Asylum! A socialist view of the refugee crisis



6:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday 12 July


Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


Tuesday July 12, 6:30pm, dinner from 6pm.

Meet on level 5, 407 Swanston Street, City.

For people who can't attend the event in-person, please join us online via zoom @

Meeting ID: 82566512559


Hassan Jaber, founder of Justice for Refugees and a refugee himself

Marie Hapke, Long-time refugee advocate and convener of Refugee Advocacy Network

Atena Kashani, Iranian asylum seeker and high school student

Andrea Bortoli, refugee activist and Socialist Alliance

Across the world tens of millions of people are fleeing war, persecution and terror; hunger and environmental disaster. And the numbers involved will only grow as climate change bites ever deeper. Yet the rich Western countries are building ever-higher walls — and more of them — to protect their imperialist fortresses and keep out the victims of their policies in the Third World.

Over the past two decades, the Australian government’s appalling treatment of asylum-seekers has set a benchmark for cruelty. But this horrible record is simply an example of the West’s overall response.

All are welcome to join this public event hosted by Green Left & Socialist Alliance. We will be launching our pamphlet 'Asylum! A socialist view of the refugee crisis'.

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