CLOSE MANUS – STOP ATTACKS ON REFUGEES – Protest 1pm Sat March 1, State Library

1.00pm State Library Sat March 1st
CLOSE MANUS DETENTION CENTRE- STOP ATTACKS ON REFUGEES
* CLOSE MANUS ISLAND – CLOSE NAURU * independent inquiry now * end the secrecy, let journalists in… * sack Scott Morrison * justice for Reza Berati
Over 1500 marched in Melbourne on February 21 during work hours to protest the horrific murder of a young Kurdish asylum seeker, Reza Berati and the vicious attack on asylum seekers by PNG police and G4S security guards.
Refugee Action Collective is calling on all supporters of refugee rights to mobilise once again. We need to show the Australian government that we are determined to put an end to this racist policy of offshore processing, of punishing refugees for daring to seek asylum in Australia. It is this policy which is to blame for the vicious attack on Manus that has left one man dead and 77 injured.
We need to say loudly and clearly that Morrison and Abbott have blood on their hands. They are responsible for the safety of asylum seekers they imprison on Manus Island and should be held accountable. Shut down Manus now! End offshore processing & detention! Bring the refugees to Australia now! Justice for Reza Berati!

4 thoughts on “CLOSE MANUS – STOP ATTACKS ON REFUGEES – Protest 1pm Sat March 1, State Library

  1. Liberals and Labor have blood on their hands . Every Australian should be ashamed . Human Rights for everyone

  2. The perpetrators and apologists of the Government’s program of deliberate deprivation, humiliation and psychological damage against refugees must answer the charge that it is both wicked- and probably criminal under international law. Their argument that it is justified by prevention of embarcations and drownings, is broken in its logic. It is not vigorously contested and refuted in public debate. This defective reasoning merely palliates the doubts from the warped consciences of the few who still have one. It is a specious self-serving and wilfully self-deluding argument that should be exposed for what it is- unconscionable propaganda. And the crocodile tears for the drowned that usually come with it, must be denounced as a display of inauthentic compassion. Compassion for the dead and those who lose them is incompatible with supporting the cruel and inhumane treatment which is being inflicted on the others who survive.

  3. Please replace my previous with this revised comment.

    The perpetrators and apologists for the Government’s program of deliberate deprivation, humiliation and psychological damage against refugees must answer the charge that it is both iniquitous- and probably criminal under international law. Their argument that it is justified by prevention of embarcations and drownings, is broken in its logic. Wicked acts cannot be justified by any consequences of preventing undesired events or actions – even tragedies. The treatment of refugees in this manner is a moral analogue of taking hostages, using people as human shields, or torturing them, for some other desired end. Yet the fallacious reasoning used in this situation is not vigorously contested and refuted in public debate. In any case, it merely palliates the doubts from the warped consciences of the few who still have one. It is a specious, self-serving, and wilfully self-deluding argument that should be exposed for what it is- unconscionable propaganda. And the crocodile tears for the drowned that usually come with it, must be denounced as a display of inauthentic compassion. Compassion for the suffering of the dead and the grief of those who lose them is incompatible with supporting the cruel and inhumane treatment which is being inflicted on the others who survive the journey.

  4. Majority of Australans put captain idiot intoo office they allowed this farce to occur . I wonder if any were marching yesterday

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