Organizing Center and Bookstore
580 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Victoria 3056 Australia
(take the Upfield train to Anstey Station or North Coburg tram to Stewart St.)
Tuesday 10 am – 3 pm,
Wednesday 10 am – 3 pm,
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.
Or call for an appointment!
Events in Melbourne
The Freedom Socialist Party invites you to participate in this upcoming study circle hosted by our sister organisation, Radical Women.
Are you concerned about recent actions by bigots and white supremacists? Learn about the far right’s misogynist and racist agenda and how women have opposed it. Discuss why rightwing and neo-Nazi groups are growing and how we can stop them. Readings available for purchase at sessions. Everyone is welcome.
Alternate Wednesdays, 15 & 29 August, 12 & 26 September, 10 October
Sessions are 7.00 – 9.00 pm. Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $10 donation
Hosted by Radical Women.
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/2090775541176360/
This book is a classic. Written by Lenin as a practical guide on the eve of the Russian Revolution, it’s still essential study for making the global overhaul so needed today. Lenin’s purpose was to correct distortions of Marxism that emerged in the international socialist movement. He explains the nature of the state and articulates what’s needed for the working class to take power, and then hold onto it.
Session 1 — Wednesday, 24 October: Class society and the State
Session 2 — Wednesday, 7 November: Lessons from the revolutions of 1848-1851
Session 3 — Wednesday, 21 November: The experience of Paris Commune of 1871
Session 4 — Wednesday, 5 December: Contributions to the question by Engels
Session 5 — Wednesday, 19 December: The economic base of the withering away of the State
Session 6 — Wednesday, 16 January: Vulgarisation of Marxism by the opportunists
State and Revolution is widely available in many different imprints. The full text is also available on line at the Marxist Internet Archives.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm for a $10 donation, and the discussion commences at 7 pm.
Having lost the vote in the marriage equality postal survey, the religious right is now focusing its homophobia and transphobia on policing the gender binary and peddling conversion therapy, while also foreshadowing possible new forms of discrimination under the guise of “religious freedoms.” Right wing nasties are organising and increasingly getting a hearing, reminding us that the fight for LGBTIQA+ liberation is far from over. What is behind this and how should we respond?
Speaker: Alison Thorne — queer liberationist, unionist and anti-fascist activist
Alison Thorne is a veteran LGBTIQ liberationist and the Melbourne organiser for the Freedom Socialist Party. She is currently working with PUSH! Organising and educating for a united front against fascism and has more than three decades of experience countering neo-Nazis, patriarchal foetus worshippers, homophobic bigots and other assorted rightwing types!
Location: Peter Knight Room, Thorne Harbour Health, Level 5, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3004.
Hosted by Rainbow Atheists