Reading Group Sunday 8 Dec

The next Black Swan reading group will be on ‘Britain 1950-1990 – Decline of Social Democracy’.

The text we are reading is here.

We will have copies of the text and will be reading it out loud and discussing it on the day, so you do not need to read it beforehand.

Anyone is welcome. 2 til 4PM Sunday December 8, Mad Mouse Alley, behind 129 Currie St (enter off Light Square).

Break The Chain – Rally outside the Defense Supply Chains Summit Dec 4 – 5

Wednesday and Thursday at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide is the Defense Supply Chains Summit. We will be protesting there 12 midday each day. Bring drums and placards/banners (Troops Out of Afghanistan, Welfare not Warfare etc).

12PM Wednesday Dec 4 and Thursday Dec 5.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide.

More info about the summit.

Support RAWA – Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan.

Friday Nov 8 – Sunday Nov 10

Friday: SIMPla (Stop Income Management in Playford) will be having a Discussion-Group on welfare, followed by a Campaign Meeting:

‘Our guest speaker is Fiona Verity, former Dean of the School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University, who has been thinking and writing about welfare (as well as working in the sector) for the past three decades.’

2 til 4PM, Adelaide Activist Centre, Room 205, Level 2, 95 Currie Street, Adelaide.

Sunday: Black Swan reading group. This will be the final reading on the Spanish revolution of 1936-39, on the collectivised industry and agriculture and libertarian social organisation.

The text we are reading is here.

We will have copies of the text and will be reading it out loud and discussing it on the day, so you do not need to read it beforehand.

Anyone is welcome. 2 til 4PM Sunday November 10, Mad Mouse Alley, behind 129 Currie St (enter off Light Square).

This Weekend Oct 19-20

Saturday: ‘Women, Welfare and Poverty’ An anti-poverty week forum.

‘Women, as a group, are over-represented in statistcs for poverty. Why is this? What makes women more vulnerable to poverty and hardship? The organisations of SIMPLA (Stop Income Management in Playford), SPAG (Single Parents Action Group) and the SAFC (South Australian Feminist Collective) will be holding a forum exploring poverty and welfare issues that specifically affect women.’

2 til 4PM Saturday October 18, Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley.

Sunday: The next Black Swan reading group will be the third of four readings on the Spanish Revolution – ‘Spain 1936-39: Revolution and Civil War’.

The text we are reading is here.

We will have copies of the text and will be reading it out loud and discussing it on the day, so you do not need to read it beforehand.

Anyone is welcome. 2 til 4PM Sunday October 20, Mad Mouse Alley, behind 129 Currie St (enter off Light Square).

Reading Group Sunday 13 Oct

The next Black Swan reading group will be the second of four readings on the Spanish Revolution – ‘Spain: Culture, education, women and sexuality’.

The text we are reading is here.

We will have copies of the text and will be reading it out loud and discussing it on the day, so you do not need to read it beforehand.

Anyone is welcome. 2 til 4PM Sunday October 13, Mad Mouse Alley, behind 129 Currie St (enter off Light Square).

Friday 27 Sep and Sunday 29 Sep

Friday: SIMPla (Stop Income Management in Playford) forum – ‘Disability Issues and Welfare Policy: Challenges and Myths’ followed by SIMPla organising meeting.

12:30 – 2:30PM, Munno Para Library, Munno Para Shopping Centre (northern end), 600 Main North Road,  Smithfield, SA

Sunday: Joint fundraiser for SIMPla and Black Swan. Dinner and screening of the mini-documentary Poor White Kids, about poverty in Australia. $5 for entry and dinner.

6PM Mad Mouse Alley, Mad Mouse Alley, behind 129 Currie St (enter off Light Square).

There will be no reading group this Sunday because we’ll be busy with the fundraiser preparations.

Reading Group Sunday Sep 22

The next Black Swan reading group will be the first of four readings on the Spanish Revolution.

The text we are reading is here.

We will have copies of the text and will be reading it out loud and discussing it on the day, so you do not need to read it beforehand.

