Sydney

Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
This forum by Grand Mothers Against Removals (GMAR) will discuss the experiences of the ongoing Stolen Generations – hearing directly from those who were stolen as children, with special guest speakers who spent time in the notorious Kinchela Boys Home. Some of these uncles are now fighting to have their grandchildren remain in the care of their families. Other speakers from GMAR Sydney will also share their struggles to have children returned.

Activists involved in refugee rights groups across the country are invited to attend a national refugee rights consultation that will occur on the same weekend as the ALP national conference. The consultation is to share ideas on building the refugee rights campaign and make plans for future activities.

University of Technology Sydney, CB02.05.40 (UTS Building 2, Level 5)
Broadway, near Central Station

Customs House, Circular Quay
As Malaysia continues to be rocked by news of grand corruption and a plethora of democratic setbacks, a massive march is planned for Kuala Lumpur and in 50+ cities around the world. Sydney’s Bersih 5 rally will begin at 2.00PM at Customs House, followed by a march at 3.30PM to Hicksons Road Reserve, where we will end the rally with a group photo with the iconic Sydney Opera House behind us.

Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney.
Christopher Pyne only has a week left to secure agreement on deregulation before Parliament rises for the year. Furious lobbying is continuing, and it’s entirely possible that deals will be done with enough Senate cross-benchers to allow the legislation to pass.If you have a spare hour, please join us in the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney on Monday at 1pm to show the media that if university VCs mostly support deregulation, we – university staff – don’t.

Three weeks into a US-NATO military intervention into Libya, the Left around the world remains divided on how it should respond.

Most of the Left has come out against the intervention but a section either critically supports the intervention or at least the "no-fly zone" component of it. This forum, introduced by Socialist Alliance National Convenor Peter Boyle, is a contrabution to the discussion about how the Left should respond.

Discussion also around the wash-up of the NSW elections and the Resistance National Conference.

The Union Hotel, 271 Pacific Highway, North Sydney

Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St
Speakers: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Josie Crawshaw and Nancy McDinney from the NT, Nicole Watson. Facilitator: Jeff McMullen, Journalist and Filmmaker. Contact: Cathy on 0422 385 852.
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The Copenhagen climate conference in 2009 ended in failure due to the rich countries refusal to commit to deep emissions cuts. The next conference will be held in December in Cancun, Mexico. While the wealthy nations are continuing to stall, there is a growing fightback with resistance from the Global South, especially the ALBA countries (Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua).

This Socialist Alliance forum will discuss the battlelines of this conference in the struggle to save the planet.

Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale. Cheap yummy dinner avail from 6pm

Saturday September 22, 4pm. Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo.

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.

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