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23 July, 2013

Invitation to Reclaim the Power – 16-20 August – West Burton

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Dear Friends,

We are writing to invite you to Reclaim The Power,  a direct action camp being held near West Burton in Nottinghamshire from Fri 16 – Tues 20 August.

It’s a step towards something very exciting; a coalition of non-violent direct action groups from across the spectrum of environmental, economic and  social justice campaigns. Occupy has been involved in its planning, alongside members of UKUncut, Disabled People Against the Cuts, Fuel Poverty Action, Pensioners Action Groups, Climate Camp, Frack Off and Black Activists Against The Cuts.

 

Camp life

We  are striving to create a beautiful space that will be empowering to  all who want to seek solutions and take action on the social, economic, and climate crises.  All should feel able to participate regardless of age, disability, or previous activist experience. Once there, it will  be up to everyone who attends to get stuck in and help sustain the camp; you don’t need to bring any skills, just bring your energy and  enthusiasm!

The camp will be organised into four villages; these will be  mini-communities where you can pitch your tents, eat, and socialise.  Villages will hold daily morning meetings where important information  will be shared and any necessary decisions taken. All camp meetings will  run through an open, inclusive, and participatory process known as consensus decision making; this seeks to ensure all voices are heard and everyone is happy with meeting outcomes.

Things to bring: tent, sleeping bag, warm clothes, toothbrush/paste, loo roll, sunblock, waterproofs, a torch, and a desire to change the world.

Things not to bring: food (no need), dogs (except from support  dogs which are more than welcome), knives (unwise), and belief that  nothing can change.

22 July, 2013

Keep moving / Let’s meet in #Frankfurt! Invitation to #Blockupy’s European Action Conference

Invitation in English as pdf (38,9 kB)
Invitation in German as pdf (97,5 kB)

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October 25th to 27th in Frankfurt/M.
Against the European austerity regime, against the rule of the EU-Troika, for the Europeanisation of our resistance and for real democracy: Blockupy 2013 – they were intense and powerful days of collective action and resistance. Our many disobedient actions highlighted the ways in which the politics of crisis and impoverishment affect our lives and the lives of millions of people around the world.

14 July, 2013

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE Occupy Wall Street (Inter) National Gathering: decolonize the 99%

AUGUST 21-25
KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN

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Who/What

Occupy Wall Street (Inter) National Gathering: decolonize the 99%
Attendance encouraged by all Occupiers and interested parties. From August 21 to 25, 2013, Occupy Kalamazoo will be hosting the second annual Occupy National Gathering, building on last summer’s historic Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, PA. This first gathering culminated in a visioning session based on the question “what does a democratic future look like to you?” on July 4, 2012.  This year, there is a focus on bringing together the Occupy movement with people of color, indigenous peoples, and those too often marginalized, even within the movement.  Even our name is controversial—Occupying Wall Street is one tactic,  but we recognize that America was occupied by colonizers and the struggle for liberation from colonization continues.  We believe that it is time to figure out how to work together against “the 1%”—those unreconstructed corporatists who refuse to acknowledge the harm that has been done to the Earth and her residents, and that is ongoing. To that end, we came to consensus on a new name for our event:  the Occupy Wall Street (Inter) National Gathering: Decolonize the  99%.  This name recognizes our roots with Occupy Wall Street as well as acknowledges the injustice the United States’ forbears brought to this continent and our solidarity with decolonization.

25 June, 2013

Transnational Online Forum to Evaluate the Re-resurgence of the Grassroots [EN-TR-FR-ES-PT-IT-AR]

DATE: 27th June Thursday / Perşembe / 5a feira / Jueves /  Jeudi

Find this text in 1) ENGLISH 2) TURKÇE 3) PORTUGUÊS 4) ESPAÑOL 5) FRANÇAIS 6) ITALIANO 7) ARABIC

TIME: 

UTC (GMT) 18:00 / London: 19:00 / Madrid: 20:00 / Istanbul: 21:00 /Rio de Janeiro: 15:00 / New York: 14:00

WHERE? Mumble server: occupytalk.org

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[ENG]

This call is to build together an internationall assembly on Mumble (chat/voice program) with the comrades from Spain, Germany, London, US, Brasil, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Tunısia, Quebec and all other places we could reach, where people fıght for their dignity themselves.

