What’s On in Auckland

Tuesday, June 13, 8pm, The Bunker Mt. Victoria Devonport. Access via Kerr St.
An evening of songs for peace presented by the Devonport Folk Club. Koha appreciated.

Wednesday, June 14, 5.30pm, Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae, MIT
He Pānui: a reminder of our upcoming speakers’ forum hui on ‘Indigenous Rights: Equality & Non-discrimination’ We are thrilled to have a wonderful line up of speakers, including: Dr Heather Came, Co-chair of STIR: Stop Institutional Racism and Co-chair Auckland Branch Public Health Association; Julia Whaipooti, Chair of JustSpeak; Pania Newton, Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL), Ihumatao; Cinnamon Whitlock, CEO, Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust. RSVP by registering at the event page here.

Thursday, June 15, 7pm, Unite Union, 6a Western Springs Road, Kingsland
Corbyn, Labour & Socialism – Where now for the left? Socialism is on the rise again. After winning a huge 40% of the popular vote for a radical socialist manifesto in the British election, activists in NZ discuss what are the battles that lie ahead with the Blairite traitors, with the Tory-DUP government, and what are the lessons for the radical Left in NZ? FB Event: http://bit.ly/2rTI7rT

Friday, June 16, 7.30pm, Thirsty Dog, Karangahape Rd, Auckland
Bloomsday will be on for one night only. It runs for three hours. Unite Union’s Joe Carolan will feature once more as the apoplectic patriot, The Citizen, in the annual Bloomsday show this month. While transvestite dominatrix Bella Cohen will be casting her heavily mascaraed eyes across Labour’s Budget Responsibility. Also on the billboard will be Lucy Lawless returning as Gerty MacDowell, Jennifer Ward-Lealand reading from Molly Bloom’s notorious monologue, Michael Hurst as a British squaddie (and singing Finnegan’s Wake) and Lord of the Ring’s Bruce Hopkins as Bella Cohen.

Saturday, June 17, 3pm, Grey Lynn Library Hall, 434 Great North Road, Auckland
Hit and Run: a public meeting with Jon Stephenson, investigative journalist and Hit and Run co-author. He will be speaking about the SAS raid that killed six civilians and injured 15 others, about the government and military’s response to the allegations in the book, and his recent trip to Afghanistan. Please join us for this important discussion; Q & A session follows the main talk. Tea & coffee provided. Free entry. Please invite your friends.

Saturday, July 29, (Venue TBC)
Tauiwi Engaging with Matike Mai report and Constitutional Transformation. Invitation to those involved in Treaty education. Workshop Development Day. Convened by Tamaki Treaty Workers. If you are interested in taking part in this Workshop Development Day and would like to receive updates, please contact Ray Nairn at rayn To view a copy of “He Whakaaro Here Whakaumu Mō Aotearoa: The Report of Matike Mai Aotearoa – the Independent Working Group on Constitutional Transformation” go to http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/MatikeMaiAotearoaReport.pdf

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