Struggle Street is a long running program organised by the Unemployed Workers Union to help highlight the problems facing the less fortunate in our local, national and global communities, and to be their advocate. Discussion is varied, ranging from the effects of capitalism to politics, legislation, government action and inaction, and corruption.
This community has - so far - halted the plan to develop a gas field in our drinking water catchment. But, unbelieveably given the mounting evidence of the risks, the state government still supports the industry. It's up to us. How will we heard? What are the next steps? Everybody is invited to this community conference to discuss CSG in the Illawarra. Your voice is needed and it will make a difference. Wollongong City Town Hall.
A discussion about the impact of higher education changes on University of Wollongong staff and students and what we can do to defend our education.
University of Wollongong, Building 20, Room 5
Speakers: Genevieve Kelly (NTEU NSW), Ben Kohler (UOW Student) and Alexander Brown (UOW Casuals Network).
Organised by UOW Uncut.
Illawarra Activist Centre. 17/157 Crown St, Wollongong.
The corporate media in Australia is incredibly influential and ownership is highly concentrated in the hands of a couple of families. It has daily newspapers, TV channels, radio stations etc in every major city and many towns in Australia. How do we combat the media's lies and distortions? Can we develop a media outlet independent from the corporate elite? How can we improve assets such as Green Left Weekly, Links, our websites etc and increase their reach? Please come along to this meeting and share your views and ideas.
Please feel welcome to come along to the next meeting of Illawarra Socialist Alliance to discuss the mining industry and democracy in Australia. There are growing campaigns across the country to halt the development of the mining boom, e.g. to stop coal seam gas development in the Illawarra, but little public discussion on the broader issue of who should decide where the industry is rolled out and how the wealth generated is allocated.
The incredible true story of a diverse group of Wollongong women who ignite a campaign that changes Australia forever. What begins as a handful of women confronting the country's richest company, grows into a community-wide battle from the factory gates to the highest court in Australia.
This event will launch a brand new, must-read BOOK on this inspiring campaign that is virtually unknown, despite changing Australia forever.
It will also launch an exciting FILM PROJECT to bring this moving story to the big screen!
* ILLAWARRA UNION SINGERS
* PAT BREWER, co-author
Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Railway Parade Thirroul (At the southern end of platform 1)
Entry by donation (recommended $5 conc / $8 full). Ph Will 0425 329 963
'On the 20-year anniversary of his groundbreaking masterpiece "Roger & Me," Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" comes home to the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans. But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene is far wider than Flint, Michigan'
A follow up discussion on how we can campaign for community control of the mining industry. Please note: after the discussion members of Illawarra Socialist Alliance will elect delegates to the ninth national conference of SA, to be held in Geelong over January 18-20. Other Words - Radical Bookshop & Activist Centre, 17/157 Crown Street Wollongong (building above Hideaway cafe). Organised by Illawarra Socialist Alliance.
Friday May 1, 11.30am. Meet McCabe Park, Wollongong.
Stand with us to show your opposition to the threatened closure of remote Aboriginal communities by the WA State Government & Federal Australian Government