GLW Calendar, 2015-10


Socialist Alliance Monthly meeting

Date: Tue 13 Oct, 6:30pm

Monthly branch meeting, Second Tuesday of the month, 6pm at Adelaide Activist Centre, meal at 5:30 Level 2, 95 Currie St, Adelaide City Ph Gemma 0437 714 786 Email:

Phone: 0437 714 786


Website: socialist-alliance

Stand Up!! Speak Out!! Ideas, Stories, And Action Against Poverty: A Two-Day Anti-Poverty Week Event

Date: Fri 16 Oct, 10:00am - Sat 17 Oct, 6:00pm

Join us this Anti-Poverty Week for conversation, stories, and learning about ways to get active. We will look at challenges facing low-income people, the policies making their lives harder, and the alternatives. We will focus on the voices and struggles of low-income people - the experiences and insights of those directly affected by poverty and unemployment. COST: - Low-Income People: Optional gold-coin per day. - Community Workers: $20-$40 for one day, $30-$60 for two days. - Others: $10 for one day, $15 for two days. - Food/drinks optional gold-coin. DURATION: - Friday October 16th, 9am for 10am start, to 3;30pm. - Saturday October 17th, 10am for 11am start, to 6pm. DINNER: - Saturday night, 6pm, Clayton Wesley Uniting Church. - Optional gold-coin for low-income people, $10 for all others. - Live entertainment, including story-telling, poetry, and music. TO BOOK TICKETS: - Eventbrite: FURTHER INFO (including the full program): - Website: - E-Mail: - Phone Number: 0411 587 663. Childcare and transport assistance available, contact us for more information.

Phone: 0411 587 663




Date: Wed 28 Oct, 6:00pm

A FILM BENEFIT NIGHT FOR TIMOR-LESTE'S WORKING WOMEN'S CENTRE 5.30pm: Drinks & Nibbles 6.30pm: Film VENUE: CAPRI THEATRE 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034 ADMISSION: Full Wage: $20 Concession: $15 Tickets are available from: AETFA: Andy Alcock: Phone: 83710480 Email: APHEDA: Jan Schultz: Phone: 8231 5532 Email: SA UNIONS: Phone: 8279 2222 Email: SA WORKING WOMENS CENTRE: Sandra Dann: Phone: 8410 6499 Email: THE DRESSMAKER ABOUT THE FILM Set in the 1950s, The Dressmaker is a bittersweet comedy about a glamorous young woman who returns, after many years in Europe, to her small home town in rural Australia in order to right some wrongs from the past. When Tilly (played by Kate Winslet) comes home, she not only reconciles with her ailing mother Molly (played by Judy Davis) but, with her sewing machine, and haute couture style, she transforms the women of the town in such a way that she gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. She also falls unexpectedly in love, which leads to her greatest loss and her most destructive deed. Written and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker brings together a highly acclaimed cast and film-making team. Stars: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Judy Davis See the trailer:

Phone: 83710480


Walk Together Adelaide 2015

Date: Sat 31 Oct, 11:30am

Walk Together is an annual national celebration of Australia’s diversity, designed as a tangible expression of the welcoming, fair and compassionate society we’re committed to building. Walk Together 2015 will be a huge celebration of diversity and a loud declaration that thousands of Australians believe we can become a nation known for our compassion, generosity and welcome. Faced with increasing instances of fear and prejudice, it’s more important than ever for values of compassion and welcome to reign. For the sake of our futures, it’s time to Walk Together. #SayWelcome Saturday October 31st at 11.00am

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Domestic Violence Community Forum

Date: Tue 13 Oct, 7:00pm - Tue 13 Oct, 9:00pm

Organised by the Armidale Men's Group at Legacy House, 89 Faulkner St, Armidale. Everyone's affected. 1 in 3 women, 1 in 8 men have experienced family violence. Share in the solution to this epidemic. All welcome. Gold coin donation.

Phone: 0402 424 134

Armidale Action on Coal Seam Gas and Mining

Date: Mon 19 Oct, 6:00pm

Organising meeting at the Royal Hotel, Armidale. All welcome!

Armidale Rural Australians for Refugees

Date: Wed 21 Oct, 5:15pm

Organising meeting in the Garden Room at Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street, Armidale.


Opening of ‘Global Warming’

Date: Fri 23 Oct, 7:00pm

An exhibition by Marty Branagan of mixed-media artworks relating to climate change. Presented in partnership with EcoArts Australis and the Armidale Tree Group, and in association with Sustainable Living Armidale’s ‘Road to Paris’ campaign and the Australia-New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2015 conference. At the Woodlands Centre, 80 Mann Street, Armidale.

