Tag: Blockupy

22nd to 24th of November: Blockupy’s European Action Conference

Invitation to: Blockupy’s European Action Conference November 22nd to 24th 2013 in Frankfurt Call for Contributions and Workshops On May 31 and June 1, the European Central Bank (ECB) was effectively blockaded by thousands of protesters against the politics of troika. The central commercial zone of Frankfurt was blocked and stores had to shut down;…

Blockupy and The Politics of Crisis

The politics of crisis speaks among other things to the inherent crisis within the capitalist process. Nonlinear studies of capitalism, for example, take a far more honest approach to their subject matter. One can read the theology that is neoclassical economics and despair that even the first steps of scientific method are ignored. The primary…

Police unilaterally abandon all Blockupy personal exclusion orders

The unsustainable unconstitutionality of the total shutdown of Blockupy is beginning to manifest itself. This evening (15 May) the Police HQ in Frankfurt declared that all person-specific exclusion orders relating to the Blockupy protests on 16-19 May, which banned named individuals from entering inner Frankfurt, were immediately rescinded. The announcement appears to have followed preparatory discussions…

Administrative Court upholds Blockupy-ban

The Administrative Court in Frankfurt has today (14 May) confirmed the general Blockupy-ban issued by Frankfurt’s public order councillor Markus Frank. Likewise, the Occupy camp in Willy-Brandt Platz may also be ‘temporarily’ cleared away. The court did provide for the possibility of permitting an anti-capitalism demonstration this Saturday subject to certain conditions set by the authorities.…

Total Blockupy ban met with 14 May protest

The complete ban on any form of Blockupy protest, the proposed clearing of the peaceful Occupy camp, the Frankfurt council’s stonewalling manner, and now the setting up of an exclusion zone (see picture) for named individuals across inner Frankfurt has forced party members and activists to speak of the need to defend the “basic right…

“We have fought hard to ensure that the event is prohibited”: Councillor Markus Frank (CDU)

“All Germans shall have the right to resist any person seeking to abolish this constitutional order, should no other remedy be possible.” Basic Law Art.20(4). After a five-hour administrative court hearing today (Sat. 12 May 2012) Frankfurt am Main’s Public Order Department has reiterated its total opposition to any protest whatsoever against Europe’s austerity politics.…

As expected, Frankfurt Blockupy-ban used to clear Occupy camp

The activists must “temporarily” evacuate their camp in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt next week. The reason for this declaration of Frankfurt’s Public Order Administration is the upcoming Blockupy protests – the one’s the same administration have already banned from even taking place. The Occupy movement needs to evacuate their camp before…

Stop the neo-liberal crisis politics – dispossess the beneficiaries!

New international call to Blockupy from attac academic advisors and others. Reposted from www.stop-neoliberal-crises-politics.org (in DE, FR, IT, ES there): We are experiencing the deepest crisis of capitalism since the great depression of the 30s – and the European governments continue to pour oil on the fires! From the very beginning, some governments have prevented…

Blockupy in Frankfurt: Die Linke seek to overturn Blockupy ban

The City of Frankfurt has attempted to close down demonstations planned for 16-19 May in the city’s banking district by requiring that any public order discussions prior to general approval only be entered into if organisers guarantee that no violence or other illegal activity will occur, and indeed waive their right to organise effective civil…