Monday, September 19, 2016

Public forum: Fireworks and uprisings - confronting the legacy of colonialisation (Thurs 29 Sept)


Fireworks and Uprisings: Confronting the legacy of colonisation

Fremantle City Council recently voted to cancel their annual fireworks event for January 26 in recognition that for Aboriginal peoples and supporters the day marks the beginning of invasion, and consequent violence and dispossession.

The ongoing closure of Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal impoverishment and deaths in custody testify to the continued reality of violence to the present day.

Join us as we hear from Noongar activists and elected council members of the significance of the Council's decision, and how else we can fight for Aboriginal rights today.

Guest speakers:
Robert Eggington
Marianne Mackay
Mervyn Eades
Sam Wainwright

6:30pm Thursday 29 Sept

Fremantle Council Reception Room,
upstairs from the rear entrance
Fremantle Council Building

Ph 0415 922 740

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Jobs for Women film screening at Curtin Uni - Wed 24 August

Perth's premiere of a short cinematic film on a determined group of women fought for work at the male-dominated Port Kembla steelworks in 1973. The women's struggle laid the groundwork for the 1980s 'Jobs For Women' campaign that followed.

From factory lock-ons to workplace tragedy, from consciousness raising to youth rebellion, it is an inspiring story of women struggling for equality.

Wednesday 24 August

6pm Tim Winton Lecture Theatre
Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

The cinematic short film will be introduced by Meredith Hammat (Secretary, UnionsWA), Bobbie Oliver (NTEU), Robynne Murphy (Jobs For Women Producers Group)

Event starts 6pm at Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213:104), Curtin University, Kent St, Bentley. Refreshments followed by the film.

Ticket prices (all funds help make the Jobs For Women feature film):
Supporter price - $20
Regular price - $10
Concession - $5

Event sponsored by the NTEU Curtin University branch.

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[Information from Jobs for Women Film campaign.]

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Forum:Campaigning against racism and Islamophobia today - Thurs 11 August

Public forum - all welcome

Campaigning against racism and Islamophobia today

Speakers include:

Shaun Harris (Dhu campaign against Deaths in Custody)
Christelle Barrere-Collet (Black Lives Matter)
Michelle Bui (Refugee Rights Action Network)
Farida Iqbal (Socialist Alliance)

Thursday 11 August

6 for 6:30pm Perth Activist Centre
15 / 5 Aberdeen Street, Perth (next to McIver station)
Ph 0415 922 740 or 0412 109 160
Hosted by Socialist Alliance

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Public Forum: Campaigning Against Racism and Islamophobia Today

Public Forum: Campaigning Against Racism and Islamophobia Today

Featuring guest speakers:

- Shaun Harris (Aboriginal Deaths in Custody)

- Michelle Bui (Refugee Rights)

Christelle Barrere-Collet (Black Lives Matter Perth)

- Farida Iqbal (Socialist Alliance)

Hosted by Socialist Alliance WA

Call 0415 922 740 for more details

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter rally in Perth

Hundreds of people marched in Perth on July 23 to say that #BlackLivesMatter. The rally included strong expressions of solidarity with Nyoongar and Aboriginal campaigns for justice and sovereignty as well as expressions of anti-racism.

Here are some of the photos from the event.

[These photos were first published at Green Left Weekly on 27 July 2016.]