Melbourne events: 'White Face' by Carly Sheppard + 'Utopia' Screenings in Footscray, Vermont & Upwey

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory:

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Event: first Thursday of each month: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne (ISJA Melbourne)
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month
Venue: Solidarity Salon
Event details:

Event: 6-11 May 2014: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
White Face by Carly Sheppard


The Myth of ANZAC: Racism, Imperialism, and War

Date and Time: 
Sat, 03/05/2014 -
3:30am to 5:00am
Trades Hall, Carlton

Marking 100 years since the start of one of the bloodiest wars in human history, this meeting will explore the untold history of World War 1. Come hear about the anti-war movement in Australia, the fight against conscription defeating two referendums, the miners strikes at Broken Hill, and more.


WGAR News: Lest We Forget The Wars on Our Soil: Lovette Williams, The Wire; featuring Michael Anderson

Newsletter date: 26 April 2014


* Euahlayi Peoples Republic: Euahlayi Rates dispute subpoena is 'oppressive' for the Crown: NSW Supreme Court
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement

* Lovette Williams, The Wire: Lest We Forget The Wars on Our Soil [Featuring Michael Anderson]
* Michael Mansell, Aboriginal Provisional Government: ANZAC celebrations hide Australia's shame - double standards on historic sacrifice- no monuments or holidays for the Aboriginal fallen
* Carolyn Webb, The Age: City of Melbourne plans memorial to indigenous men executed in 1842

BIKELINX fundraiser and Info-Solidarity Night

Date and Time: 
Fri, 02/05/2014 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm
H.O.P Community Centre, 659 Plenty Rd Reservoir, Tram Line 86/Stop 52

Join us for a night of music, food and sharing information about how we can self-organise to support refugees in detention and in the community. Help us raise funds for Bikelinx, a project that donates and repairs bicycles for refugees and other disadvantaged groups for free or small donation.

Music by awesome radical singer-songwriter Little Foot and more acts to be confirmed.

$5 donation for dinner and show, no cover charge for refugees.

About the project:


So You Think You Can Boycott? A discussion on the detention industry, the border, and boycotts

Date and Time: 
Sat, 03/05/2014 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ross House Association 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

The violence of the Australian border is reaching new heights every day. Can we appeal to the compassion of the politicians responsible? Not when they actually want to be seen as the biggest bastards around. Can we vote them out of power? Not likely, with the Coalition and the ALP in a race to the bottom.

Rallies of thousands, outraged editorials, and disapproving commentary on Facebook aren't making a dent on the operation of Australia's border regime. We need something more than the cycle of atrocity, outrage, repeat.


Amnesty International Melbourne Trivia Night

Date and Time: 
Mon, 28/04/2014 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Great Northern Hotel - 644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia 3054
Contact Name: 
Charlotte turner
Contact Phone: 
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The Amnesty International Melbourne Get Active Network are hosting a Trivia Night to help launch Amnesty’s Refugee Rights Campaign.

The Trivia Night will be an opportunity to engage the Melbourne public in de-bunking the myriad myths and misconceptions surrounding the issue of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia, in an attempt to restore compassion to our treatment of those seeking asylum from persecution.

We hope that you can all come along, learn a little bit about our campaign and more importantly have some fun!


WGAR News: Anzac Day - Undeclared Frontier Wars Remembrance March, Canberra, ACT

Newsletter date: 21 April 2014


* Anzac Day - Undeclared Frontier Wars Remembrance March [Canberra, ACT]
* Sarah Martin, The Wire: Henry Reynolds talks about Australia's Forgotten War
* ABC RN Hindsight: Warriors in a forgotten war: Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheneer
* Michael Green: Lest we remember

* Alexandra Smith, SMH: Aboriginal history "crucial" for national curriculum, says schools submission
* Dawn Casey, The Guardian: Warren Mundine, of course science needs an Indigenous perspective

Activist Legal Support Training

Date and Time: 
Sat, 03/05/2014 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Trades Hall, Lygon St, Carlton

Activist legal support is more important than ever. It builds resilience and helps us to stay active when the police take action.

This short intro workshop will cover the why's and how's of setting up an effective activist legal support system for your campaign or action.

How to set up a legal support team
Planning for support and solidarity
Role of Legal Observers
Gathering evidence of police misconduct
Arrest support
Court support
Legal solidarity


WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 67 events from 12 April 2014

Newsletter date: 12 April 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory:

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New Event: 3-30 April 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
"Follow the creative journey of local identity Kevin Gilbert
through this multimedia exhibition curated by his constant

Melbourne events: Aboriginal Freedom Fighter Lex Wotton breaks his silence + Gary Foley: 'A Black life'

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory:

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New Event: Thu 17 & Sat 19 April 2014: University of Melbourne, Vic
Aboriginal Freedom Fighter Lex Wotton breaks his silence at Marxism 2014
Marxism 2014 Conference:
"Lex Wotton, the heroic Palm Islander who was jailed
after leading protests against racist police violence,