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Pakistani doctor who was detained, tortured and raped by Pakistani forces and then sent to Guantanamo, where she faced charges of shooting at prison officers. Plus speakers and organising meeting for further actions. Meet at US and Pakistani Consulates, Martin Place, city. Ph Raul 0403 037 376.
The Tony Award winning American playwright, performer and feminist, best known for The Vagina Monologues and as a writer and activist focusing on violence against women, presents the Australian Human Rights Centre's Annual Lecture. Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Feb 12 Cost: $35/20 concession Venue: main, Sydney Theatre Company, Hickson Rd, The Rocks, Sydney

11am this Wednesday 14 December,
Shangri-La Hotel, 167 Cumberland St, City


After the May Day rally, relax with drinks, light food, music, and international toasts from Latin America and beyond. Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale. Organised by Latin America Social Forum & Socialist Alliance.

Find out about Sydney's feminist history: the women, queers and militant class struggle events excluded from the official annals because they challenge mainstream patriarchal accounts. Proceeds to Green Left, Australia's leading progressive media outlet. Cost: $50/ $30/ $22/ $12/ $10/ $50 family of four. Group bookings available. We start 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney

In the wake of CSG devastating effects in the US and Qld, Dart Energy are proposing to do CSG drilling in Sydney - the first attempt to drill in a city area in Australia! Protest to show your opposition. Rally at Camperdown Park, Cnr Lennox and Eliza sts, march through Newtown and St Peters to the Dart Energy proposed drilling site, and then a community picnic with speakers and music in Sydney Park - right next to the proposed CSG drilling site. Organised by Sydney Residents Against Coal Seam Gas
A Kinetic Energy Theatre Company Inc production celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal freedom rides. Multiple showings - For more info, view facebook

Glebe (venue TBA on day)

An examination on 2 Arab states in the context of the uprisings occurring. Lebanon, has seen almost constant turmoil and political drama over more than 30 years. Jawad Deeb will introduce the discussion nuanced by his upbringing in Lebanon. Algeria: A political, social and culturally description of a country that went through a colonising process, pre-independence and post- independence, will be provided by Adam Haddad, nuanced by his upbringing in Algeria. Unit 44 / 24 (4th floor) Council Street, Bondi Junction. Come early for a free basic meal at 6.30pm.
Victoria Park, Chippendale Join Aboriginal Rights activist Cathy Eatock at the Socialist Alliance / Green Left Weekly stall at YABUN 2014. Cathy will talk about current and former governments' efforts to dispossess Aboriginal people from their land, culture and language and discuss ideas about how to support the struggles against racism. YABUN, presented by the Gadigal Information Service, is about supporting Aboriginal Australians and other First Nations people through our own broadcasting, online and physical spaces.

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