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Europeanrevolution 2011

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For information about #Europeanrevolution, visit: http://www.europeanrevolution.net

19TH JUNE DEMONSTRATION ALL AROUND EUROPE:

SPAIN, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, C. REPUBLIC, DENMARK, FRANCE, GREECE, GERMANY, IRELAND, ITALY, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SERBIA, SWEDEN, SWITZELAND, UK.


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Police kills 22 years-old boy and #Macedonianrevolution starts #protestiram in #Skopje #europeanrevolution

On Sunday, 5th June, during the the political celebrations after the ruling VMRO DPMNE Party declared victory in the general elections held that day – around midnight – , a 22 years old boy, whose name was originally believed to be “#Daniel,” was eventually identified as #Martin Neskovski of Skopje , was beaten and killed by Police. The major suspect is a 33 years old policeman and member of the special police unit “Tigers” who is currently under custody.

Others say that the policeman could be part of the “Alfa Team”, another police unit “known for their ruthlessness and aggressive behavior”, according to Arangel.linux.net.mk .

I was sitting when I saw a police officer, a member of the special forces, chasing a young boy. The boy tripped over a wire and fell,” one witness told local NetPress news agency on Monday 6th June.

Since the event, protests spread all around Skopje, Macedonia capital. According to Eagainst.com, “The protesters, who organised the rally via Facebook, called on Police Minister Gordana Jankulovska to take responsibility for investigating the killing of the young man on Sunday night”. The outraged of Macedonia accuse police of excessive use of power and violence as way of intimidating unrest and rebellions in the country....

http://www.europeanrevolution.net/?p=516

 


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Outraged undertake the European Parliament on 22 June #europeanrevolution

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Protesters surprise police and get to establish a popular assembly in the square which is inside the European Parliament building in Brussels. It is the first time that such kind of audatious demonstration happens since the Euro-Parliament is founded.

During the day, Police arrested around 15 people , tear-gassed and beated protestors.

Very illustrative Interview with WLCentral about the events can be found here.

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http://www.europeanrevolution.net/?p=739

 


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Two days of rage in #Brussels Part 1. #europeanrevolution #globalrevolution

Quote: While police re-enforcement was arriving, two arrests happened, as well as abusive use of tear-gassing, and violent beatings. A police officer confiscated the portable telephone of a man publishing a livestream of the scene, thus censoring it. In 20 minutes, the march started from Schuman Square to the insides of the European Parliament building. This square, the Euro-Parliament´s inner Square, was now occupied.

Once inside, the police very quickly built a ring around the people who, ignoring them, started a public assembly to discuss the role of safety corps in their current lives and causes of current inequality on human conditions all over the world. When an old woman of around 70, took the megaphone and said that she had a message for the young policemen present there, the crowd opened the way and let her be face to face with the ring of officers. She started a speech which touched everybody in the square, both police and people, saying she dreamed of this moment for all her life.

http://www.europeanrevolution.net/?p=769


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Will the Revolution Begin in London?

Is J30 the first step?

Laurie Penny , 27 Jun 2011

‘The revolution is in the mind.’ Those words were scrawled in wobbly spray-paint on Nelson’s Column on March 26, at the end of a day that saw half a million union members and outraged citizens march against government spending cuts in central London. The plan, cooked up by students and activist groups and advertised benignly on Facebook, was to have a picnic party and ‘Turn Trafalgar Square into Tahrir Square,’ as if some sympathetic magic could summon the regime-toppling energy of the Egyptian uprising to these soggy shores. What it turned into instead was a bloody mess.

As dusk fell, 200 police in full riot armor descended on the picnic without warning, cracking heads, breaking limbs and penning hundreds of young protesters in the biting cold for hours, with no water, no shelter and no way out. This is a form of collective punishment known colloquially as “kettling.” Its use at the London G-20 protests in 2009 was recently ruled illegal in a landmark decision by the high court.....

http://www.adbusters.org/magazine/96/will-revolution-begin-london.html


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People are pushing back and fighting for their rights. Good to see. Hope it spreads to North America.


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Sooner, rather than later, hopefully. It'll be interesting to see how Harper responds to popular dissent.


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Call to International Meeting in #Lisbon on #10j #europeanrevolution #globalrevolution

Quote: Their request for a meeting is grounded on the following goals:

“It is our wish to form some kind of collaboration with you to distribute and exchange information and thus making a foundation for a base, capable of bringing into action our mutual wishes of a transformed system.