Anyone is welcome. 2 til 4PM Sunday September 22, Mad Mouse Alley, behind 129 Currie St (enter off Light Square).

Friday the 13th and Sunday.

Friday: SIMPla (Stop Income Management in Playford) campaign meeting and educational – ‘The Recent History of Welfare Reform – And What Will Abbot Do?’ Munno Para Library, Munno Para Shopping Centre, 600 Main North Road, Smithfield. 12:30-2PM.

‘SIMPla (Stop Income Management in Playford) will be having an Educational on the recent history of welfare reform and discussing Tony Abbott’s welfare policies, which will be followed by a campaign meeting.Our guest speaker will be Dr Angie Bletsas, Policy Officer at SACOSS (South Australian Council of Social Service).

All Welcome. Info: simpla.playford@gmail.com/0411 587 663.

Sunday: The next Black Swan reading group will be the first of four readings on the Spanish Revolution.

The text we are reading is here.

We will have copies of the text and will be reading it out loud and discussing it on the day, so you do not need to read it beforehand.

Friday 6 Sep – Sunday 8 Sep

Friday: Friday is a pre-election rally for refugees. 5PM Parliament House.

‘VOTE WITH YOUR FEET this federal election – Rally and March in Adelaide of the Eve of the Federal Election to show that Refugees are Welcome, and Racist refugee policy is NOT!

NO to the ‘PNG/Nauru Solution’
NO to Mandatory detention
NO to Offshore Processing…
Welcome Asylum Seekers – Seeking asylum is not Illegal!’

Saturday:  Sat night is a Riot Grrrl fundraiser gig. 8PM at mad Mouse Alley, 129 Currie St (enter off Light square).

‘RIOT GRRRL ADELAIDE’S FIRST CHARITY GIG. B THERE OR B █
Gig is at MAD MOUSE ALLEY. Bring all yer frenz, proceeds go to the SA Northern Domestic Violence Service.
Entry is $2 for girls and $3 for boys unless wearing a dress and donations are welcome obvz.
Bandz are:
Bitchspawnn
The Avess
+ an acoustic set by Lipsmackk
ALL AGES + UNLICENSED’

Sunday: The next Black Swan reading group will be the first of four readings on the Spanish Revolution.

The text we are reading is here.

We will have copies of the text and will be reading it out loud and discussing it on the day, so you do not need to read it beforehand.

Anyone is welcome. 2 til 4PM Sunday September 1, Mad Mouse Alley, behind 129 Currie St (enter off Light Square).

Sunday night What’s Up Doco are screening the film Zapatista! 6PM Mad Mouse Alley.

‘****GOLD COIN DONATIONS GET YOU THE FOLLOWING…
*TEA/COFFEE
*HOT FOOD
*GREAT FILM
*IN DEPTH DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSSION!

and dont forget ….

WHATS UP DOCO FOOD SWAP TABLE!!!
BRING SOME GOODS AND GO HOME WITH SOME STUFF YOU DIDNT HAVE!

6PM, MAD MOUSE ALLEY, BRING FRIENDS, FAMILY STRANGERS!!’

This Weekend Aug 31-Sep 1

Saturday: EQUAL LOVE ELECTION RALLY. Parliament House 1PM.

‘Rally for Marriage Equality!

Tell your friends, family, workmates, everyone you know, get to to this important event. We need to tell the politicians that nothing short of marriage equality is good enough.

Lets place real pressure on Rudd who personally supports marriage equality by turning public support into a collective roar on the streets of Adelaide.

Bring banners, placards and your loud voice. It is time again to take on homophobia, Adelaide. Please go nuts getting people to attend this Equal Love rally! ‘

Sunday: Our next reading group will be looking at Russia from 1917-1930.

The text we are reading is here.

We will have copies of the text and will be reading it out loud and discussing it on the day, so you do not need to read it beforehand.

Anyone is welcome. 2 til 4PM Sunday September 1, Mad Mouse Alley, behind 129 Currie St (enter off Light Square).