[Marxism] Germany: Refugee struggle shakes up Hamburg

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 17:10:30 MST 2014

About 300 West African refugees reached the German city of Hamburg early
last year after a long and perilous journey from Libya...

The refugees had hoped to receive refugee status from the German state.
However, authorities, deferring to European Union guidelines, refused to
provide them with any sort of accommodation and tried to expel them from

As refugees, the Lampedusa group had nowhere else to go. They decided to
stay and began organising a solidarity campaign to counter the intimidation
from the authorities. What no one could have predicted is the immense,
spontaneous wave of support their campaign gained.
"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity's
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion." -- Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

"The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?" -- Jarvis Cocker

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