The Hunger for Justice campaign which started today is an important grassroots initiative supported widely in the community. It is endorsed by Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, the Refugee Action Coalition, RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees), the Indigenous Social Justice Association, the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union, SEARCH Foundation and Aid Watch.
I will join the campaign by fasting over the weekend. My last meal will be tonight (Friday) and I will break my fast at 7pm on Sunday 1 February.
While I acknowledge that my fast is to the backdrop of freedom and privilege, it is an act of solidarity with the asylum seekers and refugees that Australia has locked up in detention prisons both here and in remote countries.
Congratulations to the Cross Border Collective for their efforts in raising awareness of Australia's unforgivable cruel treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.
If you would like to join the campaign or find out more, please visit: http://crossbordercollective.org/