Public meeting: Financing the transformation to a zero carbon economy. Why we can afford more jobs and a better life.

Community forum with Ann Pettifor, a British economist and campaigner for justice and ecological sustainability; a member of the Green New Deal working group in the UK, a group focused on working out practical ways to make the global economic system fairer, give workers a better deal, wind back the power of corporations and the big banks, and at the same time lead the necessary transformation to ecological sustainability.

New Internationalist Bookshop, Trades Hall.

Socialist Ideas Conference.

RMIT University Function Room, Swanston St, City (next to CBA ATMs).

A chance to discuss some of the basic ideas of socialism and their application to the world today in workshops and plenaries.

World in crisis: A socialist view; Marxist economics: A primer; Racism: What it is and how to fight it; Can socialism win mass support? Socialism or anarchism?; National oppression, nationalism and internationalism; Women's oppression past and present; Class in Australia today.

Presented by Socialist Alliance & Resistance; sponsored by Green Left Weekly. Registration $15/$5.

Conference: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) National Youth Conference.

ICAN will hold a conference for 18 to 30 year olds including workshops, forums, presentations, social events and street actions. Participants will have the chance to meet leading disarmament experts and devise ways to transform the vision of nuclear abolition into reality.

Evatt Room, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton. Registration fee $30, not including accommodation, travel or food.

Public meeting: Financing the transformation to a zero carbon economy. Why we can afford more jobs and a better life.

Speaker: Ann Pettifor (British economist and campaigner for justice and ecological sustainability; member of the Green New Deal working group in the UK, a group focused on working out practical ways to make the global economic system fairer, give workers a better deal, wind back the power of corporations and the big banks, and at the same time lead the necessary transformation to ecological sustainability).

Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall. Drinks provided.

Public meeting: MAPW National Council welcome & film screening.

In early September the Medical Association for the Prevention of War will be holding a national council meeting in Melbourne, providing an opportunity for MAPW members and supporters to take part in developing strategy and networking. The council meeting is being held on the Friday evening before the National Conference and will include a screening of the movie Beating the bomb. Food will be provided. All welcome.

Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St., Carlton (enter from Victoria St).

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