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Speakers include Nour Tarraf and Omar Mostafa (Egyptian activists, just back from Cairo); Ashraf (Syrian democracy activist); Gennaro Gervasio (Macquarie Uni); Sara Poya (Iranian activist, Sydney Uni)

50 Susan St, Auburn (Australian Turkish-Kurdish Community Services Cooperative)

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Have you ever wondered if the money our Government spends on aid is
really helping to alleviate poverty?

Join AID/WATCH for the launch of ‘Where is Your Aid Money Going?’ our
online guide to the complex world of aid and development. The guide
aims to give you information on where your aid money goes and tools
for action.

Also being launched is the international report, Reality of Aid 2010,
“Aid and Development Effectiveness: Towards Human Rights, Social
Justice and Democracy”.

WHERE: Darlington Centre, University of Sydney, 174 City Road,
Darlington NSW

After 11 years of war, and the US-NATO forces looking for an exit, what can Afghans expect from the talks with the Taliban? What should Australians be pushing the Gillard government to do? How can we help democratic Afghans reconstruct their country after a devastating 11 years of war? Malalai Joya will be in Sydney for this one public meeting. Chair: Kellie Tranter. Entry $8/5. Mitchell Theatre, Mechanics Institute, 280 Pitt St.

Centenary Uniting Church, 46 Sorrell St North Parramatta

As the treatment of asylum seekers by the new Government sinks to ever lower depths, many of us have felt a growing sense of despair.

Join us to learn about concrete actions you can take to support asylum seekers in the community and start changing the national conversation to one of compassion and hospitality.

Public forum with Angeline Loh, Malaysian Human rights activist, and Nick Riemer, Refugee Action Coalition.

Loh’s writings played a critical role in exposing the horrible plight of the nearly 100,000 refugees trapped in Malaysia, the country that Australia wants to deport desperate asylum seekers to. After a recent High Court decision cast doubt on all offshore processing, the Gillard government now plans to change the Immigration Act in order to circumvent the ruling.

Saturday October 6, 2pm. Sydney Town Hall.

Over two years ago WikiLeaks released the Afghan War Diary, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. Now, at the 11th anniversary of the war, both WikiLeaks and Julian Assange remain under attack for daring to reveal the truth about the bloodshed in Afghanistan as well as in other conflicts around the globe. Join us to demand safe passage for Assange, an end to the witchhunt against WikiLeaks, and an end to the “war on terror”. 11 years too long: troops out of Afghanistan NOW.

Cyprus Club, 58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore
Friends of Hebron welcome you to a film screening of Multiple award winning "Shireen of Al- Walaja" with special Q&A on the evening with the director Daz Chandler. The evening will also include an update of our friends of Hebron kindergarten projects and a short film on the Palestinian prisoners dignity strike. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets: $15 or $25 including a donation, all proceeds are spent directly on the kindergarten projects. Book your tickets here.

Protest at the State Library, Macquarie Street, Sydney, while Eastern Star Gas holds its Annual General Meeting

Activist Centre, 29 Macquarie St, Parramatta
End Of  Year Argentinian Asado (BBQ) hosted by the Latin America Social Forum and Socialist Alliance. $20/$15 concession includes BBQ and dessert. Drinks available, live music. Proceeds to Green Left Weekly for its continuous support to just causes all around the world. Get your tickets now from Paula 0402 709 028, Fred 0412 556 527 or Victor Hugo 0457 153 053.

Politics in the Pub, Gaelic Club, 1/64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Speaking on Australia's collusion with the US: Dr Brian Martin and Dr Aloysia Brooks, both from the University of Wollongong.
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