Anti-Capitalist protests held across Europe
All across southern Europe major demonstrations have erupted. Turkey, Portugal, Spain… Elsewhere, in Germany (Frankfurt) demonstrators protesting against the European Community Bank Continue reading Anti-Capitalists take streets: Turkey Frankfurt Portugal Spain Greece Ireland London..Blockupy
ring with intent to make Manchester wonderful”, is probably Manchester’s only local history and walking group watched over by the Greek goddess of chaos, Eris, and influenced by the flâneur, a dandy-esque Victorian figure who wandered the city as a detached observer.Founder Morag Rose complains “modern society is so rigid”. Chaos, on the other hand, “can be a creative force”.Morag explains, “chaos is thought of as scary, but it can be beautiful”.
In a manifesto-esque statement of intent on the internet, The LRM lists its likes and dislikes: “plants growing out of the side of buildings” are good, “gentrification” is bad. The LRM celebrates the “colourful and diverse”. Continue reading Loiterers Resistance Movement,
They condemned as barbaric the ruling that the religious mutilation must be done by a doctor with pain killers.
Several hundred people have held a demonstration in the German capital, Berlin, to demand that the practice of religious circumcision remain legal. Continue reading Jews and Moslem unite..demanding Right to Torture Boys!
Hundreds arrested in massive crackdown on #Blockupy
by Jerome Roos on May 18, 2012
Frankfurt on lock-down as over 5.000 police are deployed in an unprecedented operation to keep protesters out of the city and away from the banks.
The atmosphere here in Frankfurt is tense. The police is omnipresent. The sound of sirens permeates the city streets. As I write this, some thousands of protesters are huddled together at the university, pitching tents or simply squatting a place on the ground to try and catch some sleep before tomorrow’s big actions. But as the activists here prepare to physically block the headquarters of the European Central Bank, the police already seems to have done the job for them.
The entire city is on lock-down. Roadblocks sever the main traffic arteries Continue reading Hundreds arrested in massive crackdown on #Blockupy
|Spain tightens borders to stem ECB protests|
Visa-free travel suspended ahead of European Central Bank meeting, overriding Schengen Protocol.
|Spain has suspended visa-free travel and re-instituted border checks ahead of a meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Barcelona next week.It is an unprecedented move that overrides the Schengen Protocol that was first instituted in 1985. The agreement means there are no int
ernal border controls for the 26 European
countries and their combined population of more than 400 million people.
Spain says it needs to regulate its borders to prevent foreign protesters disrupting the ECB meeting .
It is not the first time Schengen Protocol has been called into question. Germany and France also want new rules to make it easier to suspend passport-free travel.
Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports from Madrid. Continue reading Spanish police block borders to protect Bankers meeting