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In a powerful speech, a refugee tells the UN the truth about Australia’s offshore gulag

A Sudanese refugee, locked up for six years by Australia on a remote island, has delivered a powerful speech to the UN. He spoke about scores of suicide attempts by his fellow detainees and the cruelty of Australia’s indefinite detention … Continue reading

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Journalists now fair game as police raid public broadcaster, following US hounding of Assange

In April, US authorities issued an extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with warnings from The Canary and other media that this could presage a wider international clampdown on public-interest journalism. And that is exactly what now seems to … Continue reading

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The Australian neo-fascists who swim in the same sewer as the Christchurch terrorist

The massacres in the New Zealand city of Christchurch saw at least 50 people murdered and many others severely injured. Australian man Brenton Tarrant has been charged with these crimes. The hatred he displayed via his manifesto and actions, however, … Continue reading

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Australian lawyers and doctors seek international help to rescue refugees detained on Nauru

  Incidents of self-harm and threats of suicide by children illegally and indefinitely detained on a remote island are reportedly on the increase. Yet authorities have decided to bar the doctors who were trying to help them. A leading lawyers’ group … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning faced visa ban, despite support from three Nobel Peace Prize winners

A threat to ban celebrated whistleblower Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning from visiting Australia has meant she will be unable to speak in person at a scheduled event at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 2nd September. Government dithering also means … Continue reading

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Leaked manual shows how US officials were authorised to use entrapment and sexual liaisons against immigrants

A leaked undercover operations training manual reveals how US agencies were authorised to carry out entrapment and other illegal activities against people who immigrated to the United States. These included forming long-term sexual liaisons with targets. To read more, click … Continue reading

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Activists scale Sydney icon in support of hundreds of refugees threatened with violence [TWEETS]

Activists have scaled Sydney Opera House in support of more than 600 refugees – all men – on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The refugees, who have been detained for more than four years, are refusing to leave a … Continue reading

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