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...]

Towards a social and transnational Strike? Invitation to a working meeting on 19.3.2015 in Frankfurt

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(Act III on strikes in the frame of Blockupy discussions about perspectives in social struggles) On 18.3.15 we expect a big transnational mobilisation in Frankfurt against the official opening of the new tower of the European Central Bank, against one symbol of the capitalist policy of austerity, precarity and exploitation. On 18.3 we will denounce the power of the Troika and the blackmailing against Greece: we will make the ECB and the European Union accountable for their actions! We know … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]

Let’s get organised! Towards the European Social Strike

Final document of the Strike Meeting – Act II Rome, February 13-14-15, 2015 The two main objectives of the Second Act of the Strike Meeting were the consolidation and articulation of the social coalition and the European extension of the social strike process. When the three intense days of debate ended, the general feeling was that the right path had definitely been taken. The meeting saw an even greater and more heterogeneous participation with respect to the first Strike Meeting [held in … [Read more...]

Statement of adhesion to the European mobilization in Frankfurt, March 18th 2015 – protest against the opening of the BCE Eurotower.

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Statement of adhesion - SEL ( Italy) The new BCE “Eurotower” building will be inaugurated in Frankurt on March 18th "Blockupy”, the European social and political coalition, has launched a mobilization for a large demonstration in Frankfurt that same day. While inside that huge contemporary pyramid, worth 1.3 billion euros, the opening gala will be performed in luxury, we will be outside, together with thousands of precarious workers, students, workers, citizens harshly affected and hurt … [Read more...]

“Welcome to the crucial phase” Blockupy – March 18th (#18M) – Transnational actions against the European Central Bank’s opening gala – Let’s Take Over the Party!

Results of the (German) Blockupy activist meeting in Frankfurt, 18 January 2015 (The International Blockupy coordinating meeting on 18 January is reported seperately.) The Blockupy activist meeting in the Frankfurt Gewerkschaftshaus (trade union’s house) signaled the start of the critical phase of our preparations and mobilization for the protests against crisis policies and the opening of the ECB on 18 March. Over 200 friends, colleagues and comrades joined the meeting: People from the … [Read more...]

Let’s get started! Report from the Blockupy international coordination group meeting in Frankfurt on Jan. 17th

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for questions and contact write to: international@blockupy-frankfurt.org; or get subscribed to the Blockupy International Mailing list (international-subscribe@blockupy-frankfurt.info or visit: http://blockupy.org/en At the Blockupy Festival in Nov 2014 Blockupy International, a network of many different movements, organizations, networks from various European regions decided to mobilize European wide and organize transnational actions against the European Central Bank’s opening gala in … [Read more...]

Blockupy referring to the elections in Greece: The chance of upraise turns up from the street

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On January the 25th there will be elections in Greece. A left majority and a new government that breaks with the dictate of austerity coming from Berlin and Brussels appear within reach. For millions of people who have lost their jobs, their health care and their income, this gives hope. And that applies not only for Greece but also beyond. Similar processes of self-organization are in progress in Spain, and a broader break with the inquisitional austerity policies now seems possible. The … [Read more...]