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!

Podcasts featuring the Freedom Socialist Party in Australia
Interview with Anti-fascist activist Debbie Brennan
Interview with Alison Thorne

Solidarity Salon is available for rent.
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For news, analysis and reviews, read the Freedom Socialist Organiser!


Sunday 18 June, 5:30 pm

Stonewall celebration and documentary screening – Southwest of Salem: The story of the San Antonio Four

In 1994, four working class Latina lesbians, not long out of high school, were tried and convicted on false charges of gang raping two young girls. Liz Ramirez, Cassie Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh and Anna Vasquez became the San Antonio Four — victims of homophobic hysteria that was rampant in the U.S. in the 1980s and ‘90s.

This is a story of victims refusing to give in. The women fought back against a nationwide, paranoic belief that queers prey on children, which influenced law enforcement, from police to judges, and infected institutions, from pediatrics to childcare. Together, Ramirez, Rivera, Mayhugh and Vasquez insisted on their innocence against intense legal pressure. They finally won their exoneration in 2016.

Southwest of Salem exposes a dark past, and it’s a warning for the present. Latinas are second to Black women in being over-represented in U.S. prisons. Trump’s presidency is drawing from systemic racism, sexism and homophobia to pit working people against each other. Imagine what a movement, with the tenacity, courage and unity of these four women, could do!

Doors open at 5.30 pm, and the program starts at 6.00 pm

A midwinter dinner follows the film, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes

This event is jointly hosted by Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women and will be held at Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above). Proceeds go toward the international Freedom Socialist Fund Drive

Movie and dinner donation: $25 solidarity, $15 waged and $10 unwaged

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

Sunday 25 June, 10:30 am

No Pride in Hate! Counter protest the far right

Neo-Nazis are planning an 'Australian Pride March' on Sunday June 25. Their focus is refugees, Islamophobia, the African community, trans people and the left.

The Australian flag is their symbol for 'traditional Australian morals and values'. This means white Australia, genocide of First Nations, workers power destroyed, women ruled by patriarchs, and LGBTIQ people back in the closet.

We cannot give fascists the streets. We can't let them recruit and grow. Join us in stopping them. Our strength is our unity, diversity and numbers.

Our 'No Pride in Hate' rally will start at 10.30am, before the far right rally, We will meet at the Exhibition Building on the corner of Nicholson Street and Gertrude Street in Carlton.

The Campaign Against Racism and Fascism and No Room For Racism have called this counter rally. The Freedom Socialist Party is part of this united front campaign. Get in touch to attend our pre-rally briefing and then participate with the joint FSP and Radical Women contingent. Let’s build mass opposition to these bigots and show them that Melbourne says Touch One, Touch All!

For more information, contact freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au or call 03 9388 0062

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Wednesday 28 June, 6:30 pm

Media skills for activists

Does your mouth go dry at the thought of talking to the press? Get brain-freeze when you stand in front of a journo’s microphone? Do you struggle to make your media release attention-grabbing?

Conquer the anxiety and sharpen your skills at a supportive, participatory workshop led by veteran reproductive justice and anti-fascist campaigner, Debbie Brennan. Debbie is media coordinator for Campaign Against Racism and Fascism and longtime spokesperson for Radical Women.

Workshop donation is $10 or $20 solidarity. Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $7.00 donation. The workshop starts at 7.00 pm.

Places are limited, so booking is essential. For more information or to book, email freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au

Location: Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

All proceeds go toward the international Freedom Socialist Fund Drive to keep this uniquely socialist feminist media affordable for everyone.

Wednesday 6 June and then every second Wednesday ending 19 July, 6:30 pm

Study circle: An introduction to permanent revolution — yesterday and today

The theory of Permanent Revolution is a brilliant contribution by Russian revolutionary leader, Leon Trotsky. The 1917 October Revolution confirmed Trotsky’s belief that although Russia’s revolution initially focused on bourgeois demands — the overthrow of czarism and feudal property relations — it could not stop there. In the lead-up to the revolution’s centenary, this study will introduce the concept and explore the importance of these ideas in the 21st century.

June 7: An introduction to Leon Trotsky and the theory of Permanent Revolution June 21: The Russian Revolution: Permanent Revolution in action July 5: Permanent Revolution and women’s emancipation July 19: Permanent Revolution in the 21st century

Dinner, catering for vegetarians and vegans, served at 6:30 pm for an $10 donation. The discussion kicks off at 7 pm.

This 4 session series is hosted by Freedom Socialist Party. Sessions 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

Sunday 2 July, 4:00 pm

Freedom Socialist Party meeting – A toast to gay rights pioneer, Tamara Turner

Everyone is welcome to this branch meeting which will feature a tribute in remembrance of radical librarian, LGBTIQ rights pioneer, Freedom Socialist writer, humorist and lover of books, cats, music and humanity.

Dinner will be served after the meeting for a $10 donation.

Location: Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

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

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