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Call out for messages of support to hunger strikers

Refugees in the Broadmeadows Detention Centre, MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) are currently on hunger strike in a desperate attempt for people to recognise their humanity and to ask the government for their immediate release. Beginning as a hunger strike of 28, some of them have been taken to hospital, fainted and have said they(…)

Candlelight vigil in solidarity hunger strikers on Nauru

Organised by the Refugee Advocacy Network Friday, November 30 @ 7pm / City Square, corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne The Australian government has dumped asylum seekers on Nauru in intolerable conditions, but they are the responsibility of Australia, not Nauru. Omid an Iranian man has been on hunger strike for over 30 days(…)

Cup Day Welcome Refugees BBQ & Festival

Tuesday 6 November, 1:00pm – 5:00pm Outside the Maribyrnong Detention Centre – 53 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone. This Melbourne Cup Day join refugee rights supporters outside the Maribyrnong detention centre for an anti-racism music concert & BBQ. Let the people inside know many of us support their attempts to live in Australia by taking a Melbourne(…)