Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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MEDIA RELEASE 27/5 | ROOFTOP PROTEST CONTINUES ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Two Iranian asylum seekers have spent a second night on the roof of the Green 1 compound inside the Christmas Island detention centre. (The protest began around 2.30 on Friday 25 May.) Despite the mobilisation of the Emergency Respond Team, the two protesters have managed to get some food and blankets to sustain the protest.(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 25/5 | ROOFTOP PROTEST ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Two Iranian asylum seekers have begun a rooftop protest in the Green 1 compound on Christmas Island. The two asylum seekers got onto the roof around 2.30pm Christmas Island time, defying attempts to talk them down. Both have been held in detention over three years; one of them around five years. Tensions have been rising(…)

URGENT: Vigil + Protest for Rohingyan refugee killed on Manus Island

FRIDAY MAY 25, 5:30-6:30pm, STATE LIBRARY Join the Refugee Action Collective for a vigil + protest to mark the death of yet another refugee on Manus Island. Speakers: – Shawfikul Islam, Australian Burmese Rohingya Organisation more tbc A thirty two Rohingyan refugee has died on Manus on Tuesday May 22. Reports indicate he was killed(…)

6:30pm 15 Jun | Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time | RAC film screening fundraiser

6:30pm 15 Jun | Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time | RAC film screening fundraiser

Friday June 15, 6:30 – 8:30pm RMIT University, Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne Facebook Event here Refugee Action Collective Victoria presents: Chaulka, Please Tell Us The Time, a documentary co-directed by Behrooz Boochani and Arash Kamali Sarvestani. This incredible and deeply moving documentary captures life inside the Manus Island immigration detention centre. It was filmed(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 22/5 | ANOTHER REFUGEE DIES ON MANUS

A 52 year-old Rohingya refugee has died on Manus Island. Reports indicate that the refugee was killed after he jumped from a moving bus and was struck by its wheels of the bus, around 11am very near to West Haus refugee compound. Most refugees on Manus believe that the man’s death was suicide. The Rohingyan(…)

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