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Badge - Lock up the Liberals Free the Refugees, International Socialist Organisation, circa 2002 Object Reg. No: HT 904

Badge with the slogan 'Lock up the Liberals Free the Refugees', issued by the International Socialist Organisation (ISO), circa 2002. The slogan 'free the refugees' was used as a standard by the Refugee Action Collective Victoria (RAC) for its badges when it was established in late 2001. Some of the founding members of the RAC were also members of the ISO who were also involved in protesting against the treatment of refugees and the policies towards refugees and asylum seekers at that time. This badge was purchased in Batman Park in 2002.
Round plastic covered badge with yellow and red background with red and yellow text.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.50 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: refugees, political protests, socialism, asylum seekers, detention centres, public protests
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: protest materials
Inscriptions: Text: LOCK.UP/THE.LIBERALS/free the/refugees
Manufacturer: Patrick Bros., Australia, 2002
Issued By: International Socialist Organisation, Australia, 2002
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 2002

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