Incontro dei territori resistenti in Europa e nel Mediterraneo
Meeting of the resistant territories of Europe and Mediterranean
Encuentro de los territorios resistentes en Europa y en el Mediterraneo
Treffen von resistenten Gebieten in Europa und dem Mittelmeerraum
Réunion territoires résistants européen et de la Méditerranée
Πρόσκληση σε Διακρατική Συνάντηση για τον Αγώνα για το Δικαίωμα στη Στέγαση και σε εισόδημα και τις εμπειρίες αλληλοβοήθειας.
Etxebizitza, soldata duina eta elkarrekiko laguntzaren borroka aldarrikatzeko deialdi internazionala
Avrupa ve akdeniz'in direniş alanlarının buluşması
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Public Meeting of the narrative of the struggles with the presence of social realities involved in the fight for the house and the income from Madrid, Barcelona, Athens , Berlin, Hamburg , Warsaw , Istanbul and many Italian cities.
Following RODA DE CAPOEIRA powered by Hurricane People's Gym
Introductory Presentation and discussion among all present realities
Campaigns of re-appropriation of vacant buildings : OccupySfitto and Obra Social and other examples.
Self-construction and self-recovery : Marinaleda ( Espana ) , Metropoliz (Rome It) and many others.
Mutual Aid: Mutual Aid Space - SMS (Milan) and many other experiences.
Communication: Assembly of Barrio Tetuan (Madrid)
Anti-racism , anti-fascism and the struggles mestizo : Stop Redadas (Barcelona), Rote Flora ( Hamburg) , Living in crisis ( Italy ) , AK (Athens)
Gentrification , right to the city: Berlin (Ger)
We will also discuss other issues such as the demonstrations in Turin at the European Summit of 11 July and the increasingly serious situation of repression in Turkey.
Following: DUBITO AWARDS of music and poem + REBEL DIAZ hip-hop mestizo from Bronx, NY
Final Plenary and launch of future mobilizations for the right to live in crisis : home, income and dignity for all!
Following: presentation of documentaries "The Man With Megaphone" and "The rhythm of Gezi", with the author/director Michelangelo Severgnini
The full program will be soon online, we are planning it together! Any suggestion? Write us: email@example.com
Madrid: Comitato Stop Desahucios di Tetuan, La Morada / Obra Social de la PAH
Barcelona: Bloc Salt (PAH) / Stop Redadas
Pamplona: Stop Desahucios
Paris: Droit aul Logement
Athens: AK / nosotros
Berlin: Bündnis Zwangsräumung verhindern
Hamburg: Rote Flora, Sainkt Pauli
Lisbon: Democracia e divida
Istanbul: Imece, Bay Samsa
Confirmed prticipant from Italy:
Italy: Abitare nella crisi
Milan: Cantiere, Spazio di Mutuo Soccorso, Comitato Abitanti San Siro
Bologna: Hobo, Social Log, Crash
Turin:Csoa Gabrio, Prendocasa Torino, Askatasuna
Rome: Blocchi Precari Metropolitani, Coordinamento cittadino di lotta per la Casa, Degage
Florence: Movimento di Lotta per la casa
Bergamo: Asia Bergamo - Cascina Autogestita Popolare
Brescia: Associazione Diritti per tutti
Livorno: Ex Caserma
Naples: Magnammece o pesone
Parma: Rete diritti in casa
Pavia: Movimento per la casa di Pavia
Cremona: Comitato antisfratto
Call for a Transnational Meeting of the struggle for the right to housing and income and experiences of mutual aid.
Never go back. For a common space of solidarity and conflict.
Europe has crumbled, chewed by jaws of global finance and obedient governments, ensuring the order for which few command and all other produce, chained to a situation of rampant insecurity that keeps anyone in her/his own place. The biggest scam of the crisis weighs heavily on the shoulders of those who live exploited, getting by from day to day to get salary at the end of the month. To get out we were told that there was only one road (again there is no further choice) of austerity, along with progressive eradication of surviving welfare state and the simultaneous growth of a huge non-progressive taxation that affects the vast majority of the population.
It's the bitter fruits of that recipe of "rigor" we are supposed to chew now.
