GLW Calendar, 2013-10

Cairns

March against Monsanto

Date: Sat 12 Oct, 2:00pm

March against Monsanto. Oppose agri-business (did anyone mention bees?) and GMOs. Sat Oct 12, 1pm, City Place.

Mary Meets Mohammad

Date: Sat 19 Oct, 8:30pm

Mary Meets Mohammad. Documentary film: an asylum-seeker detention centre arrives in Mary's local community. Also guest speakers and market stalls: food and wares. Sat Oct 19, market from 5.30pm, film from 7.30pm, Esplanade (near the Lagoon). Gold coin donation. Organised by members of Goodness Inc. Contact dominika@thegoodnessinc.org, or Eunice 0414 655 431.

Aquis: Dollars and Destruction

Date: Wed 30 Oct, 7:00pm

Aquis: Dollars and Destruction. Politics in the Pub. All welcome for speakers and discussion about this massive proposed development at Yorkey's Knob . Wed Oct 30, 6pm, Green Ant Cantina, Bunda St. For more information, ph Jonathan 0437 790 306

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Melbourne

Comedy: Political Asylum.

Date: Tue 1 Oct, 9:30pm

Tuesday, October 1 The satirical wordsmiths from the Political Asylum comedy room return to the Fringe Club for a fifth straight year! Featuring a hilarious lineup of topical comedians the likes of which hasn't seen since that crossbench photo op when Craig Thomson stole Bob Katter's Akubra and hid it in Peter Slipper's taxi, and Windsor and Oakeshott couldn't stop laughing, and Bandt got quite cross with them all. Wacky fun. Featuring: Mathew Kenneally (Fringe Best Comedy Winner alumni); Stella Young (as seen on ABC's Q&A); Nelly Thomas; Geraldine Hickey; Jon Brooks; Ben Pobjie; Grand Master Rod Quantock (rubber chicken aficionado) and Gypsy Wood (The Gypsy Wood Show). 9.30pm. North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry St North Melbourne. Entry free.

Public meeting: The true story of a people smuggler.

Date: Thu 3 Oct, 6:30pm

Thursday, October 3 The true story of why one man fled Saddam Hussein's regime to become both a refugee and a people smuggler. Speaker: Robin De Crespigny (author of The People Smuggler). 6:30pm. Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy. Entry by gold coin donation. Organised by Refugee Action Collective.

Public meeting: We won't be silenced! Pro-Palestine activists speakout

Date: Thu 3 Oct, 6:30pm

Speakers: Professor Emeritus Stuart Rees (Director, Sydney Peace Foundation at the University of Sydney); Naomi Farmer (Max Brenner 19); Nada Breik (Palestinian activist, Students for Palestine). 6:30pm. Kaleide Theatre, RMIT, Building 8, 360 Swanston St, City. Entry by donation. Organised by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid and Students for Palestine.

Fundraiser: The Dave O'Neil Spectacular Tecoma 8 Fundraiser.

Date: Sat 5 Oct, 7:00pm

Saturday, October 5 A night of side-splitting laughs as Dave tests your Maccas knowledge with a hilarious quiz (with awesome prizes) followed by his fabulous stand up. Live music by local Blin Vanheems. Food and drinks available for purchase. All proceeds go to the legal fund for the Tecoma 8. $20/$15. Tickets available from Fatspace in Tecoma, Beggars Boutique in Upwey, online via Defend the Tecoma 8 or by calling 0488 619 444. 7pm. Burrinja, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey.

Phone: 0488 619 444

Website: Defend the Tecoma 8

Fundraiser: Earthworker benefit gig.

Date: Sun 6 Oct, 7:00pm

Sunday, October 6 Come down to the Gasometer to see some sweet bands & raise some moolah for the Earthworker Co-operative — working our way out of the climate crisis by creating jobs in co-operative renewable energy! Featuring: Anna Smyrk & the Appetites; Mick Thomas; Glitter Rats; Heaps Tuff; Apollo Apples. 7pm. The Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith St, Collingwood.

3CR Film Fundraiser: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.

Date: Thu 10 Oct, 6:30pm

Five women wearing brightly coloured balaclavas rushed the altar of a Moscow Russian Orthodox Cathedral with microphones, speakers and a guitar and launched into a 'punk prayer' in protest against Vladimir Putin's 'excessive nationalism'. Come to the 3CR film fundraiser and get the real story of what happened next. 6:30pm. Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton. $22/$18. To book visit 3CR.

