The D19-20 Alliance Call to Action Against TTIP and Austerity #D19_20

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The Belgian D19-20 Alliance, in which CEO is a coordinating committee member, has put out a call with French trade union Solidaire asking all Europeans to take to the streets on December 19th, 2014, as the second day of the European Council Summit takes place. It will be at the end of two months of escalation of civil disobedience and pressure in the streets from trade unions, farmers, NGOs, activists and all concerned citizens as the new right-wing Belgium government, with the encouragement and support of the their European counterparts and the Brussels institutions, imposes deeper and more painful cuts to welfare and public services, at the same time as pursuing the destructive transatlantic trade deal to create the world’s biggest single market.

THE TRANSATLANTIC TREATY: more austerity, less democracy
Stop TTIP, CETA, TISA…

FOR A SOCIAL, ECOLOGICAL AND DEMOCRATIC EUROPE
Against austerity at every level

Everyone in the streets of Brussels during the European Council Summit, Friday 19 December 2014!
Our national and European leaders continue to subject the people to the will of shareholders and multinationals while austerity becomes increasingly brutal. Most national austerity programmes are implementing EU recommendations according to the Stability and Growth Pact that our states have already signed-off. The measures are sending us into a recessionary spiral, imposing social regression at magnitude. The secret free trade negotiations also reflect their desire to uphold the interests of multinationals and their profit logic at the expense of a social, ecological and democratic Europe.

We call on all organisations and individuals to make December 19, 2014 a day of action and convergence of struggles. Take to the streets to remind our leaders that the public interest is not that of multinationals and lobbyists, and that democracy does not work without us. Only a truly social and democratic Europe will meet the basic social needs of the population and ensure a prosperous future for everyone within the limits of nature. It is high time to stop these butchers’ summits!

Occupy the streets of Brussels on Friday, December 19. The D19-20 Alliance will be there. We call on all movements, organisations, platforms and groups to do the same, in order to build as large an action as possible!

Their profits are the appropriation of our labour! We are the real Europe;
For an education, a job, food, public services,
a decent environment; stop the TTIP!
Against the budget cuts; we refuse to pay for their banking crisis!

Call launched by Alliance D19-20 (BE), Trade Union Solidaires (FR)
More information on the website: d19-20.be

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