Public meeting: Fukushima. The nuclear disaster & global health.

The nuclear disaster in Fukushima continues with wide and ongoing ramifications. An expert panel will review what happened and discuss the social, economic and political dynamics of the nuclear industry in Japan, including plutonium re-use, radiation exposures and risks, and the public health response.

Panel:
Richard Tanter (Nautilus Institute),
Jim Falk (longtime antinuclear activist),
Tilman Ruff (ICAN chair).

11am (morning tea at 10:30am).

Nossal Institute, 4th floor Alan Gilbert Building, cnr Barry & Grattan Sts, Carlton.

Part of the Nossal Institute Seminar Series.

Public meeting: Ending the nuclear weapons era. Marking the 15th anniversary of them International Court of Justice's landmark ruling on the illegality of nuclear weapons.

Please join us for this free event focusing on the legal and humanitarian case for abolishing nuclear weapons.

Speakers:
Malcolm Fraser (former PM),
Junko Morimoto (author & Hiroshima survivor),
Tilman Ruff (ICAN chair),
Helen Durham (Red Cross legal expert),
Ramesh Thakur (ANU professor).

The Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall.

Protest: High-end fashion, low-end ethics. Demand workers of liquidated knitwear company Blossom Road (who produced solely for high-end fashion firm Scanlan & Theodore) get their just entitlements.

Assemble Town Hall, Swanston St, City then march to Scanlan & Theodore, 285 Little Collins St, City

Protest: Free Somyot Pruksakasemsuk (Thailand).

On April 30 Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a journalist and labour activist, was arrested. He is facing up to 15 years in prison under the law of lese majeste (defaming, insulting or threatening the royal family).
These laws have been used by the present Thai government, headed by Abhisit Vejjajiva, to crack down on dissent and protest activities.
This repression is targeted at labour and human right activists, journalists and supporters of the popular-based Red Shirt movement.
There are currently hundreds of Thai activists detained under these laws. Many others are in exile overseas.

Film screening: Our Generation.

From the ongoing controversy of the Northern Territory Intervention, to being forced off their traditional lands into larger townships crippled by social dysfunction, to their languages being removed from school education, to mining deals sidelining traditional owners, the Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory are fighting for freedom.
Our Generation is their untold story, of a struggle hidden from the eyes of mainstream Australia.

Q & A after screening.
Presented by Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

Rally: Blockade Against 'Economic & Social Outlook Conference'. 'A who's who that's screwing you.'

Gathering together to 'Ride the resource boom to lasting prosperity' as they put it are a who's who of the Australian political field. For those that are concerned about the treatment of refugees, the NT Intervention, workers rights, increase in police powers in Victoria (including the anti-swear laws), university cut backs, increase in the nuclear industry or any of those of us not lucky enough to be 'riding the resource boom' come along and demonstrate.

Business & Economics Building, Melbourne University.

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