London International Newsletter Feb 25 – 2 March

INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER FEB 25 – MAR 2

 1.      General Assembly 12M15M (03/03/2012) on Mumble

2.      #OpEuribor

3.      Spain 1936 – Greece 2012: Peoples of Europe Unite!

4.      Occupy Campaign Amsterdam

5.      European Action Days in Frankfurt: 17th-19th May 2012

6.       Occupy London eviction: This is only the beginning

7.      Occupy London condemns the demolition of School of Ideas building

8.      Russian protesters’ demands

9.       Map of occupied sites

10.  News from Greek occupied hospital – February 26, 2012

11.   Call for a transnational open assembly in Greece

12.  March 1: National Right to Education Day of Action in the US

13.  Student Protests and Occupations in Spain

14.  #F29 in the US: Shut Down Corporations who control our Democracy

15.  Feb 28: 100 million workers in India on strike

16.   Actions in Barcelona Feb 28 and 29

17.  Move your Money month begins in the UK

18.  Upcoming calls from InterOccupy, US

19.  Val di Susa, Italy: Clarea mountain hut evicted, authorities’ land expropriation and a comrade hospitalized in extremely serious condition

20. We are all Greeks – demo in Paris 29 Feb

21. HUB Meeting in Milan 30-31th March – 1st April 2012

http://www.peoplesassemblies.org/2012/03/london-international-newsletter/

1.  General Assembly 12m15m (3 – 03 -2012) on Mumble

These is the pad for the agenda:  http://titanpad.com/agenda12m15m03-03-12

Label: Take the square – 15M

Server:  takethesquare.net

ROOM/Channel:  #12M #15M

Port: 64738

Name: {yours} please add the name of your country

How to use Mumble:http://takethesquare.net/2011/10/04/mumble-setup-walkthrough/

 2.  #OpEuribor

This new sitehttp://opeuribor.es/en/  try to explain what is Euribor and how it affects you whith 2 main objetives: Publicly denounce the existing obscurity and opacity surrounding anything relating to Euribor and the possibility of submitting these irregularities to judicial processes.

The site is also avalaible in spanish, german and french.

3. Spain 1936 – Greece 2012: Peoples of Europe Unite!

Appeal for solidarity with the people of Greece – Add your signature to the statement

http://www.europeagainstausterity.org/?p=662

4.  OCCUPY CAMPAIGN – AMSTERDAM

On March 2 and 3, an Occupy inspired campaign will take place in the Jan van Galen neighborhood.

SMART project Space. Arie Biemondstraat 105-113, Amsterdam.

Contact:occupycampaign020@gmail.com

Webpage:http://occupycampaign.tumblr.com/

5.  European Action Days in Frankfurt: 17th-19th May 2012

“The 400 participants of the Action Conference from February 24th to 26th in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany, have decided to call for days of protestfrom May 17th to 19th against the crisis dictatorship of the European Union (…) 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 (…) 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 full Declaration of the European Action Conference in Frankfurt on February 26th, 2012 here:http://www.european-resistance.org/en/ak/resolution

6. Occupy London eviction: This is only the beginning

Camp outside St.Paul’s cathedral evicted 28 February: http://occupylsx.org/?p=3786

7. Occupy London condemns the demolition of School of Ideas building                                                                  

Illegal evictions aren’t unusual and happen all the time, but it is rare for a building to cease to exist so fast afterwards!  http://occupylsx.org/?p=3815

8. Russian protesters’ demands

“To support the declaration of the meeting of Bolótnaya Square last december 10th, we demand:

1. Immediate release of all political prisoners, supression of articles 280 and 282 of Penal Code of the Russian Federation and dissolution of the structures responsibles for the political repression in Russia.

2. Resignation of colonel Vladímir Putin, political responsible for the election fraud fot the State Duma (House of Representatives) las December 4th, 2011.

3. To declare null and void the results of the elections to State Duma.

4. Dissolution of current Electoral Comission, trial for all people involved in the elections fraud.

5. Establishing notification procceedings for the registration of political parties, organizations and unions for all existing political organizations and the possibility of creating parties on the basis of on these electoral blocks.

6. Once all political parties are registered – call to open, fair and free election for the State Duma of Russian Federation.

7. In order to call for free elections: to put an end to the political censorship on the media; to offer equal opportunities to all political organizations, and revoke all rules and regulations which restrict the article 31 of the Russian Constitution.”

