LL: DDV Millions for Mumia Meetings

1999-03-19 Thread Alison Thorne
Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick. And in April * Mumia film night at Barricade Bookshop * Meetings on campuses including Monash and Latrobe. Alison Thorne Freedom Socialist Party LL.VC LL.VD LL.VE Leftlink - Australia's Broad Left Mailing List

LL DDV: New Opportunitites for the Left

1999-04-27 Thread Alison Thorne
The Democratic Socialist Party, Freedom Socialist Party, Progressive Labour Party and Australian supporters of the Fourth International invite all LeftLinkers to a public meeting: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LEFT Speaker: Adam Novak, editor of "International Viewpoint" "International

LL:DDV: Fighting Workplace Discrimination

1999-04-28 Thread Alison Thorne
of Merle Woo, an Asian-American lesbian teacher who twice beat the University of California; * the campaign for the right of Sandy Nelson to be an openly radical journalist; * the precedent-setting case of Alison Thorne who won reinstatement to a teaching position after being victimised because of her

LL:AA: URGENT - Looking for Raymond Clancy

1999-05-13 Thread Alison Thorne
hing about Raymond's whereabouts please advise by return e-mail. You can ask him to ring me on 9386-5065 or 0411586435. Thank you comrade LeftLinkers!! Yours in solidarity Alison Thorne for the No More Intimidation of Teacher Unionists Campaign Committee -- Leftlink - Australia's

LL:INFO:Thorne VS Northern TAFE

1999-05-23 Thread Alison Thorne
The case of Alison Thorne versus Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE has been adjourned until Monday 21 June when the hearing will recommence for a further five days. The case is being heard by tribunal member, Ms Fran Millane, from the Anti-Discrimination Panel of the Victorian Civil

LL: DDV: A Rebels Guide to the Communist Manifesto

1999-07-25 Thread Alison Thorne
Victorian Left Linkers are invited to participate in a 6 Week Study Group Mondays, September 20 - October 29 from 7 pm - 8.30 pm A Rebel's Guide to the Communist Manifesto Take part in a fascinating discussion group on Karl Marx's classic hand book, still relevant 150 years after it was first

LL:DDV: NMIT Unionists Presents The Turn To Turn The Tide

1999-10-13 Thread Alison Thorne
No More Intimidation of Teacher Unionists presents: The Turn to Turn The Tide * Cheer our achievements * Jeer the legal obstacles * Fill our coffers Featuring: * Maureen Daly, solicitor for Alison Thorne's discrimination case; * Carlo Carli, MHR for Coburg; * Alison Thorne, anti-discrimination

LL:AA: Urgent Mumia Emergency Rally Proposal

1999-10-16 Thread Alison Thorne
efforts behind any organising which has already commenced. Yours in solidarity Alison Thorne Melbourne Freedom Socialist Party Organiser Ph: 03-9386-5065 PS: What about LeftLinkers in other states organising an action on the same day? Let us know about what's happening in your city. -- From

LL:DDV: Melbourne Mumia Emergency Meeting

1999-10-19 Thread Alison Thorne
warrant for 2 December. This is URGENT. Be there! Alison Thorne for Melbourne Millions for Mumia Worldwide Committee LL.VK -- Leftlink - Australia's Broad Left Mailing List mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.alexia.net.au/~www/mhutton/index.html

LL:DDV: FSP meeting - WTO Sent Packing!

2000-01-01 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party Meeting WTO sent packing! Mass protests in Seattle a "teach-in" on the nature of capitalism Thursday 27 January 2000 @ 7 pm What a way to ring out the old millennium! The huge demonstrations against the World Trade Organisation herald a thrilling new era of solidarity.

LL:DDV: Melbourne Mumia meeting

2000-01-03 Thread Alison Thorne
The next meeting of the Melbourne Millions for Mumia Committee will take place on Thursday 6 January @ 6 pm Venue: Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick The agenda will include: * 12 January International Free Mumia Delegation to Washington DC * Future plans All welcome LL.VA --

LL:DDV: Exciting international guest

2000-01-23 Thread Alison Thorne
Hello Leftlinkers Can you help spread the word about this exciting visit by Will Roscoe? His work makes a very important contribution to socialist feminism. Thanks Alison Thorne Freedom Socialist Party Radical Women News release Date: 23 January 2000 From

