The 2010 United States Social Forum (USSF) is taking place at the end of the month in
Detroit, Michigan. The gathering—billed as the largest gathering of grassroots movements
in the United States—will be held from June 22 to June 26. Conference organizers claim
that it isn’t just another conference, but rather is a movement building process.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he considering all the options
for an investigation into an Israeli raid aboard a ship carrying
humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip that ended in the deaths of nine
BP seemed to be getting criticism from every angle as the oil spill
in the Gulf of Mexico entered its 45th day Thursday and every effort to
stop the historic flow is still failing.
admitted yesterday that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed
mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was waterboarded by the US, and said he
would do it again "to save lives".
Democracy Now! Thursday, June 3, 2010
As BP's reputation in the U.S. plummeted, the company in a new spirit of openness began releasing live video feeds from their Remotely Operated (Underwater) Vehicles "ROV"s working on stopping the torrent of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Leichhardt Friends of Hebron host a cultural event to highlight the ongoing Palestinian refugee crisis. Featuring a photo exhibition, live music, stalls, a film, a forum on censorship and presentations from people returning from the West Bank. Fundraising for a much needed kindergarten in the South Hebron Hills.
Community screening of Lucky Miles, a bittersweet comedy about a very serious subject. Also learn how you can get involved so that everyone may live in freedom from fear. Ricardo Andino will also tell his story of escaping El Salvador as a refugee. Afternoon tea included.
Wentworth Falls School of Arts, 217-219 Great Western Highway Corner Adele Ave.
Celebrating generations of providing refuge and new life to survivors of conflict, featuring speakers, testimonials, information stalls, and entertainment from Cabramatta’s talented former refugees. Try your hand in our Burundian drumming competition.
US public education has been retreating into an ever-narrower curriculum for several decades, and the early casualties have been programs that involve kinesthetic experiences and t
Guest speakers, information stalls, free food, entertainment, plus a special performance night led by refugee youth.
Bankstown Town Hall, Chapel Road, Bankstown, NSW.
Come to a workshop at an urban, organic, African farm run by a Congolese refugee! The farm grow African food for refugees in the area, with the aim of supplying traditional African vegetables to Sydney's migrant community. As climate change compels us to reduce carbon emissions, urban gardens that provide locally produced food are an important model to explore.
Talking Heads at the Toxteth. Featuring David Bitel, Immediate Past President Refugee Council of Australia; John Dowd QC, President International Commission of Jurists, former NSW Attorney-General and Supreme Court Judge; Dianne Hills, Founder ChilOut; Linda Scott, Convenor of Labor for Refugees.
Upstairs at the Toxteth Hotel, 345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Speakers include Kamal Fadel, Polisario (Western Saharan) Ambassador to Australia; Clinton Fernandes,Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW; Gennaro Gervasio, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University
Sydney Law School, Uni of Sydney
Stop the War Coalition is calling a rally to protest US and Australian war mongering in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond, and the support the US and Australia give to Israel's occupation and brutality toward Palestine. The rally may coincide with Obama's visit to Australia.
Rally Sydney Town Hall