Melbourne

Saturday, February 9-Sunday, February 10

10am-4pm. RESTORE, 79 Princes Hwy, Yarragon. For more info email Baw Baw Sustainability Network or ph 0403 905 477.

Speakers:
Julian Burnside (QC, human rights lawyer),
Adam Bandt (Greens federal candidate for Melbourne),
Richard Di Natale (Greens in the Senate),
Brian Walters (SC, Greens state candidate for Melbourne).

Arts House,
North Melbourne Town Hall,
521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne.

In the Australian election of 2010, hundreds of thousands of voters chose not to cast a ballot. A new book of essays, edited by Jeff Sparrow & Antony Loewenstein, and aimed at engaging the many, many Australians disillusioned with the political process, asks writers and thinkers who openly identify with the left to explore why. 6:15pm. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City.

Brown coal export ports have been proposed for Hastings, the Ninety Mile Beach and Corner Inlet. Gippsland communities concerned with the same threat will attend this action. It is supported by Quit Coal. 2pm. Fred Smith Reserve, Hastings foreshore. For more info visit WPPC

Friday, June 26

Author Anne Cadwallader is visiting Australia in June to promote her bestselling book. 4pm. Celtic Club, cnr La Trobe & Queen Sts, City. Event is free and open to the public without prior booking.

Thursday, October 23

Julieka Dhu was a 22-year-old Yamatji Woman who died in police custody in WA on August 4 this year. 12:30pm. Old GPO, cnr Bourke & Elizabeth Sts, City. Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association and First Nations Liberation.

Thursday, April 25-Sunday, April 28

Refugee rights groups around the country will be converging on Yongah Hill Detention Centre on the Anzac weekend, 2013, to protest against the mandatory detention of asylum seekers.

Mantle Mining has been in Bacchus Marsh for some time now, with the aim of opening up a huge open cut coal mine and coal drying plant there. Mantle's exploratory drilling program is coming to an end and we want to make sure they get a nice big send off to say 'Goodbye and hope you don't come back!'

Eddie O'Toole Reserve, Main St, Bacchus Marsh.

Speakers: Don Nardella (MP); Kate Tubbs (Moorabool Environment Group); Katheryne Smyrk (Quit Coal).

Saturday, August 9

Join all Melbourne supporters of Palestine to protest for a for the fourth week against Israel's bombing of Gaza and their occupation of the West Bank.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Melbourne on Sat 19th & 26th July, and on 1 August to protest against Israel's current bombing raid of Gaza, which has killed more than 1450 people so far, 85% of whom are civilians, including more than 350 children.
Netanyahu has vowed to continue his war on Palestine. We must respond with another solidarity protest in our thousands.

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