Athens, Blockupy, and Europe: democracy and solidarity are borderless

Blockupy International supports the week of anti-austerity mobilization for Greece and calls for building up an alternative World Refugee Day In March we took the squares of Frankfurt with ten thousands of people from around Europe and blocked the opening of the new headquarter of the ECB to state that “their Europe” is neither speaking in our name nor we think of the ECB, the Troika, the Europe of capital as a solution to “the crisis”. To the contrary, the endless debt spiral is drowning … [Read more...]

Taking a New Step! Report on the Meeting of Blockupy International Coordinating Group, evaluating #18M and the European Blockupy process, building perspectives.

May 9th 2015 in Berlin Summary of decisions Blockupy international goes on, continuing and developing its collaborating structures. The next coordination meeting will be on the 4th of July in Padua, Italy. Save the date! More info will follow soon. Blockupy supports the “Solidarity with Greece” week of action 20th-26th June. The focus will be especially on the 20th June when demonstrations and events will take place in different European cities (Berlin, London, Rome, Brussels, … [Read more...]

AGENDA: Meeting of the Blockupy international coordinating group

evaluating #18M and the European Blockupy process, building perspectives. Networks that took part in #18M and want to be part of Blockupy welcome! Taking a New Step! Saturday, May 9th 2015, 10 a.m. ‐ 6 p.m. Venue: SfE, Mehringhof, Gneisenaustr. 2A (2nd backyard), Berlin-Kreuzberg (closest subways: U7 or U6 at Mehringdamm, see also: http://www.mehringhof.de/) Dear Blockupy activists from many corners of political life and European regions, Dear All, who came to Frankfurt various … [Read more...]

Public discussion: Where is the transnational counterpublicity?

Where is the transnational counterpublicity? Public discussion as an introduction to the Blockupy activists meeting Saturday May 9th, 2015, 7 pm Mehringhof – Versammlungsraum, Berlin-Kreuzberg Gneisenaustr. 2A, Berlin, 2nd backyard (mehringhof.de) Closest subway: U7 or U6 at Mehringdamm Mass mobilizations, general strikes and changes of government do not seem to challenge the neoliberal regime in Europe but rather entrench it. Even though it is ideologically bankrupt and discontent is … [Read more...]

For the European Spring – Taking a new step!

Thaw is setting in as the European Spring announces itself. The ice of the European crisis regime – of Troika mandates and ruthless impoverishment policy – is clearly showing cracks. That which appeared without alternative and was only to be enforced technocratically has returned to the political stage as an open question. The Europe of capital and austerity, the Europe of a German head teacher and mandated homework has been challenged. First and foremost, this is the merit of the movements … [Read more...]

Blockupy will continue

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...]

48 Hours – Vive la commune!

A message from the interventionistische linke There could barely be a better moment to block the ECB. All will come. We are “the nicest people Europe has to offer” (NoTroika), we are “the International of the mob” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), and we are “the ultras of Varoufakis” (Gramsci). We don’t have a crystal ball and we cannot foresee what exactly will have happened on the evening of March 18. But according to what we know and hope for, Blockupy can become much more than another … [Read more...]

LAST UPDATE: phone numbers, link to action map, speeches, demo etc

This is a last update with info you need to know: crucial telephone numbers for the days you should note into your phones, with the link to the action map, with last info on the big rally in the afternoon and the Blockupy march. For the general overview on Blockupy March 18th, the calls, the course of the day, meeting points etc. please see the last info-sheet (http://blockupy.org/en/5666/informations-for-blockupy-march-18th-everything-you-need-to-know-our-time-to-act-has-come/) Crucial phone … [Read more...]

international press release: Time to act is now! / Activists from many countries will protest against ECB in Frankfurt

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...]

Climate (of) Crisis – Let’s head to Frankfurt to the Blockupy-protests! Let’s unite social and ecological struggles!

On the 18th of March 2015, the European Central Bank (ECD) will officially open its shiny new headquarters – and thousands of people will be in the city and on the streets that day, to blockade and demonstrate, and to say: ‘there’s nothing to celebrate in your handling of the crisis.’ The climate justice movement will be there, too – Blockupy stands at the beginning of a year that will be bubbling with European mass actions for redistribution and global climate justice: in Frankfurt, at the G7 … [Read more...]