GPJA Forum Tonight – Hidden Apartheid – A documentary on caste discrimination in India / Jesson Lecture Wed

Monday, October 29, 7.30pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Monday 29th October 2012. Special GPJA Forum. Hidden Apartheid – A documentary on caste discrimination in India and Indian communities worldwide. The 2011 film examines the human rights issues relating to caste discrimination. It will be screened and followed by discussion with film producer Mandrika Rupa as special guest at the forum. Trailers for the film can be seen here http://www.hiddenapartheid-themovie.com

Monday, October 29, Brentwood Hotel, Kilbirnie, Wellington

ACC: A Better Future: A Conference to Develop a New and Lasting Framework for our Accident Compensation Scheme. The full programme is here. ACC has been subject to considerable criticism in recent years over such matters as its alleged culture of disentitlement and its inability to manage the privacy of claimants. In the wake of all this the Minister has referred to the need to restore public trust in the scheme and has put in place a new service and purchase agreement with ACC, which is intended to make a start on this lengthy and difficult road.

The ACC Futures Coalition has organised this conference to assist the development of a new and positive agenda for ACC, to help restore integrity and trust in the scheme and put it on a sustainable footing where it is not subject to constant political fiddling by successive governments. http://issues.co.nz/accfutures/Events

Wednesday, October 31, 6.30pm, Maidment Theatre, University of Auckland. Bar open from 5.30pm

2012 Jesson Lecture. This year’s Bruce Jesson Lecture will focus on New Zealand’s need for investigative journalism – by someone once described as “New Zealand’s leading investigative journalist”. Nicky Hager, who will present the lecture at Auckland University on 31 October, has been a fulltime writer for more than 20 years and is the sole New Zealand member of the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Saturday, November 3, 2pm, Harangahape Rd, Auckland

Street Party against Privatisation. Organised by Aotearoa is Not For Sale.

Saturday, November 3, 9am-4.30pm, Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School

The Kirk Legacy: Three Years of Courage and Achievement. In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Kirk-Rowling Labour Government of 1972 – 1975, the Fabian Society, with the support of the New Zealand Labour Party, is running a one day seminar to commemorate its remarkable achievements.

Programme

9.30AM | Introduction to the Kirk Legacy Event Gerry Hill \ Historian

9.45AM | The Early Years David Grant \ Historian

10.30AM – MORNING TEA

10.45AM | Big Norm, Big Labour and Big Ideas Colin James \ Media Commentator

11.15AM | Mururoa and Nuclear Power, Kennedy Graham \ Green MP

11.45AM | The Campaigns Hamish Keith \ Media Commentator Bob Harvey \ Politician

12.30PM – LUNCH

1.15PM | Waitangi Tribunal & Mana Motuhake Hon Nania Mahuta \ Labour MP

2.15PM | ACC: World Class Accident Insurance Andrew Little \ Labour Member of Parliament

2.30PM | Springbok Tour Rev Bob Scott \ Retired Mike Law

2.45PM – AFTERNOON TEA

3.00PM | The Women’s Movement Dr Margaret Hayward \ Historian

3.45PM | The Challenge of the Kirk Legacy Panel comprising Hon Bob Tizard \ Judy McGregor \ Margaret Hayward \ Chris Trotter

4.15PM | The Future: Labour Takes Up the Challenge Jacinda Ardern \ Labour Member of Parliament

The seminar will be held at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School on November 3rd.

