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,
Brunswick
Victoria 3056
Tel/fax: 03-9388-0062
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Email: freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au

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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Every second Wednesday, 6:30 pm, from 18 January through 29 March

Study circle – Imperialism: The highest stage of capitalism

Have you ever wondered if desperate poverty, filthy rich entrepreneurs, endless war, oppression and shrinking opportunities for working people are all that we have to look forward to? Imperialism — monopoly capitalism — is this system’s ultimate stage, and it’s riddled with contradictions.

This study group will discuss Lenin’s Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism for an understanding of increasing monopolisation, wars over territories and profit and much more. We’ll learn how Lenin, the great Russian revolutionary leader, is as relevant now as he was when he wrote this text 100 years ago.

This classic draws on earlier works by Marx, Engels and writers of the time to explain the development of capitalism throughout the 20th century and beyond. We’ll also discover how to tackle dying capitalism and avoid the bear traps along the way and appreciate how the current system has evolved. If you want to understand imperialism and then fight to overturn the system that created it, this study group is for you.

Dinner, catering for vegetarians and vegans, served at 6:30 pm for an $8.50 donation. The discussion kicks off at 7 pm.

The discussion, hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party will be held at Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

For more information or discussion questions email freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au or call 03 9388 0062

Thursday 23 February, 6:30 pm

Public meeting in memory of TJ Hickey: How can we stop deaths in custody and hold police to account?

In 2004, Aboriginal teenager, TJ Hickey died as a direct result of police action in Redfern. A decade later, Ms Dhu, a young Yamatji woman died from undiagnosed septicaemia because the South Hedland police thought she was “faking it.”

Both deaths provoked community outrage. Both were preventable and highlight massive systemic issues. And in both cases — and hundreds of others — those responsible have not been held to account.

Why do the police racially profile First Nations people, African youth and other people of colour? How does a young woman end up incarcerated for being unable to pay fines? Why do police facilitate neo-Nazi thugs rallying while dousing anti-fascists with capsicum spray? This public meeting will hear from voices from the front lines who will focus on solutions.

Speakers

Maki Issa: Actor with the Flemington Theatre Group, Eritrean born campaigner against racial profiling by the Victoria police and co-winner of the 2014 Young People’s Human Rights Medal.

Viv Malo: passionate organiser for justice, opponent of deaths in custody, anti-capitalist host of The Black Block on community radio 3CR and proud Gooniyandi woman.

Alison Thorne: Founding member of the Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne, CPSU union delegate, managing editor of the Freedom Socialist Organiser and anti-fascist activist.

Bring your ideas and join in the discussion about what it will take to hold the police to account.

Doors open 6:30 pm with snacks served for a prompt 7 pm start

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

Organised by the Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne

Endorsed by Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, Doin Time Show - 3CR, Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre, Freedom Socialist Party, Radical Women, Socialist Alliance

Facebook event: CLICK HERE

For more information hello@isjamelbourne.com or call 03 9388 0062

Thursday 9 March, 6:30 pm

Let’s talk about intersectionality, class and women’s liberation!

Join in celebrating women’s unstoppable revolutionary struggle for freedom — from the strike of immigrant garment workers in New York that inspired International Women’s Day to this year’s global Women’s Marches. We will explore how gender, race and sexuality are interpenetrating battlefronts in this patriarchal, racist, profit-driven world — and how class unifies our struggles. We’ll pay tribute to the Russian women workers who ignited the world’s first socialist revolution on 8 March, 100 years ago. And we’ll discuss how to finish what they started. All genders welcome!

A dinner with dishes from around the world and catering for all tastes including vegans served at 6.30 pm for a $10 donation. The discussion starts at 7.00 pm.

The discussion, hosted jointly by the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women will be held at Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

For more information email freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au or radicalwomen@optusnet.com.au or call 03 9388 0062

Sunday 9 April, 2:00 pm

Walk for Justice for Refugees

Detention on Manus Island was declared illegal in April last year, but people are still being held there. Refugees trapped on Manus and Nauru are approaching their fourth year on the detention islands. The U.S. refugee deal remains uncertain with no-one yet offered resettlement.

Also, over 30,000 refugees are living on Bridging Visas in our community with their futures in limbo. They are only eligible for Temporary Protection Visas. Many families are separated by the harsh system, and people despair of ever being reunited. Many fear being deported to danger under the government’s new Fast Track Assessment process.

Now more than ever is the time to build the movement for refugee rights.

The Freedom Socialist Party has joined with many dozens of organisations to endorse the 2017 Walk for Justice Refugees which will assemble at the State Library.

Our joint contingent with our sister organisation, Radical Women, which has also endorsed, will address the underpinning causes of this mass global dislocation and raise the call for open borders. Get in touch to march with us as freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au or call 9388 0062.