An online event
When: Monday 4 May, from 4:30pm Perth time
Where: Online via Zoom
You can register in advance for this event here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcld-6trjsoGNAjhoQY1RbVKOlyHG_VqHfW.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Organised by RAC Victoria and supported by RRAN WA, Refugee Action Coalition Sydney and Refugee Action Collective Queensland, we invite our supporters to join this Zoom meeting.
Speakers will include:
- Moz from Manus – refugee and freedom fighter detained at the Mantra in Preston
- Julian Burnside QC – Liberty Victoria spokesperson
- Craig Foster – commentator, advocate and former Socceroos captain
- Chris Breen – RAC activist facing ‘incitement’ charge
RAC member Chris Breen has been charged with “incitement” under the 1958 crimes act for helping to organise a safe car convoy protest calling to free refugees because of the risk of COVID-19. The activists who were threatened with fines have received them in the mail.
The charge of incitement sets a worrying precedent for unions, climate activists and all social movements. Even after the health laws are long gone, if Chris is convicted the same law could be used against unions for organising picket lines or industrial action if deemed not to be legal.
The refugees in the Mantra, in the Broadmeadows detention Centre, and in detention centres across Australia have been escalating their protests inside the camps, demanding freedom, and the right to protect themsleves from coronavirus.
Resources for the defence campaign can be found here:
RRAN MeetingsRRAN WA is currently meeting on Mondays from 6.30pm at the Activist Centre, U15/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth (just north of the McIver Train Station). For more details, send us a message via our Contact RRAN WA page, or call/text us on 0412 860 168. Fremantle RRAN meets at 6pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Contact Fremantle RRAN