A guided tour through the crisis

For a European Spring

Our Democracy against their austerity! 
- a call for action in Amsterdam against the EU Spring Summit -

'For a European Spring' is a call for actions, strikes and demonstrations all over Europe on the 13th of March, and for a pan-European demonstration and creative actions in the city of Brussels on the 14th of March. It is targeted at the EU Spring Summit, where leaders from across the continent will assemble on the 14th and 15 to strengthen the European Council's response to the crisis.

Throughout Europe we see the same policies to 'get us out of the crisis'. Banks are being subsidized, labour rights and public services are being destroyed.

- The Netherlands has the highest amount of low-paid and flexible contracts for young people in the whole of the EU.

- 3 out of 4 'systemic banks' in the Netherlands have been nationalized and saved by billions of tax-payers money.

- The Dutch health care system is being dismantled: 100.000 homecare workers are being fired while up to 800 care centers are being closed

- Despite high unemployment people have to work longer. This year pensions for 5,6 million people in the Netherlands will be cut.

- The EU as a whole has been described as Fortress Europe for its zero tolerance and its militarized borders defended by Frontex. In the Netherlands these policies are also severely impacting the working and living conditions of migrants and refugees. 

We are calling for an action in Amsterdam the 13th of March in support to the European mobilizations. 

Our action will be “A guided tour through the crisis” to reveal what is the real situation in the Netherlands, and what is the responsibility of transnational corporations and European institutions.

When: 13th of March from 16.00 to 18.00. Join us when you can.
Where: We start in front of DNB (de Nederlandse Bank) in Amsterdam:http://goo.gl/maps/vOZmA. The tour will finish at DamSquare.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 16:00 to 18:00
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