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Sea Watch at G20 Protests

Indymedia’s Ray Grenfell speaks to Max from sea rescue organization Sea Watch. The group engage in direct action to rescue refugees and migrants in the mediterranean sea. Max discussed the relevance of G20 and why the organization are demonstrating in the protests. More about Sea Watch: Since the year 2000 more than 23.000 people died […]

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WACA activist Salli Hunter Channel 7 on the refugee protest in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct

Karun Cowper spoke to Salli Hunter, human rights activist and member of the magnificent WACA (Whistleblowers Activist Citizens Alliance) about their action on Friday hanging a banner reading “Border Force Tortures Refugees – Deportations = Death” off the Channel 7 building in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. The building was in a direct line of sight of […]

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Violence on Manus Island: Behrouz Boochani on Dutton’s lies and what really happened on April 14th

On Friday 14th April, more than 100 shots were fired in to the Manus Island detention centre by armed locals and Navy personnel, following an altercation between asylum seekers and PNG military personnel on a soccer field. The detention centre is technically now under the jurisdiction of the adjacent Lombrum Naval Base. Kurdish journalist and […]

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Anglican Rector Father Chris Bedding on #LetThemStay #StandForSanctuary

We speak with the Rector of the Anglican parish of Darlington and refugee campaigner Father Chris Bedding on the recent offering of sanctuary to refugees by churches around the country as the federal government threatens the deportation of 267 refugees to abusive detention camps on Manus Island and Nauru.

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Sarah Ross on refugee Khodayar Amini who died after setting himself on fire

We speak with Refugee Rights Action Network campaigner Sarah Ross on the horrific suicide of Afghan asylum seeker Khodayar Amini who self immolated whilst on a video call to her and fellow refugee campaigner Michelle Bui. In his message before he died he said – “My crime was that I was a refugee. They tortured […]

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Rev Brian Brown from the Uniting Church about the case of baby Asha held in detention

Following a rally in Sydney protesting children in detention, Indymedia chatted with one of the speakers, Rev Brian Brown from the Uniting Church, about the case of baby Asha, whose story inspired the protest, along with the wider issue of abuse against asylum seekers in detention, and the recent passing of legislation criminalizing those who […]

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Marcus Hampson on the 8000 Rohingyan asylum seekers stranded in the Malacca Straits – 18th May 2015

Marcus Hampson from the Refugee Rights Action Network of WA (RRAN) on the 8000 Rohingyan asylum seekers stranded in the Malacca Straits. Having spent up to 3 months on boats being turned away form Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, up to 8000 Rohingyan asylum seekers are now stranded in the Malacca Straits. 200 are already dead […]

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Refugee Rights Action Network’s Victoria Martin on their recent blockade to prevent a baby and her family being removed to Nauru

From a RRAN press release… “The six-month old baby girl is one of 25 babies, born to asylum seeker mothers in Australia, now at risk of removal to Nauru following the Asylum Caseload Legacy Bill becoming law. The move to uproot the family from Perth, where the parents have immediate family members reveals the complete cynicism […]

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Independent filmmaker Aaron Fernandes on the conditions at the Manus Island refugee detention centre

Aaron Fernades traveled to the remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea earlier this year to investigate Australia’s controversial detention policy and the lives it continues to affect. The result was an independent documentary produced for Al Jazeera. Indymedia spoke to Aaron to find out what exactly the conditions were like at the Manus Island […]

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Victoria Martin of RRAN on the Manus Island riot independent report which details deadly detention centre violence

According to a long-awaited government-commissioned review no single party was directly to blame for the two nights of violence that led to the death of the Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati at Manus detention centre. We speak to Victoria Martin Refugee Rights Action Network’s about the report and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s response to it.

