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.
Refugee Rights Action Network WA hosts 'Human Rights Day: Working Towards a More Just Future' in the City of Stirling.
This Human Rights Day, you’re invited to join us in a workshop/discussion around how we can organise in our communities and work alongside refugees and people seeking asylum towards a more just future. While we continue to resist forces that attempt to deny dignity and hope, we must also work towards an alternative vision of what our communities could look like.
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.