exxon mobil protests - wednesday 11 july
media circus - thursday 12-15 july
ptıchang workshops - starts thursday 12 july
weekly nike protest - friday 13 july
naomi klein talk - 6pm monday 16 july
- melbourne
naomi klein talk - 8.30pm monday 16 july
- melbourne
half day nike blockade - friday 3 august
Pt'chang talk - monday 6 august
Pt'chang talk - tuesday 7 august
s11 nike blockade - tuesday 11 september
commonwealth business forum - wednesday 3-5 october
- saturday 6-9 october - brisbane


all events are in melbourne unless otherwise stated




exxon mobil international day of action


Grass roots groups around the world have called for an INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION against Exxon Mobil (Esso) in response to US President George Bush's withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol process.

The action is in support of the European Greens' and other group's call for an international boycott of US oil companies.

Targeting Exxon Mobil, the biggest US corporation and its highest profile oil company, will spearhead the boycott campaign and send a message to all US oil companies that the US needs to take the Kyoto Protocol seriously.

Exxon Mobil continues to fund 'greenhouse skeptics', has spent millions on greenwash advertisements, was one of the top contributors to Bush's election, and has been active in lobbying the US government to reject the Protocol.

While activists acknowledge that the greenhouse gas cuts under the Kyoto Protocol are minimal compared with what is required to stabilise the climate, it is an important first step in the process.

The actions will be held in the lead up to the July climate negotiations in Germany, and will be part of an ongoing campaign on climate and fossil fuels.

Activists from Australia, Nigeria, Europe, Cameroon, the United States, Central America and South Africa called for the action at the Global Greens Conference in April.

The day of action was called for by PressurePoint, a US-based NGO, and initial coordination will be done by PressurePoint and Friends of the Earth Australia.

for more information, to get involved or to let other people know what you are doing, contact:

Tristy Fairfield
Friends of the Earth
Ph: 03 9419 8700

Pressurepoint Email:

For information on Exxon Mobil:
visit Then search for 'Boycott Esso' for an article written on May 21st 2001.

Also see -



media circus

THURSDAY 12 JULY - Launch Gig 7pm
- Forums + Discussions + Special Film Nite
- Forums + Discussions + Presentation Talk

launch gig: thursday night
the public office
100 adderley street
west melbourne. 7pm

forums + screenings: saturday + sunday
trades hall
corner of victoria + lygon streets
carlton south
map here

MEDIA CIRCUS 2001 is a gathering of people who create, consume, critique and distribute media content that challenges, questions, expresses and celebrates our culture, our society and the way we live.

Discussions, Screenings and Special presentations by a diverse range of peoples including David Nguyen, Geert Lovink, Tony Birch, Deborah Kelly, Naomi Klein, Fiona Katauskas, Scott Mcquire, John Hughes, and many many others and YOU.

Media Circus Party is on Thursday night, 12th July - 7pm onwards. There'll be great music from Scott, Dave Thrussell, Sam g, and Artificial (Nicole B(if)tek vs. DJ Toupee). Location is the Public Office.

The Media Circus 2001 event will on the weekend of 14th and 15th July, commencing 10:30am. This will be at the Trades Hall.

Tickets are $25/$20 for the whole thing - including the Thursday nite launch party and the special Rogues States book.

This ticket is available on Thursday nite from the Public Office.

The Thursday nite gig will cost $7/$5 if you only want to attend that.

The day sessions on the weekend cost $5 each.

The night sessions are $7/$5 - but we want people to attend the whole thing - so get your weekend tickets sorted either on Thursday night or first thing Saturday.

Check out the website for more details. So, visit

And turn up early on Saturday - 10am for a 10:30am start.

No advance bookings and we have facilities to accept cash only.

Media Circus will finish with an evening of critical discussion featuring Naomi Klein. On Sunday 15th July, 7pm Cost $5 / $7 (tickets sold from thursday the 12th onwards)

media cirus web site - with full program :




ptıchang workshops


Responding to difficult situations: a ptıchang skills development course for activists and community workers.

All sessions delivered by experienced workers.

Each 3-hour session is designed to provide practical skills and insights into responding effectively, appropriately and safely to a range of common situations faced by community workers and activists.

