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A Crime of Capitalism: Australia Sends Refugees to Papua New Guinea

20130722_Mon_HeadlinesThe Australian government’s decision to divert all refugee boats to Papua New Guinea is just another crime of capitalism, a crime against the global South and a crime against humanity. The refugees, who are a mixture of economic migrants and asylum seekers, first arrive in Indonesia, where they are normally left in a state of limbo, unable to work, or claim social support from the Indonesian government. In order to alleviate Australia’s “social problem,” instead of attempting to reform their own laws, have instead chosen to dump the problem on one of the world’s poorest countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Papua New Guinea


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