giovedì , 11 Agosto 2022

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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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International press release: Time to act is now! / Activists from many countries will protest against ECB in Frankfurt

Just few days left to the inauguration of the new building of the ECB. Great participation is expected from all over Europe: social movements, activists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, trade-unions and parties will come to Frankfurt to say no to austerity and contest the authority of ECB and the other EU institutions. A new phase of European politics is …

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Blockupy 2015 #18zerothree: action consensus

→ Italian Our goal in the morning of March 18, 2015 is an effective blockade of the ECB, its daily work and the opening ceremony. Therefore, we will, together with many activists from networks, organizations and groups from all over Europe, go as close as possible to the ECB. Following the blockade, single organizations of the coalition will carry out …

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Follow the strikers: against austerity, let’s strike the ECB

→ Italian Call to 18 and 19 March in Frankfurt By now the time of the technical government of the crisis, the time of austerity as a «mandatory choice», ended. Now more than ever it’s clear that the policies imposed by the Troika under the label of unavoidable necessities depend on the deliberate political choice to transform Europe in a …

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