Book Launch: The Pacific Solution

Please join us for the launch of The Pacific Solution by Susan Metcalfe.

RSVP Wednesday September 29

Paper Chain Bookstore, 34 Franklin St, Manuka. Ph 6295 6723.

The Australian Government said frankly, ‘we don’t want to accept you, you are
never going to get accepted’. On the other hand, it wasn’t safe for us to go
back home as well. It’s like you are in space, disconnected from the earth and
the sky, uncertain of having a future.

Between 2001 and 2008, Australia detained a total of 1,637 asylum-seekers in

Sept 26 - WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS, Green Left Weekly Special Event!

23 years after Oliver Stone's original archetype of 80s excess comes the sequel - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Come to this special advance screening and support Australia's #1 progressive media Green Left Weekly. 6.30pm Sept 26, Palace Barracks Cinema, Petrie Tce, Brisbane. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Ph: 0423 741 734 or 3831 2644: Tickets $18 waged, $13 concession, $25 solidarity.

The Happiest Refugee - Anh Do: Wheeler Centre

The Wheeler Centre, 6:15PM - 7:15PM, Tuesday 14 September 2010

This is a free event. Booking recommended.

Anh Do nearly didn’t make it to Australia. His entire family came close
to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam
in an overcrowded boat.

Anh Do talks to Sam Pang the tragedy, humour and
heartache of life in Australia and the path that lead him to become of
Australia’s best loved comedians.

Eyewitness account: Venezuela - building a grassroots democracy

Guest speakers Federico Fuentes & Kiraz Janicke, Green Left Weekly journalists based in Caracas for the last 3 years.

While the mainstream media either ignores or demonizes Venezuela, there are remarkable steps being taken in building real community and worker democracy. Come and hear about the grassroots creation of communes, councils and workers control - and how the recent elections will impact the future of this experiment in social change.

Organised by Socialist Alliance and Green Left Weekly

Politics in the Pub: Where now for people power after the election?

The Australia Institute and Unions ACT will host Politics in the Pub.

Amanda Tattersall (author) and Simon Sheikh (GetUp) will discuss ‘Where now for people power after the election?’ Charles Firth will MC.

Amanda will also launch her new book Power in Coalition: strategies for strong unions and social change. The event is free and will take place in The Lounge Bar, Level 3, @ The Uni Pub, 17 London Circuit.


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