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|[Nettime-nl] 14 april Brussel: EUROMAYDAY PERSCONFERENTIE (Modified by Geert Lovink)|
Watch and Listen to Chiki-Chiki Precario: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=TiWTlSrgALU EUROMAYDAY PRESS CONFERENCE: Monday, April 14 14h30, Maison de LA PAIX rue Van Elewijck, 35, 1050 Brussels/Bruxelles/Brussel CONTACTS: email@example.com, Marc Monaco +32486023875, Cedric Jonckheere +32.479/69.29.11, firstname.lastname@example.org EUROMAYDAY 008 – PRESS RELEASE What's EuroMayDay? A transnational demonstration of precarious and migrant people held the First of May in more than a dozen European cities. The first MayDay Parade was held in Milan in 2001 (it now attracts 100,000 people). EuroMayday is a process by which actions and demands are put forward to fight the widespread precarization of youth and the discrimination of migrants in Europe and beyond: no borders, no workfare, no precarity! Who organizes EuroMayDay and what for? The EuroMayDay network, a web of media activists, labor organizers, migrant collectives convening each year in a different European city. Last mayday assembly was in Berlin, where it was agreed that these would be the demands for EuroMayDay 008: • full legalization for all persecuted migrants • self-organizing and unionizing rights freed from state repression • unconditional basic income • a european living wage • free access to culture, knowledge, and skills • the right to cheap housing Where will EuroMayDay 008 occur? In Aachen - Berlin - Copenhagen - Hanau - Hamburg - Helsinki - Lisboa - Madrid - Malaga - Maribor - Milano - Napoli - Palermo - Terrassa - Tokyo - Wien. This year, there is a focal point in Aachen/Aix-la-Chapelle (http://euromayday.karlspreis.info), where Nicolas Sarkozy will present Angela Merkel with the EU Oscar, the Prix Charlemagne. Irony of the calendar, in 2008 syndicalist MayDay coincides with catholic Ascension Day, when the Karlspreis is handed out. This year for MayDay in Aachen, two worlds will clash together (www.radicaleurope.org/visuals/euromayday_aachen_008.jpg). What kind of people participate in EuroMayDay Parades? Activists, artists, hackers, unionists, migrant associations, precarious2precarious networks, queer collectives, leftist radicals of all stripes: red, black, green, pink, purple, silver. They are coming to Aachen and other EuroMayDay Parades to join the fight against a EU dominated by police security and financial privilege, by Barroso's neoliberalism, Trichet's monetarism, Solana's militarism… MAYDAY! MAYDAY! no borders, no precarity, let's defeat the new inequality! INFO LINX http://www.euromayday.org http://euromayday.karlspreis.info http://www.euromayday.be ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).