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Gayaal for Wellington Central

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:21 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Gayaal Iddamalgoda, Wellington Central candidate for the Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign, says that a vote for him will send a pro-migrant signal to the major parties. More >>

National and NZ First no-shows at migrant rights forum

Sunday, 27 August 2017, 11:15 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Nicola Willis of the National Party and Andy Foster of New Zealand first both snubbed a migrant and refugee rights forum having previously indicated that they would attend. The forum held at 19 Tory St on Saturday the 26th of August featured speakers Iain ... More >>

MARRC stands with Charlottesville anti-fascists

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:29 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign stands in solidarity with those who opposed fascism in Charlottesville USA, and the counter-protester who lost her life. More >>

Migrant/Refugee Rights Group to Hold Election Forum

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:25 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign will hold an election forum at6pm on Saturday the 26th of August, at 19 Tory St in Wellington. More >>

Racist obfuscation of slumlord problem

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:52 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith’s comment about Indians owning multiple properties is a racist obfuscation of the slumlord problem, says Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign spokesperson Gayaal Iddamalgoda. Goldsmith made the comment in response ... More >>

ACT's Immigration Policy Shows Racist Double-Standards

Monday, 7 August 2017, 10:02 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

ACT’s policy of free movement/trade between Anglosphere countries – Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom – shows a racist double standard, says Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign spokesperson Gayaal Iddamalgoda. More >>

Labour leadership crisis shows failure of vision

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 4:22 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Andrew Little’s late resignation from the Labour Party leadership shows a failure of political vision, says Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign spokesperson Gayaal Iddamalgoda. More >>

Time for a breather from xenophobic scapegoating

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 12:59 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Time for a breather from xenophobic scapegoating Labour’s call for a ‘breather on immigration’ obscures the real causes of strained infrastructure, says Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign spokesperson Gayaal Iddamalgoda. More >>

Welcome apology from James Shaw

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:00 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign (MARRC) welcomes a recent apology from Green co-leader James Shaw, concerning his call for a 1% immigration cap. Shaw apologised while speaking to the Federation of Multicultural Councils. More >>

Economic migrants just as legitimate as refugees

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:38 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Today on World Refugee Day, the Greens have released a policy to double the quota twice, with a target of 5,000 refugees. The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign (MARRC) welcome this policy, but say that economic migrants must also be welcomed. More >>

Immigration concerns overblown

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 5:20 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Dr Arama Rata is a researcher at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, and the Māori spokesperson for MARRC (Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign). More >>

Why Gayaal is standing for Wellington Central

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:41 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Gayaal Iddamalgoda is Legal Organiser for FIRST Union, and Wellington Central candidate for the Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign (Aotearoa/NZ). We interview him on why he’s standing for Wellington Central. More >>

How avoiding the ‘r-word’ undermines our liberation movement

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 2:36 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

At an otherwise ordinary meeting, volunteering on committee addressing biculturalism, I had an awkward moment. Not one of those social media awkward moments that mildly embarrass, yet ultimately endear us to our online friends. No, this awkward moment ... More >>

‘Unskilled migrant’ changes bound to keep work insecure

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:32 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign has come out against proposed changes to the rights of ‘lower-skilled’ migrants. The group says that setting a maximum duration of three years for ‘lower skilled’ work, and further shaping seasonal ... More >>

We need a Left that will challenge xenophobia

Monday, 10 April 2017, 9:27 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Phil Twyford’s call to cut immigration is unacceptable, says Migrant and Refugee Rights spokesperson/Wellington Central candidate Gayaal Iddamalgoda. More >>

May Day march for migrant and refugee rights announced

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:24 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The newly formed Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign (MARRC) has called a march on May Day in Wellington Central. The march will call for improved rights for migrant and refugee workers. More >>

Zero tolerance for white supremacy

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:40 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

A Wellington Central electoral candidate says that a recently announced white supremacist group in Wellington cannot be tolerated. The so-called ‘Western Guard’ announced yesterday that they have a Wellington chapter. More >>

Immigration policy based on ‘alternative facts’

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 1:35 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Information released this morning shows that recent immigration policy is based on ‘alternative facts’, says Gayaaal Iddamalgoda, Wellington Central candidate for the Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign. More >>

Winston Peters still banging old xenophobic drum

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:48 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Winston Peters’ comment this morning that the National Party are “addicted to immigration ” is just yet more banging of his old xenophobic drum, says Gayaal Iddamalgoda, Wellington Central candidate for the newly formed Migrant and Refugee ... More >>

New group to run candidate in Wellington Central

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 4:11 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Newly formed political group Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign (MARRC) has announced today they will run a candidate in Wellington Central. Gayaal Iddamalgoda, a legal organiser for FIRST Union, will stand for migrant and refugee rights. More >>

 

 

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