Monday, March 21, 2011

Five actions in 3 days: Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Ward rally, Christmas Island, Climate action

Five important actions are taking place over there days beginning this afternoon:

Free the political prisoners in Zimbabwe: 5pm Mon 21 March

Zimbabwean human rights activists were arrested on February 19 for showing a video about the democracy struggle in Egypt.

They have been charged with treason, which is a capital offense in Zimbabwe. 

International rallies calling for their freedom are being held to coincide with their court hearing.

Fremantle Speak Out for Freedom
Kings Square (next to Fremantle Town Hall)

Monday March 21, 5:00 pm

Speakers include:
Adele Carles (member for Fremantle), 
Sam Wainwright (Fremantle councillor),
Paul Kaplan (Zimbabwe Information Centre)

Organised by: Zimbabwe Information Centre (WA branch), Fremantle/Walyalup branch Socialist Alliance

Support Democracy and Freedom in Bahrain: 10:30am Tues 22 March

Local supporters of democracy and freedom in Bahrain have organised a protest for tomorrow:

Democracy and Freedom in Bahrain
10:30am, Tues 22 March

Gather: Stirling Gardens (cnr Barrack St & St Georges Terrace, Perth)
March: To US Consulate

Justice for Mr Ward - end the privatisation of prisoner transport: 12:30pm Tues 22 March

Petition presentation and rally to demand: termination of the G4S prison transport contract; and return to a public and accountable custodial transport service.

12:30pm Tues 22 March
Parliament House steps, Harvest Terrace, West Perth.
Organised by Deaths in Custody Watch Committee.


Refugee Rights - solidarity with protests in detention: 5pm Tues 22 March
5pm Tues 22 March
Murray Street Mall, Perth

Organised by Refugee Rights Action Network

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Climate Action: 12noon Wed 23 March

This rally has been called in response to a climate denier/anti-carbon tax rally on the same day.

This rally has been called in support of the government's proposed emissions trading scheme. Socialist Alliance is encouraging people to attend this rally to show support for strong climate action including 100% renewable energy by 2020; more public transport, etc.

12 noon, Wed 23 March
Perth Convention Centre

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