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Politics In the Pub, Gaelic Club, 1/64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills 
Speakers: Meredith Burgman, former Labor President NSW Legislative Assembly; David McKnight, academic, author several books on social & political issues.
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#CANTSTANDBY
147 rallying points in 5 cities across Australia.

The #CantStandBy protests are coordinated, distributed, and safe civil disobedience actions taken by ordinary individuals with the ultimate objective of ending mandatory detention of people seeking asylum.

Rolling monthly demonstrations on the first Saturday at 2pm.

Speakers: Nick Poynder (refugee lawyer who challenged mandatory detention in 1992) and Dr. Michael Dudley (Suicide Prevention Australia). This year marks 20 years since the introduction of mandatory detention. Before 1992, refugees who has arrived by boat were not detained. But when Cambodian refugees began arriving in 1989 the Labor government began moving to detain them. In 1992 lawyers including Nick Poynder launched a challenge to the detention of 15 asylum seekers for over two years. To stop this the Keating Labor government passed legislation on May 6 to entrench indefinite detention.

The Office of Coal Seam Gas has given AGL approval to frack four coal seam gas wells in Gloucester. On August 31, an AGL well 170 metres from homes in Spring Farm leaked for hours. Gloucester residents do not want fracking 300 metres from homes.

Organised by CSG Free Western Sydney.

101 Miller Street, North Sydney.

A Kinetic Energy Theatre Company Inc production celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal freedom rides.
Multiple showings - For more info, view facebook

Rally for equal rights at Sydney Town Hall. Supported by CAAH, NUS, New Mardi Gras, Australian Marriage Equality

For more than 50 years Cuba has been carrying out a socialist revolution. Cuba's tremendous humanity and internationalism has shown that Stalinist bureaucratic degeneration is not inevitable. Yet today Cuba faces arguably its biggest challenge - a severe economic crisis. This discussion will look at the context of the crisis, it's causes, and the measures being proposed by the Cuban government.

Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale.

For pre-reading, see Cuban Revolution: challenges and changes http://links.org.au/node/1939

Presenting four great acoustic performers - Juan Carlos Rios, Angela Rosero, Ricardo Andino & Ernesto Villasenor (Brisbane) followed by Salsa DJ.

Delicious Latin American food and drink. Tickets $25 with dinner, $15 without dinner. Organised by the Latin American Social Forum.

Ukranian Hall, 59 Joseph St, Lidcombe

Saturday March 23

Fiesta: Global Solidarity Fiesta

A Green Left Weekly fundraiser. Join us for an evening of great entertainment to help keep Australia's leading progressive, independent newspaper alive.

Guest speakers include renowned journalist and author Antony Loewenstein and solidarity activist Coral Wynter with an eyewitness report from Venezuela. Plus live Latin music.

$20 conc/ $30 waged/ $60 solidarity (included food). After 9pm $10.

Amazing range of books - political and non-political, novels and reference, 2nd hand and new. Most between 50c and $2, pluss some quality new books at discounted prices.

Addison Rd Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

DONATIONS OF QUALITY BOOKS wanted contact Paul 0410 629 088 or drop in to Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale

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