Website: Bookings

Red Cinema: AZADI: Oppression, detention, asylum, hope, faith, freedom

Date: Thu 10 Oct, 7:00pm

Thursday, October 10, 7pm (meal from 6pm). Every year, thousands of people set sail for Australian shores seeking asylum, seeking protection, seeking freedom. Azadi follows the plight of an Afghani schoolteacher and his asthmatic son, who escape their oppressive homeland only to encounter another kind of persecution upon arrival in Australia. This short film will be introduced by a refugee activist. Afterwards there will be time for a discussion of the refugee policies of the Abbott government afterwards.$10/$6. Resistance Centre, level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT). For more info ph 9639 8622.

Phone: 9639 8622

Email: peterson_err@hotmail.com

Conference: Psychology for a Safe Climate.

Date: Sat 12 Oct, 9:30am - Sun 13 Oct, 3:00pm

Saturday, October 12- Sunday, October 13 How can psychology and the social sciences help us face the reality of climate change? This conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and writers in psychology and the social sciences to examine these issues. The conference will include presentations and networking opportunities, including a dinner on Saturday evening. Community Room, Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy. Saturday October 12: 9:30am-5:30pm, and Sunday October 13: 10am-3pm. Dinner on Saturday evening at nearby restaurant. Haskins, The North Fitzroy Arms. To book visit Conference (please book by October 6).

Website: Bookings

Rally: Protect abortion rights! Don't wait for Abbott to take away our right to choose!

Date: Sat 12 Oct, 12:30pm

On October 12, anti-choice bigots are holding their ‘March for the Babies’, which begins at Treasury Gardens and ends at Parliament House so we are holding a counter-rally on the steps of Parliament House. 12:30pm. State Parliament, Spring St, City.

Rally: March against Monsanto.

Date: Sat 12 Oct, 2:00pm

Saturday, October 12 Part of an international day of action. We are marching for: labelling on GM food; long-term health testing of GM food; a halt to GM food approvals; the right to save seeds; sustainable agriculture; transparency and accountability. 2pm. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City.

Public meeting: Omission of emissions: our environment, livestock & the climate crisis.

Date: Sat 12 Oct, 4:00pm

Environmental and animal rights campaigner Paul Mahony will talk about the anthropogenic climate change crisis and demonstrate the impact of animal agriculture on climate and thus the environment we live in, and care about. Presentation preceding the Mullum Mullum Festival AGM. 4pm. Yarran Dheran Information Centre, Mitcham (enter from Ashburton Drive). Free event. All welcome. RSVP not required. For more info ph 9719 7661 or visit Mullum Mullum Festival.

Phone: 9719 7661

Website: Mullum Mullum Festival

Rally: No to the East West tunnel. Yes to public transport!

Date: Sun 13 Oct, 11:00am

Sunday, October 13 To show support for those engaging in peaceful community pickets to disrupt East West tunnel drilling we are asking everyone opposed to the East West tunnel to gather at the tunnel picket caravan on Sunday. This will be a family friendly event with food available by donation and speakers from various community groups who have been campaigning against the East West tunnel. To get involved in the campaign that has successfully disrupted East West tunnel drilling: Text ‘tunnel’ to 0432 447 036 to receive daily picket locations. 11am. Cnr Brunswick & Westgarth Sts, Fitzroy. For more info visit East West Tunnel pledge.

Website: East West Tunnel pledge

Planning meeting: Stop the theft: Save public housing.

Date: Sun 13 Oct, 3:00pm

Summary of the federal election campaign and planning meeting for how we move forward and build the rally which we have scheduled for November 9, 2013. 3pm. CHERS, 510 Lygon St, Carlton (Carlton flats).

Public meeting: Trade & technology: What does the TPP mean for Australia?

Date: Tue 15 Oct, 5:30pm

Tuesday, October 15 Academic and invited panel members will each provide a short presentation summarising issues of interest before opening discussion up with the broader audience. 5:30pm. Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus, TD Building, Room TD121, Wakefield St, Hawthorn. Places are limited. Event sponsored by Swinburne University. Register at Trade & Technology.

