4/7/12: WHAT’S ON IN AOTEAROA

Thursday, July 5, 12-4pm, St Stephen’s Church Hall, 65 Jervois Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
LIVING WAGE AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND: Please join community and faith-based organisations and unions at a meeting to establish the Auckland Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand coalition. For more information contact: Fala Haulangi: fala.haulangi or call 027 204 6332 www.livingwagenz.org

Thursday, July 5, 7.30pm, Gilmore House, 9 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson
SUNNYVALE FILM CLUB: The Vanishing of the Bees (2009). This film highlights the phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder, providing a look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the world-wide disappearance of the honeybees. It examines current agricultural practice and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between mankind and the honeybee. Get more background: http://localwatch.net.nz/vanishing-bees/ More details: http://localwatch.net.nz/rescheduling-programme/

Friday July 6, 9pm, Khuja Lounge, L3, 536 Queen st (near cnr K’Rd)
Red Square Uprising: Fundraining 4 the studenmt movement. Bands, poets, DJ’s and guests. $5 from 9pm. Drink specials.

Friday & Saturday, July 6-8, Wellington.
ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS OF NEW ZEALAND INC. ANNUAL CONFERENCE 6-8 July 2012. Environmental Responsibility: Leadership, Inclusion and Good Governance. Friday 6 July – Saturday 7 July | Salvation Army Citadel, 8 Jessie Street, Wellington Sunday 8 July | Turnbull House, 11 Bowen St, Wellington. Full draft programme and online registration can be found here: eco

Wednesday, July 11, 6.30pm, B15, basement Library Building, Auckland University
Blockade the Budget: We are planning a large demonstration on the 21st of July, but we need your help! Come along to a public meeting to hear about what we’ve been doing and find out how to get involved.

Friday, July 13, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, Laidlaw College Auckland Campus, 80 Central Park Drive, Henderson
Can Swords Really be Changed into Plowshares? Lessons learnt from the South African Truth and Reconciliation process. We are delighted to announce that Professor Piet Meiring, who served on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission along with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is coming to Auckland’s Laidlaw campus on Friday 13 July at 10.30 am to present a free public lecture where he will share lessons learnt from the South African Truth and Reconciliation process. Throughout his life Professor Meiring has been involved in the church’s struggle against apartheid – often challenging his own denomination in this regard. As chairperson of the General Commission on Service and Witness in the Dutch Reformed Church he heads a national programme co-ordinating the church’s projects in the fields of reconciliation, poverty alleviation and moral reconstruction. While on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC, 1996-1998) he was primarily involved in reparation and rehabilitation issues, as well as co-ordination of the TRC Faith Community Hearings. RSVP: if you are planning on attending the lecture, please RSVP by Friday 6 July to Christina Partridge email events or tel 09 837 9769.

JULY 14 2012: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST ASSET SALES
Aotearoa NZ Is Still Not For Sale. National Day of Action against Asset Sales, Saturday July 14 2012.
Auckland: 2pm,
Asssembe at Brittomart and march up Queen St
Christchurch 2pm: Meet at intersection of Deans Ave and Riccarton Rd, to rally and march up Riccarton Rd

Saturday, July 14, 10am to 4pm, Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs and Societies buiding, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin
Socialist Saturday (Fighting Sexism, Racism, and Asset Sales at lunch time). Come along and join the discussion about left win politics and activism. We are having three sessions on climate change, immigration rights (the case for open borders) and women’s liberation (are we evolving towards a non-sexist society?). We aim to be as punctual as possible with times so come join us for one or all of our sessions! Program: 10.00am: Meet and greet; 10.30am: Panel Discussion: Confronting the ecological crisis and climate change (with Tarsh from SEA and the anti-asset campaign and Shane Gallagherl a Union Activist and South Dunedin Green candidate.). 12.00pm: Lunch. 1.00pm: Immigrants welcome here: A case for open borders. 2.30pm: Afternoon tea. 3.00pm: Are we evolving towards a non-sexist society? 4.30pm: Finish.

Sunday, July 15, 1-6pm, Unite Union, 6a western Springs Rd, Kingsland, Auckland
Socialist Aotearoa Teach-in: “Dangerous Ideas”.

Thursday, July 19, 7.30pm, OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre
Public meeting: LGBT oppression and the struggle for equal marriage rights. Public Event · By ISO Aotearoa

Saturday, July 21, 1pm Britomart, Auckland Central
EDUCATION SHOW AND TELL: On Saturday the 21st of July we are taking to the streets for an education ‘show & tell’. We want to creatively show our discontent and tell the truth about attacks on education, through a combination of a traditional protest march and family friendly street theatre. Join us and share the event with your friends.

