Activist Centre, 3/29 Macquarie St, Parramatta
Spiralling poverty, deprivation, price rises and chronic unemployment are behind the latest round of anti-government protests in Iran that began in late December. Speakers: Rupen Savoulian from Socialist Alliance will present some historical context about previous anti-dictatorship struggles; Ronahi Qandil, a Kurdish activist, will speak about the current situation. Ronahi was jailed by the Iranian government when she was 17.
Brazil at a crossroad; the campaign for democracy
Brazilians current president Temer is enacting a militarisation of Brazil. Ten human rights activists have been murdered in the last five months, including prominent socialist, lesbian councilor Marielle Franco.
Alongside this attack on democracy is a vicious privatization campaign aiming to transfer wealth from the poor to the rich.
Brazilians are responding through mass protests, including hundreds of thousands rising up demanding justice for Marielle Franco.