Website: Bookings

Rally: Support international student cleaners!

Date: Thu 17 Oct, 12:00pm

Stop international students being exploited, bullied and pushed into poverty in Melbourne’s office-cleaning industry! These students face bullying, intimidation and underpayment of up to $15,000 a year. Cleaners want all companies to sign a new Clean Start Agreement and guarantee respect, fair pay and decent conditions for all city office cleaners. 12pm. State Library, cnr La Trobe & Swanston Sts, City.

Public meeting: Henry Reynolds on the 'Forgotten War'.

Date: Thu 17 Oct, 12:45pm

Thursday, October 17 Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it more controversial to talk about the frontier wars now than it was 100 years ago? 12:45–1:15pm. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City. This is a free event. Bookings are not required.

Rally: Every worker counts. Join us in the Fluro Fightback.

Date: Fri 18 Oct, 8:00am

Friday, October 18 Stand up for workers trapped in insecure work during Anti-Poverty Week. 8am. Southern Cross Station. For more info visit Jobs you can count on.

Website: Jobs you can count on

Book launch: How to Make Trouble & Influence People (2nd edition).

Date: Fri 18 Oct, 6:00pm

Reveals Australia’s radical past through over 500 tales from the time of colonisation all the way to the present: Indigenous resistance, convict revolts and escapes, picket line hijinks, student occupations, creative direct action, media pranks, urban interventions, squatting, blockades, banner drops, street theatre and billboard liberation; including stories and anecdotes, interviews with pranksters and troublemakers, and over 300 spectacular photos documenting the vital history of creative resistance in this country. Speakers: Iain McIntyre (book author); Tom Civil (book designer and street artist); Rayna Fahey (craftivist). 6PM. Friends of the Earth Food Co-op & Cafe, 312 Smith St, Collingwood (cnr Smith & Perry Sts).

AAWL open day: A day in solidarity.

Date: Sat 19 Oct, 11:00am - Sat 19 Oct, 4:00pm

Saturday, October 19 Meeting and workshop to discuss strategies and future directions in AAWL. Come along and find out more about our campaigns, our organising strategies, and help us build and plan for the next year. 11am-4pm. Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor St, Fitzroy.

Concert: The Conch CD launch.

Date: Sat 19 Oct, 3:00pm

The Conch aims to help mobilise and inspire communities to organise and to create a new vision of society. Because we want to be part of the movements for social change, we want to be part of the thinking and discussion that goes on among them. We want to help be a platform for all those others who want to make music and art for the revolution! Just six short years after our last release, we have a new album: Come and help us launch it! 3pm. The Reverence Hotel, 28 Napier St, Footscray.

Rally: Reclaim the Night Melbourne 2013.

Date: Sat 19 Oct, 7:00pm

We will march together calling for justice and full funding of support services for survivors. We call for an end to gender inequalities — the underlying cause of violence against women. We stand together to demand our basic human right to safety and the right to participate in society to the fullest extent, free from harassment, discrimination and violence. As with last year's rally, the march will be led by groups of women and any women wishing to participate are welcome at the front. Women are welcome to bring their children to this leading group. Women-identifying members of our community are very welcome in this first group. Following this first group, we invite men — along with women who’d like to march with them — to join us in solidarity. 7pm. Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.

Public meeting: Climate change vs. nukes.

Date: Tue 22 Oct, 7:00pm

Tuesday, October 22 Screening Climate of Hope and Women of Fukushima. Speaker: Jim Green (Friends of the Earth). 7pm. Longplay Bar & Cinema, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy. Hosted by the ACE Collective.

Fundraiser: Rock for Refugees.

Date: Fri 25 Oct, 7:30pm

Friday, October 25 This will be a very special night of music, dancing, sharing stories and most of all information about how you can get involved with grassroots refugee struggles. Featuring: New dub city; Flybz; Birdz. 7:30pm. Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote. $8/$10 (solidarity). This is a fund-raiser for RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees).

Planning meeting: Stop the theft of public housing.

Date: Sun 27 Oct, 1:00pm

Sunday, October 27 Planning meeting and workshop for the November 9 'Stop the theft of public housing' street meeting at the State Library.1-4pm. Jika Jika Community Centre, cnr Plant & Union Sts, Northcote.

