Transfield, which is about to change its name to Broadspectrum Ltd, is about to sign a new five-year contract to run detention on Manus Island and Nauru. This could be worth $2.7 billion, on top of the $1.2 billion the company has already made running the centres. Join the Refugee Action to condemn Transfield's profiting from abuse and misery and call on it to cancel the contract.

Where: Sydney Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney
When: Wednesday October 28, 12-2pm

Masses of ultra-cheap second hand books, hugely discounted new books, plus other bric-a-brac will all be sold off when the Resistance Centre moves! Your chance to snap up political and non-political titles, novels, and other odds and ends. Sausage sandwiches and drinks available. All monies raised to the Green Left Weekly fighting fund.

Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale

Lentil as Anything, 391 King Street, Newtown.
Featuring Provocalz & Felon, MMDOGS (Ozzie hip hop), Shayne Hunter, Michael Workman (comedians). Ryan Gosling's Dog (Musicians)

Sydney Opera House

The Democratic Kurdish Community Centre has called this protest against the ongoing military attacks on Afrin by Turkish armed forces and Turkish-supported Syrian militia groups. Afrin is an autonomous canton in the the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria - Rojava. For more background see this article by Tony Iltis in Green Left Weekly.

Lift the ban on same-sex marriage.

Rally at Sydney Town Hall, organised by Community Action Against Homophobia

Resistance Forum at the University of Sydney.

Tues March 12, 1pm Holme Building Common Room

Speaker: Vivienne Porzsolt, Jews Against the Occupation and who has recently returned from five months volunteering in the West Bank.

In the face of hunger strikes, protests, sit-ins and boycotts, the Israeli occupation of Palestine is growing more and more untenable.

After 20 years of a failed peace process, it's clear there can be no peace without justice. Global public opinion is continuing to side with Palestine and its struggle to end the occupation.

National day of action in solidarity with the Cairns couple and all Qld women. A young Qld couple goes to trial on Oct 12 charged under archaic abortion laws that should not exist - abortion is not a crime.

Organised by Womens Abortion Action Campaign and supported by a wide range of women's, community, union and political groups.

Victoria Park, Broadway
20 years since the release of the Bringing them Home report. Candle-lit vigil and march to Central Station Platform 1, where stolen children were split up and sent to institutions and foster homes.
Facebook event

Under the O'Farrell Government's proposed changes to workers compensation: 1) Your pay will drop while you are recovering 2) If you can't recover quickly enough, medical bills and weekly payments will be cut off completely 3) You won't be covered on the way to and from work. Join us at Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney, on Wednesday June 13 at 12.30pm.

Building 8, Level 3, Room 5 14-28, University of Technology Sydney


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