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International action with rallies and marchs in 38 countries. At 11.30am march to Hyde Park (via Bathurst St) for 12pm rally at Hyde Park (Cnr Elizabeth & Park Street) with music, talks and networking.
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Speakers: Nick Poynder (refugee lawyer who challenged mandatory detention in 1992) and Dr. Michael Dudley (Suicide Prevention Australia). This year marks 20 years since the introduction of mandatory detention. Before 1992, refugees who has arrived by boat were not detained. But when Cambodian refugees began arriving in 1989 the Labor government began moving to detain them. In 1992 lawyers including Nick Poynder launched a challenge to the detention of 15 asylum seekers for over two years. To stop this the Keating Labor government passed legislation on May 6 to entrench indefinite detention.

Cnr Mallett St & Pyrmont Bridge Rd
A community protest called by Camperdown Residents Aware of WestConnex (CRAW) at a new drill site at the likely Camperdown mid-dive site for the proposed M4-M5 Link eight-lane road tollway tunnel. Please bring a sign or banner if you have or can make one, where Stop WestCONnex t-shirt if possible.
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" We are people, not cash cows!". Organised by 'Fairness and Justice for Overseas Students'. Sydney Town Hall.

Sydney Town Hall

The global Occupy movement is shaking capitalism, from the US to Europe and here to Australia. Hear inspiring eyewitness reports from participants in Occupy Sydney and Occupy Melbourne, footage from global Occupy protests, and discuss how the movement can develop to bring down the system of the 1%, and replace it with a society for the 99%. Organised by Green Left Weekly, Socialist Alliance and Resistance. Dinner from 6pm, forum at 6:30pm.

Resistance Centre, 22-36 Mountain St, Ultimo.

A public forum on the economics and legacy of coal and coal seam gas mining on our agricultural lands.

WHEN: Sunday 23rd October at 2pm

WHERE: Greenwich Community Hall, 46-48 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich

SPEAKERS:

 Tim Buckley - Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia,

   The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

 George Woods - Environmentalist and NSW Coordinator for

Come to the first Sydney screening after its sell-out premiere at the Sydney Film Festival. Film-maker Tom Zubrycki's feature-length documentary focuses on Edmund Rice Centre's Pacific Outreach Officer, Maria Tiimon and the devastating effects of sea-encroachments on her homeland, Kiribati. Tickets $20/15, funds raised to the campaign work of Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP).

Drinks from 6pm, film at 7pm, Chauvel Cinema, cnr Oatley Rd and Oxford St. Paddington, NSW.

The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
A night of good ol' bootscootin bluegrassy music and dancing for a sustainable and healthy future! All proceeds will go to support the campaign against the Whitehaven Maules Creek Coal Mine. Entry by donation ($20 recommended). All money raised will go to the campaign. Tickets available online!

Refreshments provided from 6:30pm. Hosted by Amnesty International NSW Demand Dignity Action Group.

Amnesty International Action Centre, Level 1, 79 Myrtle St, Chippendale NSW 2008.

Centre for Independent Studies, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney

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