Let’s use the Anti-G20 mobilization as stage and step of our struggles for a Europe from below

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Open Letter and Call for European networks and movements to discuss: Let’s use the Anti-G20 mobilization as stage and step of our struggles for a Europe from below Dear friends and comrades from European networks and movements, Dear friends from these last years of struggle for a Europe from below, We are living in turbulent times. The “old world” we have known and fought against is crumbling. However, “the new” that is currently emerging does not come about with any signs of positive … [Read more...]

Summary of the Meeting of the Blockupy International Coordinating Group & Friends, Nov. 27 2016 in Brussels

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(the day after the “Social Rights for All” conference organized by Alter Summit) With participants from Attac France, Solidaires, Sud PTT; from DIE LINKE/Liaison Office of social movements; the interventionist Left, Germany; Occupy Frankfurt, Germany; Plan C, UK; Euro- Nomade collective, Italy; TPO Bologna and Emilia-Romagna Social Centers, Italy; Act!, Belgium/Italy; Alter Summit, Belgium; Transform!Europe, Italy and Transform!Europe, Austria; European Alternatives. We had invited to a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Coordination meeting of the Transnational Social Strike Platform (6th February, Berlin)

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Berlin, Technical University Building Room TBA Since a first workshop held during the Blockupy festival in November 2014, the project of a transnational social strike began to circulate in various European networks, collectives, trade unions and organizations. The banner for a transnational social strike and claims regarding wages, welfare and freedom of movement started to circulate already on March 18 during the big Blockupy demonstration flooded Frankfurt. After a large assembly on the … [Read more...]

Report of the meeting of Blockupy International, Brussels, Oct. 16, 2015

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The meeting had a good participation with activists from many countries (Belgium, Greece, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Croatia) and from different networks and organizations (trade unions, parties, associations, social centers, collectives) with a wealth of political and strategic discussion. We began with an overview of the history of the Blockupy process, highlighting some characteristics that it had during its development. It started from a German situation and was … [Read more...]

Invitation to the Blockupy International Coordinating Group’s Meeting

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Re-thinking and re-launching Blockupy International in times of multiple crises? What does that mean + how to go on? Friday, Oct 16th, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; at Bruxelles Laïque (Avenue de Stalingrad 18-20, 1000 Brussels, close to the station: Midi) For the days of action in Brussels see: http://www.ox15.eu/en/actions Dear comrades of the Blockupy coordinating group, Dear comrades and friends from interested networks, groups and organizations, as Blockupy International we worked for the … [Read more...]