Archive for 'Asylum seekers'
If Malcolm Turnbull really is a feminist why is he locking up innocent women and girls on Nauru and Manus Island and subjecting them to rape, torture and other abuses?
Bring them here. Let them stay. That is what a feminist would do.
Our aim is for an Australia in which asylum seekers and refugees are treated with dignity and humanity, not with punishment and cruelty. It embodies the values of fairness and generosity towards those who are vulnerable and in need of sanctuary.
The adoption of the five points will positively reshape the narrative that underpins public opinion on refugees and asylum seekers. It will recreate an Australia that upholds its commitment to human rights and leads the world in embracing its international obligations. This is an Australia we can all have pride in.
To read the five points and sign the petition click here. Pledge for refugees
The real enemy is Peter Dutton and all he represents, not asylum seekers and refugees.
Melbourne refugee protest – civil disobedience has the potential to close down Australia’s concentration camps
In the face of the barbarity of Australia’s detention centre gulags, the time for pussyfooting is over. If we can mobilise hundreds and then thousands in each major city to disrupt business as usual we can build a mass movement to close down these concentration camps.
Death, murder, rape, depression, self harm, suicide, mental illness, these are the predictable consequences of the deliberately brutal strategies of this Government in its offshore gulags of Manus Island and Naru. This brutality is not an aberration. It is the deliberate and predictable consequence of the abuse factories. Close Manus and Nauru. Bring them here. Let them stay.
Join us in Garema Place in Canberra from 5:30pm on Tuesday 3 May to mourn Omid’s unnecessary death, and to demand the Government #CloseTheCamps and #BringThemHere
We demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.
It is a necessary part of the duty we owe to history to call Australia’s immigration detention centres what they in fact are – concentration camps.
Even a slight familiarity with history would help the head of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Mike Pezzullo and others understand that the offshore and onshore detention centres are in fact classic examples of concentration camps. Pezzullo is not about historical truth; he is about denying the truth of history. If we as a society were to call these detention centres what they are, concentration camps, then the reality of Australia’s actions would become clear.
A 34-year-old Iranian refugee on Nauru was savagely attacked by two Nauruans on Saturday night, 5 March, around 10pm writes the Refugee Action Collective Sydney. The dangers for refugees on Nauru form the backdrop to the on-going “Let Them Stay” campaign calling on the Turnbull government to allow the 267 asylum seekers presently in Australia from Nauru and Manus Island, to remain in Australia. “There is no prospect for enduring protection or care for asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru,” said Rintoul, “The 267 must be allowed to stay and the camps must be closed.”