International Blockupy Alliance
24th of November 2013
450 participants at international Blockupy Action conference in Frankfurt + + + Decentralized actiondays in May + + + transnationalization of the Alliance
The opening of the new building of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main will be in focus of the Blockupy protests next year. This was decided at the weekend in Frankfurt with more than 450 participants attending the international Blockupy Action Conference. “The ECB has announced a ‘big event ’ in the fall 2014 – this event will be us. We invite all those who oppose in Europe and beyond the impoverishment policy for the fall 2014 to Frankfurt. “This will not take place as an undisturbed opening ceremony!”, said Blockupy spokesman Christian Linden. Since the date of the opening ceremony has not been fixed yet, the Alliance plans to mobilize to “Day X” as it is also known from the Anti-Castor-movement in Germany.
“Our struggle for #democracy, #solidarity and #commons is also explicitly directed against a right-wing populist Euro-criticism.”, said spokesman Hanno Bruchmann. Continue reading →
The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Hellinikon (a suburb in the south of Athens) provides FREE medical assistance to the UNEMPLOYED and POOR people without SOCIAL SECURITY or with very little income.
The greatness of humanity, dignity, mutual aid and support is evidenced daily in the actions of ordinary citizens – in contrast to the official state which has gone deaf these last years of the memorandum and its austerity.
So many independent groups pop up all the time to answer some of the needs of those without shelter or means. Community clinics and pharmacies appear and multiply in an effort to fill the immense void created by the official state and an effort to support public health – which the state has neglected.
Three years ago, unemployed and uninsured citizens ceased to have a place in the National Public Health System. Accounting has taken over (income, expenses) without centring the whole thing on the human individual.
1. Social Protection: the development of a new international consensus, its advantages and its pitfalls
Looking at what the new proposals (ILO, CCE, WB) mean and can mean – examples from the practice of Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa.
In this workshop we will discuss the various proposals from ILO, European Commission, World Bank on ‘social protection’ and ‘resilience’. We will listen to various witnesses from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America and discuss the possible advantage and problems of the new agenda.