Planning meeting: Stop the East-West Tunnel: Recruiting other groups to the campaign.

Date: Mon 28 Oct, 6:00pm

Monday, October 28 6pm. Elderly Citizenship Centre, Eddy Court, Collingwood. (Melway ref: 2C, 10H) Adjacent to Collingwood Station. Sponsored by VITAL (Victorian Integrated Transport Alliance). Please RSVP to Freda Watkin, Secretary, Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport (YCAT) on 0422 650 936 or email Freda.

Phone: 0422 650 936

Email: freda@ycat.org.au

Conscience on Collins: 'I have a dream . . .'

Date: Tue 29 Oct, 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 29 In honour of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, Collins Street Baptist Church and Urban Seed have invited the speakers to share their dream for this city and society: Adam Bandt (Greens federal MP); Jessie Taylor (barrister & refugee advocate); Bob Maguire (‘Larrikin priest’ & social activist). $5/$10 (in support of Urban Seed).6pm. Baptist Church, 174 Collins St , City.

Public meeting: Australia & the nuclear umbrella: absurd, immoral & reckless.

Date: Tue 29 Oct, 6:00pm

Speaker: Richard Tanter (Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability). Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Rd, East Melbourne. 6pm. For more information visit AIIN.

Website: AIIN

Rally: Abbott get your hands off our education and student unions.

Date: Wed 30 Oct, 12:30pm

Wednesday, October 30 Student action against Abbott and Pyne’s ‘inquiry’ into higher education. We will assemble at Parliament House and then march to the Liberal Party HQ on Exhibition St. Stand up and fight back for your right to a fair and equal tertiary education. 12:30pm. Parliament, Spring St, City

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Perth and Fremantle

Protecting Groundwater and Other Ecosystems: Exploring Community and Nature's Rights

Date: Fri 4 Oct, 6:00pm - Fri 4 Oct, 8:30pm

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance, in partnership with Eco-Logik International and the Conservation Council of Western Australia, is pleased to invite you to two events in Perth in early October, featuring Mari Margil and Thomas Linzey from the USA’s Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). For information about the work of CELDF, please visit our webpage – www.earthlaws.org.au/events/celdf-tour and visit CELDF’s website: www.celdf.org Friday 4th October – Free Public Lecture ‘Protecting Groundwater and other Ecosystems: US experiences in creating legal frameworks for Rights of Nature’ 6pm to 7.30pm (Refreshments 7.30-8.30) City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street, West Perth 6005 For a copy of the flyer for the Perth Public lecture, please click here This lecture is free but bookings are essential. To book your place, please visit our Trybooking website: http://www.trybooking.com/DLSV

Nature's Rights: Forging New Pathways to Protect Our Communities

Date: Sat 5 Oct, 9:00am - Sat 5 Oct, 3:00pm

Full day workshop, limited seating. 9am to 3pm, City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street, West Perth 6005 A nominal fee of $15 for AELA members and $20 for non-AELA members is being charged to cover catering for the day. To book your place, please visit our Trybooking website: http://www.trybooking.com/DLTM

Intro to Marxism Study Session

Date: Sat 5 Oct, 2:30pm

Intro to Marxism study session at the Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St. Northbridge.

March against Monsanto: World Food Day

Date: Sat 12 Oct, 1:30pm

March against Genetically Modified Organisms and the most high profile company that promotes them. Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, West Perth Organised by We Say No To GMOs and FOODwatch

Website: Facebook event

March Against Monsanto Perth

Date: Sat 12 Oct, 1:30pm - Sat 12 Oct, 3:30pm

Organised by We Say No To GMOs and FOODwatch We are marching for: The right to plant and collect our own seeds. GM labelling on all GM derived food and the basic right to know what's in our food. A halt to ALL GM food approvals both imports and local grown GM crops. A stop to GM contamination. Farmer protection legislation. Sustainable GM-free agriculture and protection of biodiversity. A stop to public funding of GM crops. Transparency and accountability. Saying NO to being ruled by Corporations and not being a part of the democratic political process. Rally at Parliament House, Perth.