LL:DDV Working class feminist IWD tribute

2000-01-28 Thread Alison Thorne
The Victorian Women's Caucus of the Progressive Labour Party presents A International Women's Day tribute to working class heroines of the 20th century from working class leaders of the 21st century. When: Wednesday 8 March, 7 pm Where: Lebanese House, 268 Russell Street, Melbourne Delicious

Transitional Program Study Group

2000-03-13 Thread Alison Thorne
Weekly Study Group - Leon Trotsky's Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution. Russian revolutionary leader, Leon Trotsky wrote the Transitional Program in 1938. It has as much to teach contemporary activists for radical change as it did socialists on the eve of World War Two. The key

LL:DDV: Dinner to Defend Our Union Delegates

2000-05-01 Thread Alison Thorne
to NMIT Unionists Campaign Committee to PO Box 266 West Brunswick Vic 3055 Tickets will be on sale at the May Day march from the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women stall or from Alison Thorne or Delia Maxwell. So buy a ticket or kick in to help clear the debt. Background: In 1997, Alison Thorne

LL:DDV: Overcoming the historical crisis of leadership

2000-05-17 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party study group =8B Leon Trotsky=B9s Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution: Session # 2: Overcoming the Historical Crisis of Leadership. Thursday 18 May at 7 pm. Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick Dinner served at 6.15 pm for a $6 donation. Book

LL:DDV: A Tribute to Pat Parker and radical dykes everywhere

2000-05-17 Thread Alison Thorne
Special Radical Women A tribute to Pat Parker and radical dykes everywhere! Wednesday 7 June Pat Parker was a Black revolutionary, feminist, lesbian and poet. Parker, who died of breast cancer, was an activist and leader in all of the movements for radical change. To celebrate the 31st

LL:DDV: Transitional Program study group starts this Thursday

2000-05-10 Thread Alison Thorne
Weekly Study Group - Leon Trotsky's Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution - starts this Thursday. 11 May An introduction to the Transitional Program then and now 18 May Overcoming the historical crisis of leadership 25 May Transitional demands for workplace

LL::DDV Workers, Farmers and War

2000-05-29 Thread Alison Thorne
You are invited to participate in a Freedom Socialist Party sponsored study group on Leon Trotsky's Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution. This week, Thursday 1 June, the topic is Workers, Farmers and War Venue: Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick. Session 7 pm - 8.30 pm

LL:DDV: Turn to Young People and Women Workers

2000-06-13 Thread Alison Thorne
You are invited to participate in a Freedom Socialist Party sponsored study group on Leon Trotsky's Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution. This week, Thursday 15 June, the topic is: Turn to Young People and Women Workers Venue: Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick. Session

LL:INFO: Sad day for socialism

2000-08-03 Thread Alison Thorne
August to remember Joe and his contribution to the working class movement. If any of you would like to send a message, please e-mail Harry Paine direct. Yours in solidarity Alison Thorne Freedom Socialist Party International Executive Committee Coordinator -- From: Harry Paine [EMAIL

LL:DDV: Marxism and Direct Action

2000-08-04 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party meeting - Wednesday 9 August, 7 pm Marxism and direct action - ideas and tactics to fight capitalist globalisation The current wave of protest against the ravages of globalisation has shattered the myth that everyone is happy or that capitalism is accepted as the only

LL:DDV: Crisis and Leadership

2000-09-04 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party meeting Crisis and leadership lessons for today from the explosive '60s Wednesday 6 September, 7 pm Come to the kick-off of the Australian campaign to promote the new Red Letter Press book, Crisis and Leadership. Written in 1965 by veteran socialists, Clara Fraser and

LL:DDV: A Better World's In Birth!

2000-09-17 Thread Alison Thorne
Study Group A Worker's Guide to the 20th Century Session # 1, Thursday 21 September, from 7 - 8.45 pm From the ashes of the old century, a better world=B9s in birth Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $6 donation For information call 9386-5065

LL:DDV: The Dream of Socialism Comes Alive

2000-09-23 Thread Alison Thorne
Study Group: A Worker's Guide to the 20th Century The dream of socialism comes alive in Russia Thursday 28 September @ 7 pm Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $6 donation Required reading: * Peter Murray, "A Worker's Guide the 20th Century Part

LL:DDV: Hot war, cold war and irrepressible revolution

2000-10-10 Thread Alison Thorne
Study Group: A Worker's Guide to the 20th Century: Hot war, cold war and irrepressible revolution Thursday 12 October @ 7pm Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $6 donation For more information call (03) 9386-5065 Sponsored jointly by Freedom Socialist

LL:DDV: The 60s and 70s - Freedom Now!

