New book by Otto Ondawame, which analyses the impact of Indonesian colonisation on the people of West Papua, and their reactions to it. Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd.
Al Nakba is the Catastrophe - the 1948 creation of apartheid Israel through the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Rally in solidarity with the people of Palestine, the right of return of all Palestinians in exile, and for an end to the occupation of Palestine.
Initiated by the Gaza Defence Committee, General Union of Palestine Workers, Students for Palestine, & BDS supporting groups.
Rally Sydney Town Hall.
The publication of school league tables has profound negative consequences for students, teachers and parents. League tables are misleading, inaccurate, damaging, demoralising and unnecessary. Show your opposition to school league tables and demand that our State and Federal representatives do their job and protect students from the harm they cause. RALLY outside the office of Verity Firth MP, NSW Minister For Education, 112 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe. Community march to the office of Tanya Plibersek MP,
Federal Member for Sydney, 150 Broadway. Organised by the Inner City Teachers Association
Forum organised by the NTEU with the LHMU & NSW Teachers’ Federation on climate change and the trade union movement. Speakers: Jeremy Kerbel (LHMU), Lynn Takayama (NSWTF), Helen Masterman-Smith (NTEU). Location: NSW Teachers’ Federation Meeting Room 2, Level 1, 23-33 Mary St., Surry Hills
BOOK EARLY for a GREAT NIGHT WITH MARTIN PEARSON,
well-known comedian/singer/songwriter who recently performed to capacity audiences at the National Folk Festival
FRIDAY, 28th MAY, 7.30 pm
WHERE: GALLIPOLI LEGION CLUB, 3 Beaumont St, Hamilton
Martin presents his show: "Intelligent Design: the unwritten musical"
Plus: popular Hunter Valley Band, THE POP-UP TOASTERS
A fund-raiser for Newcastle Greens
Tickets: $20, $15 conc.
In late April, around 20,000 climate change and indigenous rights activists from around the world attended the World People’s Summit on Climate Change hosted by Bolivia’s radical government.
The conference, a grassroots alternative to the failed Copenhagen summit, was a pivotal event in the fight against global warming.
It discussed the important topics the rich countries try to ignore such as climate debt, climate refugees, problems with existing market-based solutions, and the structural causes of climate change.
6.30pm, Monday, May 10 Resistance Centre
472 Hunter St, Newcastle
Book launch of "Step by Step: Women of East Timor, Stories of Resistance and Survival" edited by Jude
Deckchair Cinema- (End of Jervois Road, off Kitchener Drive, Wharf Precinct, Darwin)
The backbone of East Timor's struggle for Independence was the determination, courage and untiring work of its women. Jude Conway's book brings together the stories of thirteen of these women. They tell in their own way what life was like, from the days of Portuguese colonialism, the Indonesian invasion and occupation, the diaspora and eventual Independence.
Socialist ideas conference featuring Jeyakumar Devaraj (Malaysian Socialist Party parliamentarian) & Kiraz Janicke (GLW Caracas-based journalist). Perth Activist Centre (and nearby venues), 15/5 Aberdeen St, East Perth (next to McIver station). Organised by Socialist Alliance.
Monthly solidarity meeting. Perth Activist Centre, 15/ 5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth (next to McIver station).
Let people inside and out know that not all Australians reject asylum seekers. Cnr Baker & McCombe, Perth Domestic Airport (opposite the boom gates to the short term parking). Organised by Refugee Rights Action Network.