Public Meeting- asylum seekers: facts vs spin

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Mark Goudkamp (Refugee Action Coalition Sydney) and Gleny Rae (participant SBS "Go back where you came from")
7:30pm Thursday 4th August
Newcastle Leagues Club
17 National Park Street Newcastle West (bistro open)
Refugee Action Network Newcastle
Bev: 4962 2160 or Niko: 0406 296 141

Fundraiser: Comic Emissions: YCAN Comedy Gala 2011.

A night of humour to raise funds for seriously great community climate campaigning. Featuring a line-up of some of Melbourne's finest and most intelligent comedians:
Catherine Deveny, Mathew Kenneally, Ben Pobjie, Stella Young, Scott Abbot, Toby Halligan, Kate McLennan, Mohammed 'Mo' El-Leissy, Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall and James Bramwell.

Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy.

$25/$18. Book tickets on website.

Public meeting: Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki bombings.

Speakers: Hans Kristensen (a leading nuclear weapons expert with the Federation of American Scientists) &
Gareth Evans (previously head of the Global Crisis Group and co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament).

Event co-sponsored by MAPW, ICAN, the Nossal Institute & Japanese for Peace.

Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne (State Library building).

Discussion will be followed (around 7:30pm) by Japanese tea hosted by Japanese for Peace.

Rally: Shut down Israeli Apartheid! Defend the right to protest!

Join this pro-Palestine protest as part of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS). Help shut down Max Brenner! Defend the right to protest! Defend the Boycott Israel 19!

Max Brenner Chocolates is a 100% Israeli-owned company belonging to the Strauss Group, the second largest Israeli food and beverage company. On the 'corporate responsibility' section of its website, the Strauss Group emphasises the support it gives to the Israeli army.

Stories around the fire: Fitzroy's Aboriginal history.

Featuring Stories from: Wurundjeri elder Ringo Terrick; playwright John Harding; political activist Robbie Thorpe; Office of Housing resident and daughter of the late Aunty Denise, Lorina Lovett. With music by Dave Arden and Kutcha Edwards.

5-7pm (storytelling starts at 5.30pm).

The Meeting Place, Atherton Gardens Housing Estate, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.


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