Our time to act has come! Transnational actions against the European Central Bank’s opening: March 18th 2015 in Frankfurt

2015 began with something unheard of. The people in Greece stood up against all threats from Europe and elected a new left government. This, after 5 years of ruining the country of Greece, where the people lived in constant struggle against the humanitarian crisis and social destruction. A government was elected to stand up to the European institutions, rather than to accept more austerity measures imposed on its people. We support the decision by the Greek people to reject the neoliberal … [Read more...]

Instead of a comment: Let’s make our choice. #18M

Commentary on the outcome of the Greek elections by the Blockupy Coordinating Committee; February 1st, 2015 We have waited far too long for the ECB to announce the date of the festive non/opening of their new headquarters. During this time we have asked ourselves whether we’ve repeated a mistake from the anti-globalization movement: making ourselves dependent on the agenda and calendars of the rulers. Now we can say: that mistake was our lucky break. Because something has happened. The … [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

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

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...]

share and spread widely: European Call for Transnational actions against the European Central Bank’s opening in Frankfurt on March 18th 2015

Dear friends, the Blockupy festival is over – we had good debates, fun, a lot of networking possibilities and a wonderful march: We # talked, #acted and # danced together! And , in the closing assembly of the Festival on November 23rd of 2014 we agreed on a European Call for Transnational actions against the European Central Bank's opening gala in Frankfurt on March 18th 2015. You can find the Call here on the website … [Read more...]

Call: March 18th 2015: Transnational actions against the European Central Bank’s opening gala – Let’s Take Over The Party!

[ Translations available in Deutsch | English | Dutch | Italian | Spanish | Swedish | France | Danish | Greek | Russian | Kurdisch | Azerbaijani | Tschechisch | Polnisch | Slowenisch ] On March 18th 2015 the European Central Bank (ECB) wants to open its new headquarters in Frankfurt. A dizzying 1.3 billion euros was spent on a 185-meter-high fortress-like twin tower building, surrounded by a fence and castle moat. This intimidating architecture of power is a perfect symbol of the distance … [Read more...]

Live-Stream of the panel “Seven years of Crisis in Europe – Controversial Explanations and Perspectives” tonight at 8pm

Tonights panel will be streamed live. At 8pm we present: "Seven years of Crisis in Europe – Controversial Explanations and Perspectives 21st of November, 8 p.m., Haus der Jugend, Deutschherrnufer 12, Großer Saal How to explain the enduring crisis in Europe? Which contradictions are shaping the european integration in its present form? Has Germany’s strategy to cut wages undermined the competitiveness of its european neighbors as some in the left and in trade unions suggest? Are … [Read more...]

Blockupy-Newsletter November 2014

BLOCKUPY FESTIVAL // 20th to 23rd of NOV 2014 // FRANKFURT ACTION // PANEL // PLENARIES// WORK GROUPS // WORKSHOPS // PARTY // EXHIBITION // READINGS // CONCERT // MOVIES // PERFORMANCE // We are not waiting for the appointments of the rulers – we are setting our own agenda. Even if the ECB’s inauguration will take place only next year, Blockupy will be back to Frankfurt in only some days. Blockupy – We will not get used to it! Austerity still kills, and the ruling classes are tightening … [Read more...]