What’s Cool and Unusual – 26th January 2008

sat 26

late notice i know but Sydney Food Not Bombs are cooking at 1pm at Jura Books and serving at 4pm in Victoria Park, near the tent embassy.

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sat 26

RubanRat

Ruban Rat is a Designer Toy Store and Gallery located at 423 King St, Newtown. Showcasing local and international artists in the toy scene and different genres of the lowbrow and experimental art scene. Upcoming exhibitions by Miseryl, Emily Hasslehoff, May Cat Rabbit and more. –  checkout http://www.myspace.com/rubanrat

Opening Night and first exhibition titled ‘Robot Trouble’ by Brendan Zymatas

Sat 26/01
6-9PM
423 King St, Newtown

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sun 27

Alarm youth anarchist collective meeting.

Alarm is an anarchist youth organization. It was created as a means for young people – workers, and students alike – to effectively organize against capitalism and the state, and to help spread revolutionary ideas throughout Australia.

Alarm is having a meeting at Victoria Park (Next to Broadway and Sydney Uni) on the 27th of January to help build the collective and work towards social change.

We will be meeting at 12pm, and will be marked by a Red and Black flag.

All welcome.

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sun 27

Showing at Black Rose this Sunday is “The Take”, a 2004 documentary about an occupied factory in Argentina.

Sunday January 27
6.30 pm
22 Enmore Rd, Newtown
entry by donation

To steal a desription from the film’s official website: “In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave.

All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act – The Take – has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.

The story of the workers’ struggle is set against the dramatic backdrop of a crucial presidential election in Argentina, in which the architect of the economic collapse, Carlos Menem, is the front-runner. His cronies, the former owners, are circling: if he wins, they’ll take back the companies that the movement has worked so hard to revive.

Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale.

With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada’s most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century. But what shines through in the film is the simple drama of workers’ lives and their struggle: the demand for dignity and the searing injustice of dignity denied.”

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sun 27

Gurlesque

More bump n grind at the scooter community lezzo strip joint.

Sun 27/01
@ Mr Mary’s
106-110 George St, Redfern
$20/25 doors open 6PM

shaun/tenzenmen
++ i’ll either be at these events or wishing i was there ++

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