Different organizations support the general strike in Belgium on 15th of December...
Different organizations support the general strike in Belgium on 15th of December...
Our national and European leaders continue to subject the people to the will of shareholders and multinationals while austerity becomes increasingly brutal. We call on all organisations and individuals to make December 19, 2014 a day of action and convergence of struggles.
Alter Summit’s workshop at the Blockupy Festival. Friday the 21th of November, from 2pm to 4.30 pm.
Haus der Jugend, Deutschherrnufer 12, Big room, Frankfurt, Germany.
The essential issue of transitioning to an ecological economic system that does not destroy the planet and climate has been deferred by the 2008 “crisis” (undoubtedly one of the numerous benefits the crisis gave banks and multinationals…) Not just deferred in terms of passions and agendas, but also, very concretely, in terms of efforts deployed. More than €1000 billion have been spent by European states to save the banks – money which could have been spent to transform our economy ….
Since 2002, the European Union and the countries of African, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) negotiate "Economic Partnership Agreements". The Economic Partnership Agreements are agreements between the EU and ACP regionally integrated areas, that is to say, common markets, characterized by a common external tariff (CET) and the free movement of goods within the zone.
11-12 December 2014, European Parliament in Brussels: seminar to discuss a critical and forward-looking approach to migration policies: reflecting on freedom of movement
Press Release - Brussels, 9 October 2014
October 11 is a European day of action denouncing the free trade treaties TTIP, TISA and CETA. Opposition is getting stronger every day as more and more sectors become aware of the threats they pose to our lives and our democracy. Hundreds of actions and activities are planned in more than 15 European countries (www.stop- TTIP-ceta-tisa.eu). This will also coincide with the launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative, bringing together hundreds of thousands of signatures to tell the European Commission to put a stop to these treaties (www.cncd.be/stop-TTIP).
Press release - Brussels, September 30th 2014
These days, the European Deputies will be induced to audition the candidates who were presented by the Member States for being part of the future European Commission. For Alter Summit, the team proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker is corrupted by the conflicts of interests and diametrically opposed to the European people interests.
Call for European decentralised multi-sectoral day of action against TTIP, CETA and corporate free trade agenda on 11 October 2014.
The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) is becoming an issue for many people in Europe. Negotiated in secret in Geneva for almost two years by over 50 countries, including the European Union, USA, Japan, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Australia and South Korea, it has taken months of work from global researchers and a spectacular leak from Julian Assange’s Wikileaks to expose anything about its contents.
The action week of the caravan of refugees and undocumented migrants, which took place from the 20th to the 28th of June 2014 in Brussels, was an unprecedented event. Indeed, more than 500 refugees, migrants and supporters (with a very large majority of migrants) joined together for a week to discuss and take actions on the fringe of the summit of heads of States who were discussing the european migratory problems.
It is proposed that mobilisation takes place between the 15th and 22nd of September, ie the week before the court’s final decision on the 595 cleaners, which is set for the 23rd of September. A possible joint Day of Action could be the 20th of September.
The general assembly of ALTER SUMMIT condemns the outrageous police violence used against cleaners and janitors of the Greek Ministry of Finance demonstrating in Athens yesterday.
Press release, Brussels, 16 May 2014
This Thursday morning over a thousand people were in the streets of Brussels, attempting to peacefully protest against austerity and the proposed great transatlantic market (TTIP) which were being discussed in the absence of citizens at the European Business Summit.
Before the election of the European Parliament social movement activists, altermondialists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, party members and unionists and many more people call for European days of action from 15th to 25th with the slogan “solidarity beyond borders – building democracy from below”.
Activities in dozens of cities in nine different European countries have been announced already.
A successful mobilisation and a message that does justice to the crucial issues at hand
On 4th April, no fewer than 50,000 people, mostly trade unionists from all over Europe. responded to the summons of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) to denounce austerity policies and demand that Europe travel a new route.
On April 3, Alter Summit organized a Meeting on Right-Wing Extremism. We present here the conclusions of this event. The conclusions are not necessarily the point of view of Alter Summit.
While the European Union crisis regime builds more and more borders in order to divide, exploit and oppress us, new transnational movements are arising. We are social movement, activists, altermondialists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, party members and unionists and many more, who want to connect our struggles and powers beyond nation-state lines. During the week before the elections for the European Parliament we call for the spirit of the multitude of these social movements to build real democracy from below.
Wednesday March 12, 2PM
Venue: Pletinckxstraat 19, 1000 Brussels
Two years after the first “Another Road for Europe” forum, the European Progressive Economists Network (euro-pen) in cooperation with Alter Summit invites civil society organisations, social movements, networks, trade unions and political forces to a discussion at the European Parliament in Brussels on the ways out of the European crisis.
19 March 2014 European Parliament • Brussels Place du Luxembourg Building Altiero Spinelli, Room ASP 1G-2
On the eve of the European elections in May 2014 Europe is faced with the prospect of economic stagnation, rising inequality and a growing divide (...)
On Saturday the 22nd of March, a huge demonstration will take place in Madrid as a culmination of the Marches of the Dignity, which over several weeks have walked across the Spanish geography in order to make visible the people’s rejection to the policies that local governments, under Troika’s dictate, have being implementing for several years to the vast majority of the population.
The main slogans of this mobilization are: Pro social and labor rights: employment, housing and basic income for everyone. In favor of democracy and against Troika’s policies. No to austerity: against cuts in (...)
You will find below, the call of the cleaning women of the greek ministry of finance in fight for their rights.
"We are 595 cleaning women and for years we have been working for the Greek Ministry of Finance. Since 18th September 2013 we have been in a state of suspension and in May 2014 we are to lose our jobs, to be FIRED.
We are all women – the gender discrimination is obvious – and most of us are over 50; very close to retirement and pension, which we will never get. Many of us have a one-parent family who live on our salary.
These austerity policies deprive us of our right to work (...)
Rally in front of DG Trade, Brussels, against TTIP negociations: Thursday March 13, 10AM.
The event is organised by D19/20, Alter Summit, Blockupy Europe*, S2B Network and Attac TTIP.
Rally in front of DG Trade, Brussels
Between 10th-14th March 2014 the latest round of free trade negotiations between the EU and the US take place, discussing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). TTIP is wrongly being held up as a solution to the ongoing economic crisis, which sees public services being cut to pay for the wreckless financial sector. Even the European Commission’s own (...)
After the right-wing majority failed Left Bloc and Communist Party’s proposals in Parliament to integrate these workers with a legal work contract, yesterday more than half of the 400 workers of the telemedicine service “Saúde 24” (Health 24) went on strike against false autonomous workers, against the layoff of over 100 of their colleagues and demanding the resignation of the company’s administration.
The struggle of over 400 nurses against precarious labour and wage cuts is in the spotlight in Portugal, as the private company which runs the telemedicine public service has fired over 100 (...)
Many trade union leaders and prominent academics in Germany have publicly declared their solidarity for the Alter Summit. Attached you will find their Sympathy–Declaration of the ‘European Alternative Summit’ in Athens.