Why doesn't dogf*cker get his arse back to Nauru and do some journalism?


Oh that's right, he's a lying, fascist, racist sack of shit - just like the rest of our media.


 50+ days of protests by #refugees at the Australian government's refugee #detention camp on #Nauru - do you care Australia ?...



‏@riserefugee [9/5/16]


@MarilynShephe15 [9/5/16]:   Tell that to these babies you racist trash want to keep jailed on Nauru you hypocrite



in reply to --->  ‏@tanya_plibersek [9/5/16]:   Early investment makes all the difference. The better we do in the early yrs, the greater lifelong benefit for kids



... We condemn so-called refugee advocates, the refugee sector and other organisations who are bottom feeders constantly coming up with abusive “solutions” that treat our people who simply arrived to this country to seek protection as a “problem”.


It is a constant battle in RISE for us as a refugee community to decide which “refugee advocate” or “humanitarian” is going to throw our community in the fire with another anti-refugee proposal.

Ramesh Fernandez, ex-detainee and founder of RISE said, “This proposal is evidence that the Australian Government is relying on the refugee sector to supply it with xenophobic ideas in line with border control narratives. At the end of the day we are left with the continuing torture of uncertainty. What are we waiting for? The Final Solution?”  ... [RISE - 6/5/16]




The cheers could be heard over the double layer of impenetrable 20ft razorwire fences yesterday.

The clamour and shouts were from detainees at the controversial Dungavel House detention centre and were in support of the hundreds of protesters on the other side of the barriers – protesters who were demanding the closure of a site critics describe as "prison-like".

Some of those incarcerated at the South Lanarkshire centre climbed up a security fence to wave at those carrying colourful banners and singing "shut down Dungavel, "no-one is illegal" during an emotionally charged protest. ... [Herald Scotland - 8/5/16]



How many book launches, conferences, speeches, human rights festivals and pornographic "don't come here" reality shows and documentaries must we attend and promote while people are being tortured, and are dying?




Where is the coherent and consistent demand from Australia's civil and human rights establishment to CLOSE THE ILLEGAL CAMPS, BRING THE REFUGEES HERE, and resume meeting our obligations under international conventions?



Day 51 refugee protests on Nauru


... DIRTY POLICY!...  



via @InsurrectNews [9/5/16]




Image:  ‏@Mums4Refugees [9/5/16]




Is the UNHCR's Thomas "stern warning to the refugees" Albrecht in attendance? --->  ‏@FarrellPF [9/5/16]:   At the launch of Madeline Gleeson's book Offshore - a powerful look at Australia's immigration detention policies







Madeline Gleeson presents 'Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru', with an introduction from UNSW Vice-Chancellor Prof Ian Jacobs [18/5/16]







Thomas Albrecht UNHCR’s Regional Representative for Refugees for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific [UNSW Kaldor Centre]





An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people to death, including two Al Jazeera journalists, who were accused of leaking state secrets to Qatar.

The case of jailed former president Mohamed Morsi, who is also charged for espionage for Qatar, was however, adjourned.

The judgement will either be approved or reduced in June after consultations with Egypt's mufti, the highest Sunni religious leader in the country.

The court may or may not consider the mufti's feedback.

Egyptian law requires the mufti to sign off on death sentences. His opinion is not binding but is usually respected by courts.

The defendants include Ibrahim Helal, former director of news at Al Jazeera's Arabic channel. He is not in Egypt and was tried in absentia.

Another, also tried in absentia, is Jordanian citizen Alaa Omar Mohamed Sablan, identified by the prosecution as an Al Jazeera journalist.

Asmaa Mohamed al-Khatib, identified as a reporter with the pro-Brotherhood Rassd news outlet, was also sentenced to death in absentia.

Al Jazeera has long denounced Egypt's treatment of its journalists with the hashtag #journalismisnotacrime.

The defendants have the right to appeal the verdict. Morsi has already been sentenced to life and 20 years in prison in three separate trials.  ... [Al Jazeera - 7/5/16]



Peter Greste returns to Australia's public speaking circuit one day after medieval exile laws pass in another Senate bipartisan stitchup



Peter Greste says Julie Bishop’s death stare helped get him out of prison [Buzzfeed - 26/3/15]




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his senior ministers this week welcomed the reported assassinations, via US airstrikes, of two young Australians in Iraq and Syria and declared that Australia was directly involved in targeting them.

