Melbourne, Australia

Solidarity Salon

580 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Victoria 3056 Australia
(take the Upfield train to Anstey
Station or North Coburg tram to Stewart St.)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 308,
Victoria 3056
Tel/fax: 03-9388-0062

Public Hours
Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm,
Wednesday 10 am - 3 pm,
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
Or call for an appointment!

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Saturday 8 August, 11:00 AM

Justice for Ms Dhu – first anniversary speak-out

A year after the death in custody of 22-year-old, Yamtji woman, Julieka Dhu, deaths in custody continue.

West Australians are still being jailed for unpaid fines. In the Northern Territory people can be locked up on a whim under a new paperless arrest regime.

It is almost as if the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody never took place.

Recommendation 87 was “Arrest people only when there is no other way of dealing with the problem” and Recommendation 92 stated ‘“Imprisonment should be utilised only as a sanction of last resort.” Recommendation 121 is for old fines to be waived, which is the total opposite of WA’s current ‘prison for fines’ policy.

Join us to demand:
Justice for Ms Dhu and all who have died in custody
Full implementation of all of the recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
Implement measures to give the community control over the police
Build Communities — NOT Prisons!

Rally on the steps of the old GPO, corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne.

This Melbourne speak-out will be held in conjunction with actions in other parts of the country.

Organised by the Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne

Endorsed by Anarchist Black Cross, Doing Time Show 3CR, Freedom Socialist Party, Radical Women, Socialist Alliance.

Every second Wednesday, 5 August – 11 November, 6:30 PM

Study circle: Fascism — What it is and how to fight it

Do the emergence of Reclaim Australia, the intensifying rants of anti-choice bigots and parliamentary support for the far-right World Congress of Families worry you? Does the rise of Golden Dawn in Greece and election of the fascist French National Front and the UK Independence Party to the European Parliament send shivers down your spine? Join us in discussion about why rightwing and neo-Nazi groups are growing internationally and how we can stop them.

Commences Wednesday 5 August and then every second Wednesday.

5 August: What is fascism?
19 August: Where Nazis find allies and why big business pays their bills
2 September: Fascist strategy: Crushing organised labour by demonising people of colour, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, First Nations, LGBTIQ, women, socialists and humanists
16 September: The role of the state in the rise of the stormtroopers
30 September: The Australian right: From the New Guard to Reclaim Australia
14 October: Hard-won lessons from anti-Nazi efforts across the globe
28 October: How to beat the ultra-right: Build the United Front!
11 November: Socialist democracy: The permanent solution to fascism

Join us for a healthy dinner, catering for varied diets, at 6:30 pm for a $8.50 donation. The discussion commences at 7:00 pm.

The study circle will be held at Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

Fascism and Big Business, one of the key texts, is available for $35 from Solidarity Salon. Pre-reading for the first session is available by email on request.

Co-hosted by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

For more information:, or call 03-9388-0062.