22.Mar.02 - Deportations have been occuring. People are chemically restrained, sedated,
bound and gagged on flights leaving Australian airports.
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The Australian Government have just announced (March 7, 2002) mass
deportations to occur within the next few weeks. Moreover, the 'Temporary
Protection Visa' scheme - which granted those classified as refugees release
from the internment camps for 3 years - is about to run out for many people
(it was introduced 3 years ago). Many of those will be refused permanent
stay, and interned again en route to deportation. Australasian Correctionals
Management, the company subcontracted to run the onshore internment camps in
Australia, is also contracted to arrange deportations.
There are some things that you personally can do to stop deportations
1. If you are aware of a deportation occuring on a flight you are on, refuse
to take your seat unless the person is taken off the plane. Bring the
deportation to the attention of other passengers, because it is more than
likely that the person will have been chemically sedated and restrained and
cannot do this for themselves. The plane will not be able to take off unless
everyone is seated.
2. If you work as a refueler, baggage handler or pilot, refuse to work
unless the deportation is halted. Demand that the airline company will not
be carrying out deportations.
3. When booking a flight, ask whether or not the airline company you are
using carries out deportations. If they say they are not, ask them if they
have publicly guaranteed this and that you wish to see evidence of it.
4. Talk to people you know about how to stop deportations happening and, if
you have a website, download the banner (up on the xborder website shorly)
to circulate the message.
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