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

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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...]

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...]

Lets tackle Apple!

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Coordinated actions at 16th and 17th of May against the global chains of exploitation In the frame of http://mayofsolidarity.org/ we will organise protests and civil disobidience simultanously in various European cities in front of Apple stores. We will denounce Apple as profiteer of the global chains of exploitation, as symbol of “modern contract manufacturing” benefitting from the global wage hierarchies. The current crisis policy involves austerity programmes in Europe with the result of … [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...]