After enduring for over 50 years the Cuban Revolution is today squaring up to perhaps its greatest challenge. Facing severe economic problems, it is embarking on a major turn in order to survive. This seminar will look at Cuba's situation and the measures that its leadership is projecting. Speaker: Dave Holmes. 7pm (cheap meal 6.30pm). Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT). For more info ph 9639 8622.
The author and journalist will be speaking for the first time in Australia this August. Will's work has brought the world's attention to the US government's post-911 repression of environmental and animal rights activists, also known as the Green Scare. Come and see him speak about these issues for the first time in Australia. 7pm. Kindness House, 288 Brunswick st, Fitzroy. Entry by donation.
Thursday, June 25
Protest against changed work conditions and job losses. 10-11am. Melbourne Town Hall, cnr Collins & Swanston Sts, City.
Wednesday, April 20
We will be celebrating with a peaceful act of mass civil disobedience throughout the event as a protest against cannabis prohibition. Our message is simple: Prohibition hurts people. 3pm. Flagstaff Gardens, City.
International speaker representing the Chilean students grassroots movement 'Convergencia Estudiantil' fighting for a fair, just and quality education system in Chile.
Trades Hall Basement, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South.
Organised by Latin American Solidarity Network. Supported by Chile Solidarity Melbourne.
Revival event celebrating the traditional Rock against Racism ideology. Aboriginal people speak out against racism and injustice in music, song and lyric.
Archie Roach, Dan Sultan & Scott Wilson and others.
4:30 till midnight.
Bella Union Bar,
Trades Hall, Carlton.
Sunday, April 26
Syriza in Greece, the Occupy Movement, Tahrir Square . . . what do recent popular movements have in common? And what does it tell us about how democracy will look in the future? Speakers: Colin Long (President, Victorian Trades Hall), Seba Bebawi (Swinburne University.), Abl Soh (RMIT), Andrea Gorman (March Australia), Owen Bennett (Unemployment Union). 12:30pm. United Voice, 117-131 Capel St, North Melbourne. For more info visit WEA.
Monday, November 18
It's time to tell our parliamentarians to stop violating human rights and adopt compassionate policies that protect asylum seekers. Parliament House, Canberra. To join the bus from Melbourne, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 0409 252 673. Organised by Refugee Action Network.