Black Gully Festival

Date: Sun 25 Oct, 11:00am

Bringing together the joy and sense of community evident in the previous Black Gully Festivals, with a stronger emphasis on preserving our environment and our climate. We envisage not only music, but also workshops, kids activities, displays, food, movies, and more.


Black Hole: transforming a forest into a mine

Date: Mon 26 Oct, 6:45pm

Armidale screening at 6.45 at the Belgrave – A new film reveals unseen footage of coal, corruption and community resistance of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects – Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest. In light of Adani and Shenhua approvals and the government’s move to strip communities of the right to challenge government decisions, the film is especially pertinent. You must book tickets online.

Website: Book tickets here

Say Welcome Walk Together

Date: Sat 31 Oct, 11:00am

Organised by ARAR following Women in Black’s Vigil for Peace (last Saturday of each month, 10.30- 11.00 am, outside the Old Court House), then Walk through Mall to Centro with signs and banners.


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Tropical Mardi Gras Festival Fair Day

Date: Sun 11 Oct, 12:00pm - Sun 11 Oct, 6:00pm

Tropical Mardi Gras Festival Fair Day. Rainbow Family Fabulousity. Sun Oct 11, 11am – 5pm, Tanks Arts Centre, Collins Ave.

Holding the Man

Date: Wed 21 Oct, 7:30pm

Holding the Man. Community film screening for Cairns World Aids Day. Wed Oct 21, 6.30pm (screening time), Event City Cinemas, 108 Grafton St. Hosted by Cairns LGBT Alliance, Cairns World AIDS Day and Qld AIDS Council. Tickets: $20, book at

Walk Together Cairns

Date: Sat 31 Oct, 12:00pm

Walk Together Cairns. Celebrate diversity. Sat Oct 31, 11am, Esplanade Western Lawns.

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Country NSW

Ivory Tower

Date: Tue 27 Oct, 7:00pm

This 2014 documentary by Andrew Rossi examines the factors threatening to bring down America’s once highly envied higher education system. One commentator claims that the decline of American higher education started in the 1970s when students had the rug pulled from under them by the shift in policy ‘from seeing education as a public good to seeing it exclusively as a private good’. The film raises worrying questions about where Australian higher education may be headed, and reinforces why there is such strong public and political opposition to the Americanisation of our once world class public higher education system. At McCrossin’s Mill, 24-28 Salisbury St, Uralla. Entry free, donations welcome.

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Photo exhibition: 37 years of people's struggles and resistance against brutal Iranian regime.

Date: Fri 9 Oct, 10:00am - Fri 30 Oct, 6:00pm

Until Wednesday, October 30 Daily 10am-6pm. Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South. For more info 0470 424 753.

Phone: 0470 424 753

Commemoration: Peter Norman.

Date: Fri 9 Oct, 12:00pm

Friday, October 9 In the 1968 Mexico Olympics, a young athlete from Melbourne put his his personal sporting glory aside to support his fellow competitors' stance on human rights. 12 noon. Human Rights Square, (aka City Square), corner Collins & Swanston Sts, City.

Public meeting: A conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz.

Date: Fri 9 Oct, 6:30pm

Friday, October 9 Malcom X’s daughter spreads his legacy in Australia. 50 years after Malcolm X's assassination, his legacy lives on through his daughter, Ilyasah Al Shabazz who is walking in her father's footsteps. Ilyasah Al Shabazz is a community organiser, social activist, motivational speaker and author. She promotes higher education, interfaith dialogue and helps build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world. 6:30pm. Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston St, City. $25. Bookings. Organised by Islamic Council of Victoria.


Rally for diversity: Say NO to UPF in Bendigo.

Date: Sat 10 Oct, 12:00pm

Saturday, October 10 The United Patriots Front (UPF) have called another anti-mosque, anti-Muslim rally in Bendigo. This is a call to all people who support inclusiveness and diversity to rally against them and say 'not in our streets'. We'll be rallying 2 hours before the beginning of the UPF rally with the aim of disrupting it, so bring chants, songs, coloured balloons, placards, anything! The UPF include among their ranks open, proud, Hitler saluting Nazis who want to recruit Bendigonians to their vile racism and bigotry. The time is now to stand up for an inclusive, diverse Bendigo. 12 noon. Bendigo Town Hall, 189-193 Hargreaves St, Bendigo. Organised by Bendigo Action Coalition.

