In one week in late October, French workers held 3 national strikes involving 3 - 3.5 million workers in each. Students occupied high schools and universties, oil depots were blockaded, and some industries went on indefinite strike, as the French people resisted being made to pay for capitalism's crisis. Guest speaker Stuart Munckton, International Editor, Green Left Weekly + multimedia presentation from the protests

Come and discuss this exciting development and lessons for the anti-capitalism movements around the globe. Also discussion on the upcoming NSW election & local campaigns.

Cnr Campbell St & Barwon Park Rd. Weekly protest at WestCONnex's St Peters interchange site building up to a big action and possible blockade on October 3.

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. 

The new Gillard-led Labor government has cut a deal with the mining companies, ensuring billions keep flowing to the mega rich. This wealth could instead be used to fund a massive, necessary shift to renewable energy. Beyond Zero Emissions has just released a detailed, costed plan showing that a Australia could realistically become a carbon-free economy by 2020.
This forum will examine how we can campaign for a sustainable future where people and the planet come before the profit interests of mining corporations.

Elizabeth St, oblisk end of Bathurst St, Hyde Park, Sydney

The most fun activists' night out. Show your support for whistleblower Chelsea Manning at Mardi Gras.

This year joining the Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition (SAWC) float in Mardi Gras will be even easier. All you have to do is wear comfortable shoes and clothes as we will provide you with the costume. Book your ticket now! $25 entry or $35 solidarity

PM Malcolm Turnbull's electorate office, 287-289 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff

Geoffrey Watson, SC, former counsel assisting NSW ICAC and Michael Ahrens.Transparency International Australia on corruption in Australia and why we need a watchdog with teeth in Canberra. Bar opens at 6PM. Come early to get a seat. Venue 5 min from Central Station. All welcome!
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A perfect opportunity to express concerns to the Lynas board and to their shareholders. A delegation of Malaysians visiting Australia will attend the meeting to voice their concerns to Lynas about them building the worlds largest rare earths refinery in Kuantan on the east coast of Malaysia.The plant risks polluting important coastal ecosystems and major sources of livelihoods for local people. There are over 700,000 people living in a 35km radius of the Lynas plant who were never consulted about the refinery.

Politics In the Pub, Gaelic Club, 1st Flr, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
Speakers: Ruby Hamad, Fairfax Media Columnist; Bilal Rauf, Barrister and Community Advocate.
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Showing as part of Message Sticks 2012: Living the Intervention. Playhouse Opera House.

Dr Nicole Rogers, Southern Cross University, and Geoff Cameron, will discuss a plan detailing how energy efficiency and sustainable energy
technologies could enable Australia to attain a zero carbon emission energy sector within ten years.

Where: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1 Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney


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