GLW Calendar, 2013-01, Melbourne

Festival: Fest la Frog on French Island 2013.

Date: Mon 7 Jan, 10:00am

Monday, January 7, 2013 Want to be part of a two-week permaculture festival? On a biodynamic farm, on an island, on a beach (that has a mud bath); off grid and totally self-sufficient, with a stage built in front of a pine forest in a mad amphitheater you can bask in whilst floating on a lake?

Website: Fest la Frog

Concert: GRRL FEST 2013

Date: Sat 12 Jan, 4:00pm

Saturday, January 12, 2013 This spectacular awesome amazing event will be a three-stage babe bonanza celebrating and showcasing some of Melbourne's finest female artists, musicians and performers! There will be a huge variety of punk, pop, surf, riot and soul bands and solo artists. This event seeks to bring together the artistic fem community for men and women to celebrate and be inspired by. In no way is this event designed to exclude anyone. All welcome, all accepted. 4pm. Irene's Warehouse, 5 Pitt St, Brunswick.

Socialist Alliance national conference.

Date: Fri 18 Jan, 9:00am - Sun 20 Jan, 5:00pm

Friday, January 18-Sunday, January 20 2013 Trades Hall, 127 Myers St, Geelong. For more info ph 9639 8622.

Phone: 9639 8622

Email: peterson_err@hotmail.com

Rally: Stop discrimination & violence against the homeless.

Date: Fri 18 Jan, 7:00pm

Friday, January 18 Protect, respect, include. Join us and light 1000 candles to commemorate the lives of people who have died under the protection, care and treatment of the federal and Victorian governments, Victorian police and agents of the state (including church organizations and non-government community and the homelessness/housing industry. 7pm. Parliament steps, Spring Street, City.

Global inequality, the 'war on terror' & refugees

Date: Fri 18 Jan, 7:00pm

Global inequality, the 'war on terror' & refugees Friday, January 18, 7pm. Trades Hall, 127 Myers St, Geelong. Featuring international guest speaker from Pakistan, Hashim bin Rashid, journalist and Lahore branch general secretary of the newly formed Awami Workers Party, human rights lawyer Rob Stary and refugee activist Sue Bolton. For more info ph 9639 8622 or 0413 377 978.

Phone: 9639 8622 or 0413 377 978

New developments in left unity in Pakistan

Date: Sat 19 Jan, 5:00pm

New developments in left unity in Pakistan Saturday, January 19, 5pm. Trades Hall, 127 Myers St, Geelong. Featuring international guest speaker from Pakistan, Hashim bin Rashid, journalist and Lahore branch general secretary of the newly formed Awami Workers Party. For more info ph 9639 8622 or 0413 377 978.

Phone: 9639 8622 or 0413 377 978

Rally: Commemorating the First Nations freedom fighters, Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheener.

Date: Sun 20 Jan, 12:00pm

Sunday, January 20 Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener were the first two men executed in Melbourne on January 20, 1842. They were Indigenous freedom fighters who took up arms against the colonisers and paid the ultimate price for taking up arms to defend themselves against the invasion of their lands and the genocide of their people (more background at Treaty Republic). Please bring flowers. 12 noon (march at 1pm). Cnr Franklin & Bowen Sts, City.

Website: Treaty Republic

Public meeting: Pakistan, Building a united left party in the face of war and crisis

Date: Mon 21 Jan, 6:30pm

Monday, January 21, 6:30pm (meal from 6pm). Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, Melbourne (opposite RMIT). International guest speaker: Hashim bin Rashid. Hashim is a journalist and Lahore branch general secretary of Pakistan's newly formed Awami Workers Party. For more info ph 9639 8622 or 0413 377 978.

Phone: 9639 8622 or 0413 377 978

Email: peterson_err@hotmail.com

Exhibition: The Gay Agenda.

