Melbourne, Australia

Solidarity Salon

Organizing Center and Bookstore

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!

Mobilise against homophobia and transphobia: A socialist feminist take on the Australian Marriage Law postal survey

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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Wednesday, 4 October, 6.30 pm

4-weekly discussion circle – Lessons of October: Learning from the 1917 Russian Revolution

What makes a modern revolution successful? A four-week study group will explore the short book Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky, based on his experience as a leader of the Russian Revolution. Trotsky asserts that creating fundamental changes requires a working-class party — and one that is not doctrinaire but is able to gauge and respond to swiftly changing conditions. His work is a valuable resource for activists who want to understand the dynamics of today’s “pop-up movements” and upsurges like the Arab Spring.

We’ll meet each Wednesday, 4 - 25 October, 6.30 pm.

Lessons of October is available for $20 at Solidarity Salon.

Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $10 donation. Discussion starts at 7.00 pm

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

To join the study group and get the book or further information, contact the FSP: or 03-9388-0062.

Saturday 28 October, 6:30 pm

Celebrate the Russian Revolution on its 100th Anniversary - Down with All Tyrants!

Speaker: Debbie Brennan, Marxist feminist leader, teacher of revolutionary history and theory and media spokesperson for Campaign Against Racism and Fascism.

Dramatic readings: witness the working class taking power!

Saturday, 28 October, 6:30 pm

Celebratory feast in the culinary tradition of the Soviet Republic catering for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters.

Dinner and door donation $20 waged, $30 solidarity, $10 unwaged

Bar service available

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

Hosted by Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.

For more information or to book email

Wednesday 8 November, 6:30 pm

8-session study circle: Democracy and Revolution

If this is democracy, why do we feel insecure, ignored and powerless? Join in this timely study of U.S. Marxist writer George Novack’s Democracy & Revolution.

Novack traces democracy’s 2,500-year evolution, from its roots in ancient Greece and rise through revolutionary upsurges to its decline in modern capitalism. We’ll also explore the democracy a workers’ socialist revolution could achieve.

We’ll meet alternate Wednesdays, commencing 8 November.

Democracy & Revolution is available for $28 at Solidarity Salon.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm for a $10 donation.

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

For more information email or call 03 9388 0062

Monday 4 December, 5:00 pm

Protest Milo Yiannopoulos: Stop the alt right in Australia

Infamous American alt right figure Milo Yiannopoulos is coming to Australia. Despite his claims that he is merely a provocateur, a clever and articulate critic of the censorious left, Milo's ideas are dangerous. He has expressed extreme Islamophobia, hostility toward refugees, misogyny, and transphobia. A recent buzzfeed article revealed Milo has more than flirted with Neo-Nazism. In fact, Milo was central in attempting to bring white nationalist figures into the mainstream via Breitbart news.

The Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, of which the Freedom Socialist Party is a part, is calling on people to join a broad, diverse and united protest against Milo in Australia.

CARF also opposes calls on the government to ban Yiannoplous’ entry to Australia. Increasing the government's capacity to reject people's entry into Australia on the basis of their political views is something which can only strengthen the state and rebound on progressives and the left.

Rather we say: If Milo wants to come here - let him come - but let's make him wish he never did. Protest, agitate, organise.

Location to be confirmed.

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Contact us to be part of the joint Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women contingent.