Can you imagine what it would be like to have to flee terror in your own country, spend days or weeks in a leaky boat on dangerous, rolling seas ready to swallow you at any moment, and then arrive in a new country, where you are terrorised even more?
Refugee Radio - Mobile phones in detention and Journal of a Refugee
This week we explore the horrible idea of taking phone off refugees in detention, which would also affect other people, you will hear from Moz in the Mantra hotel also in this interview.This interview is taken from the full podcast https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/the-signal/mobile-ban-bill/12694936We hear an interview from Diaspora Blues with "Writer Bior Kuir(link is external) looks at the complexities of the refugee experience in his debut collection ‘Journal of a Refugee’ " Full show on : https://www.3cr.org.au/diasporablues/episode-202009141430/journal-refugee-kids-block-and-yoni-wellbeing Song is from the United struggle CD project with refugees around the world. https://unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.comDeicated to a refugee who is out of detention after 11 years!
Refugee Radio - 20th anniversary of the Second intifada
This show has part of a podcast from the electronicintifada.net, remember the start of the second intifada in Palestine on the 28th September 2000The interview is with a Palestian spoken word poet Rafeef Ziadah www.rafeefziadah.net This interview is from a few years ago but has strong messages around palestinan refugees and resistence
Refugee Radio - Abdul from Rise Refugee
This week we listen to Abdul about his life expierence as a refugee, detention and RISE REFUGEE ex-detainess day and demands. https://www.riserefugee.org Ex-Detainees DemandsJan 9, 2020These ten demands represent eX-detainee RISE members campaign to address urgent issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees seeking protection from persecution. The demands identify the systemic changes that need to occur, in order to dismantle unjust laws and institutions that engage in and promote the abuse and criminalisation of our members.Our Demands1. WE DEMAND, the immediate end to detention of asylum seekers and refugees, not for 1 day, not for 30 days, not for 1 year, or any other length of time.2. WE DEMAND, that all currently detained asylum seekers and refugees be immediately released into the community, and be given justice, freedom and proper humanitarian support without delay.3. WE DEMAND, that no one should be forcibly deported or coerced to self-deport to a country in which they will face persecution, torture or death. If someone has been deported or forced to self-deport to danger, they should immediately be connected to an independent organisation, processed, and taken to a safe country. Those who have been harmed should be compensated along with their families. Compensation should also be given to families of those who have lost their lives after being deported or forced to self-deport to danger.4. WE DEMAND, that for refugees seeking protection, countries should create safe passage by:– Providing humanitarian coordination that ensures safety, protection and freedom of movement– Providing proper rescue operations, for refugees and asylum seekers crossing borders by land and sea– Ceasing to dump refugees and asylum seekers in locations where we are not given long-term protection.5. WE DEMAND, that regardless of how asylum seekers arrive, they must be settled into the community. They must be granted freedom of movement and access to a just and humane asylum claim process. This should also include the provision of:– Housing– Free medical and psychological care with comprehensive independent health checks and rehabilitation facilities– Interpreters, communication facilities and appropriate community support networks– Education and Training opportunities– Work rights– Legal aid to assist with asylum claims and applications for protection visas– The guarantee that those accepted as refugees are given permanent protection visas– Upholding the basic right to family and family reunion onshore and offshore.6. WE DEMAND accountability and reparations from governmental and non-governmental agencies and individuals that have created and been a part of the asylum seeker/refugee detention, torture and abuse supply chain. Witnessing the ongoing criminalisation and torture of other refugees and asylum seekers in detention centres adds another layer of trauma which impacts on our mobility everyday both physically and psychologically. Laws should be implemented to stop the detention of asylum seekers and refugees. We must have recognition and memorialisation of the criminal abuse faced by detainees and ex-detainees, as well as deaths in immigration detention centres. Furthermore, steps should be taken to provide additional community and welfare support such as specialist counselling, safety and well-being networks, employment, education and training assistance for eX-detainees in the community and their families. Families of asylum seekers and refugees who died in custody should also be given recognition, compensation and ongoing community and welfare support.7. WE DEMAND, that the creation and implementation of all government and non-governmental refugee policies and laws is done in consultation with the refugee community itself, at both the local, regional, national and international level, for a more
Refugee Radio - Bukjeh of Hope part 2 and Refugees On Air
We speak with Jude who is invovled in teh Bukjeh of hope project start by Aseel a Palestian refugee based in Melbourne. https://www.theblackwattle.comhttps://www.aseeltayah.com We listen to Refugess On Air http://syn.org.au/show/refugees-on-air/ "16-year-old Syrian Twins Sarah and Maya Ghassali interview Afghani refugee and author Essan Dileri about his life as an asylum seeker in Australia and his book ‘Raised in Conflict: Growing up in Afghanistan’."
Refugee Radio - Azizia Brahim
We listen to Aziza Brahim new album Sahari with songs about her refugee expierence. "Voiced with deep passion and grace, Aziza Brahim’s music adeptly travels the expanse between her Western Saharan roots and Barcelona, the European cosmopolis where she now lives. Aziza is both a contemporary sonic poet and a prominent and eloquent spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice.Born and raised in the Saharawi refugee camps lining the frontier between Algeria and Western Sahara, Aziza’s life has been marked by both daunting hardship and inspired will. Fleeing from these camps and the regime of political oppression that followed Morocco’s 1975 invasion of Western Sahara, as a young teenager Aziza travelled to Cuba for her secondary school studies. There she experienced first hand the deep Cuban economic crisis of the 1990s and the subsequent denial of her request to pursue a university degree in music."Read more on: azizabrahim.com
Refugee Radio - Justice for Refugees rally
On today's show, we play audio from Justice for Refugees rally in Melbourne on December 7th, 2019.Justice for Refugees are a refugee organisation fighting for a fair asylum seeker policy in Australia, calling for the government to:End discrimination against people seeking asylumFair refugee assessmentPermanent protection visasFamily reunion rights