Date: Fri 25 Jan, 10:00am - Sun 3 Feb, 4:00pm

Friday, January 25-Sunday, February 3 Social and political conservatives are deliberately whipping up a frenzy of hatred toward our community, plotting to undermine our collective strength, unity and place in society and further brainwash their faithful into despising our existence with an invention they call The Gay Agenda. Photographer Kris Darmody and commenter Brenton Geyer interpret this absurd and fictitious notion through a series of photographs and words addressing what conservatives are telling you is The Gay Agenda. Mon-Tues by appointment, Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am- 3pm. OnStone, 285/287 Coventry St, South Melbourne.

Website: Midsumma

Exhibition: Blue & Pink Phenomenon.

Date: Fri 25 Jan, 11:00am - Sun 24 Feb, 5:00pm

Thursday, January 17-Sunday, February 24 This exhibition examines the queer role played in a post-identity and also, increasingly, post-gender contemporary society. Drew Pettifer's photographic outdoor billboard installation, Still Revolting, examines the ongoing relevance of the queer protester as an agent of political and social change. Gallery opening hours: Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm. The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport.

Website: Midsumma

Invasion Day rally & march

Date: Sat 26 Jan, 9:00am

Invasion Day rally & march Saturday, January 26, 9am. Assemble 186 Gertrude St, Fitzroy. 'It's like expecting the Jewish people to celebrate and embrace what the Nazis did in Germany against the Jewish people.' Aunty Isabel Coe. January 26, commonly known as 'Australia day' is sold as a day to celebrate the 'lucky country' the date chosen to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet, the 'discovery' of the Great Southern Land. This date is more appropriately known to most First Nations people as Survival or Invasion day. It is also a day of mourning, we mourn the loss of land, culture, languages, we mourn the loss of freedom and abundance, and we mourn for the people who have, and continue to suffer under this disconnected, insatiable, violent and destructive imposed capitalist system. Australia remains without a treaty, consent or compensation, the Stolen Generation, stolen wages, dispossession, racism, assimilation, land theft continue. This is a call to all people of this land to step forward and right the wrongs together and build some momentum against the out-of-control machine that threatens our very existence as the oldest living culture in the world.

Email: peterson_err@hotmail.com

Festival: Belgrave Survival Day.

Date: Sat 26 Jan, 12:00pm - Sat 26 Jan, 4:30pm

Celebrate the survival of the worlds oldest continuing culture at the 6th Belgrave Survival Day. Musical acts are: Benny Walker and band with a mix of soul, Blues and reggae; Deadly award nominee Miss Lady Lash with her mix of hip hop and urban blues. Other acts and speakers on the day will be the HICSA children's choir and hip hop, Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie with story telling and digeridoo meditation, traditional dance group Jindi Worobak, Uncle Bill Nicholson and Aunty Dot Peters. 12 noon-4:30pm. Borthwick Park, Benson St, Belgrave (next to the Belgrave Pool). We will also be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Corranderrk an Aboriginal mission in Healsville with an outdoor museum and speakers with knowledge of Corranderrk.

Festival: Share the Spirit Indigenous music festival.

Date: Sat 26 Jan, 1:00pm

Saturday, January 26, 2013 Treasury Gardens from 1pm.

Exhibition: Blue & Pink Phenomenon.

Date: Wed 30 Jan, 11:00am - Sun 24 Feb, 5:00pm

Until Sunday, February 24 This exhibition examines the queer role played in a post-identity and also, increasingly, post-gender contemporary society. Drew Pettifer's photographic outdoor billboard installation, Still Revolting, examines the ongoing relevance of the queer protester as an agent of political and social change. Gallery opening hours: Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm. The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport.

Website: Midsumma

Public meeting: Quit Coal 'cross pollination' event.

Date: Thu 31 Jan, 7:00pm

Thursday, January 31 This night will be about hearing tales of anti-coal communities, resistance and creativity from near and afar. Guest speakers: Drew Hutton (Lock the Gate, bringing news of those in NSW and QLD defending their towns and farms from CSG); Saku, (mining-justice campaigner from Canada and member of the talented Beehive Collective); Testament (author & hip-hop artist). You will hear briefly about our campaign plans for 2013. 7pm. Downstairs, FoE, 312 Smith St, Collingwood (just near Johnston St). Organised by Quit Coal and Friends of the Earth.

Email: peterson_err@hotmail.com