Stop harassment on the street; stop online harassment; stop domestic violence. Please join us in reclaiming our rights to feel safe in public space at night. This event is open to everyone who supports the movement to end violence against women. One in five women in Australia will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, others will experience other assaults. We need to reclaim our spaces – on the streets, in our homes, online, in workplaces; everywhere. Women have the right to live free of fear, free from the threats of physical, emotional and psychological abuse.
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)
An open forum with Graeme Innes, Race and Disability Discrimination Commissioner and David Gallop, NRL CEO, exploring the nature of racism in sport and what the various codes, in particular the NRL, are doing to address the problem.
The Law Theatre, Law Building, The University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus.
The tasks of building movements, left-green unity and Socialist Alliance today, youth revolts and coordinating committee elections. Dinner available from 6pm. Resistance Centre 22 Mountain St, Ultimo.
Where: Abercrombie Business School Auditorium,
Level B2, Abercrombie Business School
Cnr Codrington & Abercrombie Streets
The University of Sydney
Speaker: Paul Mason, journalist and author of the best-selling book PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future.
Equal pay supporters across the country will rally in every capital city to acknowledge the past struggles for
equal pay, and to recognize that we are not there yet. Community Workers have an Equal Pay test case underway that can make a dent in the 17 percent pay gap. Help make the government Pay Up – No more lip service to equal pay.
Sydney Town Hall
An evening of live music and food to raise funds for the 100% Renewables Campaign and Beyond Zero Emissions, a revolutionary project that has brought together the expertise of some of the country’s finest engineers and scientists to create a plan to fully convert Australia to renewable energy. Music will be provided by The Lucky Wonders, a Byron Bay alternative pop/folk foursome who have won rave reviews, and Sydney singer/songwriter Leroy Lee. Entry is $20, plus $22.50 for the optional dinner (need to specify a time as there will be several sittings).
Australia’s climate action could be more ambitious and determined. Guest speaker: Connie Hedegaard, former EU Commissioner for Climate Action. Tue Aug 25, 6.30pm. Sydney Town Hall. Bookings visit ticketmaster.com.au; ph 136 100.
A special RAC meeting with reportback from Mark Goudkamp on his trip to Malaysia where he met withn refugee rights groups regarding the Australian and Malaysian refugee 'swap' plan that could see hundreds of asylum seekers deported from Australia to a country which is not a signatory to the UN Convention on Refugees and is notorious for human rights abuses. The meeting will also plan the build up to World Refugee Day and other refugee rights events.
Teachers Federation, 23 Mary St, Surry Hills
Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross Street, Glebe
Speakers: Amanda Perkins, union activist; Dr Shaun Wilson, Sociology Macquarie University