Sunday, 2 June 2013

Alter Summit : come gather round in Athens!

On June 7th and 8th, we invite all European movements and organizations to the Alter Summit in Athens.




This event will be organized with the Greek social movement with the support of civil society organizations, trade unions, NGOs, political and cultural personalities from all around Europe.
The Alter Summit in Athens will be a step forward in the building of more convergence between movements opposed to the current anti-social and anti-ecological policies promoted by European governments and institutions.
It will be a highly symbolic gathering, since Greece has been the laboratory of the destructive austerity and so-called competitiveness policies, but can also become the laboratory of the resistance against austerity.



It will be the occasion to stress that the struggle of the Greek social movements is a European struggle, and show the solidarity of European organizations and movements towards the Greek struggles.
It will be also the occasion to present the Alter Summit manifesto, voicing the alternative proposals of the social movement against the crisis, and also to celebrate the struggles of the last year, and to propose a common agenda of action. A number of high level representatives of struggles, trade unions, political or social movements will come and show their support and commitment for a truly democratic Europe.
But this Summit of the peoples and its Manifesto will only have sense if they take root in national, sectorial and concrete struggles, and if a large variety of organizations and movements take part in the Alter Summit.
Organizations and movements are most welcome to take part in the process, provided they agree on the Alter Summit Call.
The members of the Alter Summit are drafting together a Manifesto of the peoples, and preparing the Athens event on 7th and 8th June. Read the program, the practical information and register for Athens or get mobilized !

source:http://www.altersummit.eu/alter-summit/article/what-is-the-alter-summit?lang=en

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