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Australia Tries to Ignore Refugee Hunger Strike on Nauru


World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Refugees&Relief, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 703 days ago - greenleft.org.au
Refugees held on Nauru say more than 300 men are taking part in the indefinite hunger strike, which has now entered its second week.



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:36 pm
Thanks Cal

I am ashamed to be from Oz due to this
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 4:39 am
I think most countries wouldn't mind hunger strikes during time of austerity.
 

Darlene B. (290)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:24 pm
When will they ever learn? Blessings to all.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:38 pm
Noted, thanks !
 

Ros G. (92)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 8:21 pm
Rose - I have to stand with you as well being a fellow Australian. John Howard's Coalition Government's treatment of refugees was appalling and Julia Gillard's Labor Government is proving no better. Then you'll get those that will say they have been warned - so they should expect this. All I can say if you go into another country and blow them up - yes, you will end up with refugees..That's why we have to take them..Vietnamese, Iraqi, Afghni's, etc. ..help countries find true peace and stability and the number of refugees will drop dramatically.
 

Billie C. (2)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 10:18 pm
when you go to a country unasked then you shouldn't expect to be welcomed with open arms. they should be shipped back to their home countries as fast as possible. if they choose not to eat that's their choice.
 

Ray Shaw (13)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:57 pm
This is disgusting. Refugees should be welcome on Australian shores, not sent to Naru or rejected. Aussie soldiers are in open warfare with them and their families. But PM Gillard does't see fit to accept them? How stupid can stupid be?
 

Teresa Fazackerley (328)
Friday November 16, 2012, 9:06 pm
noted, thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:49 am
noted,thanks
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 12:10 pm
noted ~thank you Cal
 

Carol D. (109)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:30 pm
Yes i agree with Billie C on this If you go to a place uninvited what can you expect Australia cannot keep taking in these people forever unless it wants to become overpopulated like Europe is now and all the problems that go with it Not all refugees are genuine cases Feed them and send them back unless they can prove they will be tortured etc
 
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