Interviewed on Sky News on Thursday, Turnbull went further, warning that other Australians allegedly supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East “will be targeted” in the same manner.

Turnbull hailed the news as a “very positive development in the war on terror,” while Attorney-General George Brandis said “we should be gladdened by this news.” ... [WSWS - 7/5/16]



IS declared a terrorist organisation under Citizenship Act [Minister for Immigration Media Release - 5/5/16]



AQAP identifies two Australian fighters killed in drone strike [Long War Journal - 16/4/16]




... Harvard’s stepfather said in June 2014 his stepson arrived in Yemen in 2011 to teach English and had his passport cancelled, “so he had to stay”. ... [Guardian - 17/4/16]




FOI [14/4/16] DFAT response to media enquiry ... about deaths in Yemen




Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs has officially abandoned its plan to establish a diplomatic mission in Papua New Guinea's autonomous Bougainville region. ... [RNZI - 8/5/16]





Let the ALP and LNP form the official coalition that they are.  I refuse to give my consent to the ongoing torture, murder and disappearance of refugees, and because the Greens are pissweak (and in Queensland just a branch of the ALP), I will #VOTEINFORMAL [Guardian - 9/5/16]:


... The lesson to draw from those results was that “many progressive voters actively want the Greens and Labor to share power to achieve progressive outcomes, including by striking agreements to form government where appropriate”. ...




During the last election campaign, the Queensland Greens urged voters to number every box and put the LNP last

They have remained silent about this radical change. ---> “Appalling, "opportunistic”, and a return to “the bad old days of Queensland politics”. That’s how experienced political analysts have described the “partisan game-playing” that unexpectedly ended on Thursday night with a vote to make Queenslanders number every box on their ballot paper at the next state election. ... [The Conversation - 22/4/16]




Don't fall for Peter Dutton's lies. The ALP hates refugees even more than he does [Nine MSN - 9/5/16]







... The Government decided in this year's Budget to establish the Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues as a dedicated full time position. ... [Media Release Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Stephen Smith -  8/6/09]




Australia has intercepted three asylum-seeker boats so far this year, including one carrying women and children from Sri Lanka, the country's immigration minister revealed on Monday. ... [Yahoo - 9/5/16]




Dutton  imagines PNG judicial system doesn't exist [Reuters - 9/5/16]




Turnbull:  My puppet masters have ordered me to continue dismissing PNG sovereignty, and to reiterate that Australia will wait for tortured refugees to succumb to exile and disappearance  [RNZI - 9/5/16]







Day 35 of peaceful protest in RPC3 on Nauru.

They're still waiting for the change.

Open your eyes remove the sand.

Come together hand in hand.

We need help if you're there

Let us happiness with you share.


Hossein Azadi added [23/4/16]



Refugees on Nauru [November, 2014]




When the people lead

the leaders they will have to follow

and all their lies and their alibies

they will have to swallow

and it's you that has the authority

for the one who is right

is the majority ...

'People Lead', Ben Harper [1995]



Dutton is able to gloat about Australia's torture and murder of refugees in his Operation Sovereign Borders update today because no-one is holding him to account



@amapresident standing up for health professionals @FinancialReview


"tweeted" by ‏@ama_media [4/5/16]




@shanebazzi [9/5/16]: 



More awful news from #Nauru. I've been told a refugee tried to set himself on fire Saturday night. He was arrested after attempting suicide.




I've been told the refugee who attempted to set himself on fire on Saturday night is still in police custody. #Nauru





where refugees had to go

little singing birds are diving into the fire

the smell of burning bird

of suicided song

is mistaken for a dark day in Australia

overcast skies, the weather reader reports

- by Tamara Pearson, author The Butterfly Prison





Widow of refugee who set himself alight being kept in hotel and denied a lawyer [Guardian - 2/5/16]





Melissa Parke won't recontest seat - but the ALP has no shortage of "alibis" [Guardian - 22/1/16]:


... Burke and Parke said they would continue to work for the election of a Shorten-led Labor government at this year’s election.   <--- That would be a "Shorten-led Labor government" that has repeatedly supported, endorsed, and defended the LNP's fascist, anti-refugee policy, and pledged to continue it (in fact, it was the ALP's policy first). 




