Blockupy will continue

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25.000 participated in the colourful Blockupy demonstration for a Europe of solidarity deadly policy of austerity clearly rejected in Frankfurt irresponsible actions merit criticism The Blockupy alliance regards the action day in Frankfurt as an important day of protest against the European policy of impoverishment. Despite the massive deployment of police and numerous attacks on protesters, 6.000 people closed in on the European Central Bank and blocked it in the morning. 25.000 people … [Read more...]

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...]

Statement +++ May of Solidarity sent a message across Europe

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May of Solidarity sent a message across Europe: Let's fight together and build a transnational movement of resistance in and through Europe and beyond! Let's cross borders in solidarity and build democracy from below! Solidarity beyond Borders - Building Democracy from Below was the motto for a May of Solidarity and Action Days just before the European elections. Launched by the transnational European coordination of and for Blockupy it was a powerful moment of Europe-wide mobilization and … [Read more...]

European days of action – Press release: “Our solidarity goes beyond borders, our democracy beyond elections!”

International Blockupy coalition Press release 19th of May 2014 “Our solidarity goes beyond borders, our democracy beyond elections!” + movements across Europe participate in the days of action + Demonstrations and civil disobedience for democracy, solidarity and commons. Tens of thousands in several countries participated in the first part of the European days of action "solidarity beyond borders - building democracy from below". Eleonora Cappuccilli from Bologna gives a first résumé … [Read more...]

Blockupy International coalition +++ Press release +++ 19th of May 2014

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"Our democracy and solidarity goes far beyond elections." + movements across Europe participate in the days of action + Demonstrations and civil disobedience for democracy, solidarity and commons. Tens of thousands in several countries participated in the first part of the European days of action "solidarity beyond borders - building democracy from below". Eleonora Cappuccilli from Bologna gives a first résumé for Blockupy international: "Many initiatives joined the action days … [Read more...]

European days of action – Blockupy international press release

International Blockupy coalition Press release 7th of May 2014 “Europe: not only elections, but actions for solidarity and democracy from below!” + Europeanwide days of action from 15th to 25th of May + International press conference at blockades of “Business Europe” Summit - Brussels, May 15th, 10 am, Petit Sablon Before the election of the European Parliament social movement activists, altermondialists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, party members and unionists and … [Read more...]

Mobilization to “Day X”: Blockupy wants to disturb ECB opening

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Press Release International Blockupy Alliance 24th of November 2013 450 participants at international Blockupy Action conference in Frankfurt + + + Decentralized actiondays in May + + + transnationalization of the Alliance The opening of the new building of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main will be in focus of the Blockupy protests next year. This was decided at the weekend in Frankfurt with more than 450 participants attending the international Blockupy Action Conference. … [Read more...]

Prosecutions and Criminal Proceedings after Blockupy Kettlingl

Information Blockupy AG Antirepression / 14th October, 2013 Over the past few weeks, the German left-wing newspaper „Junge Welt“ (*) has reported several times about the prosecutions concerning the kettling of the Blockupy demonstration on June 1, 2013. The reporting also referred to the preparation of criminal proceedings against 943 demonstrators that had been identified and viedeolised by the police during the kettling. What happened? … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]