An 11-piece band playing a dynamic mix of Ska, Reggae, Latin, funk, hip-hop, swing and more. We'll get you off your seat, onto the dance floor and into the street! In the same spirit as progressive artists such as Spearhead, Asian Dub Foundation, Manu Chao, Ozomatli and Rage against the Machine, The Conch plays music for change. Don't just get angry, get funky! 9pm. The Penny Black, 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
Sunday, September 21, 11am. On September 21, world leaders will be touching down in New York City for the UN's emergency summit on climate change. As they arrive, hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets globally, calling on our leaders to use this summit to commit to bold climate action.11am. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City.
Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT).
A Socialist Alliance public meeting
(meal from 6pm)
Just as an international campaign helped isolate the apartheid regime in South Africa, so too an international campaign in the form of boycotts, divestment initiatives and sanctions (BDS) can exert political pressure on apartheid Israel make a just settlement with the Palestinians. The speakers will address Israel's ongoing human rights violations in Gaza and the West Bank from an eyewitness perspective and discuss the increasingly influential BDS campaign.
After a year of mass mobilisations and school/university occupations across Chile by students fighting for free and quality education, the students have decided to start 2012 in style, setting March 15 as the first National Day of action of the year. Thus we have called this action as a show of solidarity with their struggle and this day of action.
Federation Square, City.
Tuesday, January 20
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener were the first two men executed in Melbourne on 20th January 1842. They were indigenous freedom fighters who took up arms against the colonisers and paid the ultimate price for taking up arms to defend themselves against the invasion of their lands and the genocide of their people.
An ongoing campaign seeks to get a permanent memorial built to remember them.
Sunday, May 18
We're throwing a BBQ to celebrate Earthworker Co-operative. There'll be beer and cider by Triple Eight brewing cooperative and the Good Brew Company. Featuring bands: Soul Island (a big soul band), Bin Juice (four folk punks). 6pm. Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South.
RAC’s next major rally calling to Bring Them Here will be Sun Oct 8, 2pm, State Library.
Richard Di Natale - Leader of Australian Greens
Taqi Azra - Hazara refugee and NUW organiser
Yasmin and Shawfikul - Australian Burmese Rohingyan Organisation
Craig McGregor - Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association
David Johns - ex Manus teacher
Max Costello - member of Labor 4 Refugees and Workplace Health and Safety Lawyer.
A free, open-air concert featuring performances by two of Australia's most celebrated musical icons, John Butler Trio and Clare Bowditch, in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Missy Higgins will send a message of support from where she is touring in the United States. Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown will also address the crowd. 6pm. Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, City. Entry is free but donations to our Kimberley campaign are welcome.
Eelam Tamil Association Victoria presents:
A Multicultural Night of Song & Dance
by the Palestinian, Kurdish & Tamil Community
Special feature: "Live Reggae Band", Ras Yahkov
MUA Hall, 54 Ireland st, West Melbourne (near North Melbourne train station)
Entry $10/$5 concession
Martin Ferguson MP's Electoral Office, 159 High Street, Preston, Australia
On Saturday it was revealed that the Federal Government has been contracting a private intelligence company to spy on environmental and community groups' communications on the internet.