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Firstly for those keen to get involved with a campaign against the Trans Pacific Partnership here in Perth please join the following facebook group…

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1474309046129720/

For those (understandably) with “facebook reticence” keep an eye on the Occupy Perth website for announcements or send an email to karun@riseup.net and request to go on the mailing list.

Following are videos from the TPP forum held at the State Library of WA on the 5th February.

The event was well attended and all benefited from great talks and an engaging Q&A/discussion afterwards.

Speakers for the forum included;

* Senator Scott Ludlam – The Australian Greens senator
* Mia Pepper – Conservation Council of Western Australia
* Janet Grogan – Anti GMO Campaigner
* Fletcher James Boyd- Pirate Party Australia

Join “PROFITS OF DOOM” Author Antony Loewenstein and Greens Senator Scott Ludlam for a discussion on…

What next for the Australian left?

A period of reflection, anger and despondency is expected. But calmer heads will soon realise the left must offer solid alternatives…

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Wednesday 30th October 6.30pm – 9.30pm
State Library Theatre
State library of WA
Perth Cultural Centre
25 Francis St, Perth

Enquiries/RSVP’s to either;

https://www.facebook.com/events/579916028739727/

Karun Cowper – karun@riseup.net / 0423972949 or
Colin Penter – cpmatrix@eon.ent.au / 0455036673

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Antony Loewenstein – Sydney based political activist, freelance journalist, author and blogger.
http://antonyloewenstein.com/
Twitter – @antloewenstein

Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, blogger, photographer and documentarian. He is the author of two bestselling books, My Israel Question and The Blogging Revolution, co-author of For God’s Sake, co-editor of Left Turn and After Zionism. His latest book is Profits of Doom: How Vulture Capitalism is Swallowing the World, endorsed by Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Scahill, John Pilger and others. He writes weekly for The Guardian and has written for The Nation, Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, Haaretz and other prominent publications. He appears on the BBC, Al Jazeera English, ABC and many other media outlets. He is a Research Associate at the University of Technology’s Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.

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Scott Ludlam – Scott Ludlam is an Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia.
http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/
Twitter – @SenatorLudlam

Elected in November 2007, he is one of ten Australian Greens in the current Parliament and is the spokesperson for Communications, Housing, Heritage, Nuclear Issues, Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities. He is also the spokesperson assisting on Defence and Resources and Energy.  Scott has been a leading voice against the Federal Government’s attempt to censor the internet and establish a mandatory data retention scheme. He strengthened protections for public ownership of the National Broadband Network and has campaigned for the fair treatment for Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks publishing organisation.

 
 
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