ALP anti-refugee policy will finally destroy the party at this election [Sydney Morning Herald - 9/5/16]:



...  Ms Ismail said she faced a tough fight to unseat Mr Bandt, who first won the seat of Melbourne in 2010, and vowed she would not run a negative campaign.

Voters in the seat had a choice between two progressive, she said.

"But if he wins, it's one more seat Labor has to win elsewhere and one less progressive voice inside the Labor caucus representing the views of Melbourne," she said.  <--- How many years have they been arguing this bogus "change it from within" point?  I WILL #VOTEINFORMAL

"Really, if we want progress, if we want a more humane policy on asylum, if we want marriage equality, we must change the government in 2016 and that means putting Labor first." 





The Saturday Paper [27/9/14]:


... [Melissa] Parke plays a different role, as Labor navigates an awkward environment in which its options for criticising the government are circumscribed by its desire to be part of Team Australia.

She provides an alibi for Labor to avoid a loss of votes to the Greens as it joins the government in backing tougher terror laws and military action in the Middle East and continues to offer bipartisan support for offshore processing of asylum seekers.

Some Coalition MPs argue Bernardi plays a similar role in placating those Liberal supporters who were disappointed that Abbott abandoned the 18C changes.

As Labor leader Bill Shorten stresses that he is “working very well together” with Abbott on national security, it doesn’t hurt to have at least one opposition MP putting an alternative view.

It’s a fine line, though, as left-wing Labor senator Sue Lines discovered late last month when Shorten rebuked her for accusing the government of using the threat of terrorism to deflect attention from the budget.

Back in May when Parke and Burke first raised their intention to pursue a caucus motion on ending offshore detention, there was frustration among Labor MPs at the timing, distracting as it did from the backlash to the budget. The motion was destined to fail.

Some also feared that, by reopening the debate, Parke was risking exposing Labor to attack over whether it was strong enough to manage the electorally sensitive issue.

But Parke is not a loose cannon and her recent statements have been carefully worded. Even dissent in modern Labor is often tightly scripted.

Although Dastyari’s remarks on refugee policy earlier this year were reported as pitting him against Shorten, his speech had in fact been vetted by the party’s leadership.  ...




ALP's red, LNP's blue,  never forget, who re-opened Nauru --->  ... On Nauru there is a toxic mix of uncertainty, unlawful detention and inhumane conditions that are creating an increasingly volatile situation, with the Australian Government failing spectacularly in its duty of care to asylum seekers.

Human rights have been completely sidelined.

The dire circumstances facing asylum seekers on Nauru further highlights why a developed country with a functioning refugee processing system should never send asylum seekers to a country without existing capacity to care for, process and protect them.  ... [Amnesty - 17/12/12]




Beaut to discuss #refugee policy with UNHCR's Thomas Albrecht & fellow parliamentarians.


Image: @ALeighMP - Andrew Leigh - ALP MP Fraser [26/6/14]




Zero international support for displaced Soloman Islanders [RNZI - 9/5/16]




... Dr. Thomas Albrecht is the Regional Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canberra, with geographical responsibility for the region, which includes Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Mr. Albrecht’s role is to work with governments and other partners to ensure all persons of concern to UNHCR, including refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons, receive protection, assistance and durable solutions to their plight.

He is also keen to promote long-term cooperation on the protection of persons of concern in the region, and to increase understanding and support for refugees worldwide. ...  UNHCR Regional Representative visits UQ to discuss Migrant Smuggling [Media Release - 10/6/15]




Australia stopped accepting refugees in July 2014.




Mexico already has a giant wall, and a mining company helped to build it [Counterpunch - 6/5/16]




Papua New Guinea's Police Commissioner has announced he will reopen the country's anti-corruption office after he controversially closed it almost three weeks ago. ... [RNZI - 9/5/16]




More mass demonstrations are expected in Indonesia's Papua region amid growing international interest in West Papua's self-determination aspirations. ... [RNZI - 9/5/16]





9 May 2016