A call for action against the EU Spring Summit
13 and 14 March 2013 in Brussels
For a European Spring campaign clip
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
‘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.
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.
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!