Thursday, September 10, 2015
From Europe to Australia: Free the refugees
12 noon, Sat 12 Sept, Murray Street Mall, Perth
Join us 12pm this Saturday (Murray St Mall, Perth) at our speak-out for refugees. Following the action we will hold an informal forum and discussion for people wanting to get involved in the campaign.
We will also be building a participatory art installation. People who wish to participate in the installation are asked: what would you take with you if you were a refugee? Please bring this item with you at 11:30 am for the building of the installation.
Perth, Melbourne and Sydney will join in solidarity with actions across Europe and UK in an international day of action calling for an end to policies of deterrence which turn refugees away at the border.
In Australia this means:
-closing down Nauru & Manus Island detention centres,
-ending detention completely,
-ending the forced tow-back of boats at sea and
-reinstating permanent protection visas for refugees.
Increasing the allocation of resettlement numbers for Syrian refugees is welcome but it will not address the dangers facing people forced to flee persecution if fences, walls and deterrence policies remain intact at the borders.
LET THEM LAND; LET THEM STAY.
FREE THE REFUGEES TODAY!
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[Information from Refugee Rights Action Network]