Refugees & migrants

Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O’Connor reports.

Researchers in Britain and refugees in Australia condemned the new offensive against refugees in Britain and across Europe. Andrea Bortoli reports.

Unionists and refugee activists gathered at the State Library to show solidarity with refugees who continue to be denied safety and security. Andrea Bortoli reports.

Socialist Alliance candidate for Wills Sue Bolton said kicking the Scott Morrison government out is critical, but going soft on Labor won't help the workers’ movement. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Activists tried to stop several people from being removed from the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation centre, likely to be deported. Felix Dance reports.

Berlin protests the war on Ukraine

For Ukrainian refugees in Berlin, like those in Warsaw, Chisinau, and elsewhere, this war isn’t about support for Zelensky or NATO, writes Marcel Cartier. It is about defending their identity as Ukrainians.

Ukrainian refugees cross into Poland

Pressured by Western imperialism on one hand and harassed by neighbouring Russian imperialism on the other, Bruno Magalhães examines Poland's history of reaction and revolt.

Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance candidate for Wills and a Moreland City Councillor, argues that Labor's "small target" election strategy risks helping the right make more gains.

Refugees recently released from the Park Hotel detention centre organised the “First taste of freedom — game not over yet” cricket match. Mayura Ashok reports.

Peace

Peace is not just the absence of war; it is real security, writes Jeremy Corbyn.

Boat turn-backs don’t save lives at sea. The real meaning of this barbaric practice has always been “Fuck off and die somewhere else”, argues Sam Wainwright.

'Addressing Unfinished Business' film by Amanda King

A successful Dare to Struggle Film Festival (DTSFF) was held in Sydney on April 22‒23, featuring more than 50 films on a variety of campaigns, reports Jim McIlroy.

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.

Barbed wire

This month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government joined an ignominious collective in announcing a refugee deal with Rwanda, seedily entitled the UK-Rwanda Migration Partnership, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Suzanne James spoke to Socialist Alliance candidate for the NSW Senate Dr Niko Leka about refugee and asylum seeker policy, addressing the climate crisis and the need for universal health care.

Thousands marched in the annual Palm Sunday’s walk for justice for refugees in Melbourne. Supporters of refugee rights also took to the streets in Canberra and Newcastle. Chloe DS, Elizabeth Trenchos, Paul Oboohov and Steve O'Brien report.

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