Cost (to cover speakers airfares etc) $25 and $15 for unwaged, gold card and students. Prebooking for this event is essential – a large number missed out on The Voyage, so get in early. Tickets will be issued and you can register here. Download a pdf copy of the full flyer here. Further information can be obtained from Paul. Recent Presentations: See our Papers & Presentations page for copies of these recent presentations

Saturday, November 3, 7-9pm, Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke Island

THEATRE – DRAMA – REALPOLITIC: New Zealand will host the next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations in Auckland from 3rd to 12th December 2012. “Having the negotiations on our doorstep will help focus attention on what is probably the most far-reaching executive lawmaking New Zealand has ever seen”, says Dr Jane Kelsey, a strong critic of the proposed agreement. The campaign is underway to get the word out through creative media on the implications of this so-called “Trade Agreement” and Theatres of Resistance is part of that campaign. You might say we got it started, with Professor Kelsey, speaking on TPPA as a Star of our launch into Political Theatre in 2010. And Jane will be with us again on November 3rd at Artworks Theatre, putting us in the big picture of the International Corporate Take-Over. And on our own door-step/foreshore we have the Wharetana Bay Action Group who will give us an up-date on the on-going saga of the Take-over of our Heritage and Beaches. Theatres of Resistance has developed a presentation format of Music, Poetry and Film with active Participation from the audience in discussion with our speakers. So be prepared for lively debate, go to www.itsourfuture.org.nz to bone up on the TPP information and to the Facebook Waiheke Island Parliament page to see what the Wharetana Group are up to. Then TURN-UP, STAND-UP, SPEAK- UP, RESIST: At Artworks Community Theatre on 3rd November from 7pm to 9pm in Solidarity and Spirit. Carol Winstanley for TOR12.

Monday, November 5, 7.30pm, St Marks Church, 334 Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga.

Annie Newman from the Living Wage Campaign will speak on the Living Wage campaign for all workers to be paid a wage sufficient to raise their families with dignity and adequate participation in society. The Living Wage concept implements the biblical principle of socially just wages. Come and hear what you can do to help achieve a Living Wage. Organised by the St Marks Justice & Peace Group. Flyer: www.livingwagenz.org.nz/files/5%20Nov.pdf www.livingwagenz.org.nz

Wednesday, November 7, 3-4.30pm, St Andrews on the Terrace, upstairs conference room, Wellington.

Wellington meeting of Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand.

Wednesday, November 7, 12noon at Civic Square, Wellington

Housing Crisis Action Day: March to Parliament. Groups from across the country are to coming to demand an end to evictions and sale of state houses, for Housing New Zealand to let all vacant state houses to families in crisis, a withdrawal of the draconian requirements to get a state house, a reopening of all HNZ offices and the construction of 20,000 new state homes. There will be bus/minivan transport from Auckland, Maraenui (Napier) and Pomare in Porirua and other centres – if you can help co-ordinate in your local area plea let us know asap.

This is a big, important kaupapa and we need donations to print posters and leaflets. You can donate on-line to: Tamaki Housing Action Group

Kiwibank Glen Innes Account No: 38-9014-0147012-00 For more details see the facebook page “Housing Crisis Action Day: March to Parliament” or call Marion on 021 123 9252

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

Tuesday, November 13, 7.30pm, GalatosLive, 17 Galatos Street, Auckland.

Sea Shepherd NZ Fundraiser 2012. Come and enjoy a night of fun, food and live music! We’ll be having silent and live auctions, prizes and speakers including Gareth Hughes and Captain Peter Hammarstedt from the M/Y Bob Barker who is on his eighth campaign to defend whales in Southern Ocean. Items for auction include a painting by Dean Buchannan. Doors open at 7.30pm, with the main event starting at 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm. Canapes provided free throughout evening. Bar at venue. Tickets are limited and now available online at www.seashepherd.org.nz *Note: ticket prices are $50 NZ approx. (charged at $40 AU). For more information about our donors and auction items go to www.seashepherdnzfundraiser.org.nz. If you or your business would like to participate as a sponsor or contribute item(s) for the fundraiser you can find out more information at the above link. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to contribute at: www.seashepherd.org/donate/auckland

Friday, November 30, 7.30pm, TAPAC-the Auckland Performing Arts Centre, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland

Auckland Refugee Family Trust presents: ‘An evening of Hope & Light with Francois and Friends’. A fundraising event. General Admission $25 and Cabaret Table Seating $30. For bookings contact ARFT: email: jcarswel or phone 09 921 9367

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 gael.d for the full programme and any other questions.

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