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claudia bernardi on Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:26:47 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> #BlockupyMilan towards Frankfurt

Dear all,

on 31st of May in Milan, students, precarious, activists and unemployed
will take to the streets towards Piazza Affari,  the financial symbol of
Italy to launch the mobilizations of #Blockupy Frankfurt.

Here you find the english version of the call:





The 31th March we will take to the streets claiming the right to not pay
the debt!

The refusal of paying the debt of the states is an essential condition to
build up a future in which the always growing inequalities, between the 99%
and the 1%, will not be constantly reproduced.

The largest part of the sovereign debts are illegitimate since they have
not been taken out for the interests of the collectivity but in favor to
the private investment funds (first of all the military industry) and to
the financial global oligarchy. Public debts grew considerably in the last
years to allow the bail out of the

private banks, the same banks that now speculate on the sovereign debts to
impose policies aimed at boosting profits through dismantling of rights and
welfare state and privatization of the commons.

We see as the financial governance leads the national policies imposing a
compulsory administration of governments, either directly (as in Greece) or
indirectly (as in Italy and Spain), through the diktat of ECB. So, we are
witnessing, in Italy and all over Europe, a frontal attack to the rights of
workers, the compression of incomes, the growing of blackmail in workplaces
(Marchionne Docet) and the worsening of life condition, all justified with
the commitment of paying the debt back. The rhetoric of the crisis become
the excuse (or the opportunity, it depends on the point of view!) to impose
sacrifices and to close spaces of freedom in the name of austerity and
ancient morality. This is also a way to give legitimacy to the worse
stereotypes: welfare is confused with family, women are thrust back home to
care about domestic question, rights of gay, lesbians and trans are
postponed when the crisis will be over, arts and cultures are considered a
luxury that we cannot afford. Any political debate is suppressed and hidden
behind the voice of the technicians!

As a mirror of the austerity, the legendary ?recovery? so strongly pursued,
is today proposed through the idea of project financing, meaning the big
public works as TAV and TEM: the legalization of the waste of public funds
in favor of a corrupted system of power in agreement with mafias, that
damages the local communities and their history; the break up of the
commons in the name of an imposed ?modernity?. But these strong interests
find movements of resistance, that articulate in different ways the refusal
of the debt-mechanism, under the names of NO TAV and NO TEM: powerful
struggles that stimulate a large and differentiated participation. In front
of this legitimate resistance, the government of Monti showed its
authoritarian face through a shameful repressive operation: a
criminalization of the movement addressed to suppress any form of dissent
and establishing once forever the ?unique doctrine? of neoliberalism.

So, it is necessary to give a response which claims the right to dissent,
the freedom of movement and the right to collectively refuse the payment of
debt. Only through this process, actively practiced by the movements and
starting from the audit of the debt itself, we can wonder to build a real
power of opposition which breaks the perverse mechanisms acted by the
global governance. This step becomes a necessary condition for a true exit
from the crisis and the first moment of liberation from the dictatorship of
the finance and form the blackmail it tries to impose.

To refuse the debt means to declare the unavailability to renounce to our
rights and the claim for a real extension of them. It means to ask for a
basic income released from the work, for the construction of a welfare able
to allow the imagination of a future for new generation. It means to give
centrality to the commons, rescuing them from the wild privatization
imposed by the Troika.

It means that we are actually creditors. Creditors for a university as a
place of sharing knowledge, creditors for an income which allow us to be
free from the blackmail of the salary, creditors of rights, creditors for
the future which has been undersold to banks and financial institutions.

The 31th March we will take to the streets to fight the measures of
Austerity enacted by the ECB, to claim the right to default and the express
our aversion to the preventive detention of the activists NO TAV.

The 31th March we will be marching with the banner ?Blockupy Milan: We Will
Not Pay Your Debt? and the day before we will make action in our places to
launch the demonstration.

Towards the 1st  May, towards the siege of the ECB from the 17th to the
19th May in Frankfurt.

Freedom for Nic - Freedom for All!

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