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February 2018

Branch meeting – From #MeToo revelations to finding remedies: What will it take to end sexual harassment?

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

A global tsunami of truth-telling about sexual harassment is shaking empires from Hollywood to the Australian music industry and Melbourne City Council. While welcome, the stories exposed by the MeToo hashtag rarely consider the cause or the solutions. This discussion will examine the systemic power imbalances of gender, race, and class, explore what fuels sexual assault and champion those resisting. Share your thoughts on what’s needed to stop this widespread exploitation. The meeting will also discuss highlights from the FSP’s…

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8-session study circle: “Democracy and Revolution”

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

If this is democracy, why do we feel insecure, ignored and powerless? Join in this timely study of U.S. Marxist writer George Novack’s Democracy & Revolution. Novack traces democracy’s 2,500-year evolution, from its roots in ancient Greece and rise through revolutionary upsurges to its decline in modern capitalism. We’ll also explore the democracy a workers’ socialist revolution could achieve. We’ll meet alternate Wednesdays, re-commencing 17 January. Democracy & Revolution is available for $28 at Solidarity Salon. Dinner will be served at 6:30…

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March 2018

March for Justice for Refugees

March 25 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
State Library, 328 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

The Freedom Socialist Party will join tens of thousands of people across the country for the annual Palm Sunday March for Justice for Refugees. We have endorsed this rally which protests the Australian Government’s ongoing punishment of people seeking protection in Australia. Our joint contingent will oppose the deeply racist dehumanisation of asylum-seekers. We’ll highlight it’s also sexist: 80 percent of refugees are women and children. The movement must address the tragic conditions that create refugees. Most are fleeing war…

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