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Villawood 2f - Legacies of Resistance

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Legacies of Resistance

The resistance at Villawood and within the broader immigration detention network today is preceded by a history of migrant protests and struggles over the assimilationist regimes of management operative within the hostels and camps. These included protests over the type of food imposed on the inmates, the segregation of sexes and families and the enforced use of English as the medium for communication.

Four men stand on the roof of a building in the Villawood IDC. They raise a banner that reads, 'We are not criminal. We are human.'
[imagecaption] Villawood Protest, 2011. Photo: Brendan Esposito. The photo includes Fazel Chegani who died while detained on Christmas Island 4 years later. [/imagecaption]

 

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