Greetings in front of the prison in Billwerder, Okt. 1st 2017

Text zur Begrüßung am Gefängnis in Billwerder am 01.10.17


Hello people,
you in there and you out here.
It’s us again – your friends, your comrades, your companions, your siblings.

You are sitting in there since almost three months, incarcerated behind these huge walls, with unbelievable reasonings and accusations. Most of you don’t own a german passport or have no address of residence accepted by court. All of this seems to be sufficient to be locked up in this deeply racist class society.

Two of our young comrades are held prisoners in jail for juvenile delinquents at the island and are facing partly intensified terms for visitations. They as well can be sure of our full support and solidarity.

Some of you already had their trials or have been sentenced to imprisonment. And also those who are out on probation meanwhile, have gotten unbelievable sentences for peanuts. They are sending you their heartfelt regards. You in there are supposed to suffer as a deterrent.

In Hamburg no one should dare to go out on the streets and oppose against the ruling inhuman circumstances. They want to frighten you and all of us – but they won’t succeed.

As it was so nicely expressed underneath the solidarity picture from Russia to all the G20-prisoners: “Our solidarity is stronger than their thickest prison walls!”

We will be back every first Sunday a month to visit you.

We won’t rest and won’t be silent until all are free!

Once again we brought some of your favorite songs with us. Just write in your letters what you would like to hear, what gives you strength and – how one of you described it – helps you to keep your head up.

Side by side we stand united against their repression.

Today we only hear each other – but

We will see us soon!
Right here!
At court!
Or on the streets!

Free you all!
United we stand!