Rally: Stand up for refugees.

Date: Sun 11 Oct, 2:00pm

Sunday, October 11 No turnbacks; Close Manus & Nauru; No Border Force Act; End mandatory detention. 2pm. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City. Organised by Refugee Action Collective.

Rally: Speak out for fossil fuel divestment at Melbourne University.

Date: Mon 12 Oct, 12:00pm

Monday, October 12 For more than 2 years now, students, staff and alumni have been calling on University of Melbourne decision-makers to take serious action on climate change by getting rid of their investments in the top 200 coal, oil and gas companies. 2 years is too late; we need action that is in line with the urgency of climate change. We need a divestment commitment now. 12 noon. Underneath Raymond Priestley Building, University of Melbourne.

Rally: Solidarity with indigenous Mapuche people in Chile.

Date: Mon 12 Oct, 12:00pm

Monday, October 12 12 noon. Chilean Consulate, 390 St Kilda Rd, City.

Film screening: Black Hole.

Date: Tue 13 Oct, 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 13 Special Q&A with Filmmaker João Dujon Pereira. Black Hole reveals unseen footage of coal, corruption and community resistance of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects – Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest. Set against the backdrop of the mining industry’s ever-increasing thirst for fossil fuels, Black Hole is an intense and riveting exposé of the tensions between large corporations, the Australian government and the community. 6:30pm. Village Cinemas Karingal, 197 Karingal Drive, Frankston.

Rally: Fluro Fightback 2015.

Date: Wed 14 Oct, 8:00am

Wednesday, October 14 As part of Anti-Poverty Week the National Union of Workers is going to get active and help to raise awareness of the growing number of people, including working people, that are living in poverty. Our Union campaign, "Jobs you can count on", is a campaign to unite all workers - whether permanent, casual, labour-hire or contract - all workers deserve security, dignity and respect at work. While there are growing reports of people in work living below the poverty line, the increase of workers in insecure working arrangements is also growing, and we believe that something has to be done about it! 8am. Southern Cross Station, cnr Bourke & Collins Sts, City. Organised by NUW.

Film screening: Black Hole.

Date: Thu 15 Oct, 6:45pm

Thursday, October 15 Special Q&A with Filmmaker João Dujon Pereira. Black Hole reveals unseen footage of coal, corruption and community resistance of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects – Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest. Set against the backdrop of the mining industry’s ever-increasing thirst for fossil fuels, Black Hole is an intense and riveting exposé of the tensions between large corporations, the Australian government and the community. 6:45pm. $20. Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton.

Film screening: Citizen Four.

Date: Fri 16 Oct, 7:30pm

Friday, October 16 An explosive and timely documentary that examines the ever increasing erosion of privacy and the government’s growing and alarming powers to monitor and record our every move. Holed up in a Hong Kong hotel room with Edward Snowden, filmmaker Laura Poitras captures the sensational now public series of events as they unfold in real-time. 7:30pm. $17/$13. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, City.


Public meeting: Russell Brand's 'Trew World Order'.

Date: Sat 17 Oct, 8:00pm

Saturday, October 17 Russel Brand tours a live version of his television series, The Trews. The show's name is a portmanteau of 'true' and 'news' and the premise, according to Brand, was to provide 'the true news so you don't have to invest any money in buying newspapers that charge you for the privilege of keeping your consciousness imprisoned in a tiny box of ignorance and lies'. 8pm. Rod Laver Arena, Batman Avenue, Richmond.


Fundraiser: Run for refugees.

Date: Sun 18 Oct, 10:00am

Sunday, October 18 Asylum Seeker Resource Centre's yearly Run 4 Refugees event is back on as part of the Melbourne Marathon.


Rally: Release the teachers in Iran!

Date: Mon 19 Oct, 10:00am

Monday, October 19 In Iran today, teachers wages put them below the poverty line. In 2015, nationwide rallies were held for better wages.In response, the Iranian Government threw the union leaders in prison. 10am. Parliament steps, Spring St, City. Organised by Victorian Trades Hall Council.

Presentation: What will the new government leadership mean for the climate movement?

Date: Mon 19 Oct, 6:30pm

Monday, October 19 6:30pm. Followed by regular Climate Action Moreland meeting. Cheap meal available. BYO alcohol. Satay Anika (back room upstairs), 140 Lygon St, Brunswick.

Film screening: Citizen Four.