Perth Activists Shindig

Date: Sat 12 Oct, 7:30pm - Sat 12 Oct, 10:30pm

So, here's a shocking concept- activists getting together just to have fun! Despite the fact that we work long hours volunteering for worthy causes, there is no office party at the end of the week, and no rest for the wicked....and that can lead to the dreaded burnout. So leave the frustration and exhaustion of your political campaigns at home and come out for an evening of delicious food, music and wonderful people. Our first shindig is on October 12th, and then on the second Saturday of each month thereafter. To kick things off Farida Iqbal and Chris Bonds will perform some folk and rap, and Elli Schoen will grace us with her own special kind of magic. BRING ALONG A FRIEND OR TWO AND A PLATE TO SHARE FOR THE BUFFET DINNER. Entry is free, BYO alcohol. At the Earthwise Community Centre, 315 Bagot Rd. Subiaco

So you want to divest? Fossil fuel divestment: from the basics to executing an awesome campaign

Date: Tue 15 Oct, 5:30pm - Tue 15 Oct, 8:30pm

Want to run a fossil fuel divestment campaign but don’t know where to start? Already running a campaign but need more support? You’re not alone! Around the country, people like you are joining the divestment movement and are eager for tools to help them win their campaigns. That’s why 350.org Australia is offering free divestment trainings for local organisers. Where: CCYP, Ground Floor, 1 Alvan Street, Subiaco (2 miin walk from station) What to bring: pens, notepads/laptops RSVP: 8th October to Perth@350.org.au Come find out how you can grow the movement that’s stopping the fossil fuel industry in its tracks!

CAPA Roadshow

Date: Thu 17 Oct, 1:00pm

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations is coming to WA! On the 17th and 18th of October CAPA will be at Murdoch (18th) and UWA (17th). On the 18th Murdoch University Postgraduate Student Association (MUPSA) with CAPA will be running an information session for International Students, and an information session will be presented by the National Indigenous Postgraduate Aboriginal Corporation. On the afternoon of the 17th CAPA will be presenting at UWA on how to be an effective postgraduate representative/advocate, and a session on who CAPA is and what they do. If you are interested in attending the sessions on the 17th please RSVP to psa@guild.uwa.edu.au as places are strictly limited. For more information on the sessions run by Murdoch University Postgraduate Student Association (MUPSA) please contact Vanessa at Murdoch V.Caparas@the-guild.com.au

Palestine Film Screening: Rachel

Date: Thu 17 Oct, 6:30pm

On 16 March 2003, the 23 year old American university student Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of her death, Friends of Palestine WA and Students for Palestine (UWA) are hosting a screening of Rachel, a film by French-Israeli film maker Simone Bitton. UWA Fox Lecture Hall.

Abbott and Bishop, You have Blood on your Hands!

Date: Fri 18 Oct, 4:00pm

The Abbott Government policies have led to more drownings at sea, more loss of human life. The Australian Government introduced regressive and dangerous agenda under the moniker of 'Operation Sovereign Borders', claiming to 'stop the boats' and end the deaths of asylum seekers arriving to Australia from Indonesia. Over the past few weeks, we have seen anything but. On this occasion, we will also commemorate the 12th anniversary of the SIEV X tragedy: on October 19th, 2001, 353 people, mostly women and children, died when their boat sank in the waters between Indonesia and Australia. Then and now, the Australian Government has mislead the community over important questions of prior knowledge of impending tragedies, our responsibility in preventing the drownings, and lack of our duty of care to the survivors. Join the Refugee Rights Action Network WA in a protest against those policies at the offices of MHR Julie Bishop, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, 414 Rokeby Rd. Subiaco.

Film Screening: the Future of Food

Date: Fri 18 Oct, 6:30pm

The friday after the March Against Monsanto Perth rally, join us for a viewing of the award winning documentary 'The Future of Food' This documentary will give details to the dangers posed by Monsanto, seed monopoly and the corporate quest for genetic information patenting. Join us for discussion afterwards on how People Power can overcome even the Monsanto's of this world! For more information contact 9218 9608 or 0413 796 638. At the Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St East Perth (Next to McIver Train Station

Last Stand Forest Rally

Date: Sat 19 Oct, 12:00pm - Sat 19 Oct, 3:00pm

This really is the ‘Last Stand’ for our forests. If we fail to sway the State Parliament and the proposed 2014 – 2023 Forest Management Plan is implemented, between 1500 and 2000sqkm of tall forest, will be logged, much of it of high conservation value. Forrest Place, Perth.

