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Blockupy International coalition +++ Press release +++ 19th of May 2014 +++ “Our democracy and solidarity goes far beyond elections.”

“Our democracy and solidarity goes far beyond elections.”

+ 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 Bologna gives a first résumé for Blockupy international:

“Many initiatives joined the action days from outside the existing networks. Relations are built struggling for a Europe from below and a real democracy. The European movement is strengthened and broadened. These are great conditions for the coming struggles for solidarity, commons and radical democracy. The days of actions will continue until the day of the European elections on 25th of May. On 11th of July the Movement for a Europe from below will mobilize to Turin, to protest against the EU-summit on youth unemployment. In autumn we will get together in Frankfurt to turn the opening of the new ECB-towers into our party of a rising new Europe.”
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Press release by D19-20: 10 days before elections citizens show political leaders & big business that “Democracy is not for sale”

15 May 2014, Brussels

10 days before elections citizens show political leaders & big business
that “Democracy is not for sale”

Farmers, trade unions and citizens belonging to the D1920 Alliance and Alter Summit shut-down Brussels’ biggest corporate lobbying event this morning, where many high-level political leaders were expected, in protest at big business dictating European policy while the voices of citizens are excluded.

“It’s unacceptable that 10 days before regional, national and European elections, political and big business chiefs are colluding together to decide the future of Europe. But citizens had enough of a Europe made for high profits and social misery. Shutting down this lobbying jamboree is sending a clear message that democracy is not for sale at any price. We demand a Europe from below.” Said Rudy Janssens from Belgian public services trade union CGSP
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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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