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Declaration of the Euromarches against poverty, precariousness and exclusion

The citizens of the Netherlands have clearly expressed that they do not want a neoliberal European constitution, source of unemployment and misery. The rejection of the constitution gives hope to unemployed, precarious workers and all other people living in poverty, that the no to the neo-liberal constitution in France and the Netherlands will be a turning point in history which leads to a radical reorientation of the European politics. A reorientation which gives priority to real social and human rights of every inhabitant of Europe. These social rights are not guaranteed in this Constitution. The Lissabon proces and the rejected Constitution favour on the labour market and in the companies where people work precariousness, flexibility and an uncertain live in a society where everybody has to compete with everybody. He or she who has no value for the market is thrown into misery.

We hope that this turning point in history will lead to a society where solidarity and not competition and concurrence have the priority, and to a real sharing of the riches produced, so that everywoman and everyman can get a salary or at least an income that will simply permit them to lead a decentlive.

Allready for almost ten years, the Euromarches criss-cross Europe in order to denounce the wrong-doings of a Europe constructed against the wishes of the people, which compose it, by the (neo)liberals of left and right. Our shouts of anger have met with nothing but disdain.

The Euromarches rejoice about this result: it will reinforce the efforts of those women and men, notably in the European Social Forums, who work for the emergence of a European social movement capable of unifying, both East and West, the struggles of the workers, the unemployed, and the precarious workers for another Europe and for another world.


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Piet van der Lende 020-6834423 06-20367458 01-06-2005