Migrants, Workers, Activists // Act! Demonstrate! Strike! A day of coordinated initiatives against borders and precarization, towards a transnational social strike!

Q&A: Why a transnational day of coordinated actions against borders and precarization in Europe? Because national social and labour policies are placed inside a European framework, precarity is organized along transnational chains of production and exploitation and migrant labour and migrants’ mobility are challenging the European order and austerity regime as never before. While the EU and its member States are struggling to control and govern mobility for the sake of profit, we need … [Read more...]

On the side of the migrants! Freedom of movement, freedom from austerity!

On Friday February 12th the EU commission sent another intolerable ultimatum to Greece. If the country does not tighten its borders and install immediately the so called hotspots for the registration and segregation of the incoming migrants, it will be expelled from the Schengen community. The ultimatums imposed on Greece in all these last months and years – via the threat of a Grexit – were put in force on the skin of those suffering from the effects of austerity measures; this one – now via … [Read more...]

Dokumentiert: Offener Brief eines Aktivisten an #DiEM25 Bewegungsgründer Yanis Varoufakis

Der griechische EX-Finanzminister Yannis Varoufakis wird am 9. Februar eine neue Bewegung DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe – Movement) vorstellen. Blockupy-Aktivist John Malamantinas hat ihn einem offenen Brief eingeladen, am Blockupy Ratschlag vom 5.-7. Februar in Berlin teilzunehmen. Den offenen Brief von John dokumentieren wir im folgenden, er wurde zuerst hier veröffentlicht. Die Antwort von Yannis findet sich hier auf englisch in seinem Blog und hier auf deutsch im Neuen Deutschland. Lieber … [Read more...]

INVITATION to the BLOCKUPY CONSULTATION MEETING, 6./7.2.2016 in Berlin

“Taking the next step together against austerity and authoritarian crisis management“ Since 2012 Blockupy has been the central actor of crisis protests in Germany. Furthermore, Blockupy gained importance as crucial point of reference across Europe for resistance against austerity and for democracy. However, the European “coup” against Greece this summer demonstrated that our political and social impact has not been enough – as that of other alliances and actors – to intervene effectively into … [Read more...]

Coordination meeting of the Transnational Social Strike Platform (6th February, Berlin)

Berlin, Technical University Building Room TBA Since a first workshop held during the Blockupy festival in November 2014, the project of a transnational social strike began to circulate in various European networks, collectives, trade unions and organizations. The banner for a transnational social strike and claims regarding wages, welfare and freedom of movement started to circulate already on March 18 during the big Blockupy demonstration flooded Frankfurt. After a large assembly on the … [Read more...]

FOR CLIMATE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, LET US REFUSE THE STATE OF EMERGENCY!

Blockupy International supports movements’ actions in the streets of Paris Following the tragic events of 13 November in Paris and the French government's decision to set and extend the “state of emergency”, it is now very clear: It is the freedom of movement and freedom of protest that is at stake. In fact, the choice to ban demonstrations and people gatherings does not make any sense from the point of view of an effective “anti-terror security measure". Contrary, it is part of a “state … [Read more...]

Report of the meeting of Blockupy International, Brussels, Oct. 16, 2015

The meeting had a good participation with activists from many countries (Belgium, Greece, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Croatia) and from different networks and organizations (trade unions, parties, associations, social centers, collectives) with a wealth of political and strategic discussion. We began with an overview of the history of the Blockupy process, highlighting some characteristics that it had during its development. It started from a German situation and was … [Read more...]

Invitation to the Blockupy International Coordinating Group’s Meeting

Re-thinking and re-launching Blockupy International in times of multiple crises? What does that mean + how to go on? Friday, Oct 16th, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; at Bruxelles Laïque (Avenue de Stalingrad 18-20, 1000 Brussels, close to the station: Midi) For the days of action in Brussels see: http://www.ox15.eu/en/actions Dear comrades of the Blockupy coordinating group, Dear comrades and friends from interested networks, groups and organizations, as Blockupy International we worked for the … [Read more...]

Report on the Meeting of Blockupy International Coordinating Group, “Taking a new step and making it concrete”

July 4th 2015 in Padua, Italy Summary of decisions: We agree on the strength of common transnational – Blockupy and other – mobilizations. We believe that there is the need for a medium-term perspective with strong moments of coming together and raising our voice in the streets with symbolically important targets (milestones) Therefore, we agree that Brussels from October 15th to 17th – the EU council summit – should become the next mobilization milestone for all of us (with other … [Read more...]

LET’S RAISE OUR EUROPEAN OXI! From Athens to Brussels and Berlin our NO is everywhere in the squares.

On July 13 the political and financial oligarchies of Europe imposed, with the knife at the throat, a program to Greece that the same mainstream economists call simply "impossible to enforce" even under capitalistic standards. Which was their real goal? They wanted to and had to demonstrate that there can be no viable alternative outside of the field of possibilities defined by their policies. To reach it, a faction of them led by Finanzminister Schäuble, was and is willing to make … [Read more...]