Green Left Activist Calendar

Wollongong

We are Gathering on the grass near the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Burelli Street Wollongong @ 5:30pm on Thursday the 27th October. At 5:50pm will March up to the centre of the Mall for an event with guest speeches , entertainment and a candle vigil to remember the victims murdered by Domestic Violence this year. Everyone is welcome so come and get a placard and voice your protest to violence and sexual harassment against women.

When:
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:30

Armidale

CHASING ASYLUM exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how 'The Lucky Country' became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights. The film features never before seen footage from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps, revealing the personal impact of sending those in search of a safe home to languish in limbo.

When:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:00

Set against the backdrop of an ever increasing thirst for fossil fuels by the extractive industry and Australian governments, Black Hole tells the story of the ongoing battle to save the Leard Forest. Dr Kerri Clarke, Environmental Representative on the Maules Creek Coal CCC, will inform us about recent developments and the work of the WANDO Conservation and Cultural Centre. Followed by a community dinner. Screening and dinner free. We will collect donations for the WANDO Conservation and Cultural Centre. At Kent House, 141 Faulkner Street, opposite Central Park.

When:
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 18:00

Branch meeting to elect branch officers and discuss plans for future activities.

When:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 17:00

Armidale Rural Australians for Refugees and Progressive Cinema present "CHASING ASYLUM" on Friday, 19th August, at 6pm, at Kent House in Faulkner Street, opposite Central Park. All welcome to the screening and community dinner afterwards. Entry and dinner free.

CHASING ASYLUM exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how 'The Lucky Country' became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights.

When:
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 18:00

Melbourne

Monday, September 26-Sunday, October 2

IPAN national conference. Alice Springs. For more info visit IPAN.

When:
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 18:00

Saturday, September 10

Launch of campaign to re-elect Moreland's socialist councillor, Sue Bolton. Speakers, food & drink, music.

6:30pm. Anatolian Cultural Centre, 195 Sydney Rd, Coburg (100m south of Reynard St). For more info ph 9639 8622.

When:
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 18:30

Sunday, September 4

Public meeting: Can the refugee narrative be shifted? From media to politics, Madeline Gleeson, Abdul Karim Hekmat, Jamila Rizvi and Arnold Zable deconstruct the public perception of refugees and asylum seekers. How can we shift the narrative and the language we use when talking about asylum seekers to become more welcoming and positive? With Ruby Hamad. 11:30am. Deakin Edge, Federation Square.

When:
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 11:30

Saturday, September 3

A progressive, creative and popular Sri Lankan artist, Bandara has at times been subjected to physical attacks, hospitalised due to injuries he received, and threatened with death by chauvinist forces. 6pm. $25. Glen Waverley Community Centre, 700 Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley.

When:
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 18:00

Saturday, September 3

Australia has a history of heading easily into war, without properly considering the consequences or costs. Renowned historian Henry Reynolds traces our history of unnecessary wars, from the Boer War to Iraq and Afghanistan. With Kevin Foster. 4pm. ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square.

When:
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 16:00

Saturday, September 3

Slutwalk Melbourne. Join the global movement against victim blaming and slut shaming. 1pm. State Library, Swanston St, City for march to Federation Square.

When:
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 13:00

Friday, September 2

Artist and journalist Molly Crabapple came to prominence when she was arrested during the Occupy movement. Eliza Vitri Handayani’s From Now On Everything Will Be Different caused controversy in Indonesia for its critical stance on the government. They discuss the power of art as a protest tool. With Omar Musa. 1pm. ACMI The Cube, Federation Square.

When:
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 13:00

Wednesday, August 31

Guardian columnist George Monbiot provides biting insight into the state of today’s political, social and natural world. Please note: George Monbiot will be appearing via live-stream. 7:45pm. Deakin Edge, Federation Square.

When:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 19:45

Saturday, August 27

6:30pm. Flemington Racecourse.