Although Neoliberalism has been showing us a complete failure, to identify a common enemy looks like something extremely complicated. Nation states do not count anything in front of global finance power, while boundaries exist only as regulators of the flow of migrant labor. Armored like a fortress, Europe has been eventually set on fire by armed conflicts: powers are settling their disputes loading them on our shoulders.
Resurgence of reactionary nationalism act on the discontent of those suffering, transforming hatred for the European Central Bank, the technocratic institutions of the Union, Merkel and the European political directorate: struggle for a better, a fairer world through social conflict for equality is likely to be superseded by the last trick available to power: the return to fascism, in all its shapes, the recall to the myth of small or large homelands.
If there is anything clear is that crisis and its neoliberal prescriptions of austerity and suffering, along with return to nationalism – the last way out, they say –, actually walk the same path and lead us in the same direction: the eradication of rights and freedoms on a global scale .
For years we have witnessed and taken part in North African uprisings, Spanish acampadas, until the Turkish resistance; for years we saw in the Euro-Mediterranean space explode the anger of those who no longer wants to accept the financial dictatorship. Now we feel more than ever the need for relational spaces and a common struggle. We think it's time to seek together the way to follow, because we are more than sure we're not going back, never. It is not looking at a past lacking of rights that we'll emerge from the crisis .
We have no intention to lose the battle against those who fan the flames of war between the poor, clouding the view for those looking for an enemy, turning the fight against the power in a civil war of neighbor against neighbor, of the "natives" against migrants, of smallholders against the evicted ones, of those waiting for a popular home against those occupying an empty house ... and even of one country against another.
They have carefully prepared the battlefield. They destroyed the public school, leaving it to the world market for a few pennies, making schools and universities only a functional tool for the needs of the labor market. Ignorant people is easier to control because those who do not have any access to education do not have any tools to understand the present and rebel.
They destroyed the city by gentrification processes, creating large dorm suburbia, around neighborhoods / showcase where you can eat and do business. The dimensions of social relations and autonomous self-organization in the heart of the city are fought and rolled back, cause where sociality is marketed a new source of profits is available, along with more successful tools to control people easily.
The insecurity has become a permanent feature of labor and, even more, of our lives as a whole. One in a thousand makes it into a system that want us to work for the crumbs that do not allow us to live in dignity, that puts us in a merciless competition for a few Euros .
In this context, we call for an appointment Europe and the Mediterranean groups that seek to build solidarity and rebel territories through the everyday reappropriation, claiming back everything meet the needs of 99%, through solidarity and mutual aid, or, in better words, creating spaces of freedom.
Now struggle for the right to housing is known as one of the main lands of conflict, useful for pulling down any barrier between students and unemployed workers, poor and former-middle classimpoverished inhabitants, old neighborhoods and new showcase neighborhoods inhabitants, enforcing a social mestizo social composition, first antidote to the emergence of nationalist and racist revival. A fight that consists of in practical use of the buildings abandoned by the insane logic of real estate speculation, in self-recovery, in the organization from below of neighborhood assemblies and networks against evictions, foreclosures and banking system voracity.
Regaining immediately possession of tools to satisfy a need, relate a solidarity community that begins to organize its own territory, weaving the struggles and social demands ... these are the ingredients of the struggles that made the occasion for a mutual aid response to the crisis and, at the same time, for organization. The fight for the house shaped this struggles in the metropolis, being able to speak the same language of the struggle for the common good developed in countryside contexts, to give a target to the anger explosion in the suburbs as part of a European political project of liberation, building radical conflict and social agreement around the need to self-organize. And from this substance that we want to start.
In Italy, the network Abitare nella Crisi, has put in contact struggles that have found in mutual aid and reappropriation an alternative and a form of resistance from below to the crisis. This network has built demonstration on October 19th 2013, when more than 100,000 people marched through the streets of Rome besieging the corridors of power, claiming home and income for everyone.
From this experience, we propose a euro -Mediterranean meeting, to share the struggles, share experiences, practices and languages, to create synergies, reporting mechanisms and networks of mutual aid in an international dimension, in order to set a process of rebellion and solidarity without borders.
The meeting will take place in Milan from June 14th to 15th, with arrivals from 13th at the Area of Mutual Aid (Spazio di Mutuo Soccorso), Piazza Stuparich 18, where it will also be guaranteed accomodation.