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#Australia: Hunger strike over Detention Visit Restrictions Continues

Around 160 detainees at Villawood in Sydney are continuing their hunger strike – now in its fourth day. (Thursday, 18 Jan), over the draconian restrictions to visiting.

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Image: Villawood detention center in Sydney. Image by Insurrection News.

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Don’t Forget Me – Kurdish Music from a Refugee Camp #Twitterkurds

Music is therapy and this is being recognised more and more these days. If you are stuck on a remote pacific island in hellish conditions the outlet provided by music can really help you to stay positive and fulfil some of your dreams amid dank oppression. A refugee who has been accomplishing much while indefinitely incarceration is Farhad Bandesh, a Kurd who escaped from Iran’s draconian Islamic regime only to have the lead boot of another crush him again.

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#Australia: Song for #Elijah

This song was released on December 8 2017 and is a dedication to Elijah Doughty from Kalgoorlie, WA (Australian territory). Who is Elijah? Elijah was killed when a car struck the motorbike he was riding in August last year. The driver was going 67 km per hour when he hit Elijah who ‘rolled or tumbled’ under the vehicle.

 

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#SanctionAustralia – Refugee Detention, Torture and Abuse by Australia doesn’t Stop for Holidays, New Year Celebrations, Christmas Carols or Sporting Events

Ex-detainees request to take a stand during end of year holiday events and bring to the forefront the forgotten people in our community being tortured, refouled and abused by the Australian government while mainstream Australia celebrates this “festive” season. Statement by RISE eX-detainee Team.

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Activists Barricade #Perth Border Force Office in Solidarity With #Refugees on #Manus

Today members of the Refugee Rights Action Network and Whistleblowers Activist Citizens Alliance Western Australia (WACA WA) have barricaded the doors to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Perth in solidarity with the men on Manus who have barricaded themselves inside the detention centre on Lombrum Naval Base in PNG.

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Image: Perth earlier today. Image by Refugee Rights Action Network WA Facebook page.

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#Australia: Refugee Supporters Barricade Border Force HQ in Solidarity With the Men on #Manus

A group of refugee supporters have barricaded the entrance to Customs House, 1010 LaTrobe Street, Docklands, where the Australian Border Force is headquartered. The action is in support of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island who have barricaded themselves into the immigration detention centre since its closure on October 31.

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#URGENT Call For Global Actions at Australian Embassies on Nov 7th in Solidarity with Refugees on #Manus

RISE ex-detainees urgently requests protests and other actions to be held next Tuesday, 7th November 2017 on Melbourne Cup day, a high profile international event, to bring to the world’s attention the escalating crisis faced by detainees held hostage by the Australian government on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. We also ask our supporters to carry out protests and actions internationally on the day at Australian embassies across the world to show your solidarity with our community and #SanctionAustralia for their crimes against humanity.

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Solidarity Video For The Arrested Comrades in #Copenhagen

Solidarity action in Sydney, Australia for the arrested comrades in Copenhagen.

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