We Won’t Pay for Their Crises Anymore!

In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, Mario Draghi stated in the pages of the Financial Times that “whatever it takes” must be done to guarantee the future of the Eurozone. He was reaffirming a principle that has been applied by European policymakers for a long time already: absorb the private sector’s losses, even at…

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European Conference on debt in Brussels

16 October Brussels, Belgium European Citizens’ Assembly on debt Auditoire Dom Helder Camara, Rue Plétinckx, 19  (Siège CSC), 9h30-17h30 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/855… In the name of debt, the Troika and the Eurogroup have forced Greece to continue to implement austerity policies. The July 13th “agreement” blatantly demonstrated how the debt is a gun held by creditors and…

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Decentralized actions Blockupy central banks !

Around the (successful) mobilization of Blockupy in Frankfurt, several decentralized actions took place in central national banks (that are part of ECB) –> Italy Autonomous activists from north-east social centers close with barricades the Venetian headquarters of the Bank of Italy. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC6-QFhzRsg France Gatherings in front of “Banque de France” have been organized by…

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Global week of action against the Debt and International Financial Institutions (IFI), 8-15 October 2014

Argentina has fallen prey to a bunch of hedge funds known as ‘vulture funds’. Taking advantage of the precarious financial situations of some States, these vulture funds buy debts at a discounted price on a secondary market and then sue the debtors for the initial amount to which they add interests, penalties, and legal expenses.…

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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…

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Our democracy and solidarity goes far beyond elections

Blockupy International coalition. Press release 19th of May 2014 + movements across Europe participate in the days of action + Demonstrations and civil disobedience for democracy, solidarity and commons. Tens of thousands in several countries participated in the first part of the European days of action “solidarity beyond borders – building democracy from below”. Eleonora Cappuccilli from…

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OCAX: an online tool to keep public budgets under people’s control

A year ago, the PACD (Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform) launched its campaign to fight debt and lack of transparency in the municipalities. The aim was to create citizen observatories to get the budgets under citizens’ control. An online tool has been developed in order to support this task. The tool, OCAX, is totally open source:  any group can…

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