Wednesday, July 25, 7.30pm, The Crypt, St Benedict’s Church, Cnr St Benedict’s St & Alex Evans St, Newton, Auckland
Catholic Religious Against Human Trafficking invites you to ‘Out of Sight Out of Mind: Human Trafficking in New Zealand’s Waters?’ Presentation by leading researchers Dr Christina Stringer and Mr Glenn Simmons University of Auckland Business School. “In this presentation, we apply the International Labour Organization and European Commission’s indicators of trafficking in human beings to labour conditions for Indonesian crew working on foreign charter vessels fishing in New Zealand waters. We find that New Zealand is not immune from forced labour trafficking.” Gold Coin donation – to defray expenses

Saturday & Sunday, August 18-19, Rutherford House, Bunny Street, Wellington.
Supported by the Stout Research Centre, Victoria University. ANC CENTENARY: How N.Z helped to abolish apartheid. The ANC Centenary Conference Committee invite you to a conference on the 18th-19th August, 2012.A full programme of New Zealand and South African speakers will talk on these topics: 100 years of the ANC; Maori to the fore; Winds of change-the NZ movement gets organized; 1973 and Norman Kirk; International Aspects of the campaign; 1981 and Beyond; Impact on NZ society; The ANC today. There will be a reception and drinks on Saturday night. $60 Registration. RSVP Conference Coordinator by 10th of August, catts2011

Saturday, July 28, 7.30pm, Polish Society Hall, corner of Ethel and McDonald Streets, Morningside off Sandringham Road.
City Vision Fundraising Debate: You are invited to an evening of entertainment, celebration and debate to mark the halfway point of the first "Super City". Join us on Saturday 28th July when the boys take on the girls to debate the proposition "Auckland Council is the new Parliament". City Vision is delighted to have secured seasoned political raconteurs Richard Northey, Matt McCarten and Phil Twyford to square up against the charming prowess of Cathy Casey, Julie Fairey and Denise Roche with MC Laila Harre. The evening will include the launch of City Vision’s mid term report by Mike Lee and a special musical cameo from Chris Trotter. Tickets $25 (concession $10) includes nibbles. Cash Bar. Invite your friends and whanau for what promises to be a fun, social evening. Payment: Preferred option is by internet banking to the City Vision account 38 9007 0461177 00, coded with your name and number of tickets.

September 27 to October 8, NZ-Venezuela
SOLIDARITY BRIGADE TO VENEZUELA: HALF-PRICE FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM AUCKLAND: Join the 2012 Presidential elections brigade to Venezuela. Register now to witness the final election campaign for President Hugo Chavez and observe first-hand a living people’s power revolution. Brigade dates: September 27th – October 8th, 2012. Half-price flights Sydney-Auckland-Venezuela return are currently available through Aerolineas Argentina. The 2012 brigade is the 13th study tour organised by the AVSN. Reports from previous brigades are posted at: brigades or phone Jim McIlroy 0423 741 734, Roberto Jorquera 0425 182 994 or Lisa Macdonald 0413 031 108.

November 9-11. Waihi

REMEMBER WAIHI 9-11 NOV 2012. It will be the 1912 Waihi Gold Miners’ Strike Centenary and Commemoration of the death of Fred Evans. The phrase “Remember Waihi” was used for many years by the union movement to refer to the 1912 Waihi strike. It expressed anger at the death of striker Fred Evans, who was beaten by death by strikebreakers while the police stood by. It also expressed caution at confronting the combined might of the government, big employers and the police. The Labour History Project is remembering Waihi with a weekend-long historical seminar and memorial service in Waihi this November. It’s one of the ways we research, record and celebrate New Zealanders’ working lives, and draw on the past for inspiration and guidance for the future. A program and registration form for the "Remember Waihi" weekend is in this brochure: markderby37 Phone 04 973 8900

December 27 to January 18, NZ-Cuba
XXX SOUTHERN CROSS BRIGADE TO CUBA: Receive warm greetings from Cuban Institute for Friendship with Peoples (ICAP), that every year receives, with great satisfaction, all friends that spontaneously decide to join us in the Southern Cross Brigade of voluntary work and solidarity with Cuba. Main objectives of the brigade are to provide a great deal of knowledge about Cuban reality so that the visitors could understand it as well as to work voluntarily in the agricultural fields in order to help in the development and productivity of the country. The program of the brigade includes visits to historical, cultural and social places. Participants will receive lectures on national and international topics and will also interact with representatives of Cuban organizations and people in general. Each brigade member, at the moment of the arrival, is committed to follow the program and schedule, and also to have a proper behaviour, discipline and social interaction not only in CIJAM but also all over the country. For further communication: Phone numbers (53 7) 838-24 30 / 8335372 / 830-1220 / 834-4544 ext. 15 and Emails: asia.norte , director.dao and amiventas We would be pleased to have you in the XXX Southern Cross Brigade, a beautiful project that ICAP and Australia/New Zealand – Cuba Friendship Societies have proudly maintained since 1983, which has allow to show Cuban reality to more than one thousand people who have taken part in previous brigades as well as to receive their support and deep solidarity. This year program and brigade has a special aim and it is to commemorate 55 anniversary of the triumph of Cuban revolution on January 1st, 2013 and also to celebrate with every participant coming the 30 anniversary of the Southern Cross Brigade visit to Cuba. This is a formal invitation to join the brigade in order to strengthen brotherhood between our peoples. Sincerely yours, Asia and Pacific Division, Cuban Institute for Friendship with Peoples NZ Participants: Email Ina Lawrence inashina for the full programme and any other questions.

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