Holland is the co-Minister for Reconciliation Healing and Integration in the Cabinet of President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Holland has long shown her energy for championing human rights: during the 1960s and 70s, she was at the forefront of Australia’s Indigenous rights campaign and as such, is regarded as a cherished friend of Indigenous Australia and a respected activist by successive Australian governments.
Sydney Opera House
Thousands of oppositionists, including MPs, lawyers and journalists have been jailed since last November and hundreds have been on hunger strike for weeks. Members of the political prioners' families have since joined the hunger strike. Join Kurdish and Turkish democracy activists in Sydney in demanding the immediate release of all political prisoners jailed by Turkey's dictatorial Erdogan government.
Facebook page (for info about hunger strike)
Sydney premiere of a new film on the coup in Honduras against the elected pro-poor government of Manuel Zelaya, and the ongoing resistance of the people against the coup plotters.
Maritime Union Office, 365 Sussex St, Sydney. Organised by the Latin American Social Forum.
Lessons from the Arab Spring with Patrick Harrison; the process of asset mapping with Donnie; authority and police with Rowen, creating a not for profit world economy with Donnie; Utopias with Maloe; and Latin American politics with various. 56a Martin Place, Sydney ( near cnr Martin Pl and Elizabeth St ). http://www.facebook.com/events/295637510498841/#!/events/243364725752277/
Where: Event Cinemas Burwood, Belgrave Cinema, Hoyts Weatherill Park
Part of nation-wide film screenings of this documentary by Amanda (Mandy) King & Fabio Cavadini Frontyard Films about the urgent need to settle the maritime boundary between Timor Leste (East Timor) and Australia on a fair and just basis.
Room 1.11, UTS Building 5, Haymarket Campus, Quay St, Ultimo. Presented by Civil Societies at University of Technology.
Since his election, Barry O'Farrell has taken away the rights of NSW Public Sector workers, is threatening mass sackings, and threatening our services. NSW deserves better.
Rally and march, assemble at the Domain, Sydney
Celebrate KINETIC ENERGY THEATRE COMPANY turning 40 with special guests Kevin Hunt (25th) and Don Reid (26th). $25/ $20/ $15. Reserve tickets by email or ph 9665 6489. Venue: St Luke's Hall, 11 Stanmore Rd Enmore.
Brazil at a crossroad; the campaign for democracy
Brazilians current president Temer is enacting a militarisation of Brazil. Ten human rights activists have been murdered in the last five months, including prominent socialist, lesbian councilor Marielle Franco.
Alongside this attack on democracy is a vicious privatization campaign aiming to transfer wealth from the poor to the rich.
Brazilians are responding through mass protests, including hundreds of thousands rising up demanding justice for Marielle Franco.
Featuring films such as Budrus, an amazing film on Palestinians and their allies using non-violent civil disobedience to defend their rights and dignity.
Dendy Netwown, King Street. Details online