All together in Nice!
Another Europe for another world!
The European Union (EU) summits of Biarritz and, in particular, Nice are
important on two levels. Above all, these summits concern EU key
programmes : the Charter of Fundamental Rights and institutional reforms
that prefigure EU enlargement of eastern European countries. On these
points alone, mass mobilisation is called for. The charter is a backward
step compared to existing international treaties such as the Universal
Declaration of the Rights of Man drafted over half a century ago in
As for the institutional reforms and the opening up of the EU to eastern
European countries, this means a real threat of Europe being transformed
into a free-exchange zone - a paradise for liberal capitalism!
However, these EU key plans take on greater significance when seen as
of the overall struggle against global liberalism. Europe, is above all
first stage on the path to globalisation. So, are we suppose to accept
precarity, flexibility and the disappearance of the idea of public
in the name of international competition!
In view of what is at stake, mass mobilisation for Biarritz and Nice is
clearly paramount. It's now a question of numbers and of building up the
strongest opposition possible, but this also means bringing together and
federating mobilisation of groups in Europe who are not use to
together. The entire European trade union movement will be in Nice. Also
present will be other networks like ATTAC or coalitions for the
Cancellation of Third World Debts who mobilised for Prague on 26
The European Marches can serve as a link between these different
mobilisations, as seen in Seattle or in Washington, where trade unions
social movements were present, at a time when the young who are
remobilising throughout the world.
All together in Nice from 6 December 2000. In the evening, we will
for the »1st occupation« of Nice when at 7h in the morning, the European
heads of states and governments meet. We will join in initiatives such
debats and mobilisations. All together, we demand another Europe for
another world! french original
THE EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY OF THE UNEMPLOYED AND PRECAIRE WORKERS IN THE
2/3/4 DECEMBER 2000 PARIS
The European Marches invites representatives
unemployed movements and precaire workers from all over Europe to come
together in an ordinary assembly. more
For the first half of the year 2000, the EU
Presidency was in Portugal. A »Social Summit« took
place in Lisbon on the 23-24th of March. Therefore,
we decided at the European Coordination meeting on
the 29th of January upon a charter of European basic rights.
We also launched an appeal »Nice 2000« for this years
actions. We also took part in the actions in Lisbon.