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January 2020

Join us at the Invasion Day rally and march

January 26
Parliament House, Spring St
East Melbourne, VIC Australia

Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party are mobilising a contingent to march in the annual Melbourne Invasion Day protest.  Popular opposition “Australia Day” continues to grow. This is a rally not to be missed!  Location: Parliament House. Time TBC.  For more information contact freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au or radicalwomen@optusnet.com.au

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February 2020

FSP meeting: The case for the vanguard party and the Leninist method of organising

February 12 @ 6:30 pm UTC+0
Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

From Chile to Lebanon, Hong Kong to Sudan, people are angry and mobilising against the status quo. In Australia, where huge swathes of the country are devastated by bushfires, masses of protesters have taken to the streets, — many with placards demanding “system change, not climate change!”  How will system change come about? And who will make it happen? The fate of contemporary global struggles hinges on finding the right answers to these crucial questions. Early last century, V.I. Lenin,…

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March 2020

FSP 5 session discussion circle – The Pivotal 2020s: A Time for Revolutionary Ideas

March 25 @ 6:30 pm UTC+0
Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Join us to discuss the themes in the resolution adopted by the Freedom Socialist Party Convention held last October. We will explore the global crisis, be inspired by resistance and also examine what’s holding the struggle back. The discussion will focus on the need to find solutions and explore how revolutionaries can formulate, inspire and lead toward a socialist feminist future.  11 March: Late capitalism — a global economy with U.S. imperialism still at the hub 25 March: The global…

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April 2020

Join us at the 2020 “Virtual” Walk for Justice for Refugees

April 5 @ 11:00 am UTC+0
Online (Aus) Melbourne, Australia

Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party have endorsed the Walk for Justice for Refugees. This annual march is organised by a broad coalition under the banner of the Refugee Advocacy Network. Our participation is focused on highlighting our perspective that refugee rights are a feminist issue. Location: Given the current public health concerns the Walk will not go ahead in the usual format.  In its place will be a ‘virtual event’ with recorded presentations by rally speakers to support an online campaign.…

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May 2020

FSP 5 session discussion circle – The Pivotal 2020s: A Time for Revolutionary Ideas

May 6 @ 6:30 pm UTC+0
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

Online (Aus) Melbourne, Australia

Contact us for remote participation options. Join us to discuss the themes in the resolution adopted by the Freedom Socialist Party Convention held last October. We will explore the global crisis, be inspired by resistance and also examine what’s holding the struggle back. The discussion will focus on the need to find solutions and explore how revolutionaries can formulate, inspire and lead toward a socialist feminist future.  11 March: Late capitalism — a global economy with U.S. imperialism still at…

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COVID-19: Capitalist Crisis & Socialist Solutions

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Online (Aus) Melbourne, Australia

This discussion will feature a presentation by Marxist scholar and retired New York City public hospital doctor, Susan Williams. By analysing the coronavirus emergency and the economic meltdown, Williams offers concrete proposals to address both these crises. Join the conversation and share your ideas about the way forward! Wednesday 20 May, join from 6:50 pm for a prompt 7 pm kick off Please register in advance on Zoom Follow news and updates about the event on Facebook For more information…

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June 2020

Freedom Socialist Party online meeting: Workers fighting back in the era of COVID-19

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Online (Aus) Melbourne, Australia

The working class is bearing the brunt of this pandemic, and workers are responding — demanding increased protective equipment and other safety measures; fighting for paid leave and a living wage for every worker, including casuals and those on temporary visas; and resisting bosses’ escalated attacks on pay and conditions. Hear from health workers organising in New York as well as local union delegates and activists. Discuss what’s needed to prepare the union movement for militant mobilising around solutions, to…

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FSP online meeting – Coronavirus demands global solidarity: Reject xenophobia — workers of the world unite!

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Online (Aus) Melbourne, Australia

In the face of a devastating pandemic, when global cooperation is urgently needed, reactionary nationalism is on the rise. This discussion will take an internationalist view of Covid-19’s impact and feature reports about how the response to the virus is unfolding in two key parts of our region, India and Indonesia. Share news of collaboration and working class resistance from all corners of the globe. Explore how, rather than putting up the shutters, a global perspective will be essential to…

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July 2020

Revolution, She Wrote # 1 — How Marxists Think

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Online (Aus) Melbourne, Australia

Marxism is a science, a philosophy and a highly rational way of viewing our world, which is increasingly in turmoil. This discussion will be based on the essay, How Marxists Think, authored by revolutionary feminist, Clara Fraser. Fraser, wrote “the Marxist philosophy of matter in motion is the most powerful key in existence.” This freewheeling discussion will explore how using this key is the way to unlock a new future for humanity. Wednesday 15 July, join from 6:50 pm for…

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Revolution, She Wrote # 2 — Socialist Feminism: Where the battle of the sexes resolves itself

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Online (Aus) Melbourne, Australia

What is socialist feminism? Why is it so powerful? Unlike identity politics, which tends to divide, how is socialist feminism a unifying force? We’ll discuss this 1978 essay that Fraser co-authored with Susan Williams and apply it to the battles raging today. We’ll explore how feminism is a revolutionary question that everyone who loathes capitalism and wants a brighter future for humanity has a stake in. Wednesday 29 July, join from 6:50 pm for a prompt 7 pm kick off…

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