The outcome of the ongoing battle against austerity will define the future not only of the Greeks but also the future of the European people who struggle for more democracy and equality. During the previous governments, Greece used to be a guinea pig but now is a positive example which some forces want to smash.
Therefore, there is a need for building a militant European social and political front against the pressure of the EU institutions, leading to the suffocation of the Greek society, and to the restart of the austerity programmes implemented already for 4 years by the previous governments with catastrophic results. The Greek people, by their mandate of the 25th of January, condemned the austerity policies, as well as the anti-labour laws and the privatization programmes. The policies supported by SYRIZA have adopted the demands of the trade union and social movements of Europe for the last 10 years, and now we need the support of these movements in order to repel these pressures and to proceed with the progressive programme of social justice. The European Establishment needs to punish the counter-paradigm of social justice and democracy defended by the representatives of Greek people, because they’re afraid of it: Do not let them do it!
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.