Screening of the Women of Steel about the Jobs for Women campaign in the 1980s.

Santiago Rising (directed by Nick MacWilliam, 89 mins, Alborada Films, 2021)

Santiago Rising takes place on the streets of Chile’s capital city in late 2019, as large public protests over economic inequality engulf the country.

The film charts the build-up to the historic vote, in October 2020, that saw Chileans vote for a new people’s constitution to replace the one imposed during the brutal Pinochet dictatorship.

Did you miss Green Left's screening of the new documentary Santiago Rising? Don't worry, because we are happy to once again, in collaboration with Alborada Films, give you the chance to see it.

Santiago Rising takes place on the streets of Chile’s capital city in late 2019, as large public protests over economic inequality engulf the country.

Santiago Rising
Directed by Nick MacWilliam, 89 mins, Alborada Films, 2021
February 27, 6pm (AEDT)
A quarter of proceeds raised will go to Green Left.

May Day on May Day: Capitalism in Crisis
Annual Green Left May Day Dinner
Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers Street, Geelong
Tickets: $20 Unwaged, $30 Waged, $40 Solidarity

Due to COVID restrictions, tickets are limited to 55 so don't miss out!

Help celebrate Green Left's 30th anniversary

Sat March 27, 7pm AEDT
(7pm NSW, Vic, ACT, Tas; 6:30pm SA; 6pm Qld; 5:30pm NT; 4pm WA)

Online celebration featuring supporters from around the world, how you can get involved in Green Left and guest speaker Kavita Krishnan, feminist and CPI-ML (Liberation) leader.

India is on the move for the rights of farmers and against privatisation and corporate monopolies.

The mass movement, which started in 2020, is generating solidarity from people across India as well as around the world, including Australia.

Join us for a night of trivia and politics to support Green Left during it's special 30th anniversary of producing radical media since 1991.

Tickets: $25 (solidarity) $15 (waged) $10 (unwaged)

Saturday 15 May, Doors open 6pm (Trivia starts at 7pm), Maritime Union of Australia, 46 Ireland St, West Melbourne VIC 3003.

Food and drinks available. Prizes to be won.

Songs of Working Life Fundraiser with Phil Monsour.

Palestine Is Still the Issue, a 2002 documentary written and presented by John Pilger.

John Pilger returns to the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza where he filmed a documentary with the same title in 1977. This film looks at the origins of Israel’s current bombing reign and the nature of Israel as a colonial settler state. 

Film: 52 minutes, discussion led by John Pilger, afterwards. With Paul Keating, MUA Sydney branch secretary. Other speakers TBC.

Hosted by Green Left and Maritime Union Australia Sydney branch.

Free entry.

IT'S FINALLY TIME! Join Friends of the Earth for the launch of the completed People's Climate Strategy for Victoria: a project that has used local citizen knowledge to make the case for how Victoria can tackle the climate crisis - by cutting emissions, creating jobs, and advancing social justice.

RSVP here to grab your spot:

Come along and hear about:

Film Screening of new film on Jack Mundey's life and politics.

Jack Mundey was part of a radical team that won the union leadership of the Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) in the 1960s.

After winning safety on the job, sick and accident pay, the BLF went on to fight apartheid, give solidarity to First Nations peoples, fight for jobs for women, for black and then green bans. Those bans saved many heritage and environmentally significant sites.

Please note this event has changed date to April 30 to avoid clashes with other events (Friday April 30 is the first date Trades Hall is available after the Comedy Festival)


Narrated by Alice Walker, Maestra (Spanish for teacher) explores the experiences of nine women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy in the 1961 literacy campaign within one year. 

Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them. Film by Catherine Murphy. 2013. 32 min.

Chaired by Ian Ellis-Jones, (Green Left journalist and commentator on Cuba)


Legendary Melbourne Punk Band, Painters and Dockers are performing a one-off show to raise funds for Timor Leste in the wake of the current combined crisis of increasing COVID outbreaks and this week's disastrous flooding which has caused massive destruction and displacement.

75 years ago, on May 1 (May Day), 1946, hundreds of Aboriginal workers began walking off dozens of pastoral stations across the vast Pilbara region to fight for wages and better living conditions.
We invite you to join us and members of the Pilbara Strike families in Fremantle to honour the courage and determination of the strikers, and commemorate this pivotal, yet little known event in our shared history.

From the award-winning director of 'Sea of Life' Julia Barnes, Bright Green Lies takes a critical look at so-called “green” technology and the movement that’s pushing to destroy the earth under the guise of environmental protection.

The ‘Jobs for Women’ action group was a force to be reckoned with. They won the right to work at BHP, but the fight for equality wasn’t over. The women faced discrimination and sexism in the workplace and after only eight months on the job, a slump in the industry forced BHP to retrench many of their workers. And yes, as you probably guessed the women went first – last employed first to go. Steadfast the group of women took to the campaign trail again arguing that if they hadn’t had to fight for so long to get jobs in the first place then they wouldn’t have been the last employed.


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