Category Events/calls

London Message to Syntagma

In this time of great confusion, political apathy and misinformation we are compelled to respond dynamically to issues that affect us all as citizens of the world, as human beings. We EXPRESS OUR SOLIDARITY to Syntagma Square and, together, we call for the RE-ENFORCEMENT of the network of the Real Democracy Now groups across Europe. 1) We CONDEMN the propaganda of the major mainstream media who do not tell the

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Minutes: Trafalgar Square Assembly –17th of July 2011

An assembly of 40-50 people took place yesterday, the 17th of July, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in Trafalgar square (central London) consisting of the Spanish and Greek Real Democracy Now teams,  and individuals from France, Chile, and Iran. British activists were also present. Below are the minutes The proposals: 1) It was agreed to prepare a banner. 2) It was proposed to start communication with members from different parts of

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Spain: Residents of Lavapiés chased away the police / Ισπανία: κάτοικοι του Lavapiés απομάκρυναν την αστυνομια

  EN: 5-7 Madrid – More than 100 residents of Lavapiés (a central district of the city) stopped an anti-immigrant police operation which was in complete coordination with the security “safeguards” of the subway station. The residents reacted immediately to the racist challenges of the police and by demonstrating peacefully they managed to expel the forces of repression from their neighbourhood and, consequently, to prevent possible arrests. In the video

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Announcement of the Greek Assembly in London / Ανακοίνωση της Συνέλευσης του Λονδίνου

En: We met at the Royal Festival Hall today July 12, 6-7 people. It was an informal discussion rather than an assembly. What we agreed on is that since most of us will be away for 2 or more weeks during the summer we will not be holding Greek assemblies for now, but we will be joining the Spanish at Trafalgar Square every Sunday at 6pm. We all agreed that

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Minutes: Trafalgar Square Assembly –10th of July 2011

A small assembly of 40-50 people took place yesterday, the 10th of June, between 6.30pm and 8.15pm in Trafalgar square (central London) consisting of the Spanish and Greek Real Democracy Now teams. British activists were also present. Below are the minutes: It was agreed to send minutes and report what we do to www.takethesquare.com It was reiterated who we are and what we are doing in Trafalgar Sq. The speaker

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Iceland Solidarity to the people of Greece / Ισλανδία: Αλληλεγγύη στον Ελληνικό λαό

Note: Greek text follows after the English EN: Real Democracy NOW! Greece: Declaration of Support from ICELAND. The Civic Movement Iceland expresses a deep concern about the way European political leaders manipulate the state of Greek economy and the reason for its collapse. It is our firm belief that the Greek public is not to blame for the economic meltdown in the world, and even though, Greek banks are now

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Defending Higher Education in Greece

To the international academic community Greek Universities in Danger In the last few years, a wave of ‘reforms’ within the European Union and throughout the world has subjected Higher Education to the logic of the market. Higher Education has increasingly been transformed from a public good and a civil right to a commodity for the wealthy. The self-government of Universities and the autonomy of academic processes are also being eroded.

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DEBTOCRACY – London presentation / ΧΡΕΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ – Παρουσίαση στο Λονδίνο

Note: Greek text follows after the English EN: Screening of the documentary film Debtocracy took place yesterday in the School οf Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in central London, as it was announced a few days ago. The event started at 18:00 and after the end of the film there was about one hour and a half of commenting and discussion. On the panel were: the director of Debtocracy Aris Chatzistefanou,

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Real Democracy Greece: Popular assembly of London – Λαϊκή Συνέλευση Λονδίνου

EN: A small protest of 40-50 people took place yesterday 28 June at 19:00 at the Greek Embassy in London (Holland Park), against the mid-term programme and the austerity measures that were voted in the Greek Parliament today. Messages of support and solidarity were read by: Zita Holbourne – read message by Jessica Edwards from PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union) Anna Owens – PCS executive secretary, read message by

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Netherlands: Squatter Community Hosts “Open Gardening Day”

A group of squatters opened their community garden to others in the city for one day. As seen in the video, the event turned out a good number of supporters. Squatting has been officially illegal in the Netherlands since October of 2010, though many squatter communities continue to exist. The squatters featured in this video can be contacted through their blog entitled “Our Media” or their youtube channel SpiritofSquatters.