Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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(…)

Support the boycott of the Sri Lankan cricket team

Read about why RAC is calling for a boycott: Australia must go in to bat for Tamils, Trevor Grant, The Age, December 11, 2012. Call to boycott Sri Lankan cricket tour, Michael Gordon, The Age, December 10, 2012 Support the boycott of the Sri Lankan cricket team This year, inspired by the spirit of Anti-Apartheid(…)

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(…)