“We’re All Staying”

Friday, February 7, 2014 (All day)

"We're All Staying"


by Florian Wilde


While racism rages through much of Europe, Hamburg is experiencing the opposite: a broad movement for refugee rights combined with a struggle for the right to the city.


Photos: Rasande Tyskar / Flickr

FROM: JACOBIN: A Magazine of Culture and Polemic Issue #13

Translated from German by Loren Balhorn with financial support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

In early 2013, roughly 300 West African refugees reached the German city of Hamburg, following a long and perilous journey from Libya. They had first, like countless other refugees traveling from the African coast, crossed the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa — the name that the group of 300 subsequently adopted for themselves.

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