Behrouz Boochani ARRESTED

What future is there for free speech? What faith can we have in peaceful protest? Considering what this skilful and determined writer/journalist has been doing in recent days, those who know the law would probably credit him with educating, informing and advancing the cause of human rights. If those are criminal acts, what hope is …

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URGENT! POLICE OPERATION UNDERWAY ON MANUS

Papua New Guinea police and immigration officers have entered the former detention centre with refugees inside reporting large numbers of officers, including the paramilitary police Mobile Squad, shouting and demanding refugees hand over phones. The refugees say they have been given an hour to leave with officers being  intimidating and aggressive as they dismantle structures and throw …

SAVE THE MEN ON MANUS

The New York Times and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre have just visited the men on Manus Island. Click on the logos below to read/see what they're reporting …   So when you see phrases like … There is a medical emergency on Manus … Men will die if they don’t get medical treatment, urgently …

The Power of Words … and the reality behind them

On a day when human rights are at the forefront of our minds – with Australia voting YES to marriage equality – it is a day to note and respect the POWER OF WORDS, the power of communication. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged the overwhelming majority of Australians who support marriage equality and yet it seems …

The Day of Reckoning

The asylum seekers on Manus Island who remain in the Regional Processing Centre (RPC) have continued their peaceful protest against the treatment they have been enduring not only in recent days but over 4 years of incarceration. TODAY THEY – AND WE – WILL FIND OUT WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF OUR NATION'S VALUES …

The FACTS about Manus

Today's Guardian article by Senator Nick McKim gives clarity and truth to some of the misinformation or doubts that proliferate about the crisis on Manus Island. To anyone who is asking questions about the refugees and their situation, there are some objective, informed answers. Here at this website too, we're aiming to provide a clear …

SPEAKING OUT as the Manus Crisis worsens …

The voices accusing Australia of crimes against humanity are far outweighing the pale repetition of baseless rhetoric by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton.   Grand Chief of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Somare has accused the Australian and PNG governments of lacking human dignity and respect over the Manus Island …

Diary of a Disaster – by Behrouz Boochani

A scan of his Twitter feed makes you feel as you do in those dreams where horrific things are happening right in front of you but you are unable to move or speak – an ineffectual witness to human catastrophe …How can anyone read another human being stating, "The refugees are digging into the ground …

Manus Centre Closes Tomorrow – Detainees are AUSTRALIA’s responsibility says PNG government

With the Manus Island Detention Centre officially closing tomorrow (31 Oct), a crisis is imminent. HUNDREDS of people (more than 600 of whom have already been formally recognised as having refugee status) who wanted to reach Australia to make lives for themselves in peace-loving communities are set to face abandonment on an island where they are …

The foundation information on displaced people is on the READ page/s. However, this NEW! page will list POSTS with updates/news on relevant issues and/or information that might be useful to share with others to inform them and support them in speaking out.