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
Phone: 
0467272127

Manus, Omid and the campaign against offshore detention and resettlement

After three years of murders, hunger strikes, mass protests and forcing people to live in some of the worst conditions imaginable, the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ruled on April 26 that detaining asylum seekers in the Manus Island Detention Centre is a breach of the country’s constitution.

In the same week, Omid, an Iranian refugee who had been forcibly resettled on Nauru, self-immolated in front of UNHCR inspectors because he could not “take it anymore”.

#BringThemHere rally demands government free detainees

Several hundred people rallied outside the department of immigration in Sydney on April 29.

They were part of nation-wide #BringThemHere actions, demanding the federal Coalition government bring the 850 asylum seekers and refugees currently in Manus Island Detention Centre to Australia.

Earlier in the week, the PNG Supreme Court had ruled that the detention centre was in breach of its constitution.

Aboriginal activist and Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Ken Canning said: "The way this government is treating these people, a lot of them will die — and that is murder."

PERTH SNAP ACTION SATURDAY: #BringThemHere

PERTH SNAP ACTION SATURDAY: #BringThemHere

Saturday April 30 @ 1pm

Forrest Chase, Perth CBD

https://www.facebook.com/events/1741007656112215/

Event date: 
Sat, 30/04/2016 - 1:00pm

Spain: Podemos lawmakers hold hunger strike for refugees

Four lawmakers from Spain's far-left Podemos party and its allies are participating in a week-long hunger strike to try to rally public support for refugees.

The lawmakers began their hunger strike on April 16 and called on people to occupy public squares for 24 hours on April 22, the day their actions end. The hunger strike is a gesture of support for those people at the center of Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War II.

Twenty-four hour assemblies were planned for a dozens cities on April 22.

Nauru protest against detention enters 34th day

Sun filters through as a golden blur in low-resolution photos and a few seconds of shaky video clips — evoking the difficulty of getting footage of a protest the Nauru government does not want you to see.

But even with three fences in the way, you can still see the 144 asylum seekers, including children, who are protesting against their detention in the Nauru Regional Processing Centre.

Refugee Action Collective Meeting

The recently held founding meeting of a new refugee action group in South Australia was a great success, with a strong turnout and lots of enthusiasm about campaigning for refugee rights in our state.

Come along to the next meeting to keep up the momentum, clarify some of the finer details and start planning some actions.

We want you to join us in building a democratic, inclusive and broad group to organise ongoing grassroots political action around refugee rights.

Event date: 
Thu, 05/05/2016 - 6:30pm
Event time: 
Thu, 05/05/2016 - 6:30am
Phone: 
0437 714 786

Spain: Left denounces EU-Turkey refugee deal

The Spanish parliament was the scene of a sharp clash on April 6 over the March 18 European Union-Turkey “pact of shame” that will return up to 50,000 asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey. The asylum seekers — most fleeing from the Syrian civil war — will then be placed in an archipelago of detention centres.

Acting Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy, of the conservative People's Party (PP), defended the agreement, saying “things are getting better, we have a procedure”.

Refugee activists' charges dismissed

Refugee activists Karoline Morwitzer and Emily Connors, who allegedly interrupted the Australian Open tennis tournament during last year’s men’s singles final by unfurling a banner demanding the closure of the Manus Island immigration detention centre, have had all charges dismissed.

In the middle of the second set of the final, protesters draped the banner over the court wall. The protest was filmed by television cameras and broadcast around the world.

Bulgaria: Dinko Valev, the xenophobic vigilante who forces refugees to stay


Dinko Valev, the Bulgarian neo-Nazi vigilante keeping refugees out of Germany … and in Bulgaria.

There is a so-called “Refugee Hunter” called Dinko Valev who has become infamous within Bulgaria and the EU for assaulting and illegally detaining asylum seekers who he finds have entered Bulgaria from the Turkish border.

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