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Mayday Hamburg Recht auf Stadt-Never mind the papers

Mayday Demonstration – Demonstration:

Recht auf Stadt “Never mind the papers”

Hamburg/Germany 01.05.2015

6.000 People


We made it very clear that we, in our struggle for housing, for better social conditions, and against the exploitation of workers, stand side by side with all people who are denied basic human rights. With the people, who have to face the unbearable conditions in the refugee camps on a daily basis, who are denied medical treatment and who are denied the right to work and to a decent education – like the group “Lampedusa in Hamburg”. Together, we are fighting for our right to the city, for our right to a good life and for an open, solidarity-based city. We undermine your laws, we live together, we organize medical treatment without asking for papers or health insurance and we organize ourselves as refugees to fight for our rights.

So what is in our way to achieve our goals? It is the misanthropy of the government, which still makes laws to discourage refugees instead of welcoming them. That is why we demand social rights for all – good housing, medical treatment, work permits and the right to stay for everybody.

On the first of may we will take to the streets again. As we now have learned, the new senate will continue to deport people, their announcement of decentralized accommodation for refugees remains vague and unclear. Refugees under the age of eighteen can be locked up in a special closed facility from now on, according to the plans of the new senate and the group “Lampedusa in Hamburg” is not even mentioned in the coalition agreement of the SPD and the green party. Once again, the senate prefers to decide on every single case rather than agree to a solution for the whole group and even tries to sell that as a political solution. The green party broke their promises made before the election, as we expected. Their demands for refugee rights were just lies to catch more votes. This shows us that for our vision of a city for everybody we can only trust in the power of our solidarity and not in politicians, which we will make clear on May 1st

No Way! While the senate in Hamburg doesn´t use its power to help refugees, the federal government of Germany plans to tighten the laws for refugees even more this summer. The consequences: More illegalized people, more racist police controls and a massive expansion of detention centers. We won´t accept that!

Hamburg senate – we are watching you! We still demand a collective solution for the group “Lampedusa in Hamburg”. We are still here and we are still fighting for our rights.

Federal government – We reject your inhuman policy. Take back these inhuman new laws!


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Taken on May 1, 2015