Equal Love Community Meeting: Where to Under Abbott?

Date: Sun 20 Oct, 1:00pm

Midwest Room, State Library of WA Now that we are living under the homophobic Abbott government, we urgently need to have a community discussion about what to do. Come along to bring your ideas about how to keep our campaign for equal marriage rights strong. Equal Love WA also recently lost our co-convenor Amber Maxwell to suicide. We need to address the transphobic injustices that led to her death. Come along to this meeting to help plan our community response.

Some Are More Equal than Others: WA State Budget Community Forum

Date: Tue 22 Oct, 12:00pm - Tue 22 Oct, 2:00pm

Join us at the Some Are More Equal Than Others community forum to discuss inequality in our State and how we can work together to address some of these issues. At the CPSU/CSA, 445 Hay St. Perth. Our expert panel will guide discussions with stories from members of the community who have been directly impacted by inequality and funding cuts. Some Are More Equal Than Others is proudly brought to you by: CPSU/CSA, Ethnic Communities Council of WA, Deaths in Custody Watch Committee, Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre, Epilepsy WA. This is a free event though we ask you to RSVP via http://www.cpsucsa.org/somearemore

Documentary Screening: No Fire Zone

Date: Tue 22 Oct, 6:30pm

Join the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University and Unions WA for a screening of No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka. Directed by Callum Macrae, No Fire Zone is a powerful documentary that follows the last 138 days of the civil war in Sri Lanka. In January 2009 the Sri Lankan government launched the final offensive in a 26 year war against the rebel forces of the Tamil Tigers or LTTE, who were fighting for an independent Tamil state within Sri Lanka. In the final stages of the war, the Sri Lankan government encouraged hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians to gather in “No Fire Zones”, where they said they would be safe. Drawing on video footage from those who were there, No Fire Zone documents what happened during those final days. The film is the culmination of a three year investigation by the producers of the film who were nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. As international concerns grow over Sri Lanka hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November, the film is both a record and call to action for the atrocities portrayed to be subject to independent investigation. Please note: The film is not suitable for children under the age of 18 given the graphic nature of some of the images. At the Haydn Williams Lecture Theatre, Curtin University. Film duration: 90 minutes

Mary Meets Mohammad - a Documentary Feature Film and Q & A Time

Date: Thu 24 Oct, 6:00pm

At the Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre, UWA. This film follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre, as they connect through the gift of a knitted beanie. - Description taken from http://www.marymeetsmohammad.com/ Attendance is free but we're asking for gold coin donations to help cover our costs. Light refreshments will be provided. We'll have time after the film to discuss any questions you have about refugee rights and how you can get involved in the campaign. Hope to see you (and your friends there). Please share this event with your networks :) Please RSVP to murdoch@rran.org

Reclaim the Night Perth

Date: Fri 25 Oct, 6:00pm

It's time for us to rise up and say "NO MORE" to violence against women in our community and around the world. Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.

Reclaim the Night Fremantle

Date: Fri 25 Oct, 6:30pm

Reclaim the Night is an annual march to raise awareness around and to demand an end to violence against women. Kings Square, Fremantle. The demands around this years event are: - Stop violence against women - Economic security for all women - Active consent, end victim blaming People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome.

Book Launch: Profits of Doom by Antony Loewenstein

Date: Tue 29 Oct, 6:00pm - Tue 29 Oct, 8:00pm

As part of our continuing 10 year Anniversary celebrations, the Curtin University Centre for Human Rights Education in partnership with the Refugee Rights Action Network WA (RRAN) invite you to an evening with Antony Loewenstein to launch his new book Profits of Doom. Following an introduction by Dr Caroline Fleay (Curtin University) and Dr Jasmina Brankovich (RRAN), Antony will talk about vulture capitalism including the largely hidden world of privatised detention centres. There will be opportunity to ask Antony questions and to have a copy of his book signed by him. Books will be available for purchase on the night. Please book a ticket to secure a seat via the Doattend website chreprofitsofdoom.doattend.com About Antony Loewenstein Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian, photographer and blogger. He has written for numerous newspapers and publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Guardian, Juan Cole, Mondoweiss, Washington Post, New Statesman, Huffington Post, just to name a few.