This is not training you can access easily and comes highly recomended.

1) Responding to Sexual Assault. Presented by West Centre Against Sexual Assault. Thursday 12 July, 6.30 ­ 9.30pm. Yarra Community Youth Centre, 156 Napier St Fitzroy

2) Responding to People with Mental Illness. Presented by VICSERV. Victorian peak mental illness body. Thursday 19 July, 6.30-9.30pm. Yarra Community Youth Centre, 156 Napier St Fitzroy

3) Suicide Aware. Responding effectively to suicide within the community. Presented by Livingworks. Thursday 26 July, 6.30- 9.30. Yarra Community Youth Centre, 156 Napier St Fitzroy

4) Police Powers and Legal Rights. Presented by FLemington/Kensington Legal Service. Thursday 2 August, 6.30-9.30pm. Yarra Community Youth Centre, 156 Napier St Fitzroy

5) Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Run by Sue Jamison from the Metro Fire Brigade and NALAG, National Association of Loss and Grief. Thursday 9 August, 6.30 ­9.30pm Yarra Community Youth Centre, 156 Napier St Fitzroy

A five session course for Ptıchang volunteers and other activists, staff and volunteers in: community care; health; welfare; youth; AOD and other fields.

A total of 15 hours of skill-based training.

Book for the whole 15-hour course or choose individual sessions Ptıchang volunteers: Course - $100 or $25 per individual session Concession: Course - $100 or $25 per individual session Waged/organisational: Course - $175 or $40 per individual session Spaces are limited.

Full payment must be received a week prior to each session.

To book phone/fax: 03 9415 6642



nike store weekly protest

snuff puppets


nike store
corner bourke + swanston street

This will be the 16th week in a row that protesters have protested outside the Nike Superstore in order to protest against the inhuman practices of Nike.

Nike's contractors and employees abuse and mistreat workers in factories in Indonesia and Vietnam. Nike is responsible for child labour. source:

RUMOR: A famous Americian Author maybe showing up this week, along with crazed out puppets.




naomi klien talk


atheneum theatre
collins street

Readings Book shop presents a special Melbourne appearance of Naomi Klein, author of No Logo.

No Logo announces the birth of a new global movement, one that finally moves beyond nationalism and protectionism and dares to imagine a different kind of globalisation: one driven by the needs of people and the planet rather than by profit alone.

$12.00, $7.00 con

book on-line here: readings book shop events
call readings for more info: 03 9347 6633



naomi klien talk


trades hall
corner of victoria + lygon streets
carlton south
map here

"Globalization Unplugged - Voices of Protest"

Public meeting With Naomi Klein

A fundraiser for women's projects in Asia.

Other speakers include: Lynette Dumble Global Sisterhood Network on "Women: A species imperiled by Globalization and the Princes of Patriarchy",

Reihana Mohideen from Piglas Kababaihan-Insured,Philippines, speaking on "Fighting Globalization in the Philippines".

And the launch of the 3CR CD "Globalization Unplugged" produced by Rachel Maher.

Cost: $12/$6 conc. Bookings essential.

Tables for 6 and 10 available, Send cheque (payable to the Global Sisterhood Network), to Onnie Wilson, 14 Rix Street, Glen Iris, 3146.

Phone: Green Left Weekly 96398622 for bookings and other details.



nike store extra long blockade


nike store
corner bourke + swanston street

This will be a special HALF DAY long blockade of the nike store - starting time unknown.

If Nike have signed the Homeworkers Code of Practice, and is paying Australians' award wages + 'a living wage' throughout the world + adheres to health + safety regulations, allowing unions in the workplace + has ended its exploitative + dangerous work practices - the blockade will be called off.

Nike's contractors and employees abuse and mistreat workers in factories in Indonesia and Vietnam. Nike is responsible for child labour. source:



Pt'chang present fran peavey - power + change


storey hall lecture theatre
RMIT city campus
swanston st

Fran Peavey hosted in Melbourne by Ptıchang Nonviolent Community Safety Group

In the lecture "Thinking Like Water: Power and Change in Society", Fran will reflect on the means for achieving social and community change through empathy, non-violence, co-operation and person-to-person contact.

