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Film followed by contribution by Ken Canning, Murri writer and activist. Entry $5. Fri May 22, 6pm. Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St Ultimo.

Commonwealth government offices, Cnr Bligh St and Bent St, Sydney

A 31-year-old Iranian asylum seeker, Hamed, has died on Manus Island. His is the fifth life cut short by detention on Manus. 

His blood is on the hands of Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton. Hamed’s mental health problems were well-known for months. They had led him to be sent to prison in the Lorengau settlement, and then moved to the East Lorengau centre when he was released.

Organised by Thai Red Australia Group for Democracy, with special guest Conor Purcell, an Asutralian recently released from Thai prison, jailed after speaking up for democracy.

Sydney Town Hall

Recently released films from the United States will lead into a feminist discusison on the steps needed for women's liberation. Friday May 25 6pm (cheap meal) and film from 6pm 'Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture' Saturday May 26 4pm-6pm 'Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity.' Cheap meal from 7pm, Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo. Donation entry. Ph: Trick 0414 942 007 Tessa 0422 430 079. A joint film screening between Sydney Feminists and Resistance. www.meetup.com/The-Sydney-Feminists/ http://www.resistance.org.au/

Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

Lets celebrate the UN International Year of Solidarity with a good night out – a great trivia night out! You’re all invited and please bring your friends and family!

An exhibition of photographic images and mixed media works by artist Nick Baldas to create an awareness of World Environment Day and explore the devastating effects of urbanisation on the natural wilderness. Customs House Library, Level 1, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay, city.

Urban sprawl in Sydney's West is encroaching on fertile floodplains. How do we retain our food security at a time of rapid economic growth? Costa Georgiadis is MC of this event as part of Crave Sydney International Food Festival.

Panellists: Ian Sinclair, a planner with a focus on food and agriculture,Professor Phillip O’Neill of the Urban Research Centre, Councillor Alison McLaren, president of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), president of the NSW Farmers Assoc, Costa Georgiadis.

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.

Saturday November 10, 7pm. Leichhardt Town Hall, Norton St, Leichhardt.

Defending WikiLeaks, defending free press is the theme of this year's Green Left Weekly solidarity dinner. Special guest dinner speaker is Christine Assange, who will talk about defending Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Ecuador. Plus Latin Dance band, delicious dinner, drinks, and more, all supporting alternative media. Saturday November 10, 7pm. Leichhardt Town Hall, Norton St. $30 waged, $20 concession, $50 solidarity. Please book! Call Trick 8070 9331. www.greenleft.org.au

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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