Live from Frankfurt 18.05 – Bce e quartiere finanziario interamente bloccati dagli attivisti

Ultime news – Nella notte rilasciati gli attivisti italiani di Riseup. Fin dalla mattina presto Blockocupy si conquistandosi il diritto a manifestare e a bloccare l’intera zona finanziaria e il centro città, fino ad arrivare sotto la BCE. A Venezia occupazione consolato tedesco, a Roma iniziativa all’ambasciata, presidio a Reggio Emilia.

Si parte dalla stazione e contemporaneamente da altri luoghi conquistandosi il diritto a manifestare e a bloccare l’intera zona finanziaria, fino ad arrivare sotto la BCE.

La determinazione degli attivisti a manifestare contro le politiche della Bce e i diktat della finanza è più forte dei blocchi della polizia. Continua a leggere

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Smash Bce: make our Europe against austerity!

This morning students of La Sapienza University of Rome have blocked the German Embassy in Rome to say that we will be in Frankfurt during the action days of 16-19 May. During the days of protest we will block the European Central Bank together with students, precarious workers and activists from Germany and from all around Europe.

See you in Frankfurt!

Here video of the action in Rome

Italian Version

See You In Frankfurt!

In the morning, today, about 50 activists from social centres of Emilia Romagna, have closed the entrance of Deutsche Bank’s base in Bologna. The aim was to raise attention on the days of action in Frankfurt and to claim the right to demonstrate on the streets of Frankfurt in those days. Indeed, the Frankfurt city government (namely the Public Safety
Department) has forbidden every demonstration for security reasons.
In many others Italian cities, as well as in Germany, there will be a series of mobilizations, actions and protests against this prohibition, to avoid that it might be actually enforced. This morning, in Bologna, the Bank’s entrance has been symbolically closed with adhesive tape and a banner that claimed “freedom of movement against banks dictature”, signed by R.I.S.E.UP, a collective name that unite networks, movements, social centres, and a number of different subjects that are mobilizing in these days in Italy towards the transnational action days in Frankfurt against austerity and CEB.
The police officers, quite numerous and dressed with anti-riot equipment, have been invited to quit the scene by the protesters, while several speeches were given in solidarity to comrades that in Naples, exactly in the same hours, were facing police brutality for having organized a sit-in in front of Equitalia (a private agency which in
Italy cash the unpaid bills).
After about 2 hours, the activists left shouting “see you in Frankfurt”.

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Assemblea Pubblica “Da Perugia verso Blockupy Frankfurt” – Mercoledì 9 maggio ore 18

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Mercoledì 9 Maggio 2012 – ore 18

ASSEMBLEA PUBBLICA “Da Perugia verso Blockupy Frankfurt”

Università degli Studi di Perugia. Facoltà di Lettere. Aula 2.

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Dal 17 al 19 maggio sarà di scena a Francoforte l’ “European Days Action”, una grande mobilitazione alla quale parteciperanno migliaia di attivisti e movimenti da ogni parte d’Europa.

La città tedesca, sede della BCE, rappresenta il cuore della governance finanziaria europea, che sta imponendo ovunque politiche di austerity e di “commissariamento” che si traducono nello smantellamento organico di Welfare pubblico, diritti e democrazia.

Nell’Italia del governo “tecnico”, divenuta uno dei principali laboratori della “dittatura della finanza”, si è attivato un percorso che unisce una pluralità di soggetti diversi (dagli studenti ai lavoratori dello spettacolo, dai centri sociali ai sindacati) e che vuole attraversare la scadenza di Francoforte con il comune obiettivo di costruire uno spazio europeo in cui siano protagonisti i conflitti sociali e le nuove pratiche di democrazia.

Rising Italy for Social Europe vuole creare anche nei territori un dibattito pubblico che rilanci nuovi input di ricomposizione sociale e politica, sul terreno dei beni comuni, del reddito, della difesa dei diritti del lavoro, della costruzione di una nuova cittadinanza e di un nuovo Welfare.

A Francoforte vogliamo essere in tante/i, da tutte le città d’Italia ed anche da Perugia. Per questa ragione è importante ragionare collettivamente di come far diventare “Blockupy Frankfurt” un momento realmente costituente di una nuova Europa. Ne discutiamo insieme all’Università, che negli ultimi anni è stata al centro di tanti movimenti di lotta che hanno contrastato, a livello europeo e mondiale, la privatizzazione dei saperi, della cultura e dell’istruzione pubblica.

Nel corso dell’assemblea verranno fornite le informazioni logistiche riguardanti la 3 giorni e verrà attivata la info-line sulla partenze della carovana-autobus che dall’Italia raggiungerà Francoforte.

Info da Perugia per le partenze: 3204407552

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Plan of action – Flood Frankfurt

Flood the banking district on May 18, 2012!

The blockade of the ECB on Friday, May 18, starting at 6 am, will affect other headquarters of banks and corporations during the morning. In addition, actions during the afternoon should be extended to further actors of global exploitation.

For example, an encirclement of Deutsche Bank is in preparations. In front of both DB towers, the bank’s special role in speculation in food and land grabbing will be brought to light – in conjunction with an action in Bremen on April 17, 2012. Street theater will allow us to advertise “toad migration” in the front yard. With loudspeakers, sirens, large banners and gas-filled balloons, we will make our protest visible and audible – even in the highest floors of the tower.

Climate activists discuss how they understand Flood Frankfurt with three suggestions: in the Frankfurt city walls, a “boring tower” will be constructed to investigate a “secure nuclear waste repository” for atomic waste in the salt deposit underneath the financial city plaza – the metal-cast bear in front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will mutate to a “polar bear”, symbolic of the destruction of nature perpetrated by the regime of capitalist growth logic – pestering the “uranium society”, which is engineering the extraction of highly-toxic uranium in Niger and Namibia for the nuclear corporation Areva: how much do you earn by poisoning the African population with radioactive “Yellow Cake”? There are many ways to think about how to make visible the ecological crisis of capitalism and those who engineer it and profit from it, right in the “global city” of Frankfurt.

Be it a surprising go-in in a bank branch or a temp employment agency, be it a flash mob at a financial investor or at an arms business, be it a bold action to put up posters on a bank construction wall or on the glass front of a airline company involved in deportation – we hope and are planning on many diverse creative and independent forms of action on May 18 in which we – as already took place in the morning with our symbols – express the resistance and struggles in different social and political fields. Whether announced or not, whether as recognizable demonstration or as inconspicuous congregation, all actions should contribute to the transformation of the financial center into a colorful and loud zone of protest for the entire day.

Blockade working group for Blockupy Frankfurt