Six years ago, Pope Francis denounced the “globalization of indifference” in Lampedusa. The moment Italy criminalizes the rescue of people who are drowning, civil rights activists and believers unite and remember their social-revolutionary roots: What is left of Jesus’ message of salvation in times of global exploitation? What is left of the values of the Enlightenment and Christianity in the ‘Realpolitik’ of the EU?
Led by political activist Yvan Sagnet, the “Rivolta della Dignità” is fighting for the rights of migrants who came to Europe across the Mediterranean to be enslaved on the tomato fields in southern Italy and to live in ghettos under inhumane conditions. Christians, Muslims, Jews, atheists, refugees and Europeans fight side by side for the right of all people to live in legality, self-determination and freedom of movement.
We call all citizens of Europe and the World to solidarize with the “Rivolta della Dignità” and to express their resistance against Europe’s inhumane refugee policy and the crimes and injustices of global capitalism.
Solidarity instead of exclusion, law instead of discrimination!
Let us rise, in the name of human dignity and in the name of our and all generations to come! For when injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty!
Parallel to the Campaign, a modern Passion of the Christ is staged: “The New Gospel”, directed by Milo Rau. A manifesto of solidarity with the poorest, a revolt for a more just, humane world.