We believe we can change the world one step at a time, and we believe we can make those steps a little bit bigger, by joining forces.”

(source: email sent by Gandri and Gunnar, 22/06/2011)

We wish to gather all indignant people with common proposals and action that are spread through different movements, in order to create a platform all together and make a general evaluation based on discussion and debate.

The meeting will take place in Lisboa, at 11 am on Sunday the 10th July 2011, on the Caixa Económica Operária da Graça (location to be confirmed).

This is just the beginning!

http://www.europeanrevolution.net/?p=908

 


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Will the euro zone debt crisis spread to Italy?

by Jérôme E. Roos on

EU President Van Rompuy has called an emergency meeting in Brussels following fears that the European debt crisis might be spreading to Italy.

Despite having the second highest debt to GDP ratio in the eurozone, second only to Greece, Italy has until now remarkably escaped the kind of trouble that has engulfed its smaller neighbors in the European periphery.

But all of that may change very soon. European leaders are suddenly gripped by fears that the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis might spin entirely out of control with contagion effects rippling through Italy.

Yields on Italian bonds rose sharply last week following renewed uncertainty about Greece’s second bailout and the surfacing of tensions between Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi and his long-term finance minister Tremonti.

According to a report by the Financial Times:

Market fears drove the spread between Italian and German bonds to a euro-era high of 224 percentage points on Friday, while the yield on 10-year Italian bonds reached its highest since 2002. Bank stocks also fell sharply on the Milan bourse, leading Consob, the market regulator, to consider moves to curb short selling.
“The Greek contagion has caught Italy at a time when the government is losing consensus and is fighting a series of legal cases and corruption investigations,” said Mizuho International, an investment bank, in London. “The risk of a full blown crisis is now very high.”.....

http://roarmag.org/2011/07/will-the-euro-zone-debt-crisis-spread-to-italy/


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Call to action: national gathering in Paris on July 14

We are “les indignés”

We gathered spontaneously and peacefully and we are independent of any political party, union or association.

The intimidation and misinformation about us are increasing in order to marginalize us.

In order to stop this unfair system, let’s meet together, let’s get organized to invent a real democracy now!

In response to the call of several cities in France, we invite you to reach Paris from July 14 to 17 to take the square together and affirm our unity and our determination.

Join us on:

  • July 14: National Gathering in Paris
  • July 15: Celebration of two months of the 15M movement
  • July 16-17: Weekend trading and sharing

http://roarmag.org/2011/07/call-to-action-national-gathering-in-paris-on...


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Report: LISBON INTERNATIONAL MEETING

07.12.2011 · Posted in Democracia Real Ya!, Europe, European Revolution, Global Solidarity, International, Portugal

quote:  15h55   International Network Group Ontheroad  (International Commission -
Catalunya Place – Barcelona – Spain)

The International comission of Barcelona  was the first one created. It was divided in 4 subcomisions and coordinated through a daily assembly, an n-1 group and a mailing list. The richness of our commission comes from the fact that the members come from many parts of the world and many experiences, from Oaxaca to Sudan, with 4 Italians, 4 Greeks, 6 French, 2 portuguese, etc.
Information: was linking the visitors to the work area, informing, anwering, recruiting and orienting new volunteers to keep tidy the working area. The allowed us to recruit more than 200 translators in one week.

Organised talks and workshops.
Translations: The translated the official documents of the assembly, along with other interesting texts in more than 50 languages. This alowed us to integrate immigrants communities like pakistan or moroccans, and spread the contents of the movement around the world. They also did interpretation during conferences and video streams. International press: They compiled an archive of press divided in three folders: one with international artcles about the local situation, another about international movilisations and another about France, available to visitors in the information table and updated every day. They also compiled a digital archive with all the links along with the communication team....

http://www.peoplesassemblies.org/2011/07/report-lisbon-international-meeting/


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Anonymous – Join Us

Michel Bauwens 28th July 2011

A well done video, starting with media snippets of past actions, explaining its nonviolent resistance against the capture of our democracies by an organized criminal class, while the last four minutes explain “The Plan”.

Watch this video:

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/anonymous-join-us/2011/07/28


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If today is Wednesday and you are in #Belarus, join the protest! #europeanrevolution

First published in www.periodismohumano.com. Written by Claudia Ciobanu.

