Monthly Archives: September 2015

10 Things you CAN do if you are not an Ex-detainee

1. Amplify our voices

2. Realize when to back off

3. Leave us to speak on behalf of ourselves

4. Not using our images & stories to promote your cause

5. Don’t refer to us as : Illegals,  irregular arrivals, queue jumpers

6. Being aware of misinformation about us perpetuated by the governments and tabloid media

7. Not expect us to educate your privilege

8. Boycott detention industry not only the governments.

9. Act against the government’s detention policies

10. Support anti-deportations

By Ramesh Fernandez , ex-detainee and RISE member