Global day of action ( N15 ) Resisting Capitalism and it ' Financial and Ecological' crises

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Global day of action ( N15 ) Resisting Capitalism and it ' Financial and Ecological' crises

Global day of action ( N15 ) Resisting Capitalism and it ' Financial and Ecological' crises
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Global day of action ( N15 ) November 15th 2008
Resisting Capitalism and it ' Financial and Ecological ' crises during the G20
richest nations summit.
Other worlds are possible - A Grassroots Anti-Capitalist call for action.

Please forward and translate:

On November 15, the G20 richest nations will convene in Washington to try to
put the financial meltdown behind them and repair the
international capitalist system.
The factories continue to be closed, jobs cut, pensions destroyed, houses
evicted, unemployment rises, uncertaintity, horrible anti-immigrant measures
are pushed
for by right-wingers, homelessness increase, relationships break down and food
and basic housing spiral beyond the reach of the poor the world over while the
environment around us collapses. We are living through a profound period of
rapid and terrifying change, an intensification of the long crisis that is
capitalism and this time the meltdown really is global. Even conservative
media and staunch economic-rationalists are saying this could be the worst
since the
great depression... and they are trying to re-organise a Bretton Woods II
project for a new capitalism.
World over there is direct action and civil disobedience resistance taking
many forms and proposals of many types circulating as always and now with new
consideration given the cost we will be asked to pay to bail-out this rotten
system - food riots, strikes for wage increases and backpay of stolen wages,
price reduction campaigns,
radical discussions on the crises, fuel protests,the sharing of radical
everyday strategies for living in hard times, looting of supermarkets, as yet
sporadic but hopefully growing resistance to evictions, sit-downs,
protests at financial institutions and districts are spreading, thousands of
italian universities occupation movements saying " we will not pay for your
crisis. " As the money and environmental crises intensify so too hopefully the
struggles, with this as the stage we offer a humble proposal for this global
day of action against capital, the G20 - hoping to see another thread of
struggle emerge.
- Another thread that calls for common and grassroots control of our lives, an
alternative to the left or right hand of capital or to put it another way an
alternative to private enterprise or the state management of capital - neither
a future regulated capital or the free market versions often known as
'neo-liberalism.' A world in which we create old and new commons based
on our real needs as an alternative to the capitalist and state system.
- Another thread that recognises that these crises have been bought down on us
by not only bankers and speculators, but also by bosses, landlords and petty
bureaucrats as well as all politicians and other members of the ruling
They made it and it is for us to create new relationships and egalatarian
forms of organisation to push beyond capitalism. We must stop them. Their
arrogance is limitless. After having caused the worst slump since the Great
Depression, the same fuckers have thrown the world into insolvency would now
like to appear as saviors of the world economy: hypocrites full of bullshit,
that's what they are!
- A thread that knows they are part of hundred of years of resistance to the
rule of money, contrived panics, exploitation, poverty, disorder, repression,
annihilation and the destruction of the earth on which we depend for
- A thread that recognises the need for the interlinking of global social and
labor conflicts.

- A thread that is interested and actively debating and possibly trying to
create proposals for other worlds, - should we push for our trillions too
perhaps to be used as seeds to set up grassroots alternatives, what would debt
resistance or anti-eviction movements look like in our areas, what of price
reduction campaigns or other ways of providing for our basic needs and freedom
Perhaps massive globally co-ordinated anti-lay-off campaigns, community
building, unemployed workers movements, the blocking of cities, growing
homeless and temp-worker resistance, reclaiming of space for social
strategies that asks questions and learns from other seemingly unrelated
struggles - a movements of networks
...the eventual occupation of all life by your desires... there are many
proposals being considered. *
The can be no capitalist fix or new capitalist deal to the ecological and
capitalist crises- we will not beg, but create new worlds.
The tactics or actions are open to you, mobilisations, blockades, sit-ins, a
few dignified placards - some leaflets or an teach-in, sabotages and other
attacks - we have limitless desires and long history to draw upon.
For this global action we call on the global anti-capitalist movements and all
those from below that are feeling the destruction of their lives and our
those already resisting from the grassroots or seeing the need, to organise
and beyond November 15th 2008 - grassroots, anti-capitalist action...
Make plans. We hope this day will enrich the many ongoing strategies of
resistance that are going beyond protest **