Hundreds of young people in Belarus take the streets weekly, bonding through social networking sites. They are protesting against the lack of free speech and the iron fist of the regime.

At 7:00 pm every Wednesday, hundreds of citizens from Belarus applaud or make their cell phones ring simultaneously in the country’s main squares. It is the Revolution Through Social Networks movement, created nine weeks ago by a group of students. The phenomenon has grown in the Russian equivalent to Facebook, Vkontakte, creating a new threat to President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime.

“This is not a traditional movement of Belarus’ opposition. Participants are people that were never involved in politics and that had never protested before”, explained one of the five founding members, Mikita Krasnou. “The citizens of Belarus were looking for new organizers, new representatives”, he added. “Traditional political opposition is also interested in participating in this movement, something that has brought it closer together”, Krasnou added....

http://www.europeanrevolution.net/?p=1313

 


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From #AlexanderPlatz in #Berlin to the World

08/22/2011

* This is an adaptation based on an automatic-translation of the german-text we received today from our brothers and sisters from Berlin.

Hello everyone,
We are a loose network of politically-critical people who occupy, since Saturday night, the Alexanderplatz in Berlin. With the beginning of the large demonstrations in Spain in mid-May of this year, some of us began to “True Democracy Now!” In Germany for the idea to use. We’ll see you in the spirit of the international 15-M-movement as an open forum, as a kind of public platform. The occupation of the Alexanderplatz is registered as a demonstration and is now tolerated.

We demonstrate our displeasure with a failed social system which is artificially kept alive and leads every day for more poverty, more war, more than exploitation and injustice in the world....

http://takethesquare.net/2011/08/22/from-alexanderplatz-in-berlin-to-the...

 


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Democracia Real Ya! announces European level coordination with ATTAC for #15oct #15m #unitedchange

Explicit support for the 15th of October mobilization by the ATTAC Europe network. This will be a day of coordinated action where each national ATTAC group decides what concrete actions they will take for the mobilizations. The following have already decided to mobilize: ATTAC Germany, ATTAC France, ATTAC Belgium (will also organise an action for the arrival of the Indignant March in Brussels), ATTAC Finland, ATTAC Portugal. As well as an action organised by the full European network in Berlin, as was decided in our last meeting in Greece (Tribunal against the Euro-crisis in Berlin with alternative proposals to the current policies). The ATTAC Europe network gives maximum priority to this action, to the actions of the 1st of October, and to the mobilization against the G20 (see below), to be used as milestones in the process of strengthening the joint effort to really work on a European scale in a much closer and coordinated way....

ATTAC is an international organization involved in the alter-globalization movement. ATTAC opposes neo-liberal globalization and develops social, ecological, and democratic alternatives so as to guarantee fundamental rights for all. Specifically, it fights for the regulation of financial markets, the closure of tax havens, the introduction of global taxes to finance global public goods, the cancellation of the debt of developing countries, fair trade, and the implementation of limits to free trade and capital flows.

For more information on ATTAC please visit http://www.attac.org/

http://www.europeanrevolution.net/?p=1359

 


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Joint statement by Puerta del Sol Economics Working Group and Syntagma

Posted by carolina on 09/03/2011

The citizens of Puerta del Sol and Syntagma Square express our indignation and invite all the ‘indignados’ in all the squares around the world to join us.

From the USA to Brussels, from Greece to Bolivia and from Spain to Tunisia, the crisis of capitalism is on the rise. A crisis caused by the same culprits who are imposing the reforms to get over it: pumping public funds into private financial institutions while forcing the citizens to foot the bill. Rather than lifting us out the crisis, their structural adjustment plans sink us even deeper in.

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To this we say:

* Withdraw the Memorandum. Get lost! We don’t want to be governed by the IMF and the Troika.
* Nationalize the banks. With the rescue packages, the State has already paid more than their stock exchange value just so they can carry on speculating.
* Make the accounting records transparent so the people know where the money has gone.
* Radically redistribute wealth and change the tax policies so those who have the most pay: banking institutions, capital and the Church.
* We demand people’s control over the economy and production.

