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.

Palestine Solidarity Film Night

A fundraiser for Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine.
Tickets $15.
We are showing two films, ‘Palestine
Oktoberfest’, Produced and Directed by Canberra’s Lara Van Raay, and
‘Hope in a Slingshot’, Directed by Inka Stafrace.
Palestine Oktoberfest is about a Palestinian festival in a Christian town in
the West Bank and Hope in a Slingshot is the recording of Inka Stafrace’s
visit to the West Bank, also with a historical perspective. They are very
different films which complement each other, both made by Australian women film
makers. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Film screening: Exit through the gift shop

Directed by the mysterious artist "Banksy", Exit Through the Gift Shop is a brilliant examination of the underground street art culture, and an intriguing commentary on the commercialisation of art. Through the video camera of a French immigrant living in Los Angeles, we search for and ultimately find street artists Space Invader, Shepard Fairey, Banksy and others, providing a personal view of a shadowy culture.

Gaza Flotilla dinner

Fund-raising dinner and auction to raise funds for an Australian contingent to join the next international flotilla to Gaza. Items for auction include a signed pair of boxing gloves donated by Anthony Mundine and a football jersey donated by Hazem El Masri signed by the whole Canterbury Bulldogs team. Come and enjoy a great night with great entertainers Alissar Chidiac and Lina Kastoumis.

Summerland Restaurant, 457 Chapel Road, Bankstown

Free the Cuban Five: Film and update

The Cuban 5 are men who have spent 12 years in US jails for the crime of trying to prevent terrorism. The men gathered information on the right-wing Cuban exile groups that have carried out violent attacks against Cuba - but instead of pursuing the terrorists, the US government has locked up the Cubans.

Featuring: Reinaldo Garcia Perera (new Cuban Consul General); Meredith Burgmann (former President NSW LC) + short video clips

Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Rally for Ark Tribe and Workers' Safety

Construction worker Ark Tribe faces up to 6 months jail for not cooperating with an anti-union interrogation by the ABCC. The ABCC is an anti-union body set up by the Howard Government, kept by the ALP, to criminalise union activity. Since the ABCC's introduction, there has been a 95% increase in fatalities on building sites. Protest as Ark goes back to court.

Outside the ABCC office, 255 Elizabeth St, Sydney

Where to for refugee rights after the election?

Speakers include: David Shoebridge (Greens candidate, NSW state election); Nick Riemer (Refugee Action Coalition); Anti-deportation Alliance speaker; Amnesty speaker

We await the shape of the next government, after an election campaign that was a sickening race to the bottom on refugee policy between Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard. Neither major party has a mandate for refugee bashing. The party gaining the strongest swing was The Greens, who stood up for refugee rights.

Eyewitness to Israel’s murder on the Gaza flotilla - UQ and City meetings

Ahmed Talib, Jerry Campbell were part of the Gaza freedom flotilla when Israeli commandos attacked, killing 9 activists. Ahmed was shot. Come to this special eyewitness event. They will be speaking twice:
12 noon Wed Sept 22nd Room 342, Building 67, UQ St Lucia Campus
6:30pm Wed Sept 22nd TLC building, 16 Peel st, South Brisbane
For more info Phone: 0410621884

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