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IWD – Guest Speaker Pacha Guzman

Saturday March 17
2:30pm - 5:00pm
ETU Hall
41 Peel Street South Brisbane

Music: Sue Monk and Hispanic Women’s Voices Choir

Entry: Solidarity donation

Snacks will be provided

Pacha Guzman, an activist with the Ezequiel Zamora National Campesino Front, which is part of the Bolivar & Zamora Revolutionary Current. We are men and women from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds that belong to the working class, to the poor sectors of Venezuela, who in our desire for the emancipation of the poor have come together, united behind the idea of a better world, to allow us to coordinate and unify our efforts in order to convert Popular Power and the Bolivarian Process into actions and concrete acts.

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Australian Solidarity with Latin America (ASLA)

Endorsed by ETU, CPA, FMLN, ACFS, SA, URNG-Maiz


Politics in the Pub Perth – The Right to Strike

Thursday March 22
6:00pm - 8:00pm
43 Below Bar and Restaurant
43 Barrack St corner Hay St Mall CBD
(Opposite the Perth Town Hall)

In violation of workers’ fundamental right to withdraw their labour, and the International Labour Organization's recognition of the right to strike as a fundamental human right, Australian laws make it illegal and onerous for Australian workers to strike.

Come listen to our speakers on this crucially important issue and participate in the discussion as to how workers can win back this right.

Chaired by the CPA. Speakers from Trade Unions and the Community to be confirmed.

Free public event.

Food and drink available at pub prices.

For more info: 0419 812 872


Cuba vigil

Saturday March 17
Sydney Town Hall

After the vigil off to Cockatoo Island for a picnic and a discussion of the history of the Cuban struggle.

Film screening – Lucía

Wednesday March 21
7:15pm – 9:54pm
Art Gallery of NSW
(The Sydney Central Branch is meeting at 6:30pm outside on steps)

Other screening are:
2pm – 4:39pm Wednesday March 21
2pm – 4:39pm Sunday March 25


Dir: Humberto Solás 1968 (Cuba)

159 mins 35mm B&W Unclassified

Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, Adela Legrá Spanish with English subtitles Lucía is a crowning achievement of the golden age of Cuban cinema. It tells the story of modern Cuba through three generations of women, each called Lucía, across three historical epochs: the war of independence from Spain (1895), struggles again the Machado dictatorship (1933) and the 1960s. Each third of the triptych unfolds in a distinctive cinematic style. Lucía 1895 is shot with operatic gusto. Solás’ camera encircles Lucía (Revuelta) and her wealthy companions in the dying days of the Havana aristocracy. Lucía 1933 shifts from baroque to domestic melodrama. Here, Lucia (Núñez) is a bourgeois schoolgirl who takes off with Aldo, a young guerilla fighter. The final section, set on a collective farm in Castro’s Cuba, captures attempts by Lucía (Legrá) to break free from a backward husband with vital, slapstick energy. In the late 1960s, Solás – alongside fellow directors Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Sara Gómez – sought a new cinematic language adequate to the new Cuba. With state funding, the first generation of post-revolutionary filmmakers unleashed a stream of formally innovative, politically urgent works which upended the image of Cuba as exotic island backdrop to Hollywood fantasies.

The struggle for Palestune – Q&A with Huwaida Arraf

Thursday March 22
Carslaw Lecture Theatre
Sydney University

Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American veteran civil rights activist. She co-founded the International Solidarity Movement in 2001 which was involved in non violent resistance in the West Bank. She led 5 successful voyages to Gaza to confront Israel's illegal blockade and was travelling with the Gaza Freedom Flotilla when it was lethally attacked by Israeli forces on May 31, 2010.

Organised by the Palestine Action Group Sydney

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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