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Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
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Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Sick kids and paying upfront


Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
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Socialist Alternative forthcoming Canberra events

Socialist Alternative stall and speakout for refugees at the University of Canberra

Socialist Alternative will be holding a stall and speak out for refugees at the University of Canberra this Thursday 15 April on the Concourse from 12.30 for an hour. Join us at the stall and speakout. 
At 1.30 pm or so we will go to the refectory to have a chat with any interested people over a coffee about politics and organising a talk on the campus in a few weeks’ time.  A possibility would be a talk on Fighting For Women’s Liberation but we’d like to hear your thoughts too. Come along for a chat and help us get our ideas about democracy, socialism and  human liberation out to others.
Socialist Alternative public meeting
Are we all just greedy, conniving scum? Our next public meeting is on April 22 at 6pm in room G 10 of the Moran Building at the ANU on human nature. (Note changed room at ANU for this public talk next week).

Of course we are not all greedy or conniving, but the argument that our very nature as humans is the major obstacle to a democratic and co-operative society where production is organised to satisfy human need is a common one.  We will address and rebut this widespread view. 

Forthcoming events

Equal love rally 1 pm Petrie Plaza Civic Saturday 15 May


For more information on any of these events email Canberra Socialist Alternative ( or visit the SA website (




Comment from emt training
Time April 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm

this post is very usefull thx!

Comment from Marco
Time April 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Hi John,

Is the Alliance planning any events for Sydney?

Comment from John
Time April 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Socialist Alternative meets every tuesday at 7 pm in the Newton Neighbourhood Centre. Contact

From the website:

Tue, 20 Apr
7:00pm PUBLIC MEETING: Why is society so sexist? Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
Thu, 22 Apr
5:30pm Weekly introduction to Marxism discussion group Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
Fri, 30 Apr
5:30pm – 7:30pm SPEAKOUT: Welcome refugees. Close Christmas Island. Let them in, let them stay Sydney Town Hall (I think there is something on 1 May. Not sure if it replacing this or in addition).
Tue, 4 May
7:00pm SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING – Interview with US activist and author Sherry Wolf: Politics and LGBTI rights today Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
Sat, 15 May
1:00pm Sydney – National protest for same sex marriage rights Sydney Town Hall

Comment from Marco
Time April 18, 2010 at 9:40 am


Thanks for the info, mate.