On Sunday 5 April, thousands of people across Australia participated in the annual Walk for Justice for Refugees.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional street march was replaced with a virtual action. People went online to watch messages from refugees, community activists and religious leaders and to take action in support of refugees and asylum seekers.
Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women endorsed and participated in this event. We contributed by sharing this unique and much-needed socialist feminist analysis by RW, Women’s Bodies Are a Battlefield: Climate destruction, the refugee crisis and reproductive justice.
One of the rally speakers was Moz, a refugee removed on medical grounds from Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to Australia. With more than 45 other men, he is detained in a cramped hotel in the Melbourne suburb of Preston without the ability to physically distance. His powerful appeal can be viewed here:
You can support Moz and everyone else held in immigration detention by signing this petition calling for their release.