Call: « Oxi! Basta! Enough! - Build another Europe! »

30-09-2015

Call to all organizations and movements sharing our motto to integrate the action framework, contribute to our program and join us for the European Marches and in Brussels on 15th, 16th & 17th October

european marches

NO to austerity policies, poverty, TTIP, racism and corruption YES to solidarity beyond borders


 Arrival of the European Marches and Days of Action 15th, 16th & 17th October, 2015 Brussels

 The people said Oxi! No! in Greece. A No! to the cruel and unreasonable demands of austerity and consequent impoverishment. Throughout Europe, hundreds of thousands were in the streets supporting the Greek people – knowing that defending the Greek struggles also means defending our rights all over Europe.

 The European elites, in the name of profit and competitiveness, destroy social justice, democracy, climate and use Europe as a playing field for their own interests. They blackmail and humiliate those who dare to resist; they rule with fear, nationalism, racist division and claim that there are no alternatives. But we build alternatives through our various and cross-linked struggles.

 Let's develop our solidarity beyond borders, our strength in this European-wide Oxi! Basta! Enough! Let's build another Europe now!

 ● Because austerity and debt impoverish us and destroy our social, labour and democratic rights ● Because we refuse poverty and precariousness
 ● Because free-trade agreements (TTIP, CETA, TISA, ACP, APE, TTP and others) strengthen the power of mutinational corporations and destroy the planet and democracy
 ● Because we are committed against racism and sexism
 ● Because we denounce corruption and tax havens Our Oxi!

  No! is a Yes! to equality, social and labour rights and real democracy ! A Yes! for European debt cuts ! A Yes! to climate justice and to peasant agriculture !

  In October, we will march from all over Europe to Brussels, we will surround the European elites and their hidden negotiations during the EU Council Summit, we will debate and demonstrate.

 Come and join ! #OX15 Opens external link in new windowwww.ox15.eu FB Event : OX15.eu (site in construction)

 The Signatories:

 Belgium Acteurs des Temps Présents (BE)
 Alliance D19-20 (BE)
 Mouvement Agriculture Paysanne (BE)
 Belgian Anti-Poverty Network (BE)
 Climate Express (BE)
 CADTM (BE)
 Hard boven Hart (BE)
 Tout Autre Chose (BE)
 No Transat (BE)
 MOC (BE)
 Réseau Wallon de lutte contre la Pauvreté (BE)
 Peuple d'Europe MPEVH Attac Wallonie Bruxelles (BE)
 Europe EuroMarchas 2015 (ES-EU)
 Alter Summit (EU)
 ATTAC-Europe (EU)
 Via Campesina (EU)
 Blockupy (EU)
Corporate Europe Observatory (EU)
Transform Europe (EU)

  
 Aitec-IPAM (FR)
 Attac-France (FR)
 Des ponts pas des murs (FR)
 Fondation Copernic (FR)
 Marches européennes (FR)
 MNCP (FR)
 CNT-SO (FR)
 FSU (FR)
 
 ATTAC-Deutschland (DE)
 FrauenLandesarbeitsgemeinschaft in der Partei DIE LINKE (DE)

 Spain Intersindical Valenciana (ES)

 Provisional program
 
Between 1st and 15th October: 2015 European Marches to Brussels coming from all over Europe
(marches, local actions and events)

Days of Action against TTIP, CETA and TPP:
decentralized activities across Europe and North America around 10th of October with a call on people to join the Brussels protests
To learn more: Opens external link in new windowwww.trade4people.org

From 13th to 17th of October:
No-TTIP Camp in Brussels Opens external link in new windowhttps://campnottip.noblogs.org/

15th October: 2015 Arrival in Brussels of the European Marches, Surrounding of the EU Council Summit against TTIP & austerity: a range of non-violent political actions

16th October: 2015 World Food Day
Day for European Citizen Conferences in Brussel:
 − Citizen conference on debt
 − Effects of social dumping on society
 − Fiscal justice and tax havens in Europe (tbc)
 − TTIP & CETA (tbc)
 − Austerity and migrations (tbc)
 − Climate justice needs system change (tbc)
 − World Food Day Conference (tbc)

    All day in Namur (Opens external link in new windowhttp://rwlp.be) Demonstration, debates and cultural actitivities to break the poverty trap

    Evening European Meeting in Brussels « A European OXI to build our alternatives! » (with political and social movement representatives)

 17th October:
 2015 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
 European demonstration in Brussels:  « Austerity = Poverty ! » Let's build another Europe !

