PWDA: Radical Response to end Segregation & Discrimination |12000 Captive Souls: Join the Week-Long Protest

Monday, 18 September 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Flyer for 12000 Captive Souls protest, with a photograph of a man with a fist raised at a protest with his face covered by a bandana. Text read" freedom, justice, equality for all asylum-seekers (12000). Enough is Enough. Further details of the sit down strike are transcribed into show note text below.

*Content Warning: This episode of Doin' Time may contain audio images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died, and discussion of Deaths in Custody.

 First up on today's show, Marisa speaks with Nicole Lee, President of People With Disability Australia about the PWDA calling for a radical response to end segregration and discrimination, ahead of the release of the Disability Royal Commission Report. In her own words: 'we want a report that is frank and fearless, and if it's not we will be frank and fearless on the other side of that report'.

 Later Marisa speaks with Maryam and Mahboobeh from 12000 Captive Souls, a group of asylum seeker and refugee activists who are currently staging a week-long protest outside the office of Home Affairs Minister Claire O'Neill. They also discuss the victimisation of children under the Federal Government's cruel fast-track policy, what is happening overseas in places like Iran and Afghanistan that leads people to seek asylum, and the hunger strike of courageous 60-year-old Iraninan asylum seeker, Mr Saeed.

 The invite to attend this protest is open to all politicians, media and the public.

 Come along to listen to the stories, understand the suffering endured by those living in the communities and to recognise the dire need for action for permanent visas for all!

 Where? Minister Claire O'Neill's office: 17-19 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh VIC 3166

 When? 8am - 5pm, 18-22 September 2023

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