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Why is Begging Illegal in Victoria?

 

The Victorian police have started “cracking down’ on homeless people who beg for change on Melbourne streets

It’s claimed that the police have even “confiscated” the money given to beggars.

NSW Police attempt to censor pro-Palestine protest

The NSW Police is applying to the Supreme Court of NSW to prohibit a peaceful protest by Palestine solidarity activists. The protest is being held on from 5:30pm on Thursday 21st of August outside the opening of the Israeli Film Festival.

Why do Israelis support a costly ground invasion of Gaza?

Letter from Tel Aviv - Hilla Dayan and PW Zuidhof

Free Amnesty International Utopia Screening 14 Aug

Date and Time: 
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Amnesty International NSW Action Centre, Level 1 79 Myrtle Street, Chippendale, Sydney
Contact Name: 
Cathy
Contact Phone: 
0422385852
Contact Email: 
sabinevents@yahoo.com.au
Website: 
http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia/screenings.html

John Pilger's epic film Utopia

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 5:30pm for 6pm start
Amnesty International NSW Action Centre, Level 1
79 Myrtle Street, Chippendale, Sydney

Free screening & Q&A to mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Guest speaker: Louise Allen, Amnesty’s Government Relations Manager
will be speaking about Amnesty's upcoming Indigenous youth justice campaign and other relevant issues to First Nations peoples' rights

For the poster: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Misc/Docos/Amnesty-Uto...

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

Click on the links for details of the events ...

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

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