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Julian William Kennedy Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He practises principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law.
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Freedom, Only Freedom
The Prison Writings of Behrouz Boochani
Behrouz Boochani - 2023-01-26
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Over six years of imprisonment in Australia's offshore migrant detention centre, the Kurdish-Iranian journalist and writer Behrouz Boochani bore personal witness to the suffering and degradation inflicted on him and his fellow refugees, culminating eventually in his prize-winning book – No Friend but the Mountains . In the articles, essays, and poe...
Julian Burnside
If you want to learn how your tax dollars were spent jailing refugees on Manus Island, read Freedom, Only Freedom by Behrouz Boochani. It’s a great book, and it taught me some of the realities-done in our name-by our politicians      source
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A Very Stable Genius
Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
Philip Rucker - 2020-01-21
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This gripping and comprehensive book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists takes readers inside the Trump White House for a fully characterised account of the chaos, scandal and destruction of his presidency's first term. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews and more than 200 sources, including senior administration members and first-hand witnesses who have never spoken before, the authors reveal unvarnished decision-making, unscripted calls with foreign leaders, and the lengths officials went to protect themselves and the president. The book also exposes the impact of Robert Mueller's investigation into the administration's loyalty to the president rather than the country.
Julian Burnside
“A Very Stable Genius” Brilliant book about Trump. USA is the most important country in the world. We really are in trouble.      source
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No Friend But the Mountains
Writing from Manus Prison
Behrouz Boochani - 2018-07-31
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A Kurdish-Iranian journalist, illegally detained on Manus Island, shares his first-hand account of five years of incarceration and exile. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi, this book is a voice of witness, an act of survival, a cry of resistance, and a vivid portrait of the experience of stateless and imprisoned refugees and migrants worldwide. Winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature, it is an extraordinary account that is disturbingly representative of the current global crisis.
Julian Burnside
Great book Essential reading for all Australians who want to know how our gov't treats innocent people simply looking for a safe place to be: we put them in shocking danger and drive them mad. Probably not read by those devout Christians @ScottMorrisonMP and @Peter@PeterDutton_MP      source
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