Refugees

The quick collapse of the puppet government in Afghanistan and its army should not come as a surprise given the imperialists' criminal record. Sue Bolton argues that Australia's war criminals need to be held to account.

Hundreds of Afghan-Australians marched to the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide to demand the federal government lift the country's humanitarian intake of refugees trying to flee Afghanistan. Kerry Smith reports.

Alex Bainbridge reports on a protest to mark eight years since Kevin Rudd declared the so-called “PNG solution”.

Asylum seekers like the Murugappan family must be given permanent residency, argues Pip Hinman.

Refugees are the target of new inhumane laws passed by the Coalition and Labor, reports Sue Bolton.

A recent Refugee Action Collective forum exposed the punitive nature of temporary visas for asylum seekers, reports Chris Slee.

Chris Slee reports on a rally in solidarity with a refugee activist charged with incitement. 

Racism is not fundamentally about individual behaviour – although often that’s how people experience it. Lavanya Thavaraja argues that it is central to the institutions of Australian capitalism.

When Indian cricketers reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia’s ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues the media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

A sizable protest in Melbourne demanded freedom for refugees detained in a hotel prison, reports Chloe DS

Refugees deserve a safe home

British refugee advocates are concerned about proposals to build offshore processing centres, drawing on Australia's cruel and inhuman deterrance policy, writes Reanna Smith.

An online forum was told of the extra hardships LGBTI refugees applying for asylum face. Chris Slee reports.

More than 100 people took part in an online forum to discuss ways of supporting refugees and changing Australia's cruel laws, reports Chris Slee.

More than 230 people participated in an online rally organised by the Refugee Action Collective Victoria on July 19, reports Chris Slee.

July 19 marks seven years since Kevin Rudd said people seeking asylum, who arrive by boat, would never be settled in Australia. Alex Bainbridge spoke to councillors Jonathan Sri and Sue Bolton about the campaign to free imprisoned refugees and end the cruel policy. 

A new wave of bombings is just the latest episode in Turkey's war against the Kurdish people, writes Chris Slee.

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