Shut Down the Manus Island and Nauru Hell Holes – Once and For All! 20-07-2018 – Five years ago yesterday, former Australian Labor Party (ALP) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that his government had come to an arrangement with the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG). All refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat would be transferred to PNG, and would be settled in PNG … Continue reading Shut Down the Manus Island and Nauru Hell Holes – Once and For All!
Organised Labour Must Lead the Fight to Free the Refugees 01-11-2017 – As we go to press, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Defence Force is preparing to enter the Manus Island refugee detention centre, where around 600 men remain, fearful for their safety if they are forced out. Earlier this year, the PNG army fired live ammunition into the detention centre, and there have also … Continue reading Manus Island: Evacuate Now!
Hands Off Myanmar! Western Powers Create and Fuel Chaos in Asia 15-09-17 – We were told there were “rebels” in Libya – but they turned out to be Al Qaeda. We were then told there were “rebels” in Syria – but they turned out to be ISIS. If we were now to believe that there are “rebels” in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, we would … Continue reading Hands Off Myanmar! Western Powers Create and Fuel Chaos in Asia
For Full Citizenship Rights! Defend Refugees by Opposing War! 24-06-2017 – Imagine living in limbo for four years, only to be told that you have four months to lodge an application for asylum, or face being deported. This is what faces thousands of refugees currently in Australia, following the latest move by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Liberal National Party (LNP) Minister Dutton has now given … Continue reading For Full Citizenship Rights! Defend Refugees by Opposing War!
RELEASE THE REFUGEES! CLOSE THE DETENTION CENTRES! FOR WORKERS LEADERSHIP! 09-04-2017 – The dead are many. Reza Berati, Hamid Khazaei, Kamil Hussain, Faysal Ishak Ahmed and Omid Masoumali are some of the recent innocents to have lost their lives in the off-shore hell-holes referred to as detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru. Countless others remain there, mentally and physically tormented by inhuman conditions. Approximately … Continue reading Release the Refugees! Close the Detention Centres! For Workers Leadership!
11-02-2017 – Selective outrage is flavour of the week. In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of people from 7 Middle Eastern and African Muslim majority countries, protests have materialised at US airports and other locations around the world. Claiming to oppose racism and Islamophobia, these actions have focused attention on the first weeks of the Trump Administration. Australian … Continue reading You Can’t Fight Trump and Turnbull with Shorten and Di Natale! Defend Refugees by Opposing Imperialist War!
30-10-2016 – The United Nations (UN) refers to it as abuse. Amnesty International refers to it as torture. Others believe there are no words to describe the inhumanity dealt out to asylum seekers on the Australian run detention centre on the remote island of Nauru. The latest report from the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child highlights the “inhuman and degrading treatment, including … Continue reading Shut down Nauru! For an Anti-Empire Refugee Rights Movement!
12-11-2016 – Refoulement – literally, the return of refugees and asylum seekers to a country where they are likely to be persecuted, or even executed – is illegal under international law. As is well known, however, real violations of international law have rarely in the past prevented the Australian government from carrying them out. The return of Tamil asylum seekers by Australian government authorities, sometimes … Continue reading No to Refoulement, No deportations! For the liberation of Tamil Eelam!
29-03-2016 – In scenes reminiscent of the notorious Abu Graib prison during the US/UK/AUST imperialist war on Iraq from 2003, the ABC’s 4 Corners program last Monday night broadcast horrific images of Northern Territory “correctional” guards torturing youth detainees at the equally notorious Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Although one of the detainees shown being shackled and hooded to a chair was white (Dylon Voller), … Continue reading Shut down Don Dale! Release the Aboriginal, Youth and Refugee Detainees!
27-08-2016 – The Nauru files, a cache of 2000 reports totalling over 8000 pages, present yet more overwhelming evidence of worsening mental, physical and sexual abuse of refugees on the Australian run detention centre on Nauru. Around half of the files present evidence of serious harm to children. Refugees, who have committed no crime, are being subjected to grossly inhumane conditions which amount to nothing … Continue reading Shut down Nauru! No wars of “regime change”! Full citizenship rights for refugees and migrants!