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March to Athens arrives to Rome

The International March to Athens has arrived in Rome after having covered on foot over 800 kilometers.

Around 11 am they have reached the limits of the capital and is expected they appear in the central Piazza del Poppolo around 3pm. The group consists of about 40 people from different nationalities who have also a support car and they have collected hundreds of claims in the different assemblies for which they have passed.

http://bambuser.com/channel/marchtoathens/broadcast/2268736

From today until wednesday 18th, the walkers will participate beside the organization of Agora Rome in a series of thematic assemblies in different neighborhoods of the capital. Are expected the mass arrival of sympathizers of the movement of indignation from Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany and the UK in the next few days to participate in the Agora Rome, the next step of dignity, a continuation of previous international meetings in Paris and Brussels.

http://www.scoop.it/t/international-agora-of-rome

The 15th is called a mobilization on the streets of Rome under the slogan Carnival of the System, according to organizers this is ironic march with festive character to demand the end of the financial dictatorship, recognition of the constituent assemblies and to display the non-violent character of the movement....

http://takethesquare.net/2012/01/07/march-to-athens-arrives-to-rome/


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March to Paris 2012 – For a new constituent assembly! Call to all French citizens We will walk with one main objective: to be open to all in order to create a convergence in a common fight and in order to support  the idea (among many others) which consists in ​​creating a constituent assembly  A statement of precise claims is being currently written, and it will be presented during the marches and discussed during the citizens meetings which would be organized by theme. Faced with the current system, both economic-social and environmental, that has forgotten the human and the living , our duty is to have a collective response and assert our demand for change. This response will manifest through our ability to come together and converge towards a common ideal. This citizens’ initiative requires the participation of all citizens, groups, associations, etc. We need to create an event that concentrates the largest number of people in Paris with the objective that the ones who should represent us, be obliged to hear and listen the voice of the people.....
http://takethesquare.net/2012/01/07/march-to-paris-2012-for-a-new-constituent-assembly/

                                                                   March to Paris 2012 – For a new constituent assembly!

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#Agoraroma International Communicates Part.1 (9 to 13 of January)

United in the Agora Rome construction  

The general assembly last night in the piazza of San Giovanni was massive and participatory. On a night where low temperatures were protagonist the main subject where logistic affairs, then working groups such as cooking, action, communication, art, childhood and others were created. Working groups are opened to the cooperation of citizens and therefore has been established a series of regular meetings where those people interested in the Agora Rome can attend and bring their ideas to the community. It’s remarkable to point out the participation of Caracalla’s Assembly because it has been a well known encampment in the Italian capital. Day by day the involvement of Caracalla with walkers and supporters of the movement in San Giovanni are giving shape what already has become an enriching event.

On the other hand, the encampment is increasing with the arrival of people who have traveled to Rome from Finland, Greece, Belgium, France and Spain among other nationalities. The General Assembly take place and can be followed live from Piazza San Giovanni at 9 pm at the regular streaming channels from Agora Rome and March to Athens....

http://takethesquare.net/2012/01/14/agoraroma-international-communicates...


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#15MGlobalStrike – “The pitchfork movement” – Sicily paralyzed Today is the third day of protest in Sicily. The island is almost paralyzed. In the island are protesting truckers, farmers, fishermen, craftsmen associations and merchants. Students are organizing demonstrations in solidarity, occupying roads and harbours. In Gela they close the entrance to the refinery, threating the port operations. Hundreds of trucks are at Villa San Giovanni harbour trying to ship to the big island with tons of goods (fruit vegetables and dairy supplies) will soon putrefy because the trucks cannot reach the shores of Sicily island. This stop is having a price on Sicily in terms of loss in their economy. The stocks of fuel are scarce and in many areas of the island are over, same for food, with empty shelves in supermarkets and some smaller business are already closed. People are starting to fear the food that comes from the black market. Truck inventory is escorted by the police....
http://takethesquare.net/2012/01/20/15mglobalstrike-the-pitchfork-movement-sicily-paralyzed/

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Catalan police as protesters inside demo in Barcelona!

On Saturday afternoon over a hundred thousand people participated in the rally against the cuts the Catalan government. The demonstration was called by trade unions, the Catalan Social Forum, 15M movement and other groups.

The curious fact of the demonstration was to see dozens of mossos march in the demonstration with family and friends. Some wearing the cap service and others with signs announcing their presence at the demonstration.

This confirms the Catalan police openly participated in activities against the present system of government. It is a fact that the demonstrations in Barcelona can see cops protesting with posters, banners, flags, etc. and at the same time, riot police guarding public buildings. A double moral difficult to understand from the perspective of the social demands.

The participation of the Catalan police union has also recently declared that efforts to resolve the crisis may be more forceful, the police remain unresolved as education and health sectors have seen their benefits cut provocating seriously damage....

http://takethesquare.net/2012/01/30/catalan-police-as-protesters-inside-...


