Left Wing Organisations and Libertarian Grassroots Unions Call for an International Day of Action

During an international meeting in December 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, several left wing organisations and grassroots unions from Greece, Spain, Poland, Austria and Germany decided to launch a joint effort against capitalist reforms under the current crisis. On march 31st, there will be a “European Day of Action against Capitalism”, with simultaneous demonstrations in those countries, labeled “M31”. Groups from other countries are likely to join in, as networking continues. Protests will not only be directed against neoliberal and undemocratic impositions by the European Union (EU), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also against the underlying rationale of capitalist competition and exploitation in general.

The anticapitalist organisations involved want to send a clear signal against further austerity measures, mainly propelled by Germany, and on the backs of workers, the unemployed, students and migrants.

We protest against nationalist propaganda targeting wageworkers in Southern European countries, and against the EU’s military bulkheading on its borders. Alternatively, organisers of M31 call for transnational solidarity and self-organisation of those affected by further cuts, privatization and capitalist exploitation.

Up to now, there is no effective transnational solidarity between workers, unions, the unemployed and migrants. If we want this to change, we’ll have to do it ourselves.

The international day of action in spring preludes a forthcoming European initiative of left wing organisations and grassroots unions, preparing further protests throughout 2012. We invite other emancipatory unions and organisations to join M31. Please take note of our Call for Action on www.march31.net. We’ll be happy to answer any request or proposal.

Let’s get started!

On March 31st, 2012, there were anticapitalist demonstrations and interventions in more than 30 European cities

This was the starting point for different attempts to build antiauthoritarian Networks against State and Capital on a transnational level. As a result of this process there are now two networks:
Beyond Europe the antiauthoritarian platform against capitalism, which has members in Germany, the UK, Greece and Cyprus and the german M31 Network, which consists of different radical-leftwing groups.

Therefore this main M31 website will only be used as an archive for the actions around the anticapialist actionday in 2012.

Nervetheless we hope to see you soon on the streets and on the barricades all over Europe - and beyond for instance in the upcoming protests against the opening of the new ECB in Frankfurt in 2015...

march31.net webteam, october 2014