This May, the transnational “Blockupy” will occupy the financial
district of Franfurt, blockade the European Central Bank and hold a
mass demonstration against the dismantling of democracy across Europe
and financial dictatorship. We call for international solidarity and
Information is available on the official campaign site
http://european-resistance.org (multilingual) as well as the
international mobilization site
http://17to19m.blogsport.eu/ (English). Mobilization will take place
including special efforts in Greece and Italy. We are currently working on a transnational call for action (to follow). Please spread the word
and let us know if
you can help with mobilization.
Blockupy Frankfurt, international mobilization working group
The 400 participants of the Action Conference from February 24th to
26th in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany, have decided to call for days of
protest from May 17th to 19th against the crisis dictatorship of the
European Union. We resist the disaster that is applied to Greece and
other countries, against the impoverishment and denial of rights of
millions of people and the practical abolition of democratic
procedures resulting from the decisions of the Troika consisting of
ECB, EU and IMF.
The days of protest in Frankfurt directly succeed to the International
Action Day on May 12th and the anniversary of the first assembly in
Madrid on May 15th. We are therefore sending a visible sign of
solidarity to those people in Europe who have been and are resisting
against the debtocracy of the Troika and the attacks on their
livelihood and their future. Simultaneously, protests are being
organised in the US against the G8 Summit in Chicago.
The choice of Frankfurt for the protests results from the role that
the city has as headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) and of
powerful German and international banks and corporations.
On May 17, we will occupy parks and main squares of the city to create
spaces for discussion and exchange. On May 18, we will block the
running business of banks in Frankfurt and turn our anger about the
Troika’s policies into action. We will gather for a large
demonstration on May 19 and visualise the broad base of the protests.
From many countries and regions of the world people will travel to
Frankfurt and participate in the days of protest.
The success of the protests requires a mobilisation that is actively
supported by as many as possible: the Occupy movement, the initiatives
of unemployed and the crisis alliances, trade unionists, Attac, the
environmental and peace movement, migrants’, youth and students’
organisations, anti-racist, anti-fascist and left groups, activists of
various local struggles and the Left Party.
The period of mobilisation includes the European action day on March
31st and international Mayday, as well as collective bargaining
struggles in Germany that have our solidarity.