Wed May 29, 6.30pm @ Other Words
As neoliberalism continues to expand its stranglehold in Australia and in other parts of the world, this latest film by Ken Loach
looks at a different time when it was believed that out of World War II, a better society could be created.
Entry by donation. For more information check out the Spirit of '45 website
. Presented by Green Left Weekly
, please contact Tim 0430 209 865 if you have any queries.
After a properly certified clean up and inspection of the Central Chambers building, Other Words is back open. We have some exciting events coming up, so please feel free to come along or drop in during the week.Our first event is a screening of 5 Broken Cameras.
Wed May 15, 6.30pm @ Other Words
To commemorate Nakba Day (Day of the Catastrophe), Other Words will be hosting a screening of this academy award-nominated documentary. Entry by donation and there will be delicious falafel sandwiches available for purchase.
Visit the Facebook event page
or ring Tim 0430 209 865 for more info.
Please note that due to an asbestos incident in the Central Chambers building, Other Words is temporarily closed while a certified clean-up takes place.
We hope to be open again very soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.
However, please get along to our May Day Toast
, now being held at 2/70 Gray Street, Woonona,
on Wed May 1, from 5pm.
Wed May 1, 6.30pm @ Other Words
Celebrate International Workers Day on May 1 with comrades and friends. Nibblies and drinks available. All welcome.
For more info contact Other Words on 4226 2010.
Wed April 24, 6.30pm @ Other Words.
Remember the real legacy of Margaret Thatcher with this brilliant film by Ken Loach.
The film follows the story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, and shows the living conditions of the British poor class
. In particular, it shows the despair and demoralisation that spread throughout the working class of Britain due to Thatcher's policies.
The film will also provide a launching pad to discuss the ongoing effects of neoliberalism in Britain and Australia.
The following day is a public holiday, so we invite people to stay for drinks afterwards. Presented by Green Left Weekly. Check out the Facebook invite or for more info contact Tim 0430 209 865.
Thurs Apr 18, 4.30pm @ Other Words.
We live in a world dominated by environmental destruction, war, racism, poverty and oppression. We are told that these disasters are inevitable: that they are part of human nature, and there is nothing we can do about them. But there is no human gene that causes misery. It is a product of the system we live under: capitalism.
As individuals, we can change some things some of the time, but by joining together and taking action with others we can change the world! All welcome to this discussion. Presented by UOW Resistance Club and Illawarra Socialist Alliance. Check out the Facebook invite or for more info contact Tim on 0430 209 865.
Wed Mar 20, 6.30pm @ Other Words
This meeting will discuss the legacy of Venezuela's recently deceased revolutionary president, Hugo Chavez, and ask where to now for '21st Century socialism'?
Special guest speaker: Stuart Munckton, editor, Green Left Weekly
, and participant in solidarity brigade to Venezuela.
Organised by Illawarra Socialist Alliance, contact Will 0425 329 963 for more info.
Wed Jan 30, 6.30pm @ Other Words
This documentary charts the politics behind the rise of the West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and '80s - one of the most successful sporting teams in history.
After a series of humiliating defeats in the mid 1970s, the West Indian cricket team underwent an astonishing transformation from 'Calypso Cricketers' to an unbeatable force. Against the backdrop of Caribbean civil unrest, apartheid-era South Africa and race riots in Britain, the team found inspiration from the Black Power movement and took their politics directly to the pitch.
Intercutting exhilarating match footage with contemporary interviews, Fire in Babylon
unfurls the politics, the music and mantra behind these incredible individuals and their legendary defiance against oppression.Sports writer Dave Zirin has called Fire in Babylon one of the best sport films ever. Don't miss it!Click here for the Facebook event page.
More info: Tim 0430 209 865