2000-10-16 Thread Alison Thorne
Study Group: A Worker's Guide to the 20th Century: The '60s and '70s =8B Freedom Now! Thursday 19 October @ 7pm Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $6 donation For more information call (03) 9386-5065 Sponsored jointly by Freedom Socialist Party the

LL:INFO: A request to LeftLink posters

2000-10-16 Thread Alison Thorne
work to make sure it is reliable. Thank you. Alison Thorne Freedom Socialist Party -- Leftlink - Australia's Broad Left Mailing List mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Archived at http://www.cat.org.au/lists/leftlink/ Sponsored by Melbourne's New International

LL:DDV: The 80s and 90s greed and reaction sparks new revolt!

2000-10-20 Thread Alison Thorne
Study Group: A Worker's Guide to the 20th Century: The '80s and 90s - greed and reaction sparks new revolt! Thursday 26 October @ 7pm Solidarity Salon, 1 Appleby Cres, West Brunswick Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $6 donation For more information call (03) 9386-5065 Sponsored jointly by Freedom

LL:DDV: Teacher unionists wine fundraiser

2000-10-20 Thread Alison Thorne
in the TAFE sector. In 1999 we fought a case in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to win the reinstatment of one of those teackers, Alison Thorne. Although we did not get Alison re-instated to her teaching position at NMIT, because the legal system is stacked against complainants, we

LL:PR: Protest Israeli Attacks on Palestinians!

2000-10-24 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party International Executive Committee - PO Box 266 West Brunswick Vic 3055 AUSTRALIA - Phone/fax 61-3-9386-5065 E-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] The following statement was originally issued jointly by the U.S section of the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women Protest

LL:DDV: Speak Out on World AIDS Day 2000

2000-11-20 Thread Alison Thorne
Speak Out on World AIDS Day 2000 - Activism Matters Today is WORLD AIDS Day. We demand that global corporations be taxed to fund quality education and prevention strategies, health care and provide HIV/AIDS drugs to all who need them in every corner of the globe! In Australia, we demand: *

LL:DDV: QUEER party

2000-12-05 Thread Alison Thorne
QUEER (Queers United to Eradicate Economic Rationalism) is holding an end of year party. It is on Saturday 16 December from 8 pm. It's at the home of QUEER activists Nase and Robert, 24 Kipling Street, North Melbourne. Phone 9348-9187. All queer and queer friendly lefties are invited to come

LL:DDV: Study group IWD - A Day to spark revolution!

2001-01-29 Thread Alison Thorne
Study group: International Women's Day - A day to spark revolution! Wednesday evenings, 21 February and 28 February 2001 March 8 is celebrated around the world as International Women's Day. Find out about the socialist origins of IWD. Be inspired by the women workers whose strike on IWD

LL:INFO: Socialism for Skeptics

2001-02-11 Thread Alison Thorne
Hey, red readers Get your copy of "Socialism for Skeptics" by Clara Fraser, the second booklet in the Red Banner Reader series. "S for S" is a delightful 44-page collection of witty, imaginative and pithy essays that skewer misconceptions about socialism. It's a zestful introduction to radical

LL:DDV: IWD launch of socialist feminist organising centre

2001-02-11 Thread Alison Thorne
International Women's Day 2001 Celebrate a new multi-cultural socialist feminist organising centre! Radical Women, Freedom Socialist Party and the Feminist Education Association invite you to the official opening of Solidarity Salon 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick Saturday 10 March Doors open 5 pm

LL:PR: Pride, Police - a statement from Q.U.E.E.R

2001-02-11 Thread Alison Thorne
Q.U.E.E.R. members stand by their actions at Pride March QUEER (Queers United to Eradicate Economic Rationalism) is proud of the contingent we built at Melbourne's Pride March. Over 100 activists from QUEER, UNITE, Feminist Avengers, Radical Women and campus queer groups made a united, lively

LL:PR: Socialist feminists launch new organising centre in Brunswick

2001-02-18 Thread Alison Thorne
Feminist Education Association Radical Women Freedom Socialist Party Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056 03-9388-0062 News release Monday 19 February 2001 Contact: Alison Thorne, 03-9386-5065, 03-9388-0062 Do not use after 10 March 2001 Socialist feminists launch new

