Archive for ‘Occupy’

7 August, 2013

Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey

By Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh

This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen.

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.

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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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, …

16 May, 2013

Aniversary present: Documentary about 15M movement in Barcelona

SPANISH / CASTELLANO  El despertar de las plazas. Un año de 15M
Este documental trata sobre la protesta del movimiento 15M en Barcelona. Lo hemos subtitulado a varias lenguas (entre ellas el castellano) para intercambiar las experiencias de lucha contra la dictadura del capitalcon otros movimientos y países. Compártelo con amigos, activistas y organizaciones.

ENGLISH The awakening of the squares. A year of 15M movement
This documentary is about the 15M movement protest in Barcelona. We have subtitled it into several languages ​​(including English) to exchange the struggle experiences against the dictatorship of the capitalwith other movements and countries. Share it with friends, activists and organizations.
14 May, 2013

#StopG8, week of action in #London, 10th – 14th June. Get involved!

StopG8 is organising a week of action, including workshops, gigs and
cultural events in June. There is also a major day of action on Tuesday 11
June in the West End, the ‘J11 – Carnival against Capitalism’. There’s
lots to do and we need more people to get involved.

This is the time to come and take on jobs. The final national gathering
will be in London on 25th and 26th May (venue tba, see network23.org/stopg8/).

We need: artists, rabble rousers, musicians, fly-posters, fundraisers,
trouble makers, social media geeks, promoters, kitchen crew, people to
hold down a convergence space, and more.

13 May, 2013

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

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Dieser Post ist auch verfügbar auf: German

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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16 April, 2013

#MayDay Toronto 2013

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16 March, 2013

Lastest information on #OccupyTroika action at DG ECFIN and arrests

More than 30 activists from across Europe have been arrested in the Belgian capital after an occupation of the headquarters of Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN). Rehn is known as an ardent champion of austerity across Europe, undermining democracy.
The occupation was part of two days of action across Europe organised by For a European Spring against austerity, to coincide with the EU Spring Summit in Brussels on the 14th and 15th March.
Pascoe Sabido, a coordinating member of For a European Spring, said “We did exactly what the police asked of us, and all 150 of us agreed to leave the building as they promised nothing would happen. Instead, we were kettled and treated like criminals. It’s the Troika the police should be arresting, not us.”
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