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,
Thursday 10 am - 3 pm,
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
Or call for an appointment!

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Free Nestora Salgado organising meeting

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Thursday, 24 July, 6:30 PM

Free Nestora Salgado organising meeting

Organising has kicked off for an international day of action to free Mexican political prisoner, Nestora Salgado. Nestora is an indigenous leader who is being held in a Mexican jail. Mexican federal soldiers seized her without an arrest warrant last August as a result of her leadership role in community policing against organised crime, which has terrorised the indigenous communities of the state of Guerrero over the last several years. The international day action will coincide with the first anniversary of her jailing.

Supporters in Australia are planning a Melbourne speak-out, Saturday 23 August, 1:00 pm, Steps of the old GPO on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets.

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

Initial Australian supporters of the campaign to free Nestora Salgado are: Far North Queensland Deaths in Custody Watch Group, Freedom Socialist Party, Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne, Indigenous Social Justice Association – Sydney, Radical Women, Ray Jackson, Sam Watson and Sharon Firebrace.

For more information or to endorse the campaign contact Free Nestora Salgado Australian campaign coordinator, Alison Thorne on 0411 080 031 or

24 May (Every 4th Saturday), 9:30 AM

All Out to Defend the Fertility Control Clinic!

For the first time in 10 years, anti-abortionists are trying to take over the space outside the Fertility Control Clinic, which the clinic defence has successfully blocked them from. Their monthly “Rosary Parade” now marches around the block several times, directly past the clinic entrance. A group of foetus worshippers stand outside the gate, shoving their plastic effigies of “unborn babies” and a placard saying “Abortion is murder” in the faces of clinic clients and passers by.

These harassers are part of an escalated assault on abortion rights, orchestrated by the far-right movement in Australia: personhood bills in New South Wales and South Australia, the upcoming battle in Victoria’s Parliament that threatens to roll back the historic abortion reform in 2008, and a likely attack at the federal level. 2014 will be a year of fighting for reproductive freedom. The clinic defence needs large numbers to defend the street and build a movement that will fight back. Join the clinic defence at 118 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.

For more information email or phone 03-9388-0062.