Every victory comes from the fight. We can describe the action points this way: Legal assistance: hearing the problems of the persons in need, identify those which can be resolved for the biggest amount of people.
Assemblies: starting from the ones just with the militants (to understand if there is a chance for a mass demonstration) and then enlarge to the plenary assembly. Demonstration: show up a large group of people organized and motivated who have reasonable proposals.
Result: we win (hopefully) or we lose.
Making it possible for hundreds to get theìr residence permits, or assisting them through all the different procedures about documents or other kind of stuff (asking no money) has made the movement recognizable at a local and a national level.
The community grown around the movement has created a stable home for all those who need help or want to carry on a struggle against exploitation and racism.
Always make the practical and the political levels walk together:
The help desk would be simple humanitarian aid without a movement that through moments of political mobilisation has snatched victories (ex: privileged interlocutions with some institutions,etc..) But it as well important to remember that no victory is permanent and requires a constant effort to not lose what we have won.
Writer: Maurizio Coppola- Dario Esca- Abdul Kadir Monaco Abdullahi Omar