Refugees

19 12 2016

Report from El Salvador: Displacement of Refugees and Violence

By | 19 December 2016|Categories: Crime, Refugees, War|Tags: , , |

 
Civil war raged in El Salvador between 1980 and 1992. Many victims of the war fled as refugees to the United States, particularly Los Angeles. Young Salvadorean men from peasant backgrounds were often pushed around and humiliated on the streets of Los Angeles by Mexican gangs who ridiculed the way they spoke Spanish, for example. […]

16 08 2016

The Nauru Files

By | 16 August 2016|Categories: Democracy, Governance, Human Rights, Refugees|Tags: , , |

More than 1200 asylum seekers remain incarcerated on Nauru and Manus Island in PNG, under the Australian Government’s draconian policy of  ‘stopping the boats’ and ‘regional processing’. And it’s not just the current government.

As Waleed Aly pointed out in his Comment in the Age on 28 April 2016, Australia’s policy on asylum seekers […]