Say no to the attack on social and democratic rights in Europe!
The financial crisis has caused a substantial increase in public debt. Instead of sending the bill to the banking and financial services industry, European governments and the European Commission plan to make ordinary citizens pay: workers, families, young people - people like you!
The euro crisis has become the occasion to set up a neoliberal "economic governance" which will impose austerity measures in the different European countries for the next years. At the same time, the European Commission will be given enormous power to implement burdensome financial sanctions on countries which do not adopt such painful measures.
There are though many alternatives to this neoliberal austerity package - such as the introduction of a financial transaction tax, or the regulation of financial markets.
It is time to say no!
Solidarity with Greece The Convergence assembly gathered this 28th of March in the World Social Forum in Tunis expresses its solidarity with the Greek people fighting against austerity, for democracy, social change and an other Europe. The Assembly is convinced that the Greek as well as the European social movements have a key role to play and that they have to take action in the coming weeks to
People and the planet before profits! Global Call to Action to Defeat Free Trade and Investment Treaties We, civil society organizations, trade unions, farmers, youth, women, indigenous movements and grassroots activists from across the world, are calling for a Global Day of Action on 18 April 2015 to stop free trade and investment deals and promote an economy that works for people and the planet
HOPE HAS WON IN THE GREEK ELECTIONS – LET US KEEP IT ALIVE AND SPREAD IT IN THE EU Hope has won over Fear and Resignation in the Greek elections of 25 January 2015, offering Greek citizens the possibility to be governed by a left-wing government for the first time. This victory is raising hopes not only for the Greek people, but for all European citizens, who expressed their solidarity in the
The ‘self-organised’ European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) against TTIP and CETA is currently supported by over 290 organizations from across Europe. The ‘official’ ECI was rejected by the EU Commission (EC) on 11th September 2014. Hence on 10th November the ECI’s initiators submitted a complaint against this decision in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The lawsuit is directed against EC’s
Democracy and the environment will not be traded away! On October 11, 2014, tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organisations in 22 countries are organising actions to reclaim democracy, and stop the negotiations on three far-reaching trade agreements: the EU-US deal (TTIP), the EU-Canada deal (CETA) and the trade in services deal (TiSA). Actions, marches, meetings and public stands will
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