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

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

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?

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!

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

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...]

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

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!

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

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...]

Informations for Blockupy March 18th – everything you need to know! Our time to act has come!

in less than two weeks, on March 18th, thousands of people from all over Europe and Germany will come to Frankfurt to join the transnational, European wide actions when the ECB will inaugurate its new headquarters. They will come to the city for a day of protest against the crisis regime of the Troika and EU, enforced primarily by the German government. We will take the streets and the squares of Frankfurt - in the early morning of the 18th around the ECB in Frankfurt’s East with actions of … [Read more...]

Blockupy goes parliament

On Wednesday the 4th March, a delegation of the Blockupy International coordination was invited in the plenary of the European Left in the European Parliament. The main task was to present the transnational mobilization towards Frankfurt on the March 18th. The further goal of this meet-up and several working group meetings is to mobilize members of European Parliament to Frankfurt and to organize the practical coordination during the day. The presence of Members of the European Parliament in … [Read more...]