Blockupy – Disobedience, Alliance, Street: On the conditions of left capacities for action in the heart of the crisis regime

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Thesis paper of the Blockupy coordinating group on March 18th 2015 PDF-Download March 18th was an important day of protest against the catastrophes of the European politics of impoverishment. Thousands of people participated in the blockades in the morning, 25.000 came to the rally and demonstration in the afternoon, and all this in the middle of the week, as a big transnational mobilization. This made #18M a clear sign of strong resistance against the crisis regime and for another Europe of … [Read more...]

Taking a New Step! Report on the Meeting of Blockupy International Coordinating Group, evaluating #18M and the European Blockupy process, building perspectives.

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May 9th 2015 in Berlin Summary of decisions Blockupy international goes on, continuing and developing its collaborating structures. The next coordination meeting will be on the 4th of July in Padua, Italy. Save the date! More info will follow soon. Blockupy supports the “Solidarity with Greece” week of action 20th-26th June. The focus will be especially on the 20th June when demonstrations and events will take place in different European cities (Berlin, London, Rome, Brussels, … [Read more...]

AGENDA: Meeting of the Blockupy international coordinating group

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evaluating #18M and the European Blockupy process, building perspectives. Networks that took part in #18M and want to be part of Blockupy welcome! Taking a New Step! Saturday, May 9th 2015, 10 a.m. ‐ 6 p.m. Venue: SfE, Mehringhof, Gneisenaustr. 2A (2nd backyard), Berlin-Kreuzberg (closest subways: U7 or U6 at Mehringdamm, see also: http://www.mehringhof.de/) Dear Blockupy activists from many corners of political life and European regions, Dear All, who came to Frankfurt various … [Read more...]

Public discussion: Where is the transnational counterpublicity?

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Where is the transnational counterpublicity? Public discussion as an introduction to the Blockupy activists meeting Saturday May 9th, 2015, 7 pm Mehringhof – Versammlungsraum, Berlin-Kreuzberg Gneisenaustr. 2A, Berlin, 2nd backyard (mehringhof.de) Closest subway: U7 or U6 at Mehringdamm Mass mobilizations, general strikes and changes of government do not seem to challenge the neoliberal regime in Europe but rather entrench it. Even though it is ideologically bankrupt and discontent is … [Read more...]

For the European Spring – Taking a new step!

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Thaw is setting in as the European Spring announces itself. The ice of the European crisis regime – of Troika mandates and ruthless impoverishment policy – is clearly showing cracks. That which appeared without alternative and was only to be enforced technocratically has returned to the political stage as an open question. The Europe of capital and austerity, the Europe of a German head teacher and mandated homework has been challenged. First and foremost, this is the merit of the movements … [Read more...]

Blockupy will continue

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25.000 participated in the colourful Blockupy demonstration for a Europe of solidarity deadly policy of austerity clearly rejected in Frankfurt irresponsible actions merit criticism The Blockupy alliance regards the action day in Frankfurt as an important day of protest against the European policy of impoverishment. Despite the massive deployment of police and numerous attacks on protesters, 6.000 people closed in on the European Central Bank and blocked it in the morning. 25.000 people … [Read more...]

48 Hours – Vive la commune!

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A message from the interventionistische linke There could barely be a better moment to block the ECB. All will come. We are “the nicest people Europe has to offer” (NoTroika), we are “the International of the mob” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), and we are “the ultras of Varoufakis” (Gramsci). We don’t have a crystal ball and we cannot foresee what exactly will have happened on the evening of March 18. But according to what we know and hope for, Blockupy can become much more than another … [Read more...]

international press release: Time to act is now! / Activists from many countries will protest against ECB in Frankfurt

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Just few days left to the inauguration of the new building of the ECB. Great participation is expected from all over Europe: social movements, activists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, trade-unions and parties will come to Frankfurt to say no to austerity and contest the authority of ECB and the other EU institutions. A new phase of European politics is opening up, a phase of uncertainty and confusion brought about by the Greek government which is challenging the doctrine of … [Read more...]

Climate (of) Crisis – Let’s head to Frankfurt to the Blockupy-protests! Let’s unite social and ecological struggles!

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On the 18th of March 2015, the European Central Bank (ECD) will officially open its shiny new headquarters – and thousands of people will be in the city and on the streets that day, to blockade and demonstrate, and to say: ‘there’s nothing to celebrate in your handling of the crisis.’ The climate justice movement will be there, too – Blockupy stands at the beginning of a year that will be bubbling with European mass actions for redistribution and global climate justice: in Frankfurt, at the G7 … [Read more...]

Call: To Greece with love

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The hour of the lord, writes the Apostle Paul, comes like a thief in the night. This line is taken from a letter to the Thessalonians, a community where today’s Saloniki in Greece is located. An incredible coincidence – as today we are also faced with a new era, one that has broken out rather suddenly with its origin in Greece. The challenges of this new era do not simply depend on one government’s ability to fulfil voters’ expectations, because the great changes that are approaching and which … [Read more...]