Melbourne, Australia

Solidarity Salon

580 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Victoria 3056 Australia
(take the Upfield train to Anstey
Station or North Coburg tram to Stewart St.)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 308,
Brunswick
Victoria 3056
Tel/fax: 03-9388-0062
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Email: freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au

Public Hours
Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm,
Thursday 10 am - 3 pm,
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
Or call for an appointment!

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Solidarity Salon is available for rent.
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Every Wednesday, 6 May – 13 July, 6:30 PM

Reading and discussion circle — Talking Back: Voices of Color

Talking Back is a new anthology featuring an unusually diverse group of writers speaking out on issues affecting communities of colour. Contributors share tales of survival, uncover little-known history and the roots of oppression, plus offer strategies to resist and win. This reading circle will explore the thought-provoking ideas put forward by these grassroots rebel leaders and apply them to the everyday struggles against injustice that we face in this country. Everyone is welcome!

13 May: Stand up, fight back — leaders of colour talking back!
20 May: Reading, writing — resistance!
27 May: Crimes of punishment
3 June: The border crossed us
10 June: Sisters doing it
17 June: Speaking from the heart
24 June: A global lens
1 July: Shaking it up
8 July: In their footsteps

Join us for a healthy dinner, catering for varied diets, at 6:30 pm for a $8.50 donation. The discussion commences at 7:00 pm.

The reading and discussion circle will be held at Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

Talking Back is available for $20 from Solidarity Salon. Pre-reading for the first session is available by email on request.

Co-hosted by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

Sunday, 31 May, 12:30 PM

Stamp out fascism before it grows! Stop the fascists in Richmond

A split from the fascist Reclaim Australia, led by the “Great Aussie Patriot,” plans to rally outside Richmond Town Hall. Richmond is a multicultural inner Melbourne suburb with a proud history of working class solidarity. The fascists’ intent is to wage war on the Left. They chose this town hall to target Socialist Party Councillor Steve Jolly and to take down the Aboriginal and rainbow flags that prominently fly above the building.

Radical Women is part of the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, which repelled Reclaim Australia when it first mobilised in April. The campaign is organising a counter-rally to run the fascists out of Richmond and stop this movement before it can grow.

Rally at Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge St, Richmond.

Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party will have a joint contingent at this action to build the anti-fascist presence and to safeguard our numbers. To join the contingent, please contact RW: radicalwomen@optusnet.com.au or 03-9388-0062.

Sunday, 14 June, 2:00 PM

Melbourne memorial meeting to celebrate and honour the life and legacy of Ray Jackson

Melbourne memorial meeting to celebrate and honour the life and legacy of Ray Jackson

On 23 April we lost Wiradjuri warrior, unionist, socialist feminist and community organiser, Ray Jackson. Born 27 March 1941, Ray was 74 years old.

On 1 May family, friends and comrades in Sydney held the “Last March with Ray” to commemorate and celebrate the life and times of Ray Jackson.

This Melbourne event is an opportunity for those who knew Ray and never met him. Inspired by his role as a leader in the campaign to stop Aboriginal deaths in custody, we will honour his legacy by continuing the crucial fight for what Ray called Koori Justice.

Family, friends and comrades will speak, and everyone is welcome.

The program will include an open platform to share short remembrances. After the program, there will be an opportunity to socialise and informally exchange memories.

If you are able to do so, please bring a plate of finger food to share. Contact food coordinator, Cheryl Kaulfuss, with offers of assistance at keiche2@gmail.com

The event will be held at the Maritime Union Hall, 54 Ireland Street, West Melbourne (close to North Melbourne Station).

Hosted by comrades, friends and family of Ray Jackson.

Supported by Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne, Freedom Socialist Party, Radical Women, 3CR Doin’ Time Show and Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre.

For more information contact 03-9388-062 or freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au

Sunday, 28 June, 6:00 PM

Stonewall movie screening: The World Unseen

Celebrate the 46th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots!

Melbourne Radical Women invites you to a special movie screening of The World Unseen.

This drama, which got rave reviews in the LGBTIQ media, is set in the 1950s in Cape Town, South Africa as the nakedly inhuman, hellish system of institutionalized white supremacy known as apartheid took shape. It tells a moving story as two Indian South African women fall in love in a racist, sexist and homophobic society.

MC, Lisa Farrell, will pay tribute to the Stonewall rebels and introduce the film. Lisa is a queer public sector unionist, a campaigner to stop deaths in custody and a member of Radical Women’s “Zine Team.”

After the screening, enjoy a South African style supper that will rival what one of the film’s heroines – the free spirited Amina – would cook up at her Location Café, which defies convention by welcoming diners of all races.

Supper and movie is $10 unwaged, $15 waged and $20 solidarity price. The bar will be open and you can discuss the film, apartheid, racism, sexism and homophobia in 2015 and find out more about how to get involved with Radical Women.

The screening will be held at Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

Proceeds from this event will benefit Radical Women.

For more information contact 03-9388-062 or radicalwomen@optusnet.com.au

Saturday, 18 July (time and place to be advised)

Stamp out fascism before it grows! Melbourne counter-rally against Reclaim Australia

Reclaim Australia has called another round of anti-Muslim rallies. They will try to assemble on July 18 in Melbourne and on July 19 in other cities across Australia.

Just as Nazis in the 1930s used anti-semitism to build a violent movement against the entire working class and all minorities, today’s fascists are whipping up hatred against Muslims. We need to stop them!

Campaign Against Racism and Fascism is mobilising a counter-demonstration to start one hour before Reclaim Australia’s, at the same location. Once the time and venue are known, FSP will post this information.

Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party will have a joint contingent to build the anti-fascist presence and to safeguard our numbers. To join the contingent, please contact RW: radicalwomen@optusnet.com.au or 03-9388-0062.