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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.

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.

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.

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

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 @

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.

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
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

Covid 19 pandemic, the State, and the far right: A left response

Tuesday 24 Aug, 6:30pm via zoom at

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Australia with the surge in cases from the more infectious delta strain in Sydney.

Now that there is a significant outbreak in Sydney, people have shifted their focus onto the Federal government for leaving the population unvaccinated with a slow and mismanaged vaccine rollout.

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.

Public forum
Capitalism & Violence against women: The New Resistance
Tuesday March 17th, 6.30pm (meal available from 6pm)
Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St , Melbourne CBD

Women around the world are leading new campaigns against misogynist violence and harassment and the promotion of sexism by conservative governments and right-wing populist forces. This forum will look at these inspiring movements and the central place of women’s liberation in the struggle against capitalism.

Green Left Performance Night - a night of Cultural Dissent

Saturday 27 November
7pm (doors open from 6pm)
Maritime Union Hall, 46-54 Ireland St, West Melbourne
(3 min walk from North Melbourne station)

Here is our line-up of talented comedians and comic bards with attitude, from a range of social backgrounds. 

Nicky Barry - comedian.
Helchild - satirical character comedian / comic poet.
Aarti Vincent - comedian.
Clinton Gin - comedian.
Krutika Harale - comedian.
James Warren - comedian.

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.

This four-part seminar series will address: The cause of pandemics, droughts, soil erosion and land and river system degradation.

Join socialist activists, artists and academics Dr. Markela Panegyres and Dr. Aleksandr Andreas Wansbrough in a discussion about the history, ideas, and nature of revolutionary art.

Markela and Aleks’s joint presentation will give an overview of revolutionary art movements and artists.

After the presentations and discussion, stick around and participate in Green Left ’s revolutionary art auction.

Art donated to Green Left will be auctioned off to raise funds for the people’s powered press. If you want to donate some art contact 0434 540 903

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.

No Extradition: Julian Assange's Father & The Struggle for His Son's Freedom. (Director, Pablo Navarrete, 35 mins, Alborada Films). Featuring John Shipton plus Nils Melzer (UN Special Rapporteur on Torture), M.I.A, John Pilger, Lowkey, Lisa Longstaff + others.


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