Boycott, Divest, Discuss – Two Public Events on the Campaign Against Mandatory Detention

 

Over the next few weeks, there are discussions in Sydney and Melbourne on the boycott and divestment campaign directed against Australia’s regime of mandatory detention. 

 

  • If you are unwilling to wait around so as to be appalled and disappointed by the next electoral cycle,
  • are opposed to the extra-judicial internment of people in the name of racism and profit,
  • are interested in how the system of mandatory detention has made us all complicit in its operations, and for this reason capable of taking practical action against it,
  • want an accurate insight into the campaign that led to the severing of ties between Transfield and the Sydney Biennale by people who instigated and were involved in it,
  • and happen to be in Melbourne or Sydney, then go along!

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xbOpMELB: Saturday, May 3 at 6:30pm.

So You Think You Can Boycott? A Discussion On the Detention Industry, the Border, and Boycotts

Organised by Beyond Borders

AT: Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

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schainSYD: Saturday, May 10 at 4:00pm.

Boycott, Divest, Disrupt: Strategies to End Mandatory Detention

A panel and discussion hosted by xBorder Operational Matters and Students Thinking Beyond Borders

AT: University of Technology, Sydney, CB06.06.103

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It seems there have been some additional forums organised on the boycott/divestment campaign and arts sponsorship in the wake of the Biennale/Transfield split. It is great that more people are talking about it. Unfortunately, some of this has also involved the determined misrepresentation of the role that various people and organisations played in these events and the campaign. 

 

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Boycott, Divest, Discuss – Two Public Events on the Campaign Against Mandatory Detention

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