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Green Left Weekly is now on sale at Three Sisters secondhand bookshop (open Tues-Sun, Noon-6pm) in Bathurst Rd, Katoomba (opposite the pedestrian crossing outside the railway station). The new issue will be available every Thursday. It is near the front counter -- if you can't see it, just ask. Now you never need to miss an issue! GLW is still available every Saturday in Katoomba, 10am-1pm at Hapenny Lane (near Fresh cafe and the Food Coop), but if you can't make it at that time, or miss an issue, please drop in at Three Sisters bookshop and pick up your latest copy there.

Rally: REFUGEES ARE WELCOME!

* End the freeze on asylum seeker claims
* Say no to another Tampa election

State Library,
Cnr Latrobe & Swanston Sts,
City.

The recent decisions to freeze processing of all claims by asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, and to re-open the notorious Curtin detention centre, are taking us back to the dark days of Australia's recent past.

Refugees should be welcomed to this country, not vilified, victimised and used as political footballs to secure electoral advantage. Seeking asylum is not a crime - it is a human right.

Socialist Alliance West Branch Conference.

All Welcome!

West Footscray Neighbourhood House,
539 Barkly St West Footscray
(walk from West Footscray station or catch Bus 220 from Footscray).

the proposed agenda is as follows:

1) Australian politics, the ALP and the Federal election
Backflips galore, freezing asylum-seeker applications, attacks on Indigenous and welfare rights, criminal inaction on climate change.... - how shall we respond?

Margarita Windisch (Socialist Alliance Senate candidate) will lead a discussion on the key issues confronting working people in the lead up to the Federal and state elections.

Socialist Ideas Seminar: Women - Equal participants in society or oppressed sex?

Resistance Centre,
Level 5, 407 Swanston St,
City (opp. RMIT).

Women today have supposedly never had it so good but this claim rings rather hollow when one looks at the facts. Far from being equal participants in society with men, women face a series of formidable obstacles. Will this ever change under capitalism? What can socialism offer?
Presenter: Anthea Stutter.

[Background reading: Pat Brewer, The Dispossession of Women (Resistance Books, 2000).]

Presented by Socialist Alliance.

10th Annual Green Left Weekly Comedy Debate!

'Tony Abbot is our saviour!'
A fundraiser for Green Left Weekly.

7.30pm (for 8pm start).
Brunswick Town Hall,
cnr Sydney Rd & Dawson St, Brunswick.

Political backflips & budgie-smugglers. A sparkling night of progressive comedy hosted by Melbourne legend Rod Quantock. Catherine Deveny, Toby Halligan, Courteney Hocking, Mathew Kenneally, Trent McCarthy and others TBA debate the issue.
Food & drink available.

Tickets: $40 solidarity, $25 waged, $12 concession.

Tickets:
bookings essential
online with your credit card at http://www.trybooking.com/embed.aspx?eid=2901;

Socialist Ideas Seminar: Cuba — Popular Power, Fighting Bureaucracy & Rectifying Errors.

Resistance Centre,
Level 5, 407 Swanston St,
City (opp. RMIT)

A discussion of the Cuban Revolution and the problems it faces.
Presenter: Chris Slee.
This is one of a regular series of seminars to be held each Wednesday fortnight on key questions facing the socialist movement; each seminar will feature a talk which will be followed by discussion.

[Background reading: Chris Slee, Cuba: How the Workers and Peasants Made the Revolution (Resistance Books, 2008).]

Presented by Socialist Alliance.

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