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.

Free community based exhibition, this year's theme is "Love combatting Fear". Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier Street, Paddington.
IDAHO Sydney invites artists and students to contribute artworks expressing their personal responses to homophobia for the 2010 Exhibition. To register to enter an artwork please visit website (entries close Monday May 3).

Sydney Opera House will present an afternoon of feisty, full-on, free flowing debate on feminism as part of their Ideas at the House program. Join two of the world's most fearless feminist icons - Germaine Greer and Naomi Wolf, to talk about global feminism and activism, as well as a no-holds barred forum where they will be joined by international journalist and poet Eliza Griswold (The 10th Parallel), journalist, blogger and Slut Walk champion Clem Bastow and host of SBS’s Insight Jenny Brockie. $35 per event. Germaine Greer forum booked out, tickets left for Naomi Wolf.

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.
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Australia's detention centres, such as Villawood and Christmas Island, are run by Serco, a British multinational corporation. The Guardian has called Serco "the biggest company you've never head of". Along with transport, health, technology and military contracts and corporations, Serco runs private prisons in the UK, Germany and Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald reported last week that Serco has been fined by the Immigration Department every month of 2010-11 for failing to meet contract goals.

Where: Community and Public Sector Union, Level 7, 191-199 Thomas St, Sydney

The eruption of the brutal Islamic State in the Middle East has placed the Kurdish people In Iraq, Syria and Turkey at the centre of the political stage.

The most effective opposition to the Islamic State killers has come from the revolutionary democratic wing of the Kurdish freedom movement — the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and the People’s Protection Units and Women’s Protection Units in Rojava in northern Syria.

MarrickvilleBDS invites all supporters of BDS to a planning meeting to help spread information and build public support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement not just in Marrickville, but across Sydney.

Tom Foster Community Centre ?11-13 Darley Street, Newtown (just off King St, near St Peters station).

Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross Street, Glebe

Speakers: Gordon Weiss, UN spokesperson in last days of the Sri Lankan Civil War, Author of The Cage; Emily Howie, Director, Advocacy & Research, Human Rights Law Centre.

Socialist Alliance is running in the seats of Grayndler in Sydney's inner west and Parramatta in western Sydney, and all help is welcome - for an hour or a whole day!


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