[Source: http://takethesquare.net/2011/12/29/russian-protesters-demands/]

9. Map of occupied sites

http://directory.occupy.net/

10. News from Greek occupied hospital – February 26, 2012

Hello all,

Thank you so much for your interest and support.

The occupation of our hospital in Kilkis by its workers started on Monday, February 20th, at 8:30 local time and we are continuing with the same strength since then, hoping that we’ll win.

This occupation is not only about us, the physicians and the workers at the Kilkis Hospital. Neither is it only about the Greek National Health System, which is collapsing, indeed. We are in this fight because what is in real danger now is the human rights and our lives. And this threat is not against just a nation, or against a few countries, or a few social groups, but against the low and middle classes in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, in the whole world.

Today’s Greece, is tomorrow’s picture of Portugal, Spain, Italy and the rest of the countries worldwide.

The workers at the Kilkis Hospital and at most of the hospitals and health centers in Greece are not paid on time and some of them see their salaries being cut down to practically zero. A fellow-worker of mine was transferred to our cardiological clinic almost in shock, when he realized that instead of receiving the usual check of 800 euros (yes, that is his monthly salary) from the state, he received a note saying that not only he will be paid nothing for this month, but he is also has the obligation to return 170 euros! Other workers were paid only 9 (nine) or 4 euros and even less for this month! Those of us who still receive some kind of a salary will support them in any way we can.

This is a war against the people, against the whole community. Those who say that the public debt of Greece is the debt of the Greek people are lying. It is not the people’s debt. It was created by the governments in collaboration with the bankers in order to enslave people.

The loans to Greece are not used for salaries, pensions and public care. It is exactly the opposite: salaries, pensions and care are used to pay the bankers. They are lying. Contrary to what they declare, they do not want a debt-free society.

They create the debts themselves (with the help of corrupt governments and politicians) for their own benefit. They gave Greece a banker as prime minister to ensure that the “job” will be done properly. Our Prime Minister Loukas Papadimos was not elected at all. He was appointed by the ECB and the bankers with the help of European and Greek corrupt politicians. This is their interpretation of the term “democracy”!

The debts are created by bankers who create money out of thin air and collect interest, just because our governments gave them the right to do so. And they keep saying that for those debts it is you and me and our children and grandchildren that will have to pay with our personal and national assets, with our lives. We do not owe them anything. On the contrary, they owe the people a great part of the fortunes they made thanks to the political corruption.

If we do not open our eyes to this truth, we will soon all become slaves, working for 200 or less a month. That is those of us who will be able to find a job!

No medical care, no pensions, homeless and starving, as now is the case with my fellow citizens in Greece. Thousands of them live outdoors and starve.

We have no intention to paint the reality with dark colors, but this is the truth. This situation is not due to a financial or monetary accident or mistake. It is the start of the ugly phase of a long process following a carefully designed plan, a process that has started decades ago!

We have to fight together against this neoliberal plan. And this is what we, in Kilkis and in so many cities around the world, do now.

For the time being, we are not considering the opening of a donations account. We might, however need to do this in a few months or even weeks, if the situation might be worse. What we currently need most of all is moral support and publicity. Local struggles all around the world have to spread and gain massive support if we are to win the war against the corrupt system. If you can think of any additional ways to spread our news and ideas, it would be great!

Again, we can’t thank you enough for your kind thoughts and words.This solidarity of yours has a great meaning to us.

You can contact us at the following mail address: enosi.kilkis@yahoo.gr

11. Call for a transnational open assembly in Greece

21-22 March http://resistancecomesfirst.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/transnational-open-assembly/

12. March 1: National Right to Education Day of Action in the US

http://www.occupyeducationca.org/index.html

NYC Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/192803740819997/

13. Student Protests and Occupations in Spain

http://educationactivistnetwork.wordpress.com/international/student-protests-erupt-across-spain/

14. #F29 in the US: Shut Down Corporations who control our Democracy

Occupy Portland calls for a national day of non-violent direct action to reclaim our voices and challenge our society’s obsession with profit and greed by shutting down the corporations.

http://www.shutdownthecorporations.org/?p=289

http://occupywallst.org/article/live-f29-actions-across-world/

15. Feb 28: 100 million workers in India on strike

http://libcom.org/news/100000000-workers-grind-india-halt-worlds-biggest-ever-strike-28022012

