Tampa Day protest against mandatory detention

The Tampa incident in 2001 was a turning point. John Howard used military force in violation of the refugee convention, international law and the law of the sea. Join us to stand against the demonisation of asylum seekers that continues to this day.

Perth Immigration Detention Centre, Baker Rd (at Perth Domestic Airport). (Or meet 1:30pm East Perth train station for transport.)

Organised by Refugee Rights Action Network

Latin American Documentary Films Nights

Join us for two evenings of great films from across Latin America (All movies with English subtitles, & some of them English sound only)

THURSDAY 11 August, 7pm

7.00pm MALA LECHE ( BAD BLOOD) - CHILE

8.30pm EL CESARE -COLOMBIA
HUMAN RIGHTS STRUGGLES

FRIDAY, 12 August 7pm

7.00pm EL NORTE - MEXICO

8.30pm THE BLACK PIMPERNEL - CHILE
(SEPTEMBER 11 IS NEARBY)

2 Days: $15/10 waged/student; $20 Solidarity
1 Day: $10/5; $15 solidarity

Light food and drinks available

Organised by; Latin American Solidarity Network

Public rally: Stop Coal Seam Gas drilling in Sydney!

In the wake of CSG devastating effects in the US and Qld, Dart Energy are proposing to do CSG drilling in Sydney - the first attempt to drill in a city area in Australia! Protest to show your opposition.

Rally at Camperdown Park, Cnr Lennox and Eliza sts, march through Newtown and St Peters to the Dart Energy proposed drilling site, and then a community picnic with speakers and music in Sydney Park - right next to the proposed CSG drilling site.

Organised by Sydney Residents Against Coal Seam Gas

Benefit: Film premiere "Anima Mundi" + book launch of Costa Georgiadis' "Permaculture Pioneers"

Australian Youth Climate Coalition, 100% Renewables and Beyond Zero Emissions Benefit

7.00 pm Launch by David Holmgren of the book "Permaculture Pioneers"
7.25 Anima Mundi - Permaculture, Climate Change, Peak Oil and the Soul of the World
8.45 Costa Georgiadis: Why coal seam gas is everyone's business... How our food security and water security are being decided without us!
9.00 Networking and drinks in the foyer.

Local organic fingerfood by Food Connect

Where: Paddington, NSW - Chauvel Cinema, Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd

Class, conflict and revolution in Venezuela: Is the Bolivarian revolution moving towards socialism?

Special public forum with guest speaker from Venezuela, Dr Steve Ellner, researcher, writer and lecturer at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. Ellner also teaches in the Chavez government's university based Mission Sucre, and has authored books including: Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Polarization and the Chávez Phenomenon; Venezuela's Movimiento al Socialismo: From Guerrilla Defeat to Electoral Politics; and Organized Labor in Venezuela, l958-l991: Behaviour and Concerns in a Democratic Setting.

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