Considering all these points, both squares declare that:

* The policies of cut-backs that they are applying will not lift us out of the crisis – on the contrary, they push us even further in. They are stretching us to the limit, applying present and future bail-outs which in reality go to the creditor banks and result in serious attacks on our rights, family finances and our national assets.
* We must stand up and protest against these violations. We are the15M movement in Sol and the Popular Assembly of Syntagma .
* Stop adjustment plans and bailouts.
* No to the payment of illegitimate debt . This is not our debt. We owe nothing, we sell nothing, we pay nothing.
* For real and direct democracy NOW.
* For the defence of public interests. Not one sale of public property or services.
* Let all indignados in all the squares join together.

http://takethesquare.net/2011/09/03/joint-statement-by-puerta-del-sol-economics-working-group-and-syntagma/


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 Call of the outraged from Rome to a Big peoples assembly

September 10th: Call of the outraged from Rome to a Big peoples assembly

The Assembly of the indignant from Rome, who arose following the events in Madrid on 15 May 2011 and from which it takes inspiration in terms of objectives and structural organization, announced that…


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Letter from the Indignados of the Bastille in Paris – For Real Democracy Now
to the J14 movement for social justice in Israël

1 We, the Indignados of the Bastille, share your indignation and we support the desire to win social justice in Israël. Against economic predators (whether they are national or international), the time has come for peaceful and legitimate change....

http://takethesquare.net/2011/09/11/letter-from-the-indignados-of-the-ba...


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Acampada in Rome! They took the square.

Posted by cronopioelectronico on 09/14/2011

Our colleagues in Rome sent us a message about the demonstration of last Saturday september 10th, and the camping they built after it.

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Hello from Rome,
the march was attended by almost a thousand people, some arriving in the place began to assemble their tents, they were 100-150 people to sleep. In the assembly perhaps crossed the 600 (people). Proposed various committees who worked since Sunday morning: one on 15 October, young people, work, great works (infrastructure) ecology and culture, human rights and disability. It was concluded in the afternoon with a meeting. Upcoming Meetings: Wednesday and Sunday h 19.00. Hugs.
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http://takethesquare.net/2011/09/14/acampada-in-rome-they-took-the-square/


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Clashes in front of Italian parliament after austerity vote

by Jérôme E. Roos on

At least 40 injured and Rome left billowing in smoke after anti-austerity protesters clash with riot police in front of Parliament for over two hours tonight.

After weeks of dithering on the precipice of his own downfall, Silvio Berlusconi tonight survived a crucial vote of confidence, by one of the narrowest possible margins, allowing his government to push through its proposed package of deeply unpopular austerity measures....

http://roarmag.org/2011/09/clashes-in-front-of-italian-parliament-after-...

 


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“We are going slow because we are going far!”

On #Sept17, the indignados of Spain joined the indignés of France on a march through the heart of Paris as part of a global day of action against the banks.

Paris, September 18, 2011

Some of them had been walking for months on end, first from cities all over Spain to the country’s capital, and then, after temporarily re-occupying Puerta del Sol, on towards to Brussels. But despite the thousands of miles they already had underneath their feet, the marchers seemed all but exhausted. “We won’t be tired until we reach Brussels,” Oscar told me. It was a testament to the enormous energy not only of the marchers, but of the 15-M movement as a whole.

http://roarmag.org/2011/09/marchabruselas-and-antibanks-in-paris-in-pict...

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French police detain “over a hundred” indignados in Paris

by Jérôme E. Roos on September 20, 2011

About 130 indignados, members of the popular march that is scheduled to arrive in Brussels on October 8, have been detained by French police tonight at 21:30 on the Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris.

Lainformacion.com has contacted one of the detainees, who at the time was stuck in a police van. According to the protester, three cars have been loaded with his companions to be taken to different police stations in Paris....

http://roarmag.org/2011/09/french-police-detain-over-a-hundred-indignados-in-paris/

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100,000 rally against austerity in Portugal — in pictures

by Jérôme E. Roos on October 2, 2011

The Associated Press reports:

LISBON — Tens of thousands of people rallied in Portugal Saturday against the government’s austerity measures, protest organisers said, amid projections that the economic situation was far worse than expected.

Government and private sector workers demonstrated in Lisbon and Porto, following a call by the country’s largest trade union federation to speak out against policies it says threaten “jobs, workers, pensions and social rights.”...

http://roarmag.org/2011/10/100000-rally-against-austerity-in-portugal-in-pictures/

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Thousands hit Manchester streets to protest austerity cuts

Published: 02 October, 2011

Over 30,000 demonstrators marched through the northern British city of Manchester to protest against austerity cuts to public services and pensions.

