The CADTM Italy is born

by Chiara Filoni- Following the successful meeting between secular and Catholic entities in Genoa on July 15th of this year, |1| which also lead to the Charter of Genoa for the abolition of illegitimate debts, twenty Italian movements and progressives met on September 15th for CATDM Italy’s launch in the capital city of Rome. The function…

Workshops on citizen debt audits at the Madrid conference “For a Plan B for Europe”

By Jérémie Cravatte – On the second day of the Plan B conference in Madrid, the hundreds of participants spread themselves among the various proposed workshops. This report is about the two workshops on the debt issue, organized by PACD (Citizens’ Debt Audit Platform, Spain) and ICAN (International Citizens’ Debt Audit Network). The first workshop |1|…

Towards a Europe from below! Open assembly of networks and social movements in Brussels

Open assembly of networks and social movements in Brussels 26/27 September We, as Blockupy international coordinating group, called for an open transnational meet-up in Brussels. This is a broader meet-up after our last meeting in Berlin in June of this year, in which we discussed the outcomes of the May of Solidarity and the Blockupy process :…

Meeting “The crisis and the EU: next steps in the struggle against austerity and for social rights”

A participative and strategical seminar is being organised for social movements in Europe by #EUinCrisis, a network which gathers members from different organisations, collectives and social movements across Europe, concerned with the economic governance imposed and the humanitarian and ecological crisis it is producing. “The crisis and the European Union: next steps in the struggle against…

Life Before Debt – 29 March 2014

Why debt rules our lives and how to resist it DICTATOR DEBTS… PAYDAY LOANS… THIRD WORLD DEBT… AUSTERITY CUTS… THE EUROZONE CRISIS… STUDENT DEBT… VULTURE FUNDS… Six years on from the crash, the ranks of those imprisoned by debt are swelling in the UK and across the world. For years, millions of people in the…

A European Square

European Social Movements Strategy Meeting – Amsterdam. (See Storify) Coming from all over Europe, 60 organizations and networks [see complete list below] from well-established groups with a long history to the most recent social movements, gathered over three days in Amsterdam to share stories of successful resistance and to shape common campaigns and strategies. There…

Meeting on “Economic governance, the Troika and the struggles against European neoliberalism”

Conclusions of the meeting: http://storify.com/ICANetwork/euincrisis-economic-governance-troika-struggles Amsterdam, October 4th to 6th. Activists, organisations and networks addressing the undemocratic neoliberal crisis governance imposed from the EU will be meeting in Amsterdam from October 4th to 6th to discuss together which struggle strategies have and are being most successful in each country, with the aim to build a…

Economic governance, the Troika and the struggles against European neoliberalism

Follow the meeting & conclusions through Storify blog The meeting intends to bring activists, organizations and networks that are addressing the undemocratic neoliberal crisis strategy and governance imposed from the EU – the EU shock doctrine – and discuss together which strategies have been more successful and to identify what are the common lines from…

The WSF needs updating for a post-Arab Spring, post-Indignado world. The problems and the possibilities were both on show in Tunisia.

Post by Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK The Tunisian World Social Forum has been the most energetic, lively, youthful forum held in recent years. You could be in no doubt that this country is living through an incredible awakening, where all questions about the future are still unanswered, all possibilities open. Ferocious debates were held on…

Notre seul espoir est que les gens se battent aussi pour leurs droits ailleurs en Europe [Fr]

Jérémie Cravatte, Comité pour l’Annulation de la Dette du Tiers Monde – CADTM (Belgium) La troisième rencontre du réseau international des initiatives d’audit citoyen de la dette (ICAN – International Citizen debt Audit Network) a eu lieu à Thessalonique, en Grèce, du 15 au 18 février 2013. Le cadre n’était pas choisi par hasard : la…

Journey to Greek social resistance

By Iolanda Fresnillo Citizen Debt Audit Platform Spain (PACD Bcn) [Link Castellano] Desperate people queuing for food or stone and Molotov cocktail wars against asphyxiating gas. These are some of the most common images that come from Greece. But reality is kaleidoscopic and changes depending on where you look. On the streets of Athens and…