refugee rights

ASYLUM SEEKER ART CRIES FREEDOM

Darwin and Northern Territory residents will have a rare opportunity to see first-hand an exhibition of more than 100 works of art from asylum seekers detained in Australia’s immigration detention centres and facilities.

Local curator Vikki Riley, who has worked with the artists from Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Sri Lanka, said today the 12-day exhibition at the Supreme Court of Darwin afforded art lovers as well as supporters of those in detention a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the stunning selection of high quality art works.

Event date: 
Thu, 09/08/2012 - 9:00am - Fri, 24/08/2012 - 5:00pm
Event time: 
Sun, 12/08/2012 - 9:00am
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0467272127

Greek footballers protest for refugees

“In a touching tribute to thousands of refugees who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean from Turkey into the EU, two Greek football teams orchestrated a sit-in at the start of the match to protest against the policies of 'brutal indifference',” RT.com said on February 1.

5 reasons to join the #LetThemStay rallies

The high court just threw out a challenge by the Human Rights Law Centre alleging the government had unlawfully detained people on Nauru, before they were brought to Australia temporarily for medical reasons.

Now the government is free to send 267 vulnerable people back to Nauru.

Here are 5 reasons to come and join protests on Thursday 4 February calling for the government to #LetThemStay and not send them to Nauru.

1. Babies

Photos: Thousands rally to say Let Them Stay

Thousands of people came out around Australia in cities and regional centres as part of the growing #letthemstay movement, aimed at preventing the removal of 267 asylum seekers, including 37 babies, from the Australian mainland to detention in Nauru.

Protests were held in Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Perth on February 8, as artists, writers, state and territory leaders and ordinary citizens voiced their support for the asylum seekers, most of whom were detained in Nauru and have been flown to Australia for medical treatment.

Sydney

Across the country thousands demand: Let them stay


Photo by Marziya Mohammedali

The High Court ruled on February 3 that the federal government has the power to send 267 refugees and asylum seekers to Nauru, with only 72 hours' notice. But a #LetThemStay groundswell across the country is demanding the refugees be allowed to stay -- with snap protests across the country.

The 267 people includes 37 babies — many of whom were born in Australia — and at least 15 women who were allegedly sexually assaulted on Nauru.

Walk for Justice for Refugees 2016

Walk for Justice for Refugees 2016

Organised by Walk for Justice WA

St George's Cathedral, Perth
38 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Australia 6000

http://justice4refugeeswa.com/about

https://www.facebook.com/events/160070984369825/

Event date: 
Sun, 20/03/2016 - 1:00pm

Armidale Rural Australians for Refugees

Organising meeting followed by a workshop on being a bystander to racialism. At Kent House in Faulkner Street, opposite Central Park.

Event date: 
Wed, 17/02/2016 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Event time: 
Wed, 17/02/2016 - 5:15pm

Perth Stands for Sanctuary. #LetThemStay

Perth Stands for Sanctuary. #LetThemStay

St George's Cathedral
38 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Australia 6000

https://www.facebook.com/events/1022380177805234/

Event date: 
Mon, 08/02/2016 - 7:00pm

PHOTOS: #LetThemStay rallies

Thousands of people turned out around the country as part of #LetThemStay rallies in opposition to the governments plans to send 267 vulnerable people including babies and women who have being sexually assaulted to Nauru. After the high court ruled on Wednesday 3 February it was not illegal for the government to detain people on Nauru.

Read 5 reasons to say #LetThemStay here: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/60991

Sydney

Photos by: Zebedee Parkes

Europe's refugee crisis: 'Legal pathways are the only alternative'

“This year has not started easy, and I am not optimistic,” the EU Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos told a press conference on January 25.

He was warning Europe that its worries about security had to be balanced with the Schengen agreement (which allows free movement) and the protection of asylum seekers. He said: “Last year, more than a million people reached Europe's shore looking for protection. More than 30,000 have already arrived by sea in 2016 so far, in only three weeks!”

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