LL:INFO: UAW IWD in the city

2001-03-01 Thread Alison Thorne
Hi everyone More IWD happenings. Alison -- From: Sheila Byard [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Alison Thorne [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: UAW IWD in the city Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 21:37:18 -0500 Alison, For some reason the UAW is having difficulty posting to LL at present - could you please cut

LL:INFO: QUEER changes meeting venue

2001-03-06 Thread Alison Thorne
Announcement to LGBT media and relevent e-lists QUEER (Queers United to Erradicate Economic Rationalism) has changed its meeting venue. We will now meet at the Queer Space at RMIT. The easiest way to find the Queers Space is to enter Bowen Street (which runs through the centre of the RMIT City

LL:DDV: Relationships Bill Rally

2001-04-02 Thread Alison Thorne
recognition of same-sex couples. . . too progressive for victoria? Demonstrate on the opening day of State Parliament, 4.30 - 7 pm, Parliament House. Called by Q.U.E.E.R. (queers united to eradicate economic rationalism) "We'll fight for you" (remember the Liberal Party advertisement in the

LL:DDV: Wills Socialist Alliance meeting

2001-04-30 Thread Alison Thorne
The Wills/Melbourne North West Branch of Socialist Alliance will hold its next meeting Thursday 3 May, 7 pm @ Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road Brunswick. Come along and get involved in the growing campaign to finish off Howard AND build a much needed left alternative to the ALP. Check out

LL:DDV: Wills Socialist Alliance meeting

2001-05-24 Thread Alison Thorne
Wills/Melbourne North West Branch of Socialist Alliance meeting, Thursday 31 May at 7 pm, Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, West Brunswick. The meeting will discuss Why thousands of families in Wills face the threat of a Family Tax Benefit Debt. Prospective members welcome. For more information

LL:DDV: Stonewall Celebrations

2001-05-31 Thread Alison Thorne
University and former Queer Officer. * Alison Thorne - founder of Melbourne Radical Women, member of the CPSU and gay movement veteran who won a precedent setting 1986 EO case. * Melissa Venville - young feminist and current National Union of Students Queer Officer. * Graham Willett - author

LL:DDV: Wills SA Branch meeting

2001-06-04 Thread Alison Thorne
The next Wills Socialist Alliance branch meeting will discuss Why we support teachers striking for increased education funding, 7pm Thursday 14 June at Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick. All potential members welcome. Details: 9388-0062. -- Leftlink - Australia's

LL:DDV: Meeting to organise Queer block at CHOGM

2001-06-13 Thread Alison Thorne
Q.U.E.E.R. is having an Open Organising meeting to discuss a National Queer Block at protests against the Commonwelth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in October. Interested lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered people and queers are invited to discuss what CHOGM is, why queer activists

DDV: how the Queer Bloc can build the anticapitalist movement

2001-08-13 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party special meeting Count down to CHOGM: How the Queer Bloc can advance and strengthen the anticapitalist movement Thursday 23 August, 7 pm @ Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) takes place in Brisbane this

LL:PR: Socialist Alliance preselects Victorian Senate ticket

2001-09-10 Thread Alison Thorne
Socialist Alliance News Release Sunday 9 September 2001 Socialist Alliance Preselects Victorian Senate Ticket The 8 September Victorian state conference of the Socialist Alliance has preselected a Senate team of two to contest the upcoming Federal Election. Alison Thorne, Melbourne Organiser

DDV: Study seminar - Against Individual Terrorism

2001-09-14 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women present a study seminar on Leon Trotsky's Against Individual Terrorism. In New York and Washington DC thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of working people have lost their lives. This event is tragic. But despite the total lack of political context

LL:DDV: Rescheduled: Anti-semitism: where does it come from?

2001-09-17 Thread Alison Thorne
. foreign policy? on Wednesday 19 September. Speakers include: Ali Kazak, Head of the General Palestinian delegation to Australia and Palestinian Ambassador to Vanuatu, Surma Hamid, Political refugee and Representative of Worker Communist Party of Iraq and Alison Thorne, Socialist Alliance Senate

LL:PR: Vote No to War and Racism

2001-10-05 Thread Alison Thorne
, by forwarding this message. Thanks Alison Thorne Socialist Alliance Senate Candidate Vote NO to war and racism VOTE SOCIALIST ALLIANCE Get the Liberals out! Welfare not warfare! John Howard hopes to ride a wave of anti-refugee racism and pro-war hysteria to get the Liberals re-elected in a few