It will be an discussion of how powerful changes can come about by the cumulative effect of many small, yet life-affirming actions made by ordinary people.

entry by gold coin donation no bookings required

This lecture is proudly sponsored by the Community Advocacy Unit, School of Social Science and Planning, RMIT



Pt'chang present fran peavey - community conflict transformation

TUESDAY 7 AUGUST - 9.30am - 5.30pm

Venue: to be advised

Community Conflict Transformation

Full Day Workshop

In the workshop "Community Conflict Transformation", Fran will draw upon her experiences in nonviolence and social forgiveness to discuss ways of reducing the destructive 'us and them' separation between groups entrenched in conflict.

More than an intellectual outline of the issues, the workshop will take participants into the very heart of social healing, and will explore the spiritual dilemmas involved in working for peace and nonviolence as a transformational energy.

Fran will explore the metaphor of 'thinking like water' to describe the power, flexibility, resilience, and patience involved in working for social change.

un-waged $50, part-wage $80, full wage $110 bookings essential

To find out more about Fran on the net, go to:

For more information regarding these events;
contact Liz on 9481 2954 or
email on

We want Franıs work to be accessible to all who want it. If you cant afford the unwaged option and are really passionate about attending the workshop, please send in a completed registration form anyway. Attach a note about why you want to attend and how much you could afford to pay (if this is nothing, fine). We will try and make places for everyone.



nike store s11 blockade

11 SEPTEMBER - 9am

nike store
corner bourke + swanston street

This will be a special all day blockade - to celebrate the 1st birthday of s11.

If Nike have signed the Homeworkers Code of Practice, and is paying Australians' award wages + 'a living wage' throughout the world + adheres to health + safety regulations, allowing unions in the workplace + has ended its exploitative + dangerous work practices - the blockade will be called off.

Nike's contractors and employees abuse and mistreat workers in factories in Indonesia and Vietnam. Nike is responsible for child labour. source:



03 commonwealth business forum protests


melbourne hilton on the park
east melbourne

The Premier, Mr Jeff Bracks, announced today, March 30, that Melbourne had been selected to host the unethicial Commonwealth Business Forum.

The purpose of the Business Forum is to bring together government and business leaders throughout the Commonwealth to discuss global business trends, and review business practices and government policies.

Mr Bracks said the Forum was expected to attract around 600 business and Government leaders from throughout the Commonwealth - including up to 15 heads of Government.

"This selection of Melbourne as the venue for this major conference builds on this city's standing as an international protest centre" Mr Bracks said.

"The Government will use the Forum to showcase Victoria to key international decision makers as well as a large media contigency," he said.

The 2000 Forum was held in London during September.

It is a membership-based organisation and includes over 120 corporate members, spread throughout the Commonwealth, directing and funding its work.

The CBC is led by a Management Board of 12 business leaders drawn from all regions of the Commonwealth.

Lord Cairns, Chairman of the Commonwealth Development Corporation (UK), is Chairman and Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairman of the Molope Group (South Africa), is Vice-Chairman.

The Australian representative on the board is Hugh Morgan, Chief Executive, Western Mining Corporation Limited.




06 chogm protests - brisbane!


brisbane conference and exhibition centre
south brisbane

The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting will be visiting Brisbane as part of it's Biennial circuit spreading racism, Imperialism, oppression and capitalism.

CHOGM is what is left of the British Empire, there is a call out across the nation for everyone to mark CHOGM in there diaries, bring the spirt of M1 to Brisbane.

CHOGM has privitisation as one of it's mantra s!!

Who will be attending CHOGM:

- The Queen.

- Nigeria Head of state, who is in collusion with Military and shell which in turn has equaled the attempted genocide of the indigenous people of the Niger Delta.

- Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe head of state, has publically announced that "homosexuals are worse the pigs and dog".

- Head of Malaysia, who believes homosexuality should be a crime.

- Head of Papua New Guinea, for the governments involvement with the BHP Ok Tedi Mine.

- Australia for it's track record for genocide.

- Britain for it's track record for Genocide.

contact: try your local m1 group

Jubilee Australia are also planning a major action during chogm.



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