M31 film over kapitalisme – Achtergrond demonstratie

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European Day of Action against Capitalism
March 31st, 2012 | march31.net

Europe is in a continuous state of upheaval. For months now, its credit- and sovereign debt crises have been escalating. A number of hectic European Union (EU) summits have introduced emergency measures to rescue capitalism. Should the­se measures fail, governments and the media assure us, collapse, recession and mass poverty would be the result. This apocalyptic rhetoric paves the way for even more neoliberal reforms whose social impact will be felt for decades to come – if we don‘t resist. Throughout the crisis, we were told that capitalism needed to be reined in, and that banks and corporations would have to carry some of the burden they, too, had created. What is happening now is the exact opposite: The EU, its member states and other European countries are intensifying competition and introducing devastating public austerity programmes to secure private profits. In doing so, however, they are reproducing the destructive logic of capitalism. The existence of crises, widespread powerlessness and poverty, contrasted by private, i.e. exclusive wealth, are inherent elements of capitalism. Let’s get organized for a better society!

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