LL:AA: Support Socialist Alliance Senate Campaigning stalls

2001-10-26 Thread Alison Thorne
- Socialist Alliance is group Q, ticket Alison Thorne, Sarah Peart and Tony Dewberry. So, if you can help distribute leaflets and posters in your networks, please contact Peter Murray, Socialist Alliance Senate Campaign Coordinator on 03-9386-5065. The Senate campaign has three stalls planned

LL:PR: Statement on the U.S. war on Afghanistan from FSP

2001-10-26 Thread Alison Thorne
Statement on the U.S. WAR ON AFGHANISTAN from the FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY International Committee www.socialism.com 21 October 2001 High-tech murder, as real as the World Trade Center attack and much more deadly, is underway in Afghanistan as U.S. bombs continue to fall in the third week of

LL:PR: Moreland Council - Socialist Alliance preselects candidates

2001-12-16 Thread Alison Thorne
, Socialist Alliance Candidate for Merri Ward on 0418-347-374 Jonathan Sherlock, Socialist Alliance Candidate for Hoffman Ward on 9383-3147 Alison Thorne, Convener Wills Branch of Socialist Alliance on 9388-0062 . -- -- Leftlink - Australia's Broad Left Mailing List

LL:DDV: A tribute to Colombia's Defiant Unionists, Peasants

2002-01-06 Thread Alison Thorne
Special Freedom Socialist Party meeting A tribute to Colombia='s defiant unionists, peasants Indigenous people Featuring - La Madician del Dorado a film about the Colombian Mining Union - Introduced by special guest Rosemary Jimenez from the Australian Solidarity Network with Colombia -

LL:DDV: Pride 2002 - March with Socialist Alliance

2002-01-09 Thread Alison Thorne
the contingent in mail outs or distribute them at community events, please contact Alison Thorne on: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Pride March policy: FYI, Pride March has a policy of not allowing the sale of merchandise in the assembly area without prior permission (they actively enforce this policy

LL:DDV: IWD 2002 event

2002-02-11 Thread Alison Thorne
and gripping footage, this film chronicles the reality of Israeli 'urban planning', including the division of Palestinian families and forced relocation of households. The video will be introduced by Freedom Socialist Party International Executive Committee Coordinator, Alison Thorne. Monday 4 March

LL:DDV: A Salute to the Irrepressible Women Workers of Asia

2002-03-31 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party Calendar May Day 2002 Freedom Socialist Party May Day Celebration A salute to the irrepressible working women of Asia Monday 29 April, 6.30 pm, Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick (just north of Blyth Street) Join us for a lively panel discussion about how to

LL:DDV: A salute to the irrepressible working women of Asia

2002-04-15 Thread Alison Thorne
Please note: start time revised to 6.30 pm to be followed by a dinner and reception for Irene Xavier and Mabel Au Freedom Socialist Party May Day Celebration, dinner reception Monday 29 April, 6.30 pm, Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick A salute to the irrepressible working women of

LL:DDV: Wills SA branch meeting

2002-04-23 Thread Alison Thorne
how many and which seats Wills Branch will contest at the State Election * proposal for a branch fundraising dinner on 8 June * report on membership renewals/recruitment campaign Be there! Guests and potential members are welcome. For more information call Alison on 9388-0062. Alison Thorne

LL:DDV: Why a vanguard party?

2002-05-15 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party meeting - Thursday 30 May Organising for the Final Conflict: Why the Vanguard Party is an essential tool for struggle in the 21st century Dinner served at 6.30 pm for a $6.50 donation, program at 7 pm Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick A hundred years ago the

LL:DDV: Stonewall in Melbourne

2002-05-15 Thread Alison Thorne
Hello Left Linkers Make a committment to celebrate Stonewall this year. Mark this date in your diary now! The doco is fascinating Cheers Alison Thorne Stonewall at Solidarity Salon - Thursday 27 June, 7 pm Special premier screening of The Gay Pioneers This 2001 documentary produced by WHYY

LL:DDV: Dinner to Defend Democratic Rights At Home and Abroad

2002-05-21 Thread Alison Thorne
The Wills Branch of Socialist Alliance presents Dinner to Defend Democratic Rights At Home and Abroad Saturday 8 June, 7 pm Lazzat Kadah, Indian and Pakistani cuisine, 63 Sydney Road, Coburg Since the World Trade Centre attack on September 11, Governments around the world have launched a

