James Cunningham and myself read the Nauru files
on 19 July for more than 18 hours
in live streaming from Facebook.
We wanted to commemorate 4 years of “indefinite detention” of the people, who tempted to arrive by boat to Australia after that day and sent in “offshore processing centres”, on Nauru and Manus islands.
Somehow the Australian government took them as an example (or hostages) to “stop the boats” (terms used by the propaganda), breaching human rights in many ways, demonstrated through the Nauru files, published by the Guardian in August 2016.
We also wanted to attract attention on the real crisis in Manus concentration camp, which is supposed to be closed without any solution for the detainees / refugees & asylum seekers. It’s like a siege: without water, food, electricity nor access to medication, and with police ready to attack people. Media do not talk much about that. It could be a real tragedy!
NOTE: In the series of video recordings, we’ve lost the second session, but put instead the sound file. In general, if the videos are too blocky because of the internet flux, you may listen to the sound files below.
#1 – https://vimeo.com/229258183/faab07972f | #2 – https://vimeo.com/229261547/ef9c1fe30c | #3 – https://vimeo.com/229275524/6e6580665b | #4 – https://vimeo.com/229270691/4aa19f364c | #5 –https://vimeo.com/229266265/486c5a6b21 | #6 – https://vimeo.com/229264127/1c44f6ae19 | #7 – https://vimeo.com/229278925/e0474b2432 | #8 – https://vimeo.com/229282017/b46c505961 | #9 – https://vimeo.com/229273784/0b61e338c9 | #10 – https://vimeo.com/229268739/319b79f432