The naked truth is that the peoples were already on the streets and squares yet they are once back in masses…

Things are still hot and many things (re-)emerging, in Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Bulgaria, Brasil, Greece, Germany, London, US,….. and there are lots of things and information we need to engage with.

Therefore with this call we invite you for an transnational online assembly to exchange and update each other on Global May mobilisations and the new uprısıngs coming in its

aftermath.

We would also like to reflect on where we are heading: 15O, 5November, 19O, …

31 May, 2013

Call Out Declaration for the #G20 in St. Petersburg

Post Globalization Initiative

The crisis of the neoliberal economic order that began late in 2007 has not been overcome in the years since. It has taken on the form of a shifting catastrophe migrating from one part of the world to another. Controlling the movement of capital, and imposing an economic quarantine in the form of protectionist policies, are the minimal steps needed to struggle against this epidemic. But putting these measures into practice is blocked by the neoliberal ideology, hegemonic on a global level, and by the demands of international institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the G-20.

13 May, 2013

Call to Participate in #Blockupy 2013 in #Frankfurt May 30th to June 1st, struggles against the #Troika

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From the crisis’ edges to the power’s core

International Call to Participate in Blockupy 2013 in Frankfurt May 30th to June 1st and other struggles against the Troika

Everywhere we resist and revolt against the crisis and its governance, we put strength in living struggles and conflicts, and on these pillars we build and weave a new Europe that is born from grassroots.

The Europe we live in, far from the noble thoughts that might have inspired it once upon a time, has been built by a top-down process, driven by pacts and agreements among governments. This has taken place within the framework of neo-liberal ideology, under strong pressure to please financial markets and companies. The result is the concentration of power in the hands of a few institutions, themselves the direct expression of governments which claim to be ‘ours’.

30 April, 2013

#London – Global Skills Exchange June 8-9

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND PARTICIPANTS – 8-9 June, London

From the uprising in northern Africa to the assemblies in Spain, followed by the spreading of Occupy, new social movements have sprung up all over the world. Our structures, ways of organising and tactics are still in their embryonic form: working through experimentations and learning from the inevitable difficulties. To progress and strengthen these processes, it is important that we come together to reflect on them and build visions.

Therefore, we invite you to participate in GlobalSkillsXChange in London this June.

Workshops will take place on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June, followed by a week of actions and events for democracy, against G8*. We will share tools, skills and experience to take back to our local struggles, while defining common projects/actions/campaigns for global collaboration – moving away from capitalism and fake democracy towards fair, sustainable futures.

The event will focus on 4 axes:

  • Real democracy, assemblies and horizontal organising
  • Economical, social and political alternatives
  • Strategies of resistance and action
  • Online platforms/resources/tools
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11 March, 2013

#18M Call to gathering all over spanish embassies asking for immediate approval of the ILP bill -Affected by Mortgage- @PAH_BCN

PAH

 

Hello all from the PAH Barcelona,

As many of you might already know, during the next month and a half the
People’s Legislative Initiative (ILP) advanced by the PAH, (Spain’s
Mortgage Holders Platform) will be discussed in the Spanish Congress and
Senate house. This ILP is a law proposal backed by a million and a half
people who signed in approval of what the PAH is asking for: dacion en pago
-meaning cancellation of any outstanding mortgage debt upon handover of
property (with retroactive effect), an immediate increase in social housing
(using existing and unoccupied properties currently held by banks) and a
halt to evictions.

The Popular Party, which holds a majority in congress has already advanced
that they will not accept the PAH’s proposed text. For this reason, the PAH
in Barcelona and all across the Spanish state, are organizing a number of
tactics, both as direct actions and as online campaigns. The idea is to
increase social pressure and show the government that the majority of the
population (over 88%) support the PAH’s legislative initiative.

In conversation with DAL Paris, we’ve been thinking of organizing a joint
international demonstration. We wanted to invite all social movements we’ve
closely worked with over the past years to partake in it. The objective is
to show the Spanish government and the public at large that the PAH’s
petitions are also widely supported abroad. We are thus writing to invite
you all to join this international action.

