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Join the Cuba Brigade

December 28, 2017 - January 17, 2018

Be more than a tourist!

  • Universal healthcare
  • Socialism in practice
  • Free education
  • Food security
  • Global social justice
  • Agricultural sustainability



Fiesta Cubana


Friday August 11
Unley Community Centre
18 Arthur Street Unley

A tribute to the life of Comandante Fidel and
Celebrating 59 Years of The Revolution

Music by Local Revolution and Chris Finnen

Latin American food and drinks

Tickets $25 Full $15 Concession

Juan 0402 609 183

Chris White – Reminiscences

Sunday 24 September
Doors open at 1:00pm
Event: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Star Theatre
145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton

Celebrate the contributions Chris White has made to political activism in South Australia, nationally and internationally. Advocate. Unionist. Peace activist. Socialist. Artist.

Includes an open mic

Drinks provided – Please bring food to share

Register online at Star Theatre website


Workers of the World The 15th Biennial National Labour History Conference


September 23-25, 2017
Emmanuel College
University of Queensland

Conference theme: Workers of the World

Workers of the World The 15th Biennial National Labour History Conference Call for Papers Convened by the Brisbane Labour History Association (BLHA) on behalf of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH).

Today, the Australian working class are workers of the world: in the sense that we are a predominantly immigrant working class (or the descendants of relatively recent immigrants); and in the sense that workers from so many of the world’s nations, languages and cultures have made their homes here.

The year 2017 also marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, which had such a profound impact on the labour movement in every country, not least as a result of its internationalism.

Full details on Conference and paper submission are on the conference website:


War, Peace and Independence: Keep Australia out of US Wars


IPAN National Conference 2017
September 8th - 10th Melbourne

Public Forum
Friday 8 September 7:00pm
Jasper Hotel Conference Centre,
489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD
$10 entry

Saturday/Sunday 9-10 September
MUA - Victorian Branch Building,
46-54 Ireland Street, West Melbourne
$50/$30 per day (including lunch)



  • Lidia Thorpe, Gunnai Gunditjmara Woman, Victorian Traditional Owner – Land Justice Group
  • Assoc Prof David Vine, US author on military bases
  • Dr Alison Broinowski, former Australian Diplomat
  • Warren Smith, National Assist. Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia
  • James O’Neill, Barrister
  • Prof Richard Tanter, Nautilus Inst., Melbourne Uni
  • Dr Margaret Beavis, National President, MAPW
  • Dr Mike Gilligan, former Defence Dept. adviser
  • Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens
  • Sung Hee Choi, Activist in Jeju Is., South Korea
  • Alex Edney-Brown, PhD student studying drones
  • Vince Scappatura, Melbourne Uni researcher


  • The growing threats of war: US military bases, US foreign policy, and the global situation. The struggle against the U.S. military base on Jeju Island and the situation on the South Korean Peninsula.
  • Australia: a subservient ally of the US?
  • Can Australia defend itself?
  • What would an independent Australian foreign policy look like?
  • Why justice & peace are union business.
  • US drone warfare.
  • Corporate military inroads into public education.
  • Public spending on wars of aggression & nuclear disarmament.
  • US political and military influence over Australia.
  • The South China Sea and the threat of war.
  • Building a peoples’ movement against war: for an independent and peaceful foreign policy in Australia and the Asia-Pacific ... organising, campaigning and mobilising.

IPAN Planning workshops

IPAN, Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, is a growing network of community organisations, trade unions, church groups and concerned people, coordinating national campaigns around our aims. These workshops will help to plan the focus of these campaigns to build the movement for peace and independence.

IPAN website:

IPAN Facebook

IPAN email:

Phone: Annette Brownlie (Qld) 0431 597 256 Shirley Winton (Vic) 0417 456 001 Kathryn Kelly (ACT) 0417 269 984 Nick Deane (NSW) 0420 526 929 Stephen Darley (SA) 08 7329 8542 Jo Vallentine (WA) 0427 708 180 Jonathan Pillbrow (NT) 0403 611 815 Peter Jones (Tas) 03 6278 2380

Postal address: IPAN, c/o PO Box 573, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 Brisbane

Street address: 2nd Floor, Queensland Council of Unions, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane


Vigil demanding that the USA stop the blockade on Cuba

Thursday August 17
Sydney Martin Place

A vigil outside the USA Consulate to demand “USA stop the blockade on Cuba!”

Also to stop the subversion of funds against Cuba and return Guantánamo to the Cuban people.

Please join us.

Trading privatisation – Time to Fight Back

Thursday August 31
10:00am - 4:00pm
Stephen Birney Auditorium
USU Sydney Offices
L7 321 Pitt Street Sydney

Free Trade Agreements are driving privatisation on a global scale – it’s time to fight back.


  • Dr Patricia Ranald – AFTINET
  • Kate Lee – APHEDA
  • Michelle Higelin – ActionAid Australia

RSVP by August 24 to
Sub-regional Secretary
Public Services International
0414 550 386

Politics in the Pub

Gaelic Club
1/64 Devonshire Street Surry Hills

email: (Joe Nagy)
phone: 02 9489 0530 (Joe Nagy)


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