what is the link between refugees, torture and trauma? On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (June 26), the Pitt Street Action Group in conjunction with STARTTS will be hosting a panel group to discuss these critical concerns. You are invited to come along and learn more about what is going on globally in relation to torture and the international response. The panel will focus on the treatment and support torture survivors are provided with to help them recover and rebuild their lives. Refreshments will be provided.
Seymour Centre, Chippendale
Right now, multinational mining company Adani wants to build the biggest coal mine in Australia’s history. If it goes ahead, the coal from this mine would single-handedly tip the planet above the safe limit of warming agreed at the Paris climate talks.Travelling from Townsville to Melbourne, renowned speakers from around the world and Australia will outline how we can win this fight.
NTEU/CPSU will strike for 24 hours against Sydney University’s draconian plan to kick the staff unions off campus, devastate their conditions and wages, and prepare the ground for future cuts.
7am University of Sydney. Meet 9:30am for a student Convergence to hear updates about, and join the picket.
Outside Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling St
Coinciding with the RMS info session on the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link, expect speakers, entertainment and real info (not RMS spin). More info: email Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
Socialist ideas seminar, with panels and workshops on: World in crisis - how the 1% are losing their grip; Marxist economics; How the 1% divide us – sexism, racism and homophobia; The 1%'s war on the enviro; Class in Oz & beyond – Who are the 1%, who are the 99%?; Latin America's example for overthrowing the 1%; A future for the 99% - what it would look like and how we can get there? Organised by Socialist Alliance, Resistance and Green Left Weekly.
Resistance Centre, 22-36 Mountain St, Ultimo.
Uranium Free NSW and Cinema Politica present films in support of the fight against the proposed waste dump in the Flinders Ranges. Speakers will include Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner Juanella McKenzie, Birrugan Dunn-Velasco, Nat Wasley, and more. The Settlement, Redfern.
Refugee Action Coalition forum with Burmese refugee speaker who spent years in Malaysia; Mark Goudkamp who recently returned from Malaysia.
NSW Teachers Federation Building, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills (near Central Station)
David Shoebridge (Greens Woollahara Councillor and lead Greens candidate for NSW upper house at 2011 state election); Peter Boyle (Socialist Alliance national convenor) will introduce a discussion on politics post the 2010 Federal Election and ideas on what now for the progressive movements. With a hung parliament & the Greens holding the balance of power in the senate, it is a time of significant possibilities for the Left.
Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale. Cheap dinner avail from 6pm.
Sixty six years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki we remember the almost 200,000 lives that were sacrificed to test nuclear weapons on people. Today in Japan there is a grim kind of similarity to the events of 1945 where a different city, Fukushima is threatened with a nuclear catastrophe, after a tsunami caused a meltdown on the scale of Chernobyl. Now more than ever, we must redouble efforts to campaign for peace and a nuclear free future.
Hiroshima Never Again: Ban Nuclear Weapons, Troops Home Now, No Uranium Mining!
Rally Easter Monday @ noon rally at Chester HIll Station to march to the detention centre, or gather at Gurney Rd. entrance (near Brown St.) at 1pm.
Join the nationwide action to demand change * Free the refugees * End mandatory detention * No deportations * No offshore processing
Supported by Refugee Action Coalition.