Manus Crisis: Our Protests Must Build Momentum

New Matilda, 4 November 2017. Read the original here. As the crisis on Manus Island deepens, it’s easy to forget the reason the detention centre is closing in the first place: the PNG Supreme court found that imprisoning Australia’s refugees breached their fundamental rights, and was therefore unconstitutional. How are those same human rights being… Continue reading Manus Crisis: Our Protests Must Build Momentum

Jonathan Holmes’ Defence Of Offshore Detention Is Cultivated Racism In Action

New Matilda, 5 May, 2016. Read the original here. On Wednesday, following the horrifying self-immolations and spate of suicide attempts on Nauru, Jonathan Holmes used his Age column to break his previous silence on the Pacific Solution. The result? A gift to Peter Dutton, one of the most hypocritical and effective apologias for Australian brutality… Continue reading Jonathan Holmes’ Defence Of Offshore Detention Is Cultivated Racism In Action