LL:INFO: The New War Order

2002-05-23 Thread Alison Thorne
Just out from Red Letter Press The New War Order: Notes from the Front Lines of Resistance Are you starved for some truth-based commentary to share with coworkers and friends? The New War Order, the fourth title in the Red Banner Reader series, provides a powerful counterpunch to the propaganda

LL:DDV: Education and the state budget

2002-06-19 Thread Alison Thorne
are welcome! For more information: 9388-0062 Alison Thorne Convener, Socialist Alliance Wills Branch -- Leftlink - Australia's Broad Left Mailing List mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Archived at http://www.cat.org.au/lists/leftlink/ Sponsored by Melbourne's

LL:DDV: No War study group

2002-07-08 Thread Alison Thorne
6 week Marxist feminist No War study group commences 17 August Take part in a reading circle about the growing opposition to the global war on terror and the crack down on civil liberties of workers and immigrants. Explore lessons from past movements against U.S. imperialist wars for profit and

LL:DDV: Socialist Alliance Wills Branch coming events

2002-07-15 Thread Alison Thorne
. To endorse the protest, to organise to speak or for more information call 9388-0062, [EMAIL PROTECTED] This event is part of a Socialist Alliance National weekend of protest against these dangerous measures. Thanks Alison Thorne Wills Branch Convener -- Leftlink - Australia's Broad

LL:DDV: Bougainville: A struggle undefeated

2002-08-13 Thread Alison Thorne
Thursday, 22 August, 6.30 pm Freedom Socialist Party meeting Bougainville: A struggle undefeated Take part in a special tribute to the strong, resourceful and defiant women and men of Bougainville whose ongoing struggle for independence has not been defeated despite fierce resistance by both

LL:DDV: No War Study groups starts 17 August

2002-08-13 Thread Alison Thorne
Reminder! No War Study Group starts next Saturday Saturday 17 August Topic: What is behind George Bush's Dirty War? Lunch will be served at 1.30 pm for a $6.50 donation. The sessions will run from 2 - 3.30 pm. Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick. For more information, call

LL:DDV: The ABCs of War and the Working Class

2002-08-20 Thread Alison Thorne
No War Study Group - Saturday 24 August Topic: The ABCs of War and the Working Class Lunch will be served at 1.30 pm for a $6.50 donation. The sessions will run from 2 - 3.30 pm. Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick. For more information, call 9386-5065. Sponsored by Radical Women

LL:DDV: Road to fascism - the attack on our civil liberties

2002-08-26 Thread Alison Thorne
No War Study Group - Saturday 31 August Topic: Road to fascism - the attack on our civil liberties Lunch will be served at 1.30 pm for a $6.50 donation. The sessions will run from 2 - 3.30 pm. Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick. For more information, call 9386-5065. Sponsored by

LL:DDV: Israeli Refusnik to speak at Wills SA branch meeting

2002-09-02 Thread Alison Thorne
is visiting Melbourne and will speak about the refusenik movement. Guests are welcome at Socialist Alliance branch meetings. Alison Thorne Convener, Wills Socialist Alliance . -- -- Leftlink - Australia's Broad Left Mailing List mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED

LL:DDV: Origins of the conflict in the Middle East

2002-09-10 Thread Alison Thorne
No War Study Group - Saturday 14 September, 2002 Topic: Origins of the conflict in the Middle East - Palestinian and anti-Zionist Jewish women fight back! Lunch will be served at 1.30 pm for a $6.50 donation. The sessions will run from 2 - 3.30 pm. Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road,

LL:DDV: Public memorial for Socialist Feminist - Delia Maxwell

2002-12-04 Thread Alison Thorne
Public memorial for Delia Maxwell Socialist Feminist, author educator, grassroots union organiser 1932 - 2002 A feisty feminist and lifelong rebel, Delia began campaigning for civil liberties on campus in the '50s. After raising three children, she returned to teaching in the '70s and,

DDV: Wills Socialist Alliance end of year BBQ

2002-12-12 Thread Alison Thorne
call Alison on 9386-5065 or drop me an e-mail. Alison Thorne Convener Wills Branch of Socialist Alliance PS: Please note that I have given notice that I will be stepping down from the branch convenership in 2003 so we'll elect a new convener in January. If you think you might be interested

LL:DDV: IWD movie night - The Hours

2003-01-19 Thread Alison Thorne
Celebrate International Women's Day with Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party at a Gala Movie Night THE HOURS Sunday, 2 March, 7.15 pm Upstairs, Westgarth Theatre, 89 High Street, Northcote Based on a Pulitzer-prize winning novel by Michael Cunningham, the film employs as its foundation

LL:ART: Decoding Bush's State of the Union Address

2003-02-02 Thread Alison Thorne
Statement to the media from the Freedom Socialist Party in Australia phone: 03-9388-0062, 03-9386-5065 or e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Decoding Bush's State of the Union address by Andrea Bauer January 31, 2003 In his January 28 State of the Union address, George W. Bush presented Congress and the

LL:REM: Opportunities for Revolt!

