We start from Greece – We change Europe

Create an international solidarity campaign of hope against fear

Dear All

The forthcoming elections in Greece promise a hopeful New Year start. The ‘panic’ over the weakest link named Greece haunts once more the European (and not only) elites. Even more so, as the possibility for a break with the Troika regime and austerity in Greece seems more viable than ever.

As soon as the collapse of the pro-Troika (conservatives and social-democrats) coalition government appeared, few weeks ago, the threats and blackmails against the Greek people started again. The reassurement that the EU (and global) markets are protected by the effects of a change in Greece, do not suffice to ease the political threat such a change signals for the dominant status quo. The rhetoric of “success story” and “GRecovery” were immediately substituted by direct interventions and “alarming” statements. Financial and political officials re-launched the scenario of a “GRexit” and of a possible (Troika-driven) bank-run, as well as suggestions to the Greek electorate to behave within the framework of the bailout policies (W. Schäuble) by preferring (voting) the familiar faces of the pro-Troika parties (P. Moscovici). Fear is changing sides but the conflict is expected long and fierce.

In the context of crisis, Greece has been used as the testing ground for the deepening of neoliberal restructuring and austerity regime throughout Europe. But also Greece has emerged as a paradigm of resistance. The multiform and protracted struggles of its people both obstructed the implementation of such policies and gave life to new forms of grass-root organizations, solidarity and social participation. These efforts were met with the generous mobilization of movements around the world that have shown their persistent solidarity. This enabled the Greek society to stand up with dignity against the social catastrophy that brought it to the point of humanitarian crisis, and to emerge as lethal threat to the Troika regime, sending a message all-over Europe. Those responsible for the current situation know it only too well, and do their best, in unison, to save their interests by holding on to power by any means. “We start from Greece – We change Europe” weiterlesen »

Erklärung von ’89er_innen PEGIDA – Nie wieda!

Wir sind das Volk ruft ihr
Freiheit Toleranz Welt offen meinte das ’89
Visa frei bis Hawai war die Devise
Und: Die Mauer muss weg

Ihr aber wollt:
Visa frei nur für uns
Die Mauer muss weg nur für uns
Die Mauer muss her am Mittelmeer
25 Jahre nach Mauerfall

Zusehen wollt ihr
Wenn die Elenden der Welt
An neuen Mauern sterben
An euren Mauern
Oder ihr dreht euch weg
Um in Ruhe Gänsebraten zu essen
Und Weihnachtslieder zu singen

Jesus hätte gekotzt hätte er euch getroffen “<span>Erklärung von ’89er_innen </span>PEGIDA – Nie wieda!” weiterlesen »

Bilanz 2014 Filme im Kino


Tian zhu ding (A Touch of Sin, Jia Zhang-ke, CN 2013)

Ich will mich nicht künstlich aufregen (Max Linz, D 2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, USA/D 2014)

L’enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (Guillaume Nicloux, F 2014)

Boyhood (Richard Linklater, USA 2014)

American Hustle (David O. Russell, USA 2013)

Umsonst (Stephan Geene, D 2014)

20.000 Days on Earth (Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, UK 2014)

Deux jours, une nuit (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, B/F/I 2014)

Turist (Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund, S/F/NOR 2014)

“<span>Bilanz 2014 </span>Filme im Kino” weiterlesen »