Researchers Against Pacific Black Sites

‘Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions … they have the power that comes from political liberty, from access to information and freedom of expression. For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.’

From Noam Chomsky’s 1967 essay, ‘The Responsibilities of Intellectuals’ The New York Review of Books, February 23, 1967

Sign the letter for Ali (Eaten Fish)

We now call for Ali to be immediately evacuated to Australia in order bring a halt to the continuing sexual assaults and for Ali to receive the necessary support for recovery.


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A Nightmare World in Plain Sight The Artworks of Mr Eaten Fish Suvendrini Perera and Joseph Pugliese ©RAPBS Whatever else remains uncertain following the 2016 election, Labor and Liberal parties have avowed their unwavering commitment to the policy of offshore incarceration, thereby condemning close to a thousand men held in PNG, and several hundred people including children, women and men held on Nauru, ...

RAPBS Call to Account 2016 Updated Charge Sheet 24/6/2016 List of charges These charges are read by members of the Australian polity who call our government to account, under the terms of its international human rights obligations such as the Convention against Torture, the Refugee Convention and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, for human rights abuses in the camps ...

Beyond Prison A Kurdish song from our black site on Manus Island. Farhad (guitar), Behrouz Boochani (voice) Farhad is a Kurdish painter, guitar maker and player who has been incarcerated in our black site on Manus Island for almost 3 years. Behrouz is a Kurdish writer, journalist and singer who has also been incarcerated in our black site on Manus ...

RAPBS, First Dog and Seabirds Against Tropical Death Camps “Brenda explained the plan. They crowdfund a flotilla of actual boats to sail to Nauru and then to Manus Island to pick up all the illiterate asylum seekers…” Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmail