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Forum sociale europeo di Londra


Appello dell’Assemblea dei Movimenti Sociali


(In Italiano, inglese, francese e spagnolo)


Noi proveniamo da tutte le campagne e i movimenti sociali, le organizzazioni “no vox”, i sindacati, le organizzazioni per i diritti umani, le organizzazioni di solidarietà internazionale, i movimenti femministi, i movimenti per la pace e contro la guerra. Arriviamo da tutte le regioni dell’Europa per riunirci a Londra nel terzo Forum Sociale Europeo. Siamo molti/e, e la nostra forza è la nostra diversità.

Oggi la guerra rappresenta l’aspetto più duro e reale del neoliberismo. La guerra e l’occupazione dell’Iraq, l’occupazione della Palestina, il massacro in Cecenia, e le guerre nascoste dell’Africa stanno distruggendo il futuro dell’umanità. La guerra in Iraq è stata giustificata con menzogne. Oggi l’Iraq è umiliato e distrutto. Il popolo iracheno è prigioniero della guerra e del terrore. L’occupazione non ha portato né libertà né migliori condizioni di vita. Al contrario, oggi è più forte chi sostiene la tesi dello “scontro fra civiltà”.

Stiamo lottando per il ritiro delle truppe d’occupazione dall’Iraq, per la fine immediata dei bombardamenti e per l’immediata restituzione della sovranità al popolo Iracheno. Sosteniamo il diritto del popolo iracheno a resistere all’occupazione.

Noi sosteniamo i movimenti palestinesi ed israeliani che combattono per una pace giusta e duratura. In seguito alla sentenza della Corte Internazionale di Giustizia dell’ONU ed il voto unanime dei paesi europei nell’Assemblea Generale dell’ONU, noi chiediamo la fine dell’occupazione israeliana e lo smantellamento del muro dell’apartheid. Chiediamo sanzioni politiche ed economiche contro il governo israeliano, fino a che continuerà a violare il diritto internazionale ed i diritti umani del popolo palestinese. Per queste ragioni ci mobiliteremo dal 9 al 16 novