Shut down G8 Summit!//Conflicts make Europe//Social centres towards Heilingendamn
Hundreds of us met in Venice during Global Meeting. We discussed about Europe, movements and autonomous conflicts. This discussion was extraordinary thanks to everyone's contribution and to the great participation (more than five hundred activists coming from all over Europe). We all agreed that a political Europe already exists. Multilateral Europe exists in governance and economy, in the acceptance of war and in repression. In actual Europe left wing governments violently evict social centres and the same governments oppress precarious workers' strength. At the same time, movements are well aware that Europe is crossed by social conflicts, by autonomous struggles that lead to insubordination and to radical democracy. These conclusions are an important step, which opens new fields of common struggles. We specifically refer to income, migrations/ citizenship rights, social centres/autonomous lives, education/ university.
A first convergence moment will be in Rostock. The German town that will host the G8 summit (the summit is to be in Heilingendamn a small town near Rostock. Around the two areas initiatives are to try blocking the summit, whereas June 2nd a demonstration will open anti G8 mobilisations in Rostock).
In second place, we need to qualify movements' autonomy within Rostock's practical dimension. German brothers and sisters explained us how they managed to reach a shared proposal of counter-meeting and initiatives. This is very interesting. Because it brings together the various articulation of movements but it as well considers all different practices. And it wishes to be effective in blocking the G8 summit.
Just one last consideration. Ungdomshuset's struggle stands as the meaning of anti G8 mobilisations. Defending commonwealth and autonomy has been the most important element in Scandinavian and German struggles. This element is central to us as well. And it will take us to Rostock.
Against war and capitalism! In movement in spite of borders!