The european days of action were called at an anti-crisis conference in Frebruary, where the main forces involved were ATTAC an the Interventionist Left. The action aims to last 4 days, ending with an international demonstration on May 19th.
The blockade has been called to protest against the economic dicatatorship of the Troika, for democracy and against austerity.
The Troika (the European Central Bank, the IMF and the EU) have been in charge of Greece and Italy for several months. They effectively took control of those countries finances, after their governments were unable to pass sufficiently harsh austerity measures.
The recent elections in Greece were a massive popular rejection of austerity, with 60% of the vote going to anti-austerity parties. Yet German capitalism, which bankrolls and profits from the EU bailouts, is demanding that Greece stick to the conditions of its bailout – endless cuts and misery.
With new elections slated for June 17, now is the time to rally opposition to the capitalists profiting from the catastrophe in Greece. We need to build an international solidarity movement that can support the Greek people in their rejection of the bosses’ austerity offensive.
The Frankfurt city government have banned all protest during the mobilisation, determined to silence opposition. 15,000 police will be stationed in the town just in case the illegal ban fails.
REVOLUTION are sending members from our European sections to join the blockade.
We will also take part in the conferences and plenaries scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
There we will call for concrete demands which the campaign can base its next steps around.
- For the cancellation of all government debts
- Nationalise the banks
- Rebuild nationwide anti-cuts comittees
Blockupy Frankfurt symbolises resistance to EU-wide austerity and a defence of the right to protest against the millionaires looting public services and destroying jobs across the continent.