The proposed collective support will take place on *March 18th* and it
would be a demonstration in front of as many Spanish embassies as possible,
asking for immediate approval of the PAH’s legislative proposal. These are
crucial dates to put pressure on the Spanish government, right before they
must take a vote on the future of Spain’s housing law.

We would love to have as much support as possible from the social movements
we’ve closely worked with, thus we are contacting you in the hope you will
be able to participate. It is important for us to show the Spanish
government that we have a large support for our demands not only locally
but internationally as well. We hope we can count on you!

Let’s keep in touch,

Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH)

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9 February, 2013

Llamamiento a la movilización europea el 13 de Marzo / Call to European mobilization on March 13th #EuropeanSpring

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POR UNA PRIMAVERA EUROPEA

Nuestra Democracia contra su austeridad! – Llamada a la acción contra la Cumbre de Primavera de la UE.

“Por una primavera europea” es un llamado a acciones, huelgas y manifestaciones en toda Europa el 13 de marzo, y también una manifestación paneuropea y acciones creativas en la ciudad de Bruselas el 14 de marzo. Está dirigido a la Cumbre de Primavera de la UE, donde los líderes de todo el continente se reunirán los días 14 y 15 para fortalecer la respuesta del Consejo Europeo a la crisis.

La respuesta hasta la fecha de las élites económicas y políticas en la Unión Europea asciende a un ataque masivo contra el bienestar, los derechos sociales y la democracia. Esto ha conseguido socavar la democracia, que se refleja en las políticas de la UE, incluida la imposición de la austeridad, las demandas de profundos recortes en el gasto social, los intentos de debilitar las leyes laborales y la desarticulación de los derechos laborales duramente ganados tiempo atrás.

Este proceder es peligroso profundamente injusto y debe ser revertido. Mientras estas políticas han sido diseñadas para rescatar a los grandes bancos y las grandes empresas, nosotros, la gran mayoría, estamos obligados a pagar por los excesos de los privilegiados.

En toda Europa las luchas y huelgas se están produciendo en contra de estas políticas injustas. Estas luchas son nuestras luchas, y rechazamos los intentos violentos de los Estados europeos para suprimirlas. Ahora es el momento para solidarizarnos entre los países y sectores, para ser la fuerza de una verdadera democracia y justicia social. Estamos tratando de construir una sociedad donde las soluciones, muy diferentes a las defendidas por las élites e impuesta por la UE, puedan ser propuestas y discutidas por todo el mundo.

Hacemos un llamamiento para llevar a cabo acciones, huelgas y manifestaciones el 13 de marzo en toda Europa como parte de una semana de resistencia europea, con una movilización masiva el día 14 en Bruselas, dirigida a la Cumbre de Primavera de la UE. Vamos a mostrarle a aquellos en el poder que nuestro movimiento creciente, tarde o temprano, será lo suficientemente fuerte como para cambiar el rumbo de Europa en beneficio de todos.

- Supresión de todos los tratados de la UE sobre austeridad y legislación!

- Por una transición ecológica!

- Desarticulación de los mercados financieros!

- Deuda: No debemos, no pagamos!

- Expulsen a la Troika, no a la gente!

Participantes: personas de (no todos figuran porque no se registró todo el mundo) CCOO, Comité Action Europe, CEO, CATALUYN, TNI, ATTAC-SPAIN, ATTAC-Germany, ATTAC-Wallonie/Brussels, Citizens Assemblies Spain, Blockupy Frankfurt, Die Linke/GUE-NGL, Peoples movement Denmark, SUF Denmark, the Greens Finland, Firenze 10+10, Rosalux Brussels, colectivo con base en Bruselas por la justicia ambiental y más (alrededor de 35 pers.)

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22 December, 2012

Open call to join forces for a massive European day of action and mobilisation During the EU Spring Summit in March 2013

Following the call for action launched at Firenze 10+10 to mobilize for an European a day of action around the Spring European Council Summit; social organizations, social movements, trade unions and citizens gathered in Brussels the 15th of December.

We had a constructive meeting in Brussels, we welcomed the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) call for a Day of Action around the Spring European Council Summit the 13th or 14th of March, but since neither the format, the alliance building, the concrete date was clear, we had to postpone several concrete decisions.

However the following was decided:

·         The day(s) of action will take place 13th and or 14th of March 2013, depending on the date of the ETUC demo.

·         The day of action will either consist of

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