Call for Action: Blockupy Frankfurt!
Resistance in the Heart of the European Crisis Regime May 31 and June 1, 2013
Once again Blockupy calls for European days of protest in Frankfurt am Main against the crisis regime of the European Union. On May 31st and June 1st 2013, we want to take the resistance against the poverty policy of the German government and the Troika – consisting of ECB, EU-Commission and IMF – into one of the centers of European crisis management: to the residence of the European Central Bank (ECB) and of many German banks and corporations – the profiteers of these policies.
April 27th, 2013:
The European Spring 2013 – A New Beginning?
27 March 2013
Sol Trumbo Vila
The European Spring’s Days of Action, that targeted the EU Summit and its austerity agenda, provides important lessons on how to develop alliances between trade unions, grassroots movements and civil society organisations.
This article analyses these initial experiences as a contribution towards building more successful actions that aim to construct a pan-European social movement.
For a European Spring was launched as a call for action on March 13-14, 2013 supported by 73 organizations from 13 European countries. This has been the first significant effort since the crisis erupted in 2008 to build a pan-European movement focused on the European Union (EU) institutions and their role in intensifying the economic, political and social crisis throughout Europe.
Read more: http://www.tni.org/article/european-spring-2013-new-beginning
The European Spring, although very initially, has demonstrated that the EU neoliberal narratives and policies can be effectively questioned and that a common pan European resistance is possible. However advancing this resistance will require new forms of cross border political action which will be strengthened in the process towards the Blockupy (European Central Bank) in Frankfurt (May 31-June 1) and the Alter Summit in Athens (June 7-9).