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Freedom not borders! Unconditional European residence permit for all migrants!

→ Italiano Saturday, the 13th of June, will be a day of mobilization of migrants in Italy and in Germany, with demonstrations in Bologna, Bari, Brescia and Frankfurt. Migrants, together with precarious and industry workers, will say laud and clear that they are not going to be the ones who pay the most violent backlashes of the crisis. While migration …

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Transnational Europe. Precarity and workers’ organization in Poland

→ Italian We publish an interview with Magda from Inicjatywa Pracownicza (Workers’ Initiative), a Polish trade union which took part in the demonstration My Prekariat on the 23rd of May. Magda tells us also about the situation in Amazon warehouses in Poland, where since a few months the workers started to organise and discuss among themselves and together with their German …

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Türkiye Metal İşçileri Yoksulluğa ve Sendika’ya karşı direniyor

NURAN GÜLENÇ → Italiano Türkiye’nin lokomotif sektörlerinden biri olan metal sektöründe, dünya devi otomotiv şirketlerinde çalışan işçilerin başını çektiği bir eylem başladı. Renault fabrikasında başlayan isyan kısa sürede hızla diğer otomotiv üreticisi fabrikalara yayıldı. İşçilerin iki önemli talepleri vardı. Bunlar ücretlerin iyileştirilmesi ve örgütlü oldukları Türk Metal Sendikası’nın işyerlerinde varlığına son verilmesi ve yerine seçecekleri işçi temsilcilerinin tanınmasıydı. Bu eylem …

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SYRIZA (and Podemos): «populist inclusion» or interruption of representation?

by AKIS GAVRIILIDIS → Italiano When it comes to describe and explain what SYRIZA stands for, in the discourse of mainstream media, analysts and politicians in the rest of Europe (occasionally in Greece as well), the term «populist» comes handy and figures prominently. The same epithet is also attached to Spain’s Podemos. This description is of course a clear example …

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Taking a new step! report on the meeting of Blockupy international coordinating group

…evaluating #18M and the European Blockupy process, building perspectives. May 9th 2015 in Berlin Summary of decisions – Blockupy international goes on, continuing and developing its collaborating structures. – The next coordination meeting will be on the 4th of July in Padua, Italy. Save the date! More info will follow soon. – Blockupy supports the “Solidarity with Greece” week of …

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One step beyond. Blockupy from blockades to the transnational strike

→ Italiano → German (thanks Interventionistische Linke Bielefeld for translation) From Frankfurt to Berlin, from the blockade against the ECB to the construction of the first transnational strike, Blockupy goes on. Now the point is to consolidate a political space of discussion, in order to realize processes of organization that make possible a long-lasting massive participation, instead of short-living discontinuities. Blockupy was …

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Matters of perspective. A political stance towards Expo, Mayday and surroundings

→ Italian → German (thanks Interventionistische Linke Bielefeld for translation) The first of May has passed, leaving behind something more than burnt cars, broken windows and black clothes abandoned in the streets. Beyond the triumphal Expo opening, the 1st of May leaves us with the three-dimensional image of a movement that, in spite of its capacity of mobilizing 30.000 people for the …

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700 deaths for freedom in the Sicilian channel

by COORDINAMENTO MIGRANTI → Italian Seeing the massacre in the Sicilian Channel we migrants, on the front lines of the daily struggle against the government of mobility and movement, declare that in the war of borders we side with the women and men who seek freedom. Whatever the reason: escaping war, dictatorial regimes, persecution or simply the desire to change life. …

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The Blockupy of tomorrow, to put an end to sadness

→ Italian In the weeks before the 18th of March, the big event that was supposed to inaugurate the new ECB headquarter was increasingly reshaped. The great party that originally should have been became a modest happy hour and, finally, a coffee-to-go, made possible by a huge deployment of policemen. When we reached the blocks of demonstrators coming from every …

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Rome, Athens and Frankfurt. The insubordination of a continent

→ Italian Rome, Athens and Frankfurt are for us parts of the same problem. The three processes that intertwine them are seemingly of different intensity and range, yet the intersections are evident. The terms of the problem are clear. The solution is hard, despite real elements of a counter-hegemony in Europe have eventually showed up. Rome hosted the second Strike …

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