Our democracy against their austerity

A call for action against the EU Spring Summit
13 and 14 March 2013 in Brussels

Read the Call for Action in multiple languages: EnglishFrançaisDeutsch

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Click here to see the signatories and to join the call

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For a European Spring – what it is
‘For a European Spring’ is a call for actions, strikes and demonstrations all over

Europe on the 13th of March, and for a pan-European demonstration and

creative actions in the city of Brussels on the 14th of March

Click here to see which actions are taking place across Europe on the days of


Why now?
‘For a European Spring’ is targeted at the EU Spring Summit, where leaders

from across the continent will assemble on the 14th and 15 to strengthen the

European Council’s response to the crisis.

Read more on the EU Spring Summit

Against EU austerity policies
The response to date from economic and political elites in the European Union

amounts to a massive attack on welfare, social rights and democracy. This has

been achieved by undermining democracy, reflected in EU policies including the

imposition of austerity, demands for deep cuts in social spending, attempts to

weaken labour laws and the roll back of hard earned labour rights.

Click here for more info on austerity policies and their impacts

This course of action is dangerous, profoundly unjust, and must be reversed.

While these policies are designed to rescue big banks and big business, we, the

vast majority, are made to pay for the excesses of the privileged.

All over Europe struggles and strikes are happening against these unjust

policies. These struggles are our struggles, and we reject the violent attempts of

European states to suppress them. Now is the time for solidarity across borders

and sectors, to be the force to create real democracy and social justice. We are

seeking to build a society where solutions, very different to those defended by

the elites and imposed by the EU, can be proposed and discussed by everybody.

We call for actions, strikes and demonstrations on the 13th March across

Europe as part of a week of European resistance, with a mass mobilisation on

the 14th in Brussels targeting the EU Spring Summit. We will show those in

power that our growing movement will, sooner or later, be strong enough to

change the course of Europe in the interest of us all.

Slogans that can be used during the week of action:
Abolish all EU-austerity treaties and legislation!

For an ecological Transition!

Disarm Financial Markets!

Debt: Don’t owe, don’t pay!

Fire the Troika, not the people!


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