Sydney

What is happening in Gaza? Why? And what can we do about it?

Date and Time: 
Tue, 05/08/2014 - 2:00am - 3:30am
Location: 
Old Geology Lecture Theatre, Edgworth David Building Speakers: Associate Professor Peter Slezak is a founder of Independent Australian Jewish Voices, and a member of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. APAN works with MPs and officials, from both government and opposition, in Canberra, to rally support in Australia for Palestinian rights and freedoms. They have been promoting a statement, now signed by 30 MPs, about the current crisis, which says: “The international community including Australia has a vital responsibility to put pressure on Israel to end its current military attack on Gaza and broker a solution of justice and peace”. Alma Torlakovic is an activist with the National Tertiary Education Union and a member of Sydney Staff for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Shamikh Badra is a political activist from Gaza who is studying for a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies degree at the University of Sydney. Associate Professor Jake Lynch is Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Recently, he won a court case against an Israeli law centre, Shurat HaDin, to uphold his right to boycott institutional links between the University of Sydney and Israeli universities. Suzanne Asad is an activist with Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Sydney. She took part in the successful campaign for the Student Representative Council to endorse the academic boycott of Israel. Jake Associate Professor Jake Lynch, BA, Dip Journalism Studies, PhD Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Executive Member, Sydney Peace Foundation Senior Research Fellow, School of Communication, University of Johannesburg Room 121 | Mackie Building (K01) The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006 AUSTRALIA p 61 2 9351 5440 | f 61 2 9660 0862 w www.arts.usyd.edu.au/cpacs e jake.lynch@sydney.edu.au
Contact Name: 
Jake Lynch
Contact Phone: 
02 9351 5440
Contact Email: 
e jake.lynch@sydney.edu.au
Website: 
www.arts.usyd.edu.au/cpacs

Speakers:

Associate Professor Peter Slezak is a founder of Independent Australian Jewish Voices, and a member of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. APAN works with MPs and officials, from both government and opposition, in Canberra, to rally support in Australia for Palestinian rights and freedoms. They have been promoting a statement, now signed by 30 MPs, about the current crisis, which says:

Hiroshima Never Again! Rally Sunday August 3 at 12 noon in Hyde Park North (near Archibald Fountain)

 Dear Friends,

this year's Hiroshima Day anti-war rally to be held on

Sunday August 3 at 12 noon in Hyde Park North (near Archibald Fountain)

We would be grateful if you could forward this far and wide, include it on twitter and Facebook.

Speakers will be Dr Helen Caldicott on Hiroshima Never Again, Ian Rintoul on war creates refugees and Dr Hannah Middleton on the Marshall Islands fight back.

Actor Terry Serio will read a statement and we will be joined by Japanese drummers and dancers and Korean drummers as well as singer Debbie Tennant.

Many thanks

Hannah

Free the Cuban Five! Revolutionary's daughter to speak in Sydney

Political prisoners in the US since 1998

By Ray Jackson

comrades, a forum worth attending.

Ailí Labañino-Cardoso, 26, is the daughter of Ramon Labañino, one of the Cuban Five political prisoners held by Washington since 1998. She will be in Sydney speaking at a public event on Saturday 16 August. Her tour is organised by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and supported by the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS).

For Gaza: Sydney Fundraiser, Sunday, 10th August

Date and Time: 
Sun, 10/08/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Abla Pastry 425 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill
Contact Name: 
Australian Palestinian Professionals Association
Contact Email: 
events@coalitionforpalestine.org
Website: 
www.coalitionforpalestine.org

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

For Gaza: Sydney Fundraiser
4.00 to 6.00 pm, Sunday, 10th August

At Abla Pastry 425 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

Tickets at the door: $25/$20 plus a raffle and silent auction

Music by Joseph Tawadros
Keynote speaker Arwa El Masri Palestinian-Australian author and mother of three
Songs from Sydney Arabic Choir
Interview with Dr Mona El-Farra from Gaza City (depending on situation) introduced by Prof. Ahmad Shboul

Sydney Vegan Expo

Date and Time: 
Sun, 03/08/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Petersham Town Hall 107 Crystal St Petersham
Contact Name: 
Greg McFarlane
Contact Phone: 
0400492157
Contact Email: 
info@vegansocietynsw.com
Website: 
vegansocietynsw.com

Sydney's original and best vegan event is returning this August.
The Sydney Vegan Expo is a great day out for everyone with absolutely delicious vegan food and fantastic vegan product stalls, cutting edge information from prominent speakers, incredible free workshops and great entertainment onstage. Featuring

  • Alan and Janette Murray, marathon runners who ran around Australia in 2013 - that's a marathon a day for the whole of the year
  • Dr Marilyn Golden, a doctor and expert in nutrition

WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 83 events from 2 June 2014

Newsletter date: 2 June 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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Event: Until at least 31 May 2014: Woden, Canberra, ACT
People are Legends:
Focusing on the literary works of Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993)
2014 Heritage Festival
Venue: ACT Heritage Library, first floor of Woden Library
"ACT Heritage Library can now confirm the
exhibition is up until at least the end of May"
"Follow the creative journey of local identity Kevin Gilbert

Sydney Film Festival Events: The Redfern Story (Dir: Darlene Johnson) & Black Panther Woman (Dir: Rachel Perkins)

Sydney and NSW Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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Event: every first and third Monday of the month: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) campaign and planning meetings
Venue: Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
"STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) is an open
collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people committed

NSW Events: Dementia in Indigenous Communities + Living Your Rights: Declaration Dialogue Workshop + 'In the Absence of Treaty'

Sydney and NSW Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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Updated Events: 31 May 2014; 2, 28 June 2014:
Various locations around Australia including:
Melbourne, Australia SBS Television, Swinburne University Vic, Ryde NSW
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
"When I began filming this secret Australia 30 years ago,
a global campaign was under way to end apartheid in South Africa.

SEP Sydney public meetings: A socialist program to fight war and austerity

Date and Time: 
Sun, 01/06/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: 
Redfern Town Hall 73 Pitt Street, Redfern

The budget handed down by the Abbott government on May 13 is a decisive political event for the working class, students and youth. It marks a major intensification by the financial and corporate elites of their assault on all the rights of the working class. This offensive, begun by the former Labor government, parallels the social counter-revolution imposed across Europe and the United States.

WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 87 events from 17 May 2014

Newsletter date: 17 May 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Event: Fri 16 May - Sun 25 May 2014: Enmore, NSW
Freedom Ride
"This powerful interactive play is set in the revolutionary '60s.
It investigates a pivotal event in Australia’s history:
the Australian Freedom Ride. This student action stirred up
key questions about racism and indigenous rights, and is
regarded as a turning point in race relations in Australia."

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