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Audio package from #lightthedark vigil for the murder on Manus Island of asylum seeker Rezi Berati

On Sunday 23 February, more than 20,000 Australians turned out across the country and around the world to spread light during a dark time in Australian history. They gave hope and radiated compassion to asylum seekers suffering under our government’s cruel and punishing policies. This is some audio from the Perth event. Check out also […]

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2nd September Feminist Virginia Brown, Human Rights Lawyer Julian Burnside, Federal Labor Candidate Alannah MacTiernan

Continuing with the Wikileaks focus, we’ll be looking at an entirely different angle tonight as we speak to Virginia Brown from the group Feminists opposing an Assange-led Wikileaks Party. We play a Morning Magazine interview with the human rights lawyer and refugee advocate Julian Burnside. And livewire former State Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, and […]

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5th August #nauru #refugees #jobcuts #localcouncilamalgamation

We hear from Nauruan freelance photographer and political observer Clint Deidenang on exactly what the Nauruan people think about the great big refugee prison in their midst, as well as the impact its had on the local political and economic landscape. We speak to Community & Public Sector Union State Secretary Toni Walkington on Barnett’s […]

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22nd July #refugees #congo

On tonight’s show, in the wake of Rudd’s announcement of the PNG ‘solution’ – one of the most depraved acts of government in living memory – we feature highlights from an emergency refugee rights rally held on Saturday in Murray Street mall. And with renewed fighting in the North Kivu province of Congo between M23 […]

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17th June #fracking #refugeerights #assange #occupygezi

Another show not be missed tonight where we’ll be speaking to Dayne Pratzky, President of Stop CSG Tara, on the efforts to keep coal seam gas fracking out of the western Darling Downs region of southeast Queensland. Regular guest Ian Rintoul of the Refugee Action Coalition on the manufactured terror scare around Egyptian asylum Sayed […]

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17th June #fracking #refugeerights #assange #occupygezi

Another show not be missed tonight where we’ll be speaking to Dayne Pratzky, President of Stop CSG Tara, on the efforts to keep coal seam gas fracking out of the western Darling Downs region of southeast Queensland. Regular guest Ian Rintoul of the Refugee Action Coalition on the manufactured terror scare around Egyptian asylum Sayed […]

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3rd June #refugeerights #occupy

We’re  joined by Marcus Hampson of the Refugee Rights Action Network on the Monty Pythonesque excision of Australia from its own migration zone, the disturbing revelations of Mark Davis’ Dateline report on Manus Island, and other developments on the ever-worsening refugee policy front. Also we talk to Joshua Stephens from New York’s Institute of Anarchist […]

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29th April #tamil #dancejournalism #wealthinequality

Richard Denniss of the The Australia Institute tackling wealth inequality. Sam Fox of Dance Journalism on their recent “performance” at the Refugee Rights convergence in Northam this weekend just gone. Varuni Bala on the ongoing atrocities against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka in light of the announcement by Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper to […]

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22nd April #refugeerights #queerrights #wikileaks

Another great show tonight. We’ll be speaking to: – Freedom Centre coordinator for the WA Aids Council Dani Wright on the campaign for LGBTIQ rights beyond the equal marriage issue – Wikileaks Party national spokesperson Samantha Castro on the party’s bid for a Senate seat in the upcoming federal election – Refugee Action Collective organiser […]

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22nd April #refugeerights #queerrights #wikileaks

Another great show tonight. We’ll be speaking to: – Freedom Centre coordinator for the WA Aids Council Dani Wright on the campaign for LGBTIQ rights beyond the equal marriage issue – Wikileaks Party national spokesperson Samantha Castro on the party’s bid for a Senate seat in the upcoming federal election – Refugee Action Collective organiser […]

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Interview Jarrod McKenna Swan Island Peace Convergence & First Home Project

Jarrod McKenna on the Swan Island Peace Convergence, pushing for bringing Australian troops back from Afghanistan and ending US-Australian military alliance. Also Jarrod talks about the First Home Projecta project his family is undertaking to help provide affordable medium term accommodation and an inclusive community for refugees who are struggling in this housing crisis. Click here […]

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Interview with Phil Chilton – Refugee Rights Action Network

Phil Chilton – of the Refugee Rights Action Network Click here to listen or right click to download – on the somewhat less than inspiring findings of the Houston report released Monday which Amnesty International reports as a major setback for refugee rights. See also; http://rran.org/  http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4195746.html

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