 Information and contact European Marches : euromarchas2015@gmail.com
 Surrounding of the Summit: info@d19-20.be
General information (Call endorsement) : sebastian@altersummit.eu 

The experience of Greece demonstrates the importance of building a pan European movement based on values of solidarity and deep democracy. Thank you for doing so much to organise this .
Hilary Wainwright| Red Pepper magazine |

"This is sheer unbridled sadism. The Greek people are being punished for the failure of the neo-liberal consensus to avert the hideous and increasing forms of inequality which were always inscribed within its mandate. Nothing can explain why the most powerful countries of Europe should want to continue to impose on Greece policies which have brought it to the brink of collapse, other than the desire to precipitate a true collapse which they will then take as the proof that only their vicious system could have saved it - a self-defeating argument and a blatant lie. We can only speculate what unconscious links there must be between the forgiving of Germany's post-war debt, of which it remains the beneficiary to this day and without which it would not be in a position to dictate its terms, and its refusal to countenance any such forgiveness, let alone the paying of war reparations, to Greece. No logic can explain it. We have entered the realm of the cruellest social fantasy. The irony is that the whole of Europe will now suffer. But our hearts go out to the Greek people who will suffer - who are already suffering - most."

Jacqueline Rose, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Étienne Balibar :"The struggle of the Greek people is the struggle of all European democrats, of all those who believe in human progress . In the case of a potential defeat all European peoples would pay the price. In the case of a potential victory, as limited as it may be, all European peoples would benefit. That's why it is necessary for those French and European forces who have hope in the renewal of democracy to positively answer the calls of Syriza to build European solidarity around Greece and the Greek people. The perspective of a referendum urgently requires the reinforcement of this solidarity"

Slavoj Zizek: "The struggle that goes on is the struggle for theEuropean economic and political Leitkultur.The EU powers stand for the technocratic status quo which is keeping Europe ininertia for decades. In his NotesTowards a Definition of Culture, the great conservative T.S.Eliot remarkedthat there are moments when the only choice is the one between heresy andnon-belief, i.e., when the only way to keep a religion alive is to perform asectarian split from its main corpse. This is our position today with regard toEurope: only a new "heresy" (represented at this moment by Syriza) can savewhat is worth saving in European legacy: democracy, trust in people,egalitarian solidarity. The Europe that will win if Syriza is outmaneuvered isa "Europe with Asian values" (which, of course, has nothing to do with Asia,but all with the clear and present tendency of contemporary capitalism to suspenddemocracy). We from Western Europe like to look upon Greece as if we aredetached observers who follow with compassion and sympathy the plight of theimpoverished nation. Such a comfortable standpoint relies on a fateful illusion- what goes on in Greece these last weeks concerns all of us, it is the futureof Europe which is at stake. So when we read about Greece these days, we shouldalways bear in mind that, as the old saying goes, de te fabula narrator."

 "The behavior of the Troika today is a disgrace. One can scarcely doubt that their goal is to make it clear that defiance to the northern banks and the Brussels bureaucracy will not be tolerated, and that thoughts of democracy and popular will must be abandoned. Other than power, there is no reason to continue with the shameful farce in which French and German banks profit from the suffering of the people of Greece."The debt should have been radically restructured long ago, or simply declared “odious” and cancelled. Today, Greeks are offered a miserable choice between two painful alternatives. One can only hope that their brave resistance to the brutal assault will encourage global solidarity that will save them and others from the harsh fate dictated by the masters."

Noam CHOMSKY | United States | MIT


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