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Ecosocialism 2020

Ecosocialism 2020, an online conference to be hosted by Green Left on October 24-25, will look at capitalist globalisation, the ecological crisis and campaigning for an alternative ecosocialist future.

Green Left is publishing this Ecosocialist Manifesto for discussion and further development at a series of Ecosocialism conferences in several cities next month.

Part of a series of conferences, seminars and forums in October across the country more info at Ecosocialism 2022.

Tickets: $30/$10/$5.

Workshops and panels on the struggle for a safe climate, workers rights, and international solidarity with the oppressed.

Building a non-sectarian collaborative movement to win Aboriginal Sovereignty, social justice and save the planet.

Saturday 1 October

10am | Registration

10:45 | Acknowledgement of country

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.

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.

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.

Public Forum: Repression and Resistance in Myanmar/Burma
Tuesday April 15, 6:30pm
Red & Orange Rooms, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street (opposite the Queen Victoria Market), Melbourne
Speakers:
Jed Din, Victorian Myanmar Youth
Allen Jennings, Green Left journalist
Ronan Lee, International State Crime Initiative (SCI), author of ""Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide - identity, history & hate speech

FEMINIST & LGBTIQ+ WALKING TOUR

Sunday April 18, 11-1.30pm

Find out about Sydney's feminist and LGBTIQ+ struggle history.

On the back of International Women's Day and Mardi Gras, this walking tour will catalogue the resistance against the heteropatriarchy.

Rescheduled because of wet weather on March 21, tickets are still available for this inspiring tour.

It’ll explore key women’s rights and LGBTIQ+ street fighting events excluded and muted within the annals of public memory.

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.

Special guests:
Marcel Cartier (Hip-Hop artist. Journalist, Green Left contributor and co-editor of Kurdistan Media Project)
Steve Sweeney (Morning Star International Editor. Founder of Journalists for Democracy in Turkey & Kurdistan. Co-editor of Kurdistan Media Project)
Heval Herki (spokesperson for the Australian Federation of Democratic Kurdish Centres and a member of Kurdish National Congress)
Hosted by: Susan Price, Green Left International Editor.

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.

Two days of workshops and panels, featuring local and international speakers. Topics include: Why ecosocialism: The global fight for a red-green future; Trade unions and the green transition we need; Behind the US/Australia campaign against China; Fighting the right, building an anti-capitalist left.

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.

In the 1960s radical socialists led by Jack Mundy were elected leaders of the NSW Builders Labourers Federation. They not only won better pay and conditions for building workers, their radical environmental politics shook all of Australia.

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)

Speakers:

Public Forum: Behind the Cold War on China, Tuesday, 27 July, 6:30pm (dinner from 6pm) @ Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston Street, City.

Also available to attend via ZOOM @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81628121071

In the past year, we have seen an escalation of rhetoric against China - anti-Asian racism drummed up by Donald Trump & the 'drums of war' from politicians like Peter Dutton.

Australia has been complicit, with the US, in a major military build-up against China.

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