Political Asylum: Big Bad Budget Edition

Date and Time: 
Sun, 11/05/2014 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Brunswick Green 313 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria 3056

Open your wallets for the big bad budget edition of Political Asylum! Featuring toxic taxable topups and superb superannuation slushfunds! With new comedy from:
Aamer Rahman
Mathew Kenneally
Toby Halligan
Sarah Jones
Jack Druce
Paul Culliver
and Gerard McCulloch!

Sunday 11 May, 5:30pm
The Brunswick Green
313 Sydney Rd Brunswick

$10 Full, $5 Conc - start savings your pennies immediately


MELBOURNE EMERGENCY RALLY: Say no to fee increases and the US education model

Date and Time: 
Wed, 21/05/2014 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

Education minister Christopher Pyne just proclaimed his intentions to massively deregulate Australian universities in order to move towards the notorious American model of education.

Pyne, the Liberals, and the most elite vice chancellors want to:

-Deregulate fees, in order to be able to force massive fee increases onto students

-Bring private universities and TAFEs under the same umbrella as public universities, creating more "market competition" for courses. This will mean that poorer students will have to "choose" to study at less resourced institutions


Equal Love - March for Marriage Equality

Date and Time: 
Sat, 17/05/2014 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

Join Equal Love on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia to send a message to the Abbott government: marriage equality now.

A clear majority of people in Australia agree LGBTI people deserve to be treated equally before the law. A clear majority do not support the Abbott government continuing to discriminate. But equality won't be won through silence. Bring family, friends, pets and placards to let the Abbott government know that so long as they discriminate, we will demonstrate.

Rally will start at State Library and march to the Registry Office on Spring St.


Latin American Solidarity Open Forum

Date and Time: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hide Map 583 High St. Northcote

Closing Hugo Chavez photo exhibition
Friday May 9th, 7pm
Democritus House, 583 High St. Northcote

Open Forum "Current Struggles in Latin America"
& Film documentary "Mi Friend, Hugo Chavez"


Ralph Newmark, Director of Institute of Latin American Studies La Trobe University, taking about historic perspectives on Latin American struggles...

And speakers on Colombia, Chile and Venezuela

Closing with the recent documentary Mi amigo Chavez (70 minutes)

drinks afterwards

entry by gold coin donation


100 days since Reza Berati was murdered in detention - PROTEST

Date and Time: 
Wed, 28/05/2014 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Immigration Dept - cnr Spring & Lonsdale Sts Melbourne

• Independent Investigation
• Close Manus Island, no offshore processing
• Sack Scott Morrison

12.30pm Wed 28th May
Immigration Dept - cnr Spring & Lonsdale Sts

Asylum seekers on Manus Island have directly accused G4S guards of the murder of Reza Berati and the violent attacks on themselves. They can identify their attackers. But as 100 days since the murder approaches, no-one has been charged with Reza Berati's murder, or any of the attacks. One thing is certain, this is blood on Abbott and Morrison's hands.

Offshore processing must be stopped.


Christian Anarchist Weekend: LISTENING TO THE MAJORITY - Learning from world struggles

Date and Time: 
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00pm to Mon, 09/06/2014 - 5:00pm
Gembrook Retreat

This is the third annual christian anarchist weekend hosted at Gembrook Retreat. This year we are focusing on the unheard voices of the world. There will be guest speakers with space for people to bring their own ideas and workshops.

Bring bedding, food to share, and a tent (limited beds are available)

Suggested donation: $30 for weekend or $10 day.

For further information contact Gembrook Retreat: (03) 5968 1211


The Perfect Storm: Corporate Resource Wars, Militarism & Environmental Destruction

Date and Time: 
Thu, 08/05/2014 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
RMIT Swanston Academic Building 80 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000


Our world is reaching crisis point with the scramble for food & resource security, geopolitical power and transnational corporate domination.

Australia has followed its super power ally, the US, into a state of permanent resource warfare which has seen the militarization of civilian space both offline and online. Combined with the emergent climate catastrophe, the global citizenry are moving full frontal into a perfect storm.


Screening of Utopia - Upwey

Date and Time: 
Sat, 17/05/2014 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm
Burrinja - 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Victoria, Australia 3158

Doors and Food: 12.30
Utopia Screening: 1.30

Saturday 17th May
Black Box Theatre, Burrinja Cultural Centre
351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey VIC 3158
Free Entry.

Food pay by donation, funds raised for Belgrave Survival Day.
Please book for catering.

Bookings and inquires.
Belgrave Survival Day
0418 531 716

trailer for Utopia here


WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 70 events from 1 May 2014

Newsletter date: 1 May 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory:

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

New Events: 4, 13, 17, 26, 31 May 2014; 28 June 2014:
Various locations around Australia including:
Newcastle Resistance Centre NSW, Vermont Vic, Upwey Vic,
La Perouse NSW, Australia SBS Television, 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.

Melbourne events: 'White Face' by Carly Sheppard + Artist Forum: Megan Evans: Linkages, Knots and Graftings + 'Utopia'

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory:

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

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