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

The Lethal Politics of Brinkmanship: On Banning Asylum Seekers and Refugees from Entering Australia

What other term but ‘brinkmanship’ can best describe the latest announcement by the Federal Government to ban asylum seekers and refugees in the… (Read more)

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Anti-Shelter Anti-Shelter by Suvendrini Perera and Joseph Pugliese Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmail

Eaten Fish Wins International Award RAPBS congratulates Eaten Fish on his international award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. From the citation by Cartoonists Rights Network International: The importance of the work of human rights defenders, artists, cartoonists and writers, such as Eaten Fish, within the prison camp cannot be overstated. Nor can the fact that they are at further risk of violence ...

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 ...