Monday, 1 October 2012

Europe Against Austerity - March and Conference

Europe Against Austerity Action Conference | October 21

By Coalition of Resistance

Come to London:
Join the TUC demonstration on 

Saturday 20 October and the

 Europe Against Austerity Action Conference on

 Sunday 21 October

On Saturday October 20th the British Trades Union Congress is holding a
 march against austerity ‘For a future that works’. Hundreds of thousands of
 peoplewill take to the streets of London to oppose the cuts being forced upon
The Coalition of Resistance will be at the heart of this demonstration with its
message of ‘No Cuts’. The participation of delegations from across Europe will
 hugely strengthen the significance of what will be a massive mobilisation.
In 2011 our organisation initiated the Europe Against Austerity conference
 which issued a call for joint action against austerity throughout Europe.
 More than 600 people attended the conference in October 2011,
 with 150 coming from other parts of Europe. Since that conference
 we have seen big struggles in Greece where there have been many
days of general strike action and in Spain where the Asturian miners
have inspired the support of millions throughout Europe.
The nature of the onslaught on the peoples of Europe means
 that such actions will continue and escalate.
 Further solidarity work and coordination is now urgently needed.
We appeal for anti-austerity organisations throughout Europe to come to
 London on 20th and 21st October to participate both in the London
demonstration  and to meet the following day to discuss common action to
turn back the tide of austerity. We must build co-ordinated action to enable
victories against a common enemy.
We are already receiving pledges of support for these events,
 from OLME and Syriza in Greece, from trade unions and anti-austerity groups in
France, Belgium and Spain, and from the European Left Party Executive.
Please help us build on this by joining us in London in October –
 to show that the strength of the European working class movement is in its
 unity and solidarity.
Let’s make October 20/21 the next step in our common struggle
 against austerity.
The TUC demonstration will assemble outside the Embankment
 Underground station on Saturday 20 October.
The Europe Against Austerity conference will take place from 
11am till 4:30pm on Sunday 21st October in the head office of the 
UNITE trade-union, 
128 Theobald’s Road, London WC1X 8TN, near Holborn underground station.

The proposed agenda is as follows:
11am – 12pm: Breakfast
12 – 1pm: Eurocrisis – Into the abyss?
1.15pm – 2.45pm: The shape of the resistance
3-4:30pm: Actions, co-operation and the timeline to the

 Athens 2013 Alter-Summit.
A more detailed agenda with the list of speakers will be circulated.
Please let us know if you require accommodation and if you will be attending one or both events.

Andrew Burgin
International Officer, Coalition of Resistance

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