16. Actions in Barcelona Feb 28 and 29:

this is the “fightweek” on Barcelona and here you can see a map and a list of occupations (spanish and catalan) on:

- universities

- high schools

- healthcare centers

To protests agains the budget cuts.

http://acampadadebarcelona.org/index.php/es/acampadabcn/item/609-setmana-en-lluita-actualitzaci%C3%B3-de-les-mobilitzacions-del-#28f-i-%2329f

17. Move your Money month begins in the UK

http://www.moveyourmoney.org.uk/move-your-money-month

18. Upcoming Calls from InterOccupy, US

http://interoccupy.org/category/call/

19. Val di Susa, Italy: Clarea mountain hut evicted, authorities’ land expropriation and a comrade hospitalized in extremely serious condition

http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/2012/02/28/val-di-susa-italy-clarea-mountain-hut-evicted-authorities-land-expropriation-and-a-comrade-hospitalized-in-extremely-serious-condition/

Campaigners against a high speed rail project have engaged in direct action across Italy.

http://libcom.org/blog/italian-activists-blockade-key-motorways-fight-fierce-battles-state-forces-29022012

March 1st, 2012 —Day of NO TAV actions across Italy (and beyond)

http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/2012/03/01/march-1st-2012-day-of-no-tav-actions-across-italy-and-beyond/

More info about No TAV struggle: http://strugglesinitaly.wordpress.com/reappropriation/en-the-no-tav-struggle-in-the-susa-valley/

20. We are all Greeks – demo in Paris 29 Feb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=7cehXYVRGTo
21. Meeting in Milan 30-31th March – 1st April 2012
HM 2.0 – Milan 30-31th March – 1st April 2012
25Feb
ENGLISH
Year 2011 was a year that we will never forget, the year in which a variety of movements in different territories exploded against the debt-economic governance, the suspension and deprivation of our rights through the shock doctrine imposed by financial markets, and the consequent material and existential precariousness of our lives.
Along this cycle of insurrection, from Iceland to the latest upheavals in Russia and Hungary and in these days in Spain, it has become evident the advanced state of decomposition of European political systems and their
mechanisms of representation (there is none!), as well as their subservience to the capitalist command (save the people not the banks!)
Since the first edition of the Hub Meeting in Barcelona we have seen changes of government, new bailouts of the banking system, the increase in violence policies of austerity, and the constitutionalization of neoliberal
principles in several European countries which prefer to pay the debt to private than to care the basic needs of citizens.
But we have also seen how our practices and this desire for re-appropriation of our lives and of the common wealth, has virally spread, infecting millions of people around the world and facilitate the emergence of new movements.
The day of mobilization and action of October 15 was the proof. The first global mobilization 2.0 has shown the power of the masses who want this reappropriation, unafraid to fight for new forms of democratic governance, free from the domination of capitalist command.
Despite the diversity of movements, everyone shares the rejection of the austerity policies as an output from an economic and political crisis. How to tell her friends and fellow Greek: “We must not, we do not pay, we do not sell!”
But what is more important, we share the desire to re-appropriation of our lives and property and wealth through common ownership and their management in common, and ultimately the desire for true democracy in the service of the municipality.
That is why as collective participants to the network Hub Meeting, we call for a gathering in Milan – in the days between March 30 and April 1 – of all the independent and autonomous movements and networks; we want go on building, all together, a new political imaginary, as we did in Barcelona.
An imaginary, which has to do with the need to re-appropriation of political, economic and social governance, through a democratic radicalism and a new bill of rights – including the right to bankruptcy, the unconditional basic income, free mobility for everyone and no-border restrictions for migrants, freedom and neutrality of the network, free and effective access to goods and common wealth.
It will also be at the same time an open space to build a shared imagination of the forms and actions of the global fight coming days: 12 and May 15, 2012.
While the 12M12 is designed as a day of mobilization and global upheaval, the 15M12 is constructed as a day of action against the power relationships between governments, command and capitalist societies in the various
territories.
In this sense, the 15M12 wants to implement actions to attack the flows of valorization, precarity, mobility and communication.
For the construction of the meeting is the most open, horizontal and participatory as possible, we created a working group in n-1:
* If you are a group concerned to participate, we’d love to fill up this form:http://tinyurl.com/764eb3v order to plan the logistics and services required.
For any queries or suggestions you can contact us or twitter @ 15shm@listas.sindominio.net15shm.
See you in Milan, we see one each other in the net!
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