Archive for 'Nauru'
Internal Department of Immigration reports have confirmed what refugee activists and advocates have been saying for months: Nauru is a torturous hell hole that is destroying the lives of the refugees sent there writes Socialist Alternative.
Omid, the Iranian asylum seeker on Nauru who has now been on hunger strike for 47 days, is rapidly deteriorating. It is likely he will die within the next few days. There are also five other Iranians on their 27th day of a hunger strike and 30 others who joined them last Friday.
In short period we have seen asylum attempted suiciding, self-harming, mentally disturbed, stressed, naked themselves, protests and hunger strikes. So what will be result in the future?
We request to the government and people of Australia save our lives and future.
Asylum seekers on Nauru
Our task is great. Our struggle is important. To end the criminal refugee policies of our one percent we must build bigger and bigger demonstrations to force Labor to treat asylum seekers humanely and end the death trip it forces them into. While there are the various magnificent refugee groups working brilliantly for asylum seekers there is no significant revolutionary left in Australia that could defend refugees as part of its more general defence of workers and the oppressed.
Now more than ever we need a socialist alternative to give hope to refugees and those who support them and lead a real fight with a long term goal of having tens of thousands of people shutting down the centres of the major cities or striking to close down Australia’s concentration camps.
We Asylum Seekers on Nauru request to the people of Australia to help the Oppressed and helpless asylum seekers in Nauru Hell to help them in shutting down of Nauru. Today on 1/11/2012 we have started hunger strike for unknown time, it is clear that we are dying here on every moment. Please save our lives.
Labor plans ten years’ detention on Nauru or Manus Island for people who have committed no crime. All they have done is seek asylum.
In the age of truth telling we used to call these types of places concentration camps. It is time for that truth to be told again.
Close down your concentration camps Julia Gillhoward.
There are 4000 refugees in Indonesia. Instead of letting them rot there for many years or risk a dangerous sea journey, we could bring them here safely for processing while they are in the community.
A QANTAS jet holds say 500 people. The Gillard labor Government could charter 8 of them to bring the refugees in Indonesia to Australia. That would save them from the risk of drowning at sea in seeking asylum here.
It has to be said: you’ve got a better chance of compassion from the Gillard government if you’re a cow than if you’re a refugee. While conditions in Indonesia are considered too bad for cattle to be exported there, the Australian government has no qualms about the export of human beings to Malaysia, where even [...]