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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.

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.

The federal and News South Wales state governments are using the COVID-19 pandemic to further attack workers' rights, jobs and conditions. The fight for pandemic leave, job security and the return of genuine income support are crucial for all workers. Join a panel of union activists who will outline the issues facing workers in essential sectors — including the public service, education, construction, health care and recreation facilities.

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.

Join online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81385191024

In-person gatherings at
Brisbane: Albion Peace Centre 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor 4030.
Boorloo (Perth): 15/5 Aberdeen Street, (next to McIver station), Perth, WA

Times
2:00pm (Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, Qld)
1:30pm (South Australia)
12:00pm (WA)
1:30pm (NT)

The defeat of the US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan is summed up by the image of a United States helicopter rescuing diplomats from Kabul’s Green Zone.

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.

On September 25, people across the world are taking action in solidarity with the women of Afghanistan.

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.

COP26, the United Nations Climate Change conference, aims to get country pledges to rapidly reduce carbon and methane emissions in the next 10 years.

The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, committed countries to try to stop warming at 1.5C — but it didn’t commit them to take any specific action when it came to emissions Australia’s PM Scott Morrison has gone to Glasgow to see what he can do to water down the targets needed. He is only prepared to talk about 2050 targets, not targets for 2030.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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