Date: Thu 22 Oct, 9:00pm

Thursday, October 22 An explosive and timely documentary that examines the ever increasing erosion of privacy and the government’s growing and alarming powers to monitor and record our every move. Holed up in a Hong Kong hotel room with Edward Snowden, filmmaker Laura Poitras captures the sensational now public series of events as they unfold in real time. 9pm. $17/$13. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, City.


Activist Arts Festival 2015.

Date: Sat 24 Oct, 11:00am - Sat 24 Oct, 6:00pm

Saturday, October 24 The Activist Arts Festival is a tribute to activists out there, past and present, who have given and continue to give so much of their time and their lives to fight for a better, more compassionate world. It is an initiative to bring together activist groups throughout Melbourne to present on their work in the human rights, animal rights and social justice fields. It is hoped the Festival will enable access to these groups by local communities in a non-protest environment. The event also exhibits different forms of activism through art: photography, music, spoken word, visual art, performances, workshops and film. 11am - 6m. Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton South.

Public meeting: Save the Ballerrt Mooroop Aboriginal site.

Date: Sun 25 Oct, 12:30pm - Sun 25 Oct, 4:30pm

Sunday, October 25 The Ballerrt Mooroop site is in danger of being sold off to private developers. If this happens we would lose a site of significance for Aboriginal people. There is a campaign to save the Ballerrt Mooroop site for a Gathering Place and a First Nations Community Hub. There is also a Spirit Tree and Ceremonial Ground on the site.BBQ, speakers, music, kids activities. 12:30-4:30pm. Gather at the Ballerrt Mooroop site, 208A Hilton St, Glenroy (10 min walk from Glenroy Station). For more info 0413 377 978.

Phone: 0413 377 978

Theatre: Little Black Bastard.

Date: Thu 29 Oct, 7:30pm - Sun 1 Nov, 4:00pm

Thursday, October 29 – Sunday, November 1 Originally performed at La Mama Courthouse in 2003. Since then, the book has been published and the performance has toured the world to critical acclaim. Noel Tovey, 81, returns to the building where he was taken from his parents at five years old and sentenced to Pentridge at 17. Don’t miss this celebration of an artistic career spanning seven decades, honouring this elder, mentor to indigenous performers and advocate for the LGBTI community. Times: Thu-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4pm. $25/$15. La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton.


Film screening: No Free Steps to Heaven

Date: Fri 30 Oct, 7:00pm

Friday, October 30, 7pm (meal from 6:30pm). 2014 documentary by Israeli journalist who visited Kurdish YPG and PKK fighters in Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan. The film interviews Kurdish women fighters. Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT). $10/$5. Presented by Socialist Alliance & Green Left Weekly. For more info 9639 8622.

Phone: 9639 8622

Moreland Socialists meeting.

Date: Sat 31 Oct, 1:00pm

Saturday, October 31 1pm. Anatolian Cultural Centre, 195 Sydney Road, Coburg (100 metres south of Reynard St). For more info ph 0413 377 978.

Phone: 0413 377 978

BALLARAT Rally: Equal marriage now.

Date: Sat 31 Oct, 2:00pm

Saturday, October 31 Equal love Ballarat are working Hard to bring another rally to Ballarat. This time we are going big! October 31 is meant to be dark and spooky but not this year: We will make Halloween RAINBOW. We are having the rally then having an all ages event. 2pm. Bridge Mall, Ballarat. Organised by Equal Love Ballarat.

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Perth and Fremantle

Rally for refugees: Close Nauru & Manus detention today!

Date: Sun 11 Oct, 1:00pm

Rally for refugees: Close Nauru & Manus detention today! (Tourist Info booth) Murray Street Mall - Perth CBD Organised by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) WA

Bigotry and Racism in Australia - Taking on the politics of intolerance

Date: Thu 15 Oct, 6:00pm

Public Forum: Bigotry and Racism in Australia - Taking on the politics of intolerance Thur 15 Oct 879 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA Hosted by United Against Bigotry and Racism.

No to Islamophobia - Protest Geert Wilders!

