Wentworth Falls: Indigenous rights film, Our Generation

Journalist and author Jeff McMullen will speak at a screening of Our Generation, a fillm by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis. It examines "unresolved issues around Aboriginal rights and Indigenous disadvantage" and features the music of Yothu Yindi, Archie Roach, Gurrumul and the John Butler trio.

Thursday October 27, 6.30pm,
Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Great Western Highway.
Free entry.

Organised by Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation.
Phone Lyn at 4758 6811 for more info.

Katoomba: Footlight Festival - promoting sustainable living

There will be lots of stalls, talks, workshops, music, kid's entertainment and more.
Saturday, October 22, from 12 noon.

North Katoomba Primary School,
cnr Mistral and Barton St, Katoomba.

If you'd like to help out on the combined Katoomba Area Climate action Now/Transition Blue Mountains stall please contact info@katoombacan.org

If you'd like to contact Transition Blue Mountains please email: info@transitionbluemountains.org.au or ph 47824897. More information is available at transitionbluemountains.org.au

Mt Victoria: Politics@the Pictures -- Salt of the Earth

The Blue Mountains Union Council is screening Salt of the Earth, the 1950s classic, once-banned movie about a bitter strike by Mexican-American mineworkers in New Mexico, for racial equality in their working conditions.
The screening will raise funds for the Blue Mountains Women's Health and Resource Centre.
Saturday, November 12, 8.15pm,
Mt Vic Flicks,
Harvey Ave, Mt Victoria
Tickets $10/$8 conc.
Contact Debra on 4787 1401 for info or tickets.

Seeking Justice Q&A Event, Asylum Seeker Centre

Gilbert + Tobin and the Asylum Seekers Centre of NSW invite you to Seeking Justice, a special Q&A exploring the rights of asylum seekers in Australia. Be part of a lively debate which explores the need for a just and humane approach to Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers while upholding our human rights obligations. With The Hon Catherine Branson QC, John Menadue AO, and Professor Louise Newman AM, who will address topics ranging from the recent High Court ruling to the need for Australian policy makers to show leadership on this issue. Fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Centre.

The radical ideas of Noam Chomsky - a range of forums and events

Well known political activist and dangerous thinker Noam Chomsky is the winner of the Sydney Peace Prize, and will attend events in Sydney on Nov 2 and 3. In the lead up to this, various forums are being organised around Chomsky's ideas.
* The radical ideas of Noam Chomsky, UNSW campus forum. 1pm, Tuesday 18 October. Morven Brown rm 207. Free. With Peter Slezak, Associate Professor in the school of History and Philosophy

40th anniversary of the Levine ruling & abortion rights

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Levine ruling, which opened up access to safe, legal abortion for women in NSW, the Women’s Abortion Action Campaign (WAAC) is organising a public forum. The forum will recall the hardships Australian women faced when abortion was illegal, commemorate the progress in the last 40 years, and also take up today’s challenges in the fight to defend and extend reproductive rights. Speakers include Dr Caroline de Costa, Katherine Henry, Kate Gleeson, Wendy McCarthy.

NSW Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills

Wall Street Occupation - Is this the beginning of the end of corporate rule?

"We are the 99%!" is the cry of the Wall Street Occupiers who have sparked an important worldwide movement in opposition to the corporate rulers. This forum will discuss the dynamics of the movement, how we can give solidarity, and more importantly, what next steps we can take here to end political rule by the corporate rich.

Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth (next to McIver station).

Hosted by Socialist Alliance and Resistance.

Kathy Kelly - 'The Cost of War the Price of Peace - in Afghanistan and Palestine'

Kathy Kelly, described as 'perhaps the most respected person in the US peace movement', is coming to Sydney. She has been nominated 3 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2009, she lived in Gaza during the Operation Cast Lead bombing. She was also in Lebanon during and after the 2006 Israeli assaults on southern Lebanon.

Padding Uniting Church Hall, 395 Oxford St Paddington

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