Archive for 'Refugees'
On ABC AM on Tuesday morning, Richard Marles, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, attacks the Turnbull government from the right over border ‘protection’ (aka the militarisation of the treatment of asylum seekers.)
Her name is Nourkayas. She was a prisoner in #Nauru from the moment she was born. This is her punishment for being a Rohingyan refugee who should be protected not persecuted by #Australia.
Abbott’s Syria refugee announcement: too little, too discriminatory and too hypocritical – free the Syrians in detention
The stipulation that Australia’s selection would be from minority groups is transparently anti-Muslim. And by making the announcement of bombing Syria at the same time as announcing the refugee intake, Abbott is trying to hide the reality that it is the US bombing in Syria that creates refugees.
Germany will on current estimates take 800,000 refugees this year. Germany and Australia are comparable rich countries. Germany has not quite four times Australia’s population. So why aren’t we talking about Australia taking 200,000 refugees this year? We used to take that if not more migrants. We could do it easily.
Tony Abbott claims we are number one per capita in taking in refugees. We are not. We are not number one but number 27 per capita. This is a good analysis with, you know, FACTS, not Tony Abbott lies, about Australia’s pathetic response to refugees. It is from the Refugee Council of Australia.
There is no migrant crisis. There is a crisis of imperialism, of intervention, of capitalism. End the cycle of death and tears. Stop invading countries, bombing them and supporting dictators.Open the borders everywhere.
STAND UP FOR REFUGEES – THERE IS A BETTER WAY: Rally in Garema Place, Canberra, 1pm Sunday 11 October
We demand an end to mandatory detention of refugees and asylum seekers, and the closure of Manus Island and Nauru. We urge the Australian government to allow for the rapid processing of asylum applications in transit countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia and to increase our humanitarian intake significantly.
First it was Mojgan, then it was Melbourne. This is the real face of Australian Border Force.
The demonstration against Australian Border Force shows the way forward to beat back this deepening authoritarianism – protest, protest, protest. Do as those in Melbourne did. Occupy the centre of town. It is a lesson the refugee movement more generally and other movements like the equal marriage campaign could learn. On the streets to beat the new authoritarianism, defend the oppressed and win or win back our rights. The next time Border Force tries it on let’s bring out thousands against them.
This article from the Saturday paper captures that reality. It says among other things: ‘One woman lies catatonic in hospital after being raped and beaten. Another was raped and immolated. This is the world awaiting refugees released from detention on Nauru.’ To read the whole article click here. Nauru rapes: ‘There is a war […]