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.
The climate blockbuster from the director of "McLibel", the film shows the devastated world of 2055, and asks the question: "why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?"
Cafe Rare Treats, 31 Cobham Ave, Melrose Park (back of Meadowbank)
Entry $10, $6 conc or what you can afford. A fundraiser for Green Left Weekly & Parra Climate Action Network
Rojava Revolution - why socialists support the pro-feminist, ecosocialist, multi-ethnic and democratic con-federalist revolution in northern Syria.
The Turkish government is attempting to eradicate the Kurdish-led project, but the Rojava project is surviving, albeit with the setback of the fall of Afrin. Get the latest on the situation in Afrin (now under brutal Turkish military occupation).
Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney.
This is a special day for the Transgender community, to come together and unite with our Allies, to remember the lives of Transgender identified individuals who have died as result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts as a day to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.
The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville
CD Launch of refugee poet Mohsen Soltany Zand's Inside Out CD, with performance by live 4 piece band, Cosmogenic: Limited seats for booking through Factory Theatre. For more info, contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713 or Mark Goudkamp 0422 078 376. Tickets are limited and all money raised will be going to the Refugee Action Coalition. Buy ticket here.
"... In February 2010, I joined a group of volunteers of a solidarity brigade from Sydney who left for Ampilatwatja to help the community build their first house or the coordinating centre. Everybody called it the Protest House. There were many volunteers coming from different states to help build it. ... Ampilatwatja, located 320km north-east of Alice Springs in Central Australia, is a "Prescribed Community" under the NT Intervention and home for less than 1000 Alyawarr Aboriginal people.
Saturday June 8, 6.30pm Art Resistance, Hut 24A, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Over the past few years something remarkable has taken place in Latin America as people have turned toward radical left governments. Why has this profound shift taken place and what does this new, so-called, 21st Century Socialism look like. These are some of the questions that this book explores.
Manning House Level 2, Barnard Eldershaw Room (Piano Room), Sydney University
Documentary films and discussion with guest speaker Blair Vidakovich, who will speak about the newly-formed Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU). Organised by Sydney University Resistance Club. For more info: Rachel 0403 517 266.
Will the left make gains in the upcoming state elections? Will the Greenslide hold in NSW? How substantial is the break to Labor? Will more migrant groups leave the ALP, and hence, what implications for more left unity? How will protest movement fare with a Liberal state government? PLUS: Polling day activist skills.
Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
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.