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More than 300,000 people today in Lisbon in the largest demonstration in 30 years.

More than 300,000 people today in Lisbon, in what has been the largest demonstration in 30 years.
O Terreiro do Paco became the agora of the people in the powerful demonstration of their struggle against exploitation. The workers in Portugal have shouted loudly and clearly and have shown their determination and fighting spirit in the defense of the right to work, the recovery of the purchasing power of wages, and for a developed and sovereign country.A demonstration in which, beating the resignations and the false fatalism,  has been affirmed the fight as an essential and decisive factor in the defeat of right policies and the building of a Portugal with future.

http://takethesquare.net/2012/02/12/more-than-300000-people-today-in-lis...


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Next steps after the Rome forum

Over February 10-12 European Alternatives organised an important three-day transnational forum in the Teatro Valle in Rome with over forty organisations from eight European countries. Here is our plan for follow-up.

European leaders seem unable to imagine social and economic alternatives to the European crisis, and merely insist on austerity measures and cuts to social spending, driving Europe further into recession.

We belive it is now time for European citizens to take coordinated action, and show that an alternative way out of the crisis - one based on participation, solidarity, and democratic control over the economy and finace - is possible. For this reason over February 10-12 European Alternatives organised an important three-day transnational forum in the Teatro Valle in Rome with the participation of over forty organisations from eight European countries (information on the forum).

The Rome forum follows another important transnational meeting organised by European Alternatives in the European Parliament on November 30, which paved the way to the Rome meeting (information here).

We are now working on a clear follow-up to make sure a transnational political process is started over the coming months. Here are the main points of conclusion:

http://www.euroalter.com/2012/next-steps-after-the-rome-forum/


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Movements are planning European mass protests against policies of pauperization

The 400 participants of the Action Conference from February 24th to 26th in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany, have decided to call for days of protest from May 17th to 19th against the crisis dictatorship of the European Union. We resist the disaster that is applied to Greece and other countries, against the impoverishment and denial of rights of millions of people and the practical abolition of democratic procedures resulting from the decisions of the Troika consisting of ECB, EU and IMF.

The days of protest in Frankfurt directly succeed to the International Action Day on May 12th and the anniversary of the first assembly in Madrid on May 15th. We are therefore sending a visible sign of solidarity to those people in Europe who have been and are resisting against the debtocracy of the Troika and the attacks on their livelihood and their future. Simultaneously, protests are being organised in the US against the G8 Summit in Chicago.

The choice of Frankfurt for the protests results from the role that the city has as headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) and of powerful German and international banks and corporations.

On May 17, we will occupy parks and main squares of the city to create spaces for discussion and exchange. On May 18, we will block the running business of banks in Frankfurt and turn our anger about the Troika's policies into action. We will gather for a large demonstration on May 19 and visualise the broad base of the protests. From many countries and regions of the world people will travel to Frankfurt and participate in the days of protest.

The success of the protests requires a mobilisation that is actively supported by as many as possible: the Occupy movement, the initiatives of unemployed and the crisis alliances, trade unionists, Attac, the environmental and peace movement, migrants', youth and students' organisations, anti-racist, anti-fascist and left groups, activists of various local struggles and the Left Party.

The period of mobilisation includes the European action day on March 31st and international Mayday, as well as collective bargaining struggles in Germany that have our solidarity.

http://www.european-resistance.org/en/ak/resolution


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International solidarity against the Crisis-headquarters of the Troika forces

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We would like to discuss the following ideas for actions:
After the demonstration at the EZB construction site on March 31, in the frame of the European day of action, May 1 will be a common day of protests, in solidarity with the trade-union members.
Also taking place on March 31 there will be a preparatory meeting in Milan, in order to intensify the international coordination of the next global action days from May 12-15, 2012. These global action days will also take place throughout all of Germany. With the wind of the global protests against our backs, a multitude of actions will take place in Frankfurt and worldwide. Let’s block the financial sector of Frankfurt, like the Occupistas did in the Oakland harbor. The goal will be to focus our numbers on resolute actions, in order to create an unmissable sign of solidarity. Together, determined, in solidarity, we will be successful! Let’s then benefit from the momentum we gather in May and continue to strike against the banks as well as the German government!

The specific date of the blockade in Frankfurt (sometime between May 12-31) will be determined at the Action Conference. After the blockade, the protests will hopefully become a permanent fixture in Frankfurt through the rest of the summer. The Action Conference will begin on Friday, February 24 at 19.30 with an evening event, and will end on Sunday at 13.00 with a common plenary session.

