark.

Fritz Loewe Theatre, (entry via level 2) McCoy Building, University of Melbourne.

Tuesday, November 25

Performance by the Melbourne singer-songwriter and activist who follows in the same tradition as Joe Hill and Woody Guthrie. His songs are pointed and passionate, addressing matters both personal and political. 8pm. Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith St. Collingwood. For more info visit Les Thomas Music.

Find out about the tunnel proposal, the alternatives and what can be done to protect our communities. The Baillieu government has decided to push ahead with the East-West tunnel previously proposed by the Brumby government. The previous announcement met with widespread community opposition. The tunnel will have a significant impact on communities in inner-Melbourne, including Kensington. JJ Holland Park, for example, was earmarked as a staging area for the construction of the tunnel. A decision will be made about federal funding in February 2012.

#\metoo has provided a political space for womem today to speak out against misogyny and sexism and a source of empowerment for all womaen. This public forum hosted by Socialist Alliance in celebration of \internatioanl Women's Day features a panel speakers discussing how we can fight against misogyny and sexim today.


Sarah Hathway (union worker, co-convenor of Socialist Alliance, Geelong)

Wednesday, December 5

Meeting to begin organising for a rally in Melbourne as part of the 2013 John Pat 30 years National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Mother Mavis Pat, has given her blessing for the National Day of Remembrance for her son and for the marches that will take place across the nation. 6:30pm. Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

An analysis of the massacre of 1988 in the global context, a public lecture by Shahla Talebi of Arizona State University, herself a political prisoner under both the Pahlavi regime and the Islamic Republic. 7pm. Kaleide Theatre RMIT, 360 Swanston St, City. Presented by Iran Solidarity Melbourne & the Coalition of Iranian Activists of Sydney.

Inaccessible is unacceptable! We are fighting for trains,trams and buses that everyone can get on; stations and stops that are accessible, safe and comfortable; and information that everyone can find and use.

Parliament House, Spring St, City. For more info email Llewellyn at the Victorian Council of Social Service.


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