Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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Support Activists in Greece Fighting to Welcome Refugees

As many of you would have read, the situation in Greece right now is particularly terrifying for refugees. Coastguard, as well as vigilante mobs, have been attacking those trying to reach the continent, especially in the wake of Turkey opening their borders. The Sydney Refugee Action Coalition has started this crowdfunding campaign to provide support to those refugee rights groups trying valiantly to tackle anti-refugee sentiment. Please support this campaign for extra funds to allow refugees inside Greece to travel on buses from the camps to join demonstrations against racism and an Australian-style detention system.

https://chuffed.org/project/support-activists-in-greece-fighting-to-welcome-refugees

Alison Battisson’s Speech from “The Hidden Hell for Refugees in the Heart of Melbourne” forum

On August 5th, 2019, the Refugee Action Collective organised a forum in Melbourne entitled ‘The Hidden Hell for Refugees in the Heart of Melbourne” to shed light on what is happening in the onshore detention centres.

One of the key speakers was lawyer Alison Battisson from Human Rights For All. A live stream of the event is available on our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/racvic/. Attached is Ms Battisson’s speech for further reading and to recap what was discussed at the forum.