We are a group for citizen work formed by anonymous people that refuse to accept the disastrous role that the European Union and its states are playing regarding refugees. We defend refugees’ rights, which are also our rights. You surely can contribute something to our cause, as well: help with publicity on social networks, support in performances, putting up posters, passing out cards, convincing your neighborhood, high school, sports club, cultural collective, etc. to do something for refugees…Everything adds up. If it pains you to be part of the problem, be part of the solution.
We reject the EU-Turkey Pact, recognized at an international level as the “Pact of Shame,” which violates international law protecting the right to asylum and refuge. We accept and seek a commitment to Human Rights and international law from all institutional representatives, regardless of their political persuasion. We do not want to be identified with any political party or institution, nor do we desire, of course, that our fight be instrumentalized in any sense. We demand that parties give attention to these matters. We make up part of a transversal movement. Our group consists of people of differing ideologies and creeds. In order to pursue our goal of demanding secure passage and a dignified welcome for asylum-seekers, we set our differences aside. Since our objective is to defend the rights of those seeking asylum and refuge, we demand:
- That legal and safe passages be opened for refugees, passages that allow them to exercise their right to asylum and refuge in a dignified manner, without having to risk their lives during passage.
- That a permanent operation of aid and rescue be put into action with the objective of impeding the loss of lives of those people who attempt to arrive by sea.
- That a system be established that embodies humanitarian visions for the resettlement for those seeking asylum, and that family reunification be expedited.
- That extraordinary financial resources be made available to establish the means, materials, and personnel needed for the welcoming of refugees.
- That the protection of organizations and people that support the refugee population be guaranteed.
- That a real political effort be made to end wars, putting aside economic interests.
- That the procedures for welcoming asylum-seekers be accelerated, and that lawyers, judges, and officials be trained in international protection.
- That xenophobic discourses be actively combatted. That harmonious intercultural coexistence be promoted through education.
- That distinctions made between the beneficiaries of international protection based on nationality, religion, or provenance come to an end.