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Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 2 Pidcock St, Camperdown
Launch of an exhibition showcasing salvaged heritage items from homes destroyed by WestCONnex; in tandem with films, photographs, placards and costumes that creatively challenge the displacement caused to communities across Sydney by the spreading network of tollways.
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In conversation with Greg Bearup and Leonie McNamara. Wed Nov 7, 6pm. Gleebooks @ Dulwich Hill, 536 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill. Free. Ph 9660 2333.

Seminar for community and union members. Income management is coming to Bankstown. It is a highly discriminatory and humiliating social policy which 'quarantines' 50-70% of Centrelink payments so that only certain items approve by the government may be purchased. Income Management was first introduced through the federal Intervention in NT Aboriginal communities and is being strongly resisted both in the NT and in Bankstown. Saturday May 26 1pm Arab Council Australia, 194 Stacey Street near Bankstown station.

Politics In the Pub, Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross St, Glebe
Guest speakers: Prof Simon Tormey, University of Sydney; Dr Noah Bassil, Macquarie University.
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Eastern Ave, Sydney University

Sydney University's management, under VC Michael Spence, is beginning to sack 90 administration and technical staff in the Science Faculty. They plan to reemploy some of them at lower pay rates. Management is also beginning to sack all the teacher staff at Sydney College of the Arts. They plan to reemploy some at lower pay rates. Join our protest action against Sydney University management at Orientation Day.

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Urban sprawl in Sydney's West is encroaching on fertile floodplains. How do we retain our food security at a time of rapid economic growth? Costa Georgiadis is MC of this event as part of Crave Sydney International Food Festival.

Panellists: Ian Sinclair, a planner with a focus on food and agriculture,Professor Phillip O’Neill of the Urban Research Centre, Councillor Alison McLaren, president of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), president of the NSW Farmers Assoc, Costa Georgiadis.

Come along to this community meeting with Dart Energy - the company that holds the exploration licence to drill for coal seam gas in the Sydney region. Have your questions about the proposed drilling activities answered, and put your case to Dart Energy, plus discuss what the community can do. Entry is free.

Venue: St Peters Town Hall, 39 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham

Presentation of petitions at the US embassy in Canberra, demanding justice for Dr Sidiqque, a woman kidnapped by Pakistani forces and now in Guantanamo.
Organised by the Canterbury Bankstown Peace Group and the Justice for Aafia Coalition.
To join the bus trip contact Raul 0403 037 376.

The Australian Kurdish Association is holding a peace rally & march to remember and celebrate the heroic resistance provided by YPG and YPJ along with their allies in Kobane. We invite all people, Kurds and friends of Kurds alike, to join us in raising our voices for the brave warriors of Kobane.

When: Sunday November 1, 12pm
Where: Sydney Town Hall square

Rally: Noon, Town Hall Square, George Street, Sydney.

Bradley Manning is a US Army soldier accused of passing information to Wikileaks, including videos of American airstrikes killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, and over 250,000 diplomatic cables many of which reveal vast differences between the public statements and the actions of numerous governments.

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