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A German initiative, named after those who smuggled people from East to West Berlin, is encouraging people to give lifts in their cars to migrants in order to help them cross European borders. Although this is technically illegal, there is a moral imperative to this act of civil dissobedence. As their website states:  Freedom is a necessary condition of justice," said German President Joachim Gauck in his inaugural speech. That this includes travel and freedom of movement. The people who are now fleeing under life-threatening conditions, for example, across the Mediterranean to Europe, stripped of their freedom of movement by the Dublin Regulation in the heart of our liberal Europe. Can it be just to restrict people because of their nationality in their most basic freedoms? Who... read more
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