Melbourne

Sunday, March 8

1pm. State Library, Swanston St, City.

Saturday, September 3

Australia has a history of heading easily into war, without properly considering the consequences or costs. Renowned historian Henry Reynolds traces our history of unnecessary wars, from the Boer War to Iraq and Afghanistan. With Kevin Foster. 4pm. ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square.

Speakers: Professor Emeritus Stuart Rees (Director, Sydney Peace Foundation at the University of Sydney); Naomi Farmer (Max Brenner 19); Nada Breik (Palestinian activist, Students for Palestine). 6:30pm. Kaleide Theatre, RMIT, Building 8, 360 Swanston St, City. Entry by donation. Organised by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid and Students for Palestine.

New International Bookshop
Trades Hall
54 Victoria St, Carlton

Sunday, April 3

One year ago, the far-right groups Reclaim Australia and the United Patriots Front burst onto the scene holding a rally at Federation Square in Melbourne. They were met with opposition from progressive, anti-racists groups and individuals. Join us to mark one year of opposition to the extreme right and to together say: Yes to Refugees; No to Islamophobia; No to fascism; Fascists will always lose in Melbourne! 1pm. Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, City. Organised by Campaign Against Racism & Fascism.

Organised by the Bring Back the Buses Action Group, the forum will look at all public transport issues affecting our suburb, including trams, trains and buses. 6:30pm. Fountain View Room, Whittlesea Council Offices.

Come and join us at the 12th Anniversary of the Timor-Leste Independence Ballot and Free Timor Reunion. Profits go to support Fuan Nabilan ba Matan A'at Education Centre for the Vision Impaired and Blind Children and Adults.

7pm to midnight. Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton.

Live bands, choirs, Timorese dancing, stalls. $15/$10 (children under 12 free).

Saturday, October 25

Arm the defenders of Kobani! End Turkey's support for the 'Islamic State'! Open the border & create an aid corridor for Kobani! Resistance is not terrorism: Remove the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) from Australia's terror list! People around the world have been inspired by the epic resistance of Kobani against the IS killers and the massive role played by women in the defence of the town. Come along and show your support. 11:30am. Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, City. Organised by Australians for Kurdistan.

Saturday, May 14

It is outrageous that that early childhood educators earn a third less than those teaching and caring for children just a few years older. A responsible government that values the future of our children would already have fixed this injustice. Call on the federal government to fund pay that’s equal to the essential work early childhood educators do. We will march to Treasury Gardens for a BBQ lunch and where there wil be children's activities and entertainment. 11am. City Square, 67 Swanston St, City. Hosted by Big Steps Campaign and United Voice.

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