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For a European Spring’ is a call for actions, strikes and demonstrations all over Europe on the 13th of March


For a European Spring

For a European Spring' is a call for actions, strikes and demonstrations all over Europe on the 13th of March

Our Democracy against their austerity!
A call for action against the EU Spring Summit

‘For a European Spring’ is a call for actions, strikes and demonstrations all over Europe on the 13th of March, and for a pan-European demonstration and creative actions in the city of Brussels on the 14th of March. It is targeted at the EU Spring Summit, where leaders from across the continent will assemble on the 14th and 15 to strengthen the European Council’s response to the crisis.

The response to date from economic and political elites in the European Union amounts to a massive attack on welfare, social rights and democracy. This has been achieved by undermining democracy, reflected in EU policies including the imposition of austerity, demands for deep cuts in social spending, attempts to weaken labour laws and the roll back of hard earned labour rights.

This course of action is dangerous, profoundly unjust, and must be reversed. While these policies are designed to rescue big banks and big business, we, the vast majority, are made to pay for the excesses of the privileged.

All over Europe struggles and strikes are happening against these unjust policies. These struggles are our struggles, and we reject the violent attempts of European states to suppress them. Now is the time for solidarity across borders and sectors, to be the force to create real democracy and social justice. We are seeking to build a society where solutions, very different to those defended by the elites and imposed by the EU, can be proposed and discussed by everybody.

We call for actions, strikes and demonstrations on the 13th March across Europe as part of a week of European resistance, with a mass mobilisation on the 14th in Brussels targeting the EU Spring Summit. We will show those in power that our growing movement will, sooner or later, be strong enough to change the course of Europe in the interest of us all.

  • Abolish all EU-austerity treaties and legislation!
  • For an ecological Transition!
  • Disarm Financial Markets!
  • Debt: Don’t owe, don’t pay!
  • Fire the Troika, not the people!

via:
http://foraeuropeanspring.org/european-spring
ES: http://madrid.tomalaplaza.net/marzo2013/

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This is a message for all committees of communication of Occupy/Occupii


We are the 99%.

The current distribution of economic resources is such that only the scarce minority escapes from poverty or daily uncertainty. Future generations are condemned to receive a poisoned heritage due to the enrionmental risks undertaken for the very few who profiteer. We demand social justice, we will not stand down in the defense of our rights. Our representatives have the obligation to be guided by our needs; they have to listen to us. Let’s turn the streets into the biggest loudspeaker on earth on May 12th.  Because we are the 99%, because we are not goods controlled by politicians and bankers. Let’s take the streets on May 12th.

 

As part of the Wgroup of Facilitation of the international meetings for action planning in May 2012 and at the same time as a member of the Action Alternatives and Solutions WG, I would like to share 4 info points:

Our next general meeting related to this subject will be held on Saturday March 17th at 19:00 UTC on the DRY’s mumble  http://mumble.democraciarealya.es/index.php?lang=en
You can access the minutes of the last meeting that took place last night through this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13k_-m4W3aZ3qrDVSZm53jrZxBpSPGcX…
All proposals presented so far by the assemblies have been organized in an schematic way and are available here : http://titanpad.com/proposalfor12and15May
NOTE: This pad will become a cute graveyard of excellent proposals if we neglect our responsibility to study them in our assemblies, that is the job of each one (as I understand it, and sorry if this sounded rough).3) Within this pad there are six or seven simple proposals to carry out in the three ****star days***  of the month of May.
On our last meeting we agreed to spread them, it is understood that it is responsibility of each person to carry out the task. Therefore I am doing my part!
- Return to camp in the squares the 12M or 15M
- Flashmob: standing still (or sitting down)  quietly for about 3 mins. in squares or public places –  in shopping centers, areas of bars, arenas, football stadiums and others but without obstructing the traffic.
-In contrast: Blockades of Public transport means and roads as a measure of pressure, stopping normal traffic
-Alternative to the demonstration 12M Global:  reappropriation of public space
- Actions of civil disobedience: do not pay the meter, not paying at the supermarket,  for water, gas or light, which is compatible with civil disobedience actions in the internet.
- Send mass emails/tweets individually with a single short sentence to a global target
- “MEMORY Action” To produce a documentary or other summaries (pamphlets, posters, collage) Recalling the achievements so far attained by each assembly> region> countryThis list is not an imposition, but only suggestions. They are proposals that came out of assemblies and are now returning to them as queries to satisfy transparency and horizontality.
We hold regular WG meetings (details below) where we can answer questions and receive comments / contributions.
An example of how they are working in Madrid: http://actasmadrid.tomalaplaza.net/?p=3078
The work groups that discuss these proposals are:FACILITATION – mail: dinamization12m15m@gmail.com
Meetings on Wednesdays in the ”happy room” - serve roccupytalk.org http://occupytalk.org/article/how-connect-our-server
COMMUNICATION – mailing list & email:communication12M15M@lists.takethesquare.net
Communication # 12y15M 02/11/2012 minutes http://titanpad.com/4iKhcrJgOP
Meetings on Fridays at 20:30 on the serverocupytalk.org
ACTIONS ALTERNATIVES AND SOLUTIONS email: actaltmay12@gmail.com meetings every Sunday at 19:00 UTC, in Mumble (Server: occupytalk.org + Room: Round Table) Assembly Minutes 02/18/12 : http://piratepad.net/DCgEQgP6lA
facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/216573315106098/
Please bring/blast this information back to your assemblies and come back bringing an answer.
Any doubt especially related to using mumble and servers, direct them to:dinamization12m15m@gmail.com we’ll be glad to help.
Thank you!

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Joint mobilizations and European-level coordinated actions


15th of October:
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.

Movilizaciones conjuntas y actos coordinados a nivel europeo

15 de octubre: Apoyo explícito a la movilización por parte de la Red ATTAC Europa. Se tratará de un día de acción coordinada, en el que cada ATTAC nacional decidirá mediante qué actos concretos se moviliza. Tienen ya decidido movilizarse ATTAC Alemania, ATTAC Francia, ATTAC Bélgica (organizará acto también para recibir a la marcha de los Indignados a Bruselas), ATTAC Finlandia y ATTAC Portugal. Además, tendrá lugar un acto organizado por toda la red europea en Berlín conforme a lo decidido en nuestra última reunión en Grecia (tribunal contra la eurocrisis en Berlín con propuesta de alternativas a las políticas actuales). La Red ATTAC Europa otorga máxima prioridad a este acto, al del 1 de octubre y a la movilización contra el G20 (veáse abajo), que se utilizarán como hitos en el proceso de reforzar el trabajo conjunto para trabajar realmente a escala europea de forma mucho más estrecha y coordinada.

ATTAC es una organización internacional implicada en el movimiento antiglobalización. ATTAC se opone a la globalización neoliberal, y desarrolla alternativas sociales, ecológicas y democráticas para garantizar los derechos fundamentales de todos. Específicamente, lucha por la regulación de los mercados financieros, el cierre de los paraísos fiscales, la introducción de tasas globales a las transacciones financieras, los servicios públicos, la cancelación de la deuda de los países en desarrollo, el comercio justo, y la implementación de límites al comercio justo y la circulación de capitales.

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