BLOCKUPY – FOR A DISOBEDIENT MOSAIC

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Searching for cracks in the European crisis regime and for a transnational counter- vailing power A statement by the Blockupy coordinating group in November 20151 Blockupy emerged for the first time in 2012. In the context of a wave of movements across Europe and North America that occupied the squares and demanded real democracy and social rights, we called for action days in Frankfurt am Main in spring 2012 under the slogan “Resistance in the Heart of the European Crisis Regime”. Frankfurt … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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

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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!

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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

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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

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#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!

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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...]