With the help of workshops, plenary sessions, working groups, talkshows, and mumble-conferences, we will come to an understanding, and begin to plan and organize ourselves. Let’s do it! Let’s discuss, argue, think outside the box, and devise something new. Finally, let’s follow through on our words, with action!
The European Action Conference will be held in the University buildings of Frankfurt-Bockenheim.


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 statement on the German Finance Minister

How can Schäuble lecture us on Europe while, behind the pro-European rhetoric, austerity is really tearing the continent and its people ever further apart?

Collettivo Prezzemolo

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dpWhy5_fHFY#!


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General Strike – Report from Lisbon

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Yesterday was a strange day. the general strike was called by the unions (the CGTP) to protest against the austerity measures. they organized lots of gatherings and marches all over the country. many workers went on strike, although not as many were in the streets. In Lisbon there were three marches, organized by the unions and social movements, and as a result the city was completely paralyzed for all the day. probably social movements and unions need to be more united, but as you know is a long process and we are doing our best :) In Porto the protestors “welcomed” the prime minister on his visit to the university chanting “IMF out of Portugal” and he had to run inside the university. One protestor was arrested by police in plainclothes, accused of “throwing carrots”....
http://takethesquare.net/2012/03/23/general-strike-report-from-lisbon/

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…umsGanze!-TV goes M31

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EUROPE: M31-member …umsGanze! has released their Clip for March 31st. It’s entirely in English, and might be useful in other countries, too. M31 – The Movie will be re-released in English this Sunday.

http://march31.net/2012/asides/umsganze-tv-goes-m31/


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Resisting Financial Dictatorship – Reclaiming Democracy and Social Rights ! Political declaration & coordinated actions – JSC 2012

With some thirty organizations (unions and social movements, national or European – see “Who are we?” ), we organised on March 29 & 30, 2012, besides the EU Summit our own spring conference, in order to voice the political and social agenda of the European peoples.

Where we come from
1. Last year, the JSC fixed its diagnosis of the crisis. It highlighted the systemic nature of it: financial, economic, social, ecological and political. This crisis shows the failure of a development model and of two decades of neoliberalism. The JSC also denounced the neoliberal character of the response of the governments. European demonstrations (like that of 29/09/2010) could not until now reverse the balance of force. So they must continue. This is not our crisis, and we don’t have to pay for it.

Our diagnosis today
2. Last year we experienced an acceleration of the crisis in Europe. European summits are multiplying, but utterly fail to achieve their stated objectives, namely to “restore confidence in financial markets” and resolve the crisis in the Euro area. A second banking crisis is looming in Europe; austerity policies jointly conducted in all countries are about to provoke a comprehensive recession, and in Greece and other countries, even in a depression. Public debt, unemployment, poverty and inequalities are increasing at an alarming rate.
3. The lesson derived by the European leaders, is not that austerity policies are socially destructive and economically suicidal but that austerity policies do not go far enough. Over the past year, European leaders are working on the project of “economic governance” and are showing an unprecedented institutional activism. Adding successive layers, European leaders plan to make austerity stronger and more irrevocable. After the discrete adoption of the “Six Pack”, introducing the reversed majority vote, the “golden rule” fiscal principle, part of the “Two Pack”, is being adopted in the greatest silence . Two hazardous treaties, related to one another are being ratified (the Treaty on the European Stability Mechanism and the Fiscal Pact). This hardens the fiscal rules and procedures adopted or to be adopted and makes them even more stringent.
According to Mrs Merkel, “the purpose of the Fiscal Pact is to insert a permanent debt brake in the national legislations. These brakes will have an eternal validity and binding! “. The President of the Commission President, J.M. Barroso, speaks of a “silent revolution”....

..more at:

http://takethesquare.net/2012/04/04/resisting-financial-dictatorship-rec...

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What to do ? Our alternatives
8. The JSC requires to stop austerity policies – at the contrary, social rights and public services must be enhanced as a development model – and to follow a different approach to the debt issue. The adoption of austerity policies in times of great economic crisis is the worst political choice. It causes enormous social suffering without making any response to the economic problems that caused the crisis.
9. We believe that the very principle of debt repayment must be questioned. In any case, it cannot take precedence over state sovereignty, the well-being, and the preservation of the environment… as is currently the case in countries subject to the dictates of the Troika and the IMF. We call in all European countries an audit of public debt under citizen’s control to assess the part of the debt which is illegitimate and whose load and reimbursement should not be supported by the citizens. In the most indebted European countries, we demand to first stop the hemorrage of debt service, with possible suspension of payments or other solutions in the interest of the peoples.
10. The debt question poses in an acute way the question of tax justice. We demand : a concerted European tax strategy in favor of the citizens : increasing corporate taxes and tax on higher income; a tax on wealth; a taxation of all financial transactions to raise revenue and curb speculation; a coordinated fight against fraud, tax evasion and corruption.....


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