The rally against the governing coalition was organized by the Trades Union Congress and came as the ruling Conservative Party's annual conference opened in the city.....

http://rt.com/news/uk-manchester-protests-austerity-879/


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Globalized anger: could the outrage spread to Germany?

2011 is the year of the ‘indignant’: across the world, the youth is rising up against a capitalist system that offers them no opportunities. But what about Germany?

Originally published (in German) by Cicero: Magazine for Political Culture

2011 is the year of the “indignant”. Not only in the Arab world, but in many other countries as well, the young have been drawn to the streets. Despite the differences between them, the insurgents share a basic frustration over the lack of economic opportunities. Even in Germany, it’s starting to simmer, albeit only on the back burner — for now.

Athens, Madrid, Tel Aviv, London and Santiago de Chile: it is not straightforward to put such a diverse series of uprisings in a row, bound as they are to their own separate contexts and divergent realities. But while the peaceful protests on Madrid’s Puerta del Sol seem, at first glance, to have little in common with the riots of British hooligans, the two uprisings are connected through an undeniable fact: in both of them, we see the manifestation of the crisis of our present social system; the identity crisis of capitalism....

http://roarmag.org/2011/10/globalized-anger-could-the-indignation-spread...

 


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The movement against austerity doesn’t stop in Portugal: Soldiers and policemen joined the movement

The movement against austerity doesn’t stop in Portugal and even the soldiers and the policemen have joined the movement.

On Thursday, 24th November, thousands of people went to the streets during the general strike against all the austerity measures that have been taken by the government.

The list of these measures is unfinishable: cuts in the salaries of the public employees, cuts in pensions, cuts in the education and health care, less access to unemployment benefits and other social benefits, increase of the number of working hours.....

http://takethesquare.net/2011/11/28/the-movement-against-austerity-doesn...


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..invalid votes and refusals to vote were more than 300,000 greater than what the winning center right party received.

Occupied Barcelona: The Spanish Election Rejection

http://vimeo.com/32524711


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Europe’s theatrical puppetry before an audience of bankers

Talk of a fiscal union and austerity in Italy merely serves to entertain the financial gods by sacrificing the people. None of it will prevent ‘Eurogeddon’.

Europe is getting desperate now. Faced with apocalyptic warnings by analysts and officials that it has “10 days to avert collapse” (only five left by now), EU leaders will convene in Brussels on Friday in yet another bid to end the ongoing eurozone debt drama once and for all. To set the stage for this grand finale, Italy’s unelected government just announced a radical new austerity budget, involving a frontal assault on its own working population....

http://roarmag.org/2011/12/italy-austerity-eurozone-eu-fiscal-union-crisis/

quote: To understand why, we have to look below the surface of the political discourse. The beautiful words about “Europe pulling together” are a mere chimera; what we are really witnessing is just a thinly-veiled theater play in which governments are launching an assault on their own people in the hope that the audience, mostly made up of wealthy bankers, will revel at the spectacle and reward the cast with a warm applause in the form of reduced borrowing costs....


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Trafalgar Square, London – Remarkable media silence on Congo protests

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This evening there was a massive police operation in central london to control a passionate but mainly peaceful protest by up to 1000 congolese people which began in whitehall, spreading to trafalgar square, and with further breakaway groups marching through the west end. mainstream coverage has been minimal.....


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Trafalgar Square, London – Remarkable media silence on Congo protests

From london.indymedia.org

This evening there was a massive police operation in central london to control a passionate but mainly peaceful protest by up to 1000 congolese people which began in whitehall, spreading to trafalgar square, and with further breakaway groups marching through the west end. mainstream coverage has been minimal.

today’s protest follows two others this week, with serious clashes between police and hundreds of protestors outside downing street on tuesday, and on thursday evening oxford circus was closed down for a while, and police arranged for an empty train to ferry protestors to seven sisters station for dispersal in tottenham.

but you’d be hard-pressed to find much about these events on bbc or other mainstream media other than a brief report of 143 arrests this evening, with no explanation of the issues other than it being ‘a demonstration over election results’.

well, according to the very passionate voices on the streets tonight, the issue is years of mass rape, genocide, and repression (with UN estimates of more than 5 million, nearly a tenth of the population, murdered in the past decade) and the western states’ support for an illegitimate leader after rigged elections....


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