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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.

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.

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.

Two days of workshops and panels, featuring local and international speakers. Program includes:

SATURDAY
11am -1pm Why ecosocialism: The global fight for a red-green future
2pm-3:45pm Workshops
4pm-6pm Trade unions and the green transition we need

SUNDAY
11am-1pm Behind the US/Australia campaign against China
2pm-3:45pm Workshops
4pm-6pm Fighting the right, building an anti-capitalist left

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.

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.

Bunurong man Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning Australian writer and editor. He is published nationally and internationally and his fiction and non-fiction works have won several national literary competitions.

His best seller, Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? explores the history of Aboriginal land management, animal husbandry and culinary and architectural achievements prior to colonisation.

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 is turning 30!

Help us celebrate by sending us a short message, or posting it to your socials using the hashtag #greenleft30.

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

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.

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.

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

Capitalism is sending humanity and the planet on a collision course towards ecocide.

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting just how deadly agribusiness, deforestation and the unending pursuit of private profit really is.

It has also shown that governments can move fast when they need to: social safety nets have been put in place — albeit temporary ones — including those we were always told “we” could not afford.

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.

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