Blockupy 2016 in Berlin/Germany – Back to work: Exit Austerity – Exit Fortress Europe – Exit Capitalism!


Let’s go on the offensive, let’s come together for the action on 2 September, let’s block the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, let’s mark the policies of pauperisation and austerity - against inner social divisions and external borders This September, BLOCKUPY will participate in the weekend of actions against racism. We will not only target the AFD (Alternative for Germany). The borders of Fortress Europe, the borders within Europe and the border between top and bottom are all part of … [Read more...]

Letter to our friends and comrades

Dear friends and comrades, Dear Blockupist@s International, It has been a while that you heard from us. This is not just because we are on summer break but, more importantly, because we are – as you hopefully know – in the middle of preparing the next Blockupy actions days in early September in Berlin as part of a larger mobilization against growing dynamics of racism and right-wing (populism) in Germany. Two weeks ago, on July 22, we eventually “packed our boxes and moved from Frankfurt … [Read more...]

Let’s mark the actors and profiteers of social division, border closure and austerity!


Athens – Paris – Berlin – Now – Our solidarity must become practice If after the defeat of the Greek spring another signal was necessary, the referendum on the “Brexit” delivered it: the neoliberal Europe has started to decay openly. Thereby, the politics of austerity paired with the technocratic cynicism of the elitres have proven to be the best accelerant for nationalism, sexism and racism. Right-wing populists of all kinds and countries use this opportunity of social polarization – the … [Read more...]

When, if not now; who, if not us? Boundless Democracy from below instead of national division from above!

Let's block the Labor Ministry – Let's mark their politics of impoverishment and exclusion ­ Against the inner walls and outer borders. It has been too long that we were visible on the street together. Our practical solidarity takes place every day though: we are part of welcome initiatives, we organize support and actions on the European borders. We fight against free trade, war and climate change, which force people to flee their homes every day. We struggle against our cities becoming more … [Read more...]

From Paris to Europe, let`s unite the struggles!


The class conflict in France marks the most recent escalation of the struggle of European movements against the austerity policies of the ruling neo-liberal elites. Ironically, of all countries it is in France, the country of an authoritarian state of emergency and a strengthened nationalist block, where fierce resistance is currently forming against labor law reforms, the so-called “Loi travail El Khomri”. The frontline of the struggle against austerity and precarization, which has shaken the … [Read more...]

Let’s strike back! Towards a Global debout, against Loi Travail and neoliberal European labor reforms!


Blockupy International supports the convergence of struggles that is currently taking place in France against the Labor Bill and its system and austerity policies which are creating a society of injustice, precarity and inequalities. The movement has continuously grown over the last two months of mobilisation in the streets, on the squares, and in the workplaces. The government is pushing harder to impose its law against the population. After using violence and criminalization against the … [Read more...]

Blockupy goes Paris and Nuit Debout! Against Loi Travail in France and Precarization in Europe: General Strike!


Blockupy International Coordination sends a strong message of solidarity to all those who are fighting now against the labor bill imposed by the French government, a fight that is taken up by young and old, by industry and precarious workers, by migrants and students. It is contested not just in Paris, but in places all over France, it is contested not just by certain groups, but there is a movement growing that reaches across those immediately affected. Those who took the streets and the … [Read more...]

1st of March 2016: On the side of migrants! A first step towards the Transnational Social Strike


REPORT OF A DAY OF COORDINATED ACTIONS THROUGHOUT EUROPE The sense of something new, starting from migrants’ struggles The 1st of March 2016 more than 20 cities in eight European countries mobilized in the action day called by the Transnational Social Strike Platform. Many different events, demonstrations, actions and assemblies took place with the aim of practically showing that it is possible to overcome hierarchies and divisions by being united against borders and precarization. The … [Read more...]

Blockupy Newsletter 16.02.2016


#Blockupy consultation meeting, Feb 6 & 7 2016: A step further ahead About 200 activist mainly from Germany, but also from Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Slovenia, Spain and France gathered in Berlin on the 6th and 7th of February for the “Blockupy Ratschlag” – a Blockupy meeting to consult on and discuss the urgent questions on how to build new perspectives, how to make links between different lines of conflict, how to build a strong Blockupy base in Germany and beyond. It is good to see … [Read more...]

Migrants, Workers, Activists // Act! Demonstrate! Strike! A day of coordinated initiatives against borders and precarization, towards a transnational social strike!


Q&A: Why a transnational day of coordinated actions against borders and precarization in Europe? Because national social and labour policies are placed inside a European framework, precarity is organized along transnational chains of production and exploitation and migrant labour and migrants’ mobility are challenging the European order and austerity regime as never before. While the EU and its member States are struggling to control and govern mobility for the sake of profit, we need … [Read more...]