Melbourne

Saturday, May 21

In support of the re-eloection campaign of Moreland's socialist councillor Sue Bolton. Meet other campaign volunteers. Choice of pastas and salad; bar available. $10/$5. 48 Blair St, Coburg. For more info ph Andrea 0424 508 535.

Friday, March 13

Academic and activist Terry Leahy will discuss some of the complex issues and potential strategic pathways facing permaculture/environmental practitioners operating in a capitalist context. Followed by a screening of the The Chikukwa Project which tells the story of a successful permaculture development project in Zimbabwe. 7pm. New International Bookshop, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South. $5. To confirm your place on the night please contact NIBS on 9662 3744 or email NIBS.

The state government intends to renew Alcoa's mining lease for another 50 years. Please join local residents in voicing your concern about the impacts this will have on public health, heathland and CO2 emissions.

Angelsea river bank.

Saturday, August 25

A fundraiser for Industrial Workers of the World Melbourne branch. Food is free. Drinks available by donation. From 4pm. 62 Ryan St, Footscray.

This is a national protest. Equal Love groups from across the country are organising for their supporters to make the trip to Sydney, from Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and more. What better reason to make a trip to Sydney than this! Equality advocates are urged to gather at Hyde Park to march to the Labor Party national conference as they debate their policy on marriage.

Hyde Park North at the fountain (Sydney).

Saturday, October 25

$25/$15. Bar & snacks available on the night but you are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks. Prizes Galore! 7pm (for 7:30pm start). Bookings essential. Contact the New International Bookshop on 9662 3744 or email NIBS. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South.

Thursday, May 16

Apathy towards rights protections; An underdeveloped rights culture; Opposition to the equal sharing of rights: All these things undermine Australia’s record on human rights. Whether it's our treatment of asylum seekers or the current debate around free speech, a concerning trend of selectivity hampers the realisation of rights for all. Guest speaker: Hugh de Kretser (executive director of the Human Rights Law Centre). 12:45-1:15pm. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, City. This is a free event. Bookings are not required.

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