[NetBehaviour] The Reading of the Nauru Files (forwarded)

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Aug 14 08:12:01 CEST 2019

The Reading of the Nauru Files

>From Suzon Fuks -

here is a 24 min of the 24hr READING OF THE NAURU FILES.


Please share!

On 19 July until 20 July 2019, 70 people from around the world read
the leaked reports contained within The Nauru Files as part of a
24-hour networked performance live streamed on this Facebook event
page facebook.com/events/320063375568971

The Nauru Files are leaked reports from staff (Save the Children
teachers, caseworkers, recreational staff and some may have been
written by security) relating to abuses, self-harm, and neglect of
refugees, including children, who tried to reach Australia by boat
on or after the 19th of July 2013.

19 July 2019 marks 6 years of indefinite detention of people
seeking asylum in Australia by boat, who have been sent to
'offshore processing centres' on Nauru and Manus islands.
Currently, 12 people have died and mental health has reached
alarming and catastrophic levels on both prison-islands.

By reading this document we urge Australian politicians to:
- Close the camps
- Bring the people seeking asylum to Australia
- Process them fairly and swiftly
- Speak to and about them with respect and humanity
- Respect the Rule of Law, the International Human Rights Charter,
the 1951 International Refugee Convention & the 1967 Protocol.

This networked performance builds on previous Reading the Nauru
Files networked performances, which were:

- A 24h networked performance live on Facebook with 50 people from
around the world on the 19 July 2018 commemorating 5 years of
"indefinite detention"
facebook.com/events/281177502625005 and

- An 18h networked performance live on Facebook by James Cunningham
and Suzon Fuks on 19 July 2017 commemorating 4 years of indefinite
detention suzonfuks.net/reading-nauru-files-2017

The Nauru Files were first published publicly by the Guardian and
are available online theguardian.com/news/series/nauru-files
Reading of the Nauru Files, a 24 min of a 24hr networked
performance with 70 people from around the world reading the leaked
reports contained within The Nauru Files.

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