"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.
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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