High St. Upgrade Community Meeting

Date: Wed 30 Oct, 6:00pm

WE SAID NO TO A SIX LANE HIGH STREET - WE NEED YOU TO HELP MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT HAPPEN. The meeting on the 25th of September was a great success – we had approx 200 people show up and voice their concerns very clearly to Main Roads that we are not happy with their proposal. We need to keep this awesome momentum going. The next step is for us to put pressure on Fremantle Council to say NO to the current road design. We will do this at the next council meeting on Wed Oct 30th 6pm at the Fremantle Council Chambers at Kings Square. Freo Council has the power to say NO. It is the role of Fremantle council to support and represent the community and they need to hear us loud and clear!

What Next for the Australian Left?

Date: Wed 30 Oct, 6:30pm - Wed 30 Oct, 9:30pm

Join “PROFITS OF DOOM” author Antony Loewenstein and Greens Senator Scott Ludlam for a discussion on... What Next for the Australian Left? A period of reflection, anger and despondency is expected. But calmer heads will soon realise the left must offer solid alternatives... So says Antony Loewenstein in his recent piece in the Guardian... http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/12/what-next-australian-left Join Antony and Scott for what is sure to be an insightful discussion on this critical issue. Wednesday 30th October 6.30pm - 9.30pm State Library Theatre State Library of WA Perth Cultural Centre 25 Francis St, Perth Enquiries/RSVP’s to either Karun Cowper - karun@riseup.net / 0423972949 or Colin Penter - cpmatrix@eon.ent.au / 0455036673

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Sydney

Seminar - Feminism and Marxism: Putting the Pieces Together

Date: Sat 26 Oct, 10:30am - Sat 26 Oct, 5:00pm

Saturday, October 26, 10.30am till 5pm Resistance Centre & Bookshop 22 Mountain Street St, Ultimo Hosted by Sydney district of Socialist Alliance This one-day seminar will investigate the origins of women's oppression and how Marxism provides a useful framework to understand and fight women's ongoing oppression. Featuring workshops on women's oppression today, feminism through Marx and Engels, women in the Bolshevik and Cuban revolutions, the fight for reproductive rights, feminism and the workers' struggle, and how women can win their liberation. At the end of the day, we'll join the Reclaim the Night march and rally at Prince Alfred Park (next to Central Railway Station). A short reading pack has been compiled for this seminar. Please coordinate a time to drop into the Activist Centre to pick it up! The cost for the seminar is $10. For more information call Pip on 8070 9331.

Phone: 8070 9331

Email: sydney@greenleft.org.au

Website: Facebook event

Book launch of 'What the Frack': Paddy Manning to talk about his new book

Date: Sun 27 Oct, 3:00pm

3pm, 14 Seaview St, Dulwich Hill Paddy Manning, ex-SMH journalist and author of What the Frack? Everything You Need to Know About Coal Seam Gas ($14.99 from New South Publishing) will be Stop CSG Sydney’s guest speaker. Hear Paddy Manning give the big picture and nitty-gritty low down of going on with CSG in Australia. He looks at how the campaign against Coal Seam Gas became a movement following a meeting at John Thompson’s farm in the Hunter Valley.

Website: Facebook event

Movie: Do not Bury My Heart

Date: Sun 27 Oct, 6:30pm

6.30pm, Dendy Opera Quays, 9/2 E Circular Quay, Sydney The Sydney Feminists have teamed up with UN Youth Australia to bring you a screening of Don't Bury My Heart, a powerful documentary about child executions in Iran. Created by director/producer Saba Vasefi, the film has been screened for the BBC, Amnesty International in London, as well as the Copenhagen International Film Festival and the UN in Geneva. Guest speakers: Saba Vasefi; Dr Eman Sharobeem; Tim Matthews Tickets: $20 concession/ $30 Full Price.

Website: Sydney Feminists website

Rally: No to Abbott's student debt sentence

Date: Wed 30 Oct, 10:00am

UTS, 15 Broadway, Ultimo Education should not be a debt sentence! As part of the National Week of Action (28 Oct - 1 Nov) for our education, come join students and activists at UTS, 10am Wednesday 30 October as we launch an action to say no to any more privatisation of our universities. We'll be meeting in front of UTS and taking a bus together to our action!

Website: Facebook event

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