Thursday, October 7, 2010

A major weekend of social action in Perth!

Hi all,

I am writing to alert you to a major weekend of action that is coming up this weekend!

The weekend begins on Friday morning with the John Pat memorial organised by the Deaths in Custody Watch Committee (11am, Fri 8 Oct, Fremantle Prison).

Then on Friday afternoon, there is a pro-choice speakout in Perth as part of a national day of action in support of the Cairns couple that face the prospect of up to 7 years imprisonment for the supposed "crime" of having an abortion! (5:30pm, Fri 8 Oct, Murray St Mall - near Perth Underground Station)

On Saturday, there will be a rally against the ongoing war in Afghanistan. This comes at a time when Julia Gillard is telling the world that she is willing to escalate the war - send more Australian soldiers to kill innocent people instead of ending Australia's involvement in war crimes. (12 noon, Sat 9 Oct, Wesley Church, cnr William & Hay Sts, Perth city)

Then on Sunday, Safe Climate Perth has organised a campaign launch against the new coal-fired power stations in WA as part of the 10-10-10 global day of action. There are many exciting aspects to this campaign but attendance at the first action on Sunday is the beginning. (2pm, Sun 10 Oct, Cultural Centre (near PICA), James St Mall, Northbridge)

All of these events are important, and we'd like to encourage you to support as many as you are able.

Advance notice
Other upcoming events down the track include: Anna Baltzer speaking in Perth (Thurs 21 Oct), rally for refugee rights (Sat 23 Oct) & the next Socialist Ideas Seminar on the Global Financial Crisis (Sun 24 Oct).