Chris Slee

“MITA is worse than jail. People are losing their minds,” Joey Tangaloa Taualii, a prisoner in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation told a Refugee Action Collective forum. Chris Slee reports.

Book cover

Chris Slee reviews Zhun Xu's book on the history of China's agricultural collectivisation.

Refugee rights activists discussed the Labor government’s contradictory refugee policy at a recent forum. Chris Slee reports.

The Victorian Coroners Court has just completed public hearings in a coronial inquest into the death of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson. Chris Slee reports.

Tamils in Melbourne marked the 2009 Mullivaikkal massacre and demanded an end to the military occupation of Tamil land. Chris Slee reports.

Anti-government protests in Sri Lanka on April 13

A wave of protests has spread throughout Sri Lanka in recent weeks, sparked by an economic crisis. Chris Slee reports.

The Refugee Action Collective held a rally outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) in Broadmeadows to demand freedom for those inside. Chris Slee reports.

Refugee rights protesters gathered outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation to demand the detainees’ freedom. Chris Slee, Andrea Bortoli and Chloe DS report.

Disenfranchised book cover

Chris Slee reviews a recent book exploring the rise and fall of workers' power in China.

A case against the Department of Home Affairs and International Health and Medical Services over the death of an Iraqi refugee held in the Villawood detention centre has been adjourned. Chris Slee reports.

Xinjiang Year Zero

Chris Slee reviews a new collection of articles dealing with the oppression of the Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang province.

Sri Lankan health workers protest

A district court in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo ordered the government nurses union to suspend strike action on February 9 after more than three months of strikes, reports Chris Slee

Anand Gopal's No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War through Afghan Eyes, published seven years before the Taliban took control of Kabul for a second time in 2021, helps explain their victory, writes Chris Slee. 

A Tamil Refugee Council online rally for 'black day' called on the Australian government to stop aiding the Sri Lankan government’s genocidal policies. Chris Slee reports.

The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) discussed the “God” powers of the immigration minister, so named because of their unlimited nature. Chris Slee reports.

A protest outside transnational corporation Ansell’s headquarters demanded it reinstate sacked union activists in Sri Lanka and negotiate with genuine unions in its supply chains. Chris Slee reports.

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