They want capitalism without democracy, we want democracy without capitalism

Statement of the Blockupy coordinating committee, 5.6.2013 (...) Blockupy has achieved an important political victory. The attack on our demonstration has turned into a political disaster for the interior ministry and the representatives of the authoritarian politics of crisis ‘resolution’. We are determined to continue preparing further actions at the European Central Bank, this raw nerve of the European crisis regime, where protest is so obviously effective and thus clearly undesirable. … [Read more...]

They want capitalism without democracy, we want democracy without capitalism

Statement of the Blockupy coordinating committee, 5.6.2013 Blockupy 2013 – we experienced intense and powerful days of collective action and common resistance. On Friday, more than 3000 activists blockaded the entrance to the European Central Bank, making good on our announcement to carry our resistance deep into the heart of the European crisis regime. Afterwards, a multitude of disobedient actions highlighted the many ways in which the crisis-driven politics of immiseration intrude deeply … [Read more...]

Press statement: Strong protest against EU austerity / Scandalous denial of the right to demonstrate / Executive in Wiesbaden overrides the judiciary

Federal Blockupy coalition Frankfurt am Main, June 2, 2013 The Blockupy days of action this weekend in Frankfurt had two faces. "Our protests were strong and resolute. With actions of civil disobedience and a large, colorful demonstration, we sent an articulate message against the impoverishment policies of the troika. We brought European resistance to one of its points of departure - the European Central Bank," said Eberhard Heise, an attac activist in the Blockupy coalition. "Our actions … [Read more...]

Blockupy: Police use violence against demonstration

Press statement Blockupy coalition Frankfurt/Main, 1 June 2013 15.00 hrs / 3pm   Escalation and police kettle were evidently planned beforehand / police headquarters in Wiesbaden does not respond to the far reaching concessions of the demonstrators   Without any reason the police is currently using massive violence against the participants of the Blockupy demonstration in the police kettle. “The strategy of the police is evident: They want to escalate the … [Read more...]

Message from Blockupy for 1 June demonstrations

Greetings of solidarity from Frankfurt, from Blockupy, where thousands of people from Germany and all over Europe gathered yesterday to effectively blockade the working business of the European Central Bank! We are happy to share with you that we succeeded in our efforts - we closed down the city center of Frankfurt, home not only to the ECB, but also hundreds of other financial institutions, businesses and corporations that have been profiting from the European crisis for years now. Yesterday, … [Read more...]

Action Goals achieved, European Central Bank blocked

Powerful Actions in the City / Demonstrators harrassed by Police at the Airport   More than 3000 people sourrounded and closed off the ECB for several hours this Friday morning as part of the Blockupy protests. Subsequently, activists marked further crisis actors with their creative protests all over the city.   „We achieved our goal to block the Eurotower with mass blockades as we had announced. The ECB represents not only the European crisis management that serves the … [Read more...]

Meetingpoints for the second wave

After the successful blockade of the ECB, the second wave of our protests is going to kick- off. As the crisis has many different faces, we are going to make them visible through the different actions taking place within the urban area. The meetingpoints for the actions are: „Deportation Airport“ | 13pm, Terminal 1 | Airport Frankfurter „Zeil- action“ | 12.30pm | Fountain, Zeil 94 „Care – Mob“ | 12.30pm | Fountain, Zeil 94 „Right to the City“ | 12am | Hauptwache … [Read more...]

PM: ECB is blocked by 3000 Blockupy activists

Press statement of the federal Blockupy coalition Frankfurt am Main, May 31, 2013 *ECB is blocked by 3000 Blockupy activists *Blockupy coalition reached its first goal / actions in the city will follow later in the day The European Central Bank is blocked. More than 3000 people have surrounded and bolt the ECB at the Willy-Brandt-Platz early on this Friday morning. Continually, more activists are arriving at the blockades. „The blockade is standing. The business of the ECB is … [Read more...]

PM: Demonstration at the airport is going to stay permitted

Press statement of the federal Blockupy coalition Frankfurt am Main, May 15, 2013 *Constitutional Court allows Blockupy- Demonstration in the airport *Police stops seven Buses and forces refugees to return +++Update: The 4 remaining buses arrived at the camp+++ The Blockupy- Demonstration inside the airport stays permitted: The Constitutional Court in Kassel confirmed that the demonstration „Blockupy Deportation Airport“ will be taking place tomorrow, with 200 demonstrators inside … [Read more...]