The corporate media is in damage control over the revelations that the Murdoch empire hacked the phones of murder victims and the war dead, bribed police, and had seamless access to the highest levels of government. How can we bring the whole monopoly media to account and the the corporate system behind it, and create the progressive, people-powered alternatives so desperately needed? Speakers: Antony Loewenstein (Independent journalist & author); Wendy Bacon (Journalism Professor at Centre for Independent Journalism); Stuart Munckton (Green left Weekly co-editor). Dinner available from 6pm.
Arrest Tony Blair on his ‘no regrets’ warmonger speaking tour. Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (Darling Harbour).
Australia is a country built on migration and we're in the 21st centuary, but we STILL see racist attitudes in our society, media and politicians. What the fuck! Why is it that race is still an issue? Who benefits from racism and why? Is there anything we can do to stop the hate? Come along to the first Resistance meeting in our NEW Resistance Centre- 22 Mountain St, Ultimo (Off Broadway). Come down for a coffee and chat. ALL WELCOME.
David Hicks was tortured and unlawfully detained in Guantanamo, he has never been convicted of any crime in any valid court. The government is moving against David Hicks for "proceeds from crime". Come and show your support for David and his family, for human rights and the rule of law. NSW Supreme Court, 184 Phillip St, city. Organised by the Justice Campaign.
Initiated by the Activist Teachers Network, Sponsored by the NSW Teachers Federation & Unions NSW. Cyprus Club, 58-76 Stanmore Road, Stanmore.
The NSW Government is sponsoring a $900 a head Mineral Exploration and Investment Conference in Sydney, where government and industry players will discuss how to carve up NSW for coal and gas mining and destroy communities, the environment and the agricultural potential of the state. Lets have our own conference – a conference for food, water and communities! Rally at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Phillip St, city. Activists from campaign groups around the state will address the rally. Register on Facebook.
Eastern Suburbs Socialist Alliance branch meeting: Paul Benedek, SA NSW co-convenor and active in Sydney Residents Against Coal Seam Gas, will discuss the campaign against drilling in Sydney, and the growing alliance of city and country to defend land, water and communities. Dinner available 6pm. Address: 44 / 24 (4th floor) Council St, Bondi Junction.
Launch of a public campaign to promote rail over road transport. Speakers include: George Crisp (Doctors for the Environment on particulate pollution) & Jon Strachan (Fremantle Society) supported by a panel of commentators.
Reception Room, upstairs at the rear of Fremantle Town Hall, High St, Fremantle.
Lecture: The empowered citizen: the importance of education and equality for a modern democracy, by Hon Catherine Branson, QC, President & Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission. At Newcastle City Hall. Doors open at 5.30 pm. Free entry, but registration is required at: (online) www.hvrf.com.au; (email) firstname.lastname@example.org; or (ph) 49694566. Lecture Series 2011 Democracy and a Civil Society. Organised by Hunter Valley Research Foundation.
At Hunter Community Environment Centre, 169 Parry St (opp Community Arts Centre), Hamilton East. CAN meets on First & Third Wednesdays of every month. Enquiries: 8588 1260 or email: email@example.com