Date: Tue 20 Oct, 2:00pm

No to Islamophobia - Protest Geert Wilders! Join United Against Bigotry and Racism as we take a stand against racist politician Geert Wilders when he comes to Perth in October. Organised by United Against Bigotry and Racism

Reclaim the Night Fremantle

Date: Fri 30 Oct, 6:30pm

Annual march against sexual violence: End violence against all women; Demand consent education; Fund women's services. Pioneer Reserve Fremantle (opposite Fremantle station)


Website: Facebook page

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Stand up for refugees rally: End detention now

Date: Sun 11 Oct, 2:00pm

Speakers include: *David Isaacs Nauru whistleblower and Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Westmead Children's Hospital & Sydney University *Ian Rintoul, Refugee Action Coalition *Abdul Hakim, Syrian refugee Demands: * No to the Border Force Act * Close Manus, close Nauru * Raise the refugee intake * No deportations * No boat turnbacks Endorsed by: ChilOut, NSW Greens, Labor for Refugees (NSW), Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group, Asylum Seeker Centre, Sydney Uni Postgraduate Representative Association, Refugee Action Coalition The refugee crisis in Europe has produced a dramatic change in attitudes towards refugees. The government has accepted 12,000 more refugees from Syria as a result of pressure to act. But senior government ministers including Malcolm Turnbull want to prioritise Christian refugees and discriminate against Muslims. There is an opening to demand the reversal of the government's wider anti-refugee policies. There are Syrian refugees in Villawood, and on Manus and Nauru that the government has tried to send back to Syria. They and refugees from all countries should be released. Support for refugees is growing. There has been widespread defiance of the government's attempt to silence detention whistle-blowers through the Border Force Act. Doctors, teachers and allied health workers have all staged protests and declared their intent to defy the law. Join our major protest on 11 October and invite your friends so we can continue the momentum.

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Green Left Weekly's Sydney comedy debate: Should Team Australia be disqualified?

Date: Sat 17 Oct, 6:30pm

Annual fundraiser for <em>Green Left Weekly</em> featuring a great line up of comedians: Alice Fraser, Kirsty Mac, Jonas Holt, Nathan Lentern, Carlo Sands & Shayne Hunter. $50 solidarity, $30 waged, $22 low-waged, $12 concession. Bar & meal available. Online bookings <a href="">here</a>. Get in quick! WHEN: Saturday Oct 17, 6.30pm WHERE: Leichhardt Town Hall, cnr Marion & Norton Sts, Leichhardt

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Imagination for liberation

Date: Fri 23 Oct, 6:30pm

An interactive workshop on creativity and liberation & book launch with Tamara Pearson, author of <em><a href="">The Butterfly Prison</a></em>. <em>The Butterfly Prison</em> is a tapestry of vignettes that tells the hushed-up, little stories that unfold within a world characterized by diminishment and shame, the stories of the disenfranchised, the stories of Paz and Mella, two young people in a poor working-class suburb in western Sydney. As each fights for dignity in the shadows of poverty, harassment and exploitation, their decisions tell a compelling story of choice, consequence, systematic injustice, and the inner magic of the human constitution. Tender and thought provoking, unusual and rule-breaking, <em>The Butterfly Prison</em> bites and delights as it redefines our notions of beauty, freedom, heroes, criminals, and war. Tamara Pearson is a writer, journalist, activist and teacher. Currently based in Ecuador as an editor for an international news organization, she has been a journalist for 14 years, working from Venezuela as a reporter and respected analyst, as well as for <em>Green Left Weekly</em> in Australia. She has also written for a range of other media in English and Spanish in Bolivia, Mexico, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and more. She campaigned for refugee rights and against the war in Iraq in Australia, and was involved in community organising in Venezuela. She also worked at an alternative school in Venezuela promoting creativity and imagination as tools for expression and empowerment. Open Books has recently published her debut novel, <em>The Butterfly Prison</em>, and Tamara is returning to Australia for a short while to see friends and family and promote her book. WHEN: Friday October 23, 6.30pm WHERE: Sydney Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo (near Broadway Shopping Centre).

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Reclaim the Night Illawarra: Ending the Violence Against Women

Date: Thu 29 Oct, 5:30pm

On the 29th October 2015, from 5:30-7pm Reclaim the Night will be held in the Illawarra to work towards ending the violence experienced by all those with lived experience as women, in their workplaces, on the streets, and in their lives. The march will begin at Civic Plaza on Burelli Street and end at the old ampitheatre steps in the mall. Reclaim the Night is a worldwide grassroots movement encouraging communities to band together and rally against the violence experienced by women everyday by taking back the streets in a safer, public space. While the event is not autonomous (meaning that everyone is invited to join) and families will be extremely welcomed and thoroughly accommodated in the rally, there will be some aspects where attendees will be ask to select themselves out, remaining only if they have lived experience as a woman. This will include for the candle lighting ceremony, where we will be holding a space for the women who have died as a result of domestic violence in 2015.

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