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 18:30

Saturday, August 27

How do national policy issues play out locally? Focusing on Melbourne’s culturally diverse western suburbs, Indigenous academic Gary Foley and Federal Labor MP Tim Watts explore local impacts of migration, education and Indigenous issues, and unpack how suburban experiences are considered in national conversations. With Esther Anatolitis. 2:30pm. Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray. Supported by Victoria University & Footscray Community Arts Centre.

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 14:30

Saturday, August 27

1pm. State Library, Swanston St, City.

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 13:00

Saturday, August 27

11am-5pm. RMIT, 115 Queensberry St, Carlton. Organised by LASNET.

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
11:00 to 17:00

Saturday, August 27

Arnold Zable is a respected advocate for social change, giving a voice to Australia’s underclass in his work. His new book, The Fighter, tells the story of an ex-boxer living in the shadows of his mother’s post-Holocaust trauma. How do wars elsewhere impact Australian lives? With Melissa Cranenburgh.

10am. Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat.

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:00

Forum: Art and politics: Can art stop a war, save the planet?

Friday, August 26, 6:30pm (meal from 6pm). Speaker: Carol Wells (director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, California). $5/$3. Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT). Presented by Green Left Weekly. For more info ph 9639 8622.

When:
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 18:30

Wednesday, August 24

2pm. State Library, Swanston St, City.

When:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 14:00

Tuesday, August 23

When:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:00

Monday, August 22

Tells the story of Frank Anstey, one of the leaders of the movement against conscription in World War I. Speaker: Peter Love (president of Labour History Society). 6:30pm. St Ambrose Community Centre, 287 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. For more info ph 0490 182 041.

When:
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 18:30
When:
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 18:30

Thursday, August 18

In support of CUB workers fighting for their jobs. From 7:30pm. Bendigo Hotel, 125 Johnston St, Collingwood.

When:
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 19:30

Brisbane

Rally against unsafe coal and gas mining: Protect people's health from risky CSG; stop Acland Coal destroying our farms; don't frack the outback; make mining giants pay to clean up their mess.

Speakers corner (end of George St), Parliament House, Brisbane

Organised by Lock the Gate

When:
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:00

Refugee rights rally featuring speakers including: Paul Stevenson (Psychologist and traumatologist and whistle blower); Paddy McLisky (Doctors for Refugee); Sam Watson (Aboriginal Human Rights Activist)

Reddacliff Place, 6 Queen St, Brisbane.

Organised by Refugee Action Collective.

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:10

Perth and Fremantle

Perth PEACE Expo presents an exciting, interactive and inclusive environment for those interested in living more compassionately to explore a more peaceful lifestyle.

Perth Town Hall, cnr Hay & Barrack Sts, Perth.

Entry: Gold coin donation

When:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
11:00 to 16:00

Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Curtin Uni.

"The Women Who Were Never There" is a powerful dramatisation of the first attempt to get employment for women at the Australian Steel and Ironworks plant in Port Kembla, New South Wales. It involved dramatic and creative actions that shook the steelworks management and laid the groundwork for a momentous campaign.

NTEU Curtin Branch invites you to the Perth premiere of this film, introduced by Meredith Hammatt, UnionsWA, and Bobby Oliver, NTEU, and Robynne Murphy, Jobs for Women Producers Group.

When:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 18:00

We'll meet on the corner of Rokeby Road and Heytesbury Road, Subiaco and then march to the Office of The Hon Julie Bishop MP.

Malcolm Turnbull and the education minister Simon Birmingham have confirmed their commitment to continued attacks on higher education.

The government has stated it will pursue fee deregulation of "flagship courses" to be decided by individual universities, which would be able to set the cost of these courses. Students could see fees of over $100 000 for a bachelor degree.

When:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:00

Newcastle

Rally for asylum seekers- Wheeler Place, Newcastle (tbc check http://tinyurl.com/hasa-fb)

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 15:00

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