Sydney

No to offshore processing and refugee dumping. Wed Oct 31, 12:30pm. Dept of Immigration, 26 Lee St, next to Central Station. Organised by Refugee Action Coalition.

Cnr Euston & Sydney Park Rd, Alexandria
Support local residents in a protest against this the 7-lane road widening disaster just 1.8 metres from their homes. Work is set to start at 7am with the removal of 79 trees.
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Launch of a plan for a zero emissions economy by 2020. MC Quentin Dempster (ABCTV Stateline) Sydney Town Hall for free on Thursday 12 August.
Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and a struggling author, leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his profession as a shoeshiner. His path crosses with an underage illegal immigrant from Africa, who needs Marcel’s help to hide from the police. $15 conc/$20 full. Palace Verona cinemas, Oxford St, Paddington.

Where: Community and Public Sector Union, Level 7, 191-199 Thomas St, Sydney

A film about international solidarity. Colombia is the trade union murder capital of the world - since 2002, more than 470 workers’ leaders have been killed, usually by paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on crushing unions. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Edgar Páez, Colombian trade union leader and national director of SINALTRAINAL (National Food Industry Workers Union). Trades Hall Auditorium, 4 Goulburn St. Organised by LASNET, supported by Unions NSW, ETU (Vic), AMWU, CFMEU(ME), LHMU, FoE.
The Israeli advocate for peace, Miko Peled, will speak in Sydney as part of a national speaking tour. 3pm Sunday 25 September @ Holy Trinity Church, 11 Herbert Street, Dulwich Hill Public Forum: "Israel/Palestine - separating myth from reality" Tuesday 27 September @ UNSW; exact time and venue to be confirmed A lunchtime seminar: "Uncovering the myth of the Zionist State" 6:30 for 7pm Tuesday27 September @ Teachers' Club, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills Public Forum: "Moving towards a democracy in Israel/Palestine"
September 28 is the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. It is time to unite, rally and have our voices heard. Join Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Spokesperson for Women; Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW Spokesperson for the Status of Women and Lee Rhiannon, Senator for NSW as they launch the #end12 campaign. The #end12 campaign is calling for the end of Division 12 of the NSW Crimes Act that criminalises Abortion, and for the enactment of protection zones around clinics to ensure the safety of patients and clinic staff.

Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney
May Day is the day workers unite to celebrate our achievements and recognise the struggle of all workers around the world! We’ve achieved: Sick Leave, Annual Leave, Superannuation,  Paid Maternity Leave,  Medicare. But there’s still more work to be done! Inequality is at a 70 year high, wage growth at near record lows, rising income inequality, housing and rental affordability,  casualisation of work and underemployment is at epidemic levels,  and there is no closing the Gender Pay Gap! We need to rally! Hosted by Unions NSW.

The Labor government has continued the anti-refugee policies of the Howard era, and the need for a public presence on the streets is as great now as it was then: Asylum seekers still face mandatory detention for fleeing persecution - almost 7000 people are currently locked up; Labor claimed it would process most people within 90 days, yet the average period of imprisonment exceeds 200 days; the government’s promised to get children out of detention by June this year, yet 1000 children are still locked up; the recent proposal to deport 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia will condemn refugees to eve
SUNDAY May 18, 1pm, Belmore Park, Sydney (opposite Central Station) United we send a message to the Abbott government: we oppose its attacks on our education, services, environment and jobs. TWITTER: @MarchAus_Sydney

Jura Books, 440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

Help Resistance organise and plan for Orientation weeks across Sydney campuses. Paint banners, prepare stalls, make badges & much more. Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
Special guest from Venezuela, Miguel Angel Nunez. Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo. Hosted by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network and Latin America Social Forum. Ph Fred 0412 556 527 or (02) 8070 9331.

Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo
A day of talks, panels, workshops organised by the Socialist Alliance.

Program:
10.00-11.30 – Capitalism in a Nutshell (talk by Blair Vidakovich)
11.30-1.00 – Revolutionary Politics for Today (talk by Sue Bull)

Construction worker Ark Tribe faces up to 6 months jail for not cooperating with an anti-union interrogation by the ABCC. The ABCC is an anti-union body set up by the Howard Government, kept by the ALP, to criminalise union activity. Since the ABCC's introduction, there has been a 95% increase in fatalities on building sites. Protest as Ark goes back to court. Outside the ABCC office, 255 Elizabeth St, Sydney

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