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Peace Convergence Conference

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Peace Convergence Conference organised by the Independent and Peaceful Australian Network
April 20 – 25 2014 Canberra, 2014

IPAN is a network of organisations and peace activists from all regions of Australia who are united by our support for an independent Australian foreign policy based on peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Conference: April 22nd 2014 Canberra
“Towards a Peaceful and Independent Australia”

Prior to the conference IPAN together with Unions ACT will have an Information stall at 18 – 20th April Folk Festival,    contact Kim Sattler

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Battles for the past, struggles for the future: Some recent books on China


Dr Don Longo

Battle for China's PastEditorial note: In light of the current United States military build up in the Asia Pacific region which is aimed squarely at containing China, the brief reviews below of recent books on China is timely. Australia, being a willing client state, is deeply immersed in the US 'Asia Pivot' strategy by hosting American troops and numerous other military facilities. The contention between these two powers inevitably generates acrimonious diatribes between the two countries and their political systems. The West puts immense effort into demonizing China as a communist police state whilst it considers that the capitalist market economy offers the Chinese the possibility of 'freedom'. There are a great number of analyses of China's political and economic history, strategy and potential. These reviews, presented by an academic in the field, offer thoughtful judgement on the contentious information and analysis being published about China.”

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Indigenous Australia's Survival Day - 26 January

Adelaide - Tandanya
Survival Day
26th January 2014

Survival Day, an important date as we gather together to not only celebrate and commemorate the history of our people but to also acknowledge and strengthen the present and future of our culture. 

Survival Day is a FREE EVENT that offers entertainment, presentations, information, workshops and much more to ensure that the community is strengthened and empowered with all that we come together and stand for.

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Eureka Dinner speech – Humphrey McQueen

McQueenSydney, 29 November 2013

First, I’d like to thank the organisers for giving me this chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones as I have been doing with Dale Dengate. The contribution that John made to this event over the years and to so many progressive causes led me to reflect on the significance of singing for a democratic polity. As we have just felt, these gatherings are brought to a new pitch by singing ‘Solidarity Forever’. There is something radically wrong with a society in which your best chance for belonging to a choir is to attend a posh school or to be long-term unemployed and homeless.

Music played a central role in the Melbourne commemorations for the 150th anniversary in 2004 with the staging of Eureka – the Musical at the Princess Theatre. For my money, the most memorable song was ‘That’s what women do’. Now Clare Wright has shown us how much more they did – and still do.

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Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner commemoration in Melbourne

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This year marks the 172nd anniversary of the execution of the two Freedom Fighters; Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner. They were executed on 20 January 1842 on the corner of Bowen & Franklin Sts Melbourne. 3CR will be broadcasting the commemoration live on Monday 20 January from 12 - 1pm on 855AM, digital and streaming. There will be special guest speakers hosted by Joe Toscano from Anarchist World This Week, plus an open mic session. After the broadcast, the commemoration will walk silently from the execution site to Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner's last resting place at the eastern end of the northern wall that divides Melbourne's Queen Victoria Markets. So listen in or come along and be part of the commemoration and broadcast. If you are joining the commemoration, please bring flowers.

This article is from the 3CR website

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