Thursday, June 13, 2013

World Refugee Day rally - Sun 16 June

The World Refugee Day rally will be held Sunday 16 June on the Wesley Church corner at 1pm.

Sunday 16 June
1pm, Wesley Church corner (cnr William & Hay Sts, Perth city)

Demands of the rally include:
* Free the refugees
* No Pacific "Solution"
* End mandatory detention

We are encouraging all supporters of refugee rights to endorse and participate in this rally. Please contact RRAN if you organisation can offer support.

Please also print the following PDF files to help spread the word.

DOWNLOAD: A4 poster (can be enlarged to A3)

DOWNLOAD: 4xA6 flyers

Attend on Facebook:

[Information supplied by Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN).]

What is RRAN?

The Refugee Rights Action Network is a community-based campaign group. We have in our ranks people from all walks of life. We have several branches at universities and the Perth based group.

What does RRAN do?

RRAN campaigns on issues around refugees and asylum seekers. We focus on protests, educational forums, visiting refugees in detention and media work. RRAN actively seeks to collaborate with other groups working in different ways on these issues.

Defend the right to seek asylum

Australia is obliged to allow people to seek asylum under the Refugee Convention. For 20 years Australia has been abrogating this obligation with laws and policies like mandatory detention, offshore processing and the excision of the whole of Australia from the migration zone. RRAN campaigns to repeal these laws and policies.

End mandatory detention

RRAN condemns indefinite mandatory detention without charge or trial. If governments can take away the basic right to not be detained without charge or trial from one group then they can do it to any group.

Challenge the lies and racist rhetoric

Successive governments and large sections of the corporate media have fomented fear and racism towards refugees using lies. RRAN challenges this by offering an alternative analysis and evidence.

RRAN meets Mon 6.30 pm, 15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth – 0417 904 329 -