2003-02-03 Thread Alison Thorne
See you on Saturday! Public Forum Opportunities for Revolt: Socialist feminists organise to rid the planet of U.S. Imperialism. News from the November 2002 Freedom Socialist Party Convention. This U.S. gathering of socialist feminists from different parts of the globe focused on the dramatic

LL:DDV: Coming to the IWD movie night - The Hours this Sunday?

2003-02-24 Thread Alison Thorne
. Tickets will be on sale from 6.45. BUT . we would appreciate a phone call [9386-5065] to let us know you plan on coming so that we can have enough wine and supper for all of us. Kick of the IWD season with a fun evening to get you in the mood for the action ahead! Cheers Alison Thorne Freedom

LL:DDV: Rad Movie Nights At Solidarity Salon

2003-03-13 Thread Alison Thorne
Hi Left Linkers After the demonstration against the Blackshirts and attending the DISC Street Party in Percey Street on 29 March come and enjoy a relaxing dinner and movie night at the first of our monthly Rad Movie Nights At Solidarity Salon Cheers Alison Thorne Rad Movie Nights

LL:PR: Victory to the Iraqis over U.S. imperialism

2003-03-24 Thread Alison Thorne
Victory to the Iraqis over U.S. imperialism! Working people have the power to end the bloodshed The hope that a U.S.-led war of mass destruction against Iraq could be averted has evaporated like a water droplet in the Saudi desert. Over the protest of millions of people here, in the U.S. and

LL:DDV: Rad Movie Night shows Oz premier!

2003-05-29 Thread Alison Thorne
Rad Movie Nite @ Solidarity Salon Saturday 31 May -- Deacons for Defense. This fascinating film, reviewed in the current issue of the Freedom Socialist newspaper (see below) is an Australian premier. The movie challenges pacifism with its examination of armed defense by Blacks during the

LL:DDV: Stonewall Celebration

2003-06-10 Thread Alison Thorne
Celebrate the 34th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots at a Rad Movie Night at Solidarity Salon Saturday 28 June - Black Is ... Black Ain't In his final film, Black Is ... Black Ain't, Marlon Riggs, renowned Black gay producer/director, explores African American identity and fearlessly

LL:DDV: On the 34th anniversary of Stonewall

2003-06-27 Thread Alison Thorne
to mobilise around the slogan Stonewall Was a Riot -- Now We Need A Revolution. Alison Thorne Melbourne Freedom Socialist Party Branch Organiser Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women Gay Pride Statement Act Up for Civil Liberties! Resist Macho Militarism at Home and Abroad Just weeks ago, George W

LL:DDV: Wills SA Branch Meeting

2003-07-17 Thread Alison Thorne
Permanent War Wills branch of Socialist Alliance invites you to discuss our society today, a society of permanent war! Speakers David Glanz - David recently attended the Jakarta Peace Conference. He will be talking about the tasks for the anti-war movement in coming months. Vanessa Hearman -

LL:AA: Action alert - Support Ann-Marie!!

2003-08-06 Thread Alison Thorne
Hi Left Linkers Please take action today in your workplaces, on campus and by bombarding Telstra to support CPSU member, Ann-Marie who is fighting gross sexist discrimination by her employer, Telstra. Please help by circulate this message and act now. Alison Thorne Melbourne Freedom Socialist

LL:DDV: Feminine Mystique study group

2003-08-19 Thread Alison Thorne
Socialist Feminist Study Group - starts Thursday 4 September. The Feminine Mystique and Its Relevance Today! In 1963 The Feminine Mystique by U.S. feminist pioneer, Betty Friedan, was published. The book was a major inspiration for the second wave of feminism. Friedan observed how the empty

LL:DDV: Is that all there is?Beyond the Happy Housewife Heroine

2003-09-08 Thread Alison Thorne
Socialist Feminist Study Group The Feminine Mystique and Its Relevance Today. Thursday 18 September -- Is that all there is? Beyond the Happy Housewife Heroine. Recommended reading: * Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, Chapter 2 The Happy Housewife Heroine * Betty Friedan, The Feminine

LL:DDV: CPSU Members First Meeting

2003-09-19 Thread Alison Thorne
. This resolution is included in a new Trade union pamphlet published by Socialist Alliance which includes articles by CPSU members Judy McVey and Alison Thorne. McVey addresses the importance of the union movement challenging racism and Thorne takes up the importance of resisting sexism

LL:DDV: Goodbye to Freud, functionalism and Margaret Mead

2003-09-22 Thread Alison Thorne
-- Socialist Feminist Study Group -- The Feminine Mystique and Its Relevance Today Thursday 2 October -- Goodbye to Freud, functionalism and Margaret Mead. Come and take part in a lively discussion about the collection of sceintific ideas used to convince women in the 50s and 60s that

LL::INFO: Great reading for rebels

2003-09-24 Thread Alison Thorne
other days of the week (call 9388-0062 first to check). To order by mail (add $1 postage for the first title and 50 cents for each additional title) send cheques payable to Feminist Education Association [Australian Distributor of RLP titles], PO Box 266 West Brunswick 3055. Enjoy! Alison

LL:DDV: Peter Hannaford Art exhibition at Solidarity Salon

2003-10-02 Thread Alison Thorne
in the Blackshirts. I hope you can come and enjoy some very fine social comment art. Alison Thorne . -- -- Leftlink - Australia's Broad Left Mailing List mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Archived at http://www.cat.org.au/lists/leftlink/ Sponsored by Melbourne's

LL:PR: Statement: Israel's bombing of Syria is state terrorism

2003-10-13 Thread Alison Thorne
Freedom Socialist Party -- International Executive Committee * Solidarity Salon: 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick Vic 3056 AUSTRALIA * Phone/fax: 61-3-9388-0062 * Coordinator, Alison Thorne: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 12 October, 2003 Dear friends around the global Below is a statement issued by the U.S

LL:DDV: The new face of the feminine mystique

2003-10-20 Thread Alison Thorne
-- Socialist Feminist Study Group -- The Feminine Mystique and Its Relevance Today Thursday 30 October -- The new face of the feminine mystique Does the feminine mystique still exist today? Discussion based on chapter 1, Blame it on feminism from Susan Faludi's ground breaking book,

LL:DDV: Wipe the smile off John Howard's Face!

2003-10-28 Thread Alison Thorne
Do you want to wipe the smile off John Howard's face? Wills Branch of Socialist Alliance invites you to Curry to Kick Out Howard! Saturday 8 November, 7 pm Lazzat Kadah 61 - 63 Sydney Road Coburg * Tickets $25/$20 * BYO drinks Enjoy a lively evening with like-minded locals. And, at the same

LL:DDV - Woman As leader!

2003-10-30 Thread Alison Thorne
-- Socialist Feminist Study Group -- The Feminine Mystique and Its Relevance Today Thursday 13 November -- Woman as leader! Join us for a lively discussion of how to vanquish the feminine mystique once and for all!! Dinner at 6.30 pm ($6.50 donation) Sessions run from 7 - 8.45 pm Solidarity

LL:PR: Lyndon LaRouche: Fascism restyled for the new millennium

2003-10-30 Thread Alison Thorne
News Release Contact: Alison Thorne 03-9386-5065, 03-9388-0062 For release: immediately Lyndon LaRouche Exposed In Lyndon LaRouche: Fascism Restyled for the New Millennium, author Helen Gilbert provides a highly revealing look at the background and politics of the LaRouche movement, which

LL:DDV: Socialists in Seattle City elections - lessons for Aust

2003-11-09 Thread Alison Thorne
Radical Women Freedom Socialist Party joint meeting Thursday 11 December, 2003, 7 pm Socialists in the Seattle City Elections: Lessons for Australia Linda Averill, Freedom Socialist candidate in the recent Seattle elections, came in fourth in a field of six candidates, scoring more than 10% of

LL:INFO: CPSU members - the right to organise by email

2003-11-24 Thread Alison Thorne
Hi LeftLinkers Can you please pass this on to any CPSU activists you know? Thanks Alison Thorne Dear CPSU activists and members A group of CPSU members in Melbourne were recently discussing issues which impact on all CPSU members. One disturbing trend we noticed was increased restrictions