After Fukushima: The future of nuclear power as seen by the Japanese Greens

Come along and hear leading members of the Japanese Greens, Rikiya Adachi and Namiho Matsumoto talk about their country's experience with nuclear energy after the massive accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Join in the discussion about the implications for Australia as one of the world's largest suppliers of uranium. Be part of the debate about the future of nuclear power in Australia and around the world. Organised by Greens MP John Kaye, RSVPs appreciated.

Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St

Public Lecture: Human rights, refugees and asylum seekers

With Keynote speakers: Professor Stephen Castles, University of Sydney & Associate Director International Migration Institute, University of Oxford; The Hon Catherine Branson QC, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission & Human Rights Commissioner; Followed by a roundtable discussion with:
Prabha Gulati - Asylum Seekers Centre of NSW; Abdul Karim Hekmat Fairfield Migrant Resource Centre; Paul Power – Refugee Council of Australia; Kate Temby –Australian Human Rights Commission. Free event.

Australian Human Rights Commission, Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney

ERC Afternoon Tea for the Future "Kiribati Youth and Climate Change"

Kateia Kaikai from Kiribati will present two interesting short films on ‘Kiribati Youth & Climate Change’, which were first screened during the United Nation Conference in Copenhagen, December 2009 and the UNICEF Pacific Islands Conference in Fiji. Kiribati is on the frontline of those islands affected by Climate Change. $5/2.

Edmund Rice Centre, 15 Henley Road, Homebush West (Flemington Station)

ERC Film Premiere: The Hungry Tide climate-change documentary

Come to the first Sydney screening after its sell-out premiere at the Sydney Film Festival. Film-maker Tom Zubrycki's feature-length documentary focuses on Edmund Rice Centre's Pacific Outreach Officer, Maria Tiimon and the devastating effects of sea-encroachments on her homeland, Kiribati. Tickets $20/15, funds raised to the campaign work of Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP).

Drinks from 6pm, film at 7pm, Chauvel Cinema, cnr Oatley Rd and Oxford St. Paddington, NSW.

After SBS's "Go Back" - visit refugees in Villawood

In the wake of SBS's powerful television event "Go Back Where You Came From", where 6 'average Australians' were taken from the comfort of first-world Australia and briefly experienced life as a fleeing refugee in the Middle East, Africa, Malaysia and Australia, now is the time to step up refugee solidarity.

This weekend join the Resistance visit to Villawood Detention Centre. You must have 100 points of ID. Please email or call to let us know you'd like to take part.

Meet noon at Leightonfield train station, Villawood.


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