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The protest-camp of 595 janitors, outside the Ministry of Finance (next to Syntagma square, Athens), who are under suspension, has decided to be part of the European Days of Action!

Since last September 595 janitors of the Ministry of Finance, all of them women, have been fighting by any means against their, Troika imposed, “suspension” from their jobs. Their struggle has become iconic for its determination and they have won the hearts and minds and the support of the Greek people. The female workers have taken on the streets daily, they have gathered outside the Ministry of Finance, made unannounced symbolic visits of “cleaning” in tax offices, chased the representatives of Troika, they stood by other unfolding worker’s struggles, coordinated their struggle with the rest of public sector employees who are under “suspension”. They even collided with riot police, when a squad of the latter were employed to remove 4 cleaners from the Ministry of Finance, sending two women injured in the hospital.

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International Blockupy coalition Press release 7th of May 2014 “Europe: not only elections, but actions for solidarity and democracy from below!”

+ Europeanwide days of action from 15th to 25th of May

+ International press conference at blockades of “Business Europe” Summit – Brussels, May 15th, 10 am, Petit Sablon

Before the election of the European Parliament social movement activists, altermondialists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, party members and unionists and many more people call for European days of action from 15th to 25th with the slogan “solidarity beyond borders – building democracy from below”.
Activities in dozens of cities in nine different European countries have been announced already.
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Stop austerity! Stop privatizations! Water, land, income, house, jobs, commons, social rights and democracy in Italy and Europe Call for the construction of a nationalwide demonstration in Rome (Italy) on May 17th

A new era in privatization of the commons, in attacks against our social rights and democracy is beginning.
The extraordinary victory achieved at 2011 water referendum shows that consent to a “private is better” ideology has ended and the multitude of open conflicts dealing with the defence of commons and local territories suggests the possibility and the urgency of a new social model.
But crisis, built on the trap of public debt, is proposing again the ideology of
“private is compulsory and indispensable” in a strong and fierce way. The aim is clear: allow the enormous amount of money hoarded by financial markets to take possession of our country’s and Europe’s social wealthness, dictating a corrupt productive model, commodifying commons and alienating basic rights.
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Update on actions in Denmark

Aarhus, May 17, Mindegade 10
We rally to redecorate the commercial billboards of the city centre with slogans linking local and transeuropean struggles focusing on democracy, solidarity, and the commons.

Copenhagen, May 17
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Lets tackle Apple! Coordinated actions at 16th and 17th of May against the global chains of exploitation

In the frame of http://mayofsolidarity.org/ we will organise protests and civil disobidience simultanously in various European cities in front of Apple stores. We will denounce Apple as profiteer of the global chains of exploitation, as symbol of “modern contract manufacturing” benefitting from the global wage hierarchies. The current crisis policy involves austerity programmes in Europe with the result of redistribution of wealth from bottom to top, that forces more and more people into precarious labour contracts. But in the same time the aggressive crisis policies aim to extend and intensify immediate conditions of exploitation in the global production.
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Solidarity beyond boders: from the May of solidarity to the march for freedom, towards new transnational struggles

Between 15th and 25th of May decentralized actions will take place against the programs of austerity and privatizations, against
exploitation and precarization. 17th of May will see simultanous mobilisations in many european cities in the perspective of a transnational movement for democracy, solidarity and commons beyond borders. One day later, at 18th of May, the march for freedom will start in Strassbourg. This protest against the EU-borderregime is initiated by an alliance of migrants and refugee groups from various european countries. After more than 450 km across the borders of several European countries the march will reach Brussels on 20th of June. There, a week
of actions will follow against the EU migration summit under the slogans of equality, dignity and social justice. The Brussels program includes a main demonstration on 26th of June and an alternative summit about the future of the migration related struggles on 27th of June.
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Spread the news + join the action: Solidarity beyond borders – Building democracy from below+++Call for European Action Day from May 15th to 25th

+++ Solidarity beyond borders – Building democracy from below+++Call for European Action Day from May 15th to 25th

+++ spread the news +++ get involved + be part of it +++check out www.mayofsolidarity.org +++let us know what your are planning+++

Dear friends and comrades all over Europe and Beyond!

Europe will face a key-moment in May, as social movement activists, altermondialists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, party members and unionists and many more converge to gather new forces for solidarity beyond borders. The programs of austerity and privatizations imposed by the Troika decide on the lives of millions of people in Europe. Together with people in Europe and the world we resist the rehabilitation of capitalism on the backs of employees as well as unemployed, retirees, migrants and the youth. Together with them we say: “We don’t owe, we won’t pay!”. While the European Union crisis regime builds more and more borders in order to divide, exploit and oppress us, new transnational movements are arising.
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mayofsolidarity.org

In the forthcoming weeks you will find all information on the upcoming decentralized europe-wide days of action.

15 to 24th of May 2014 – Build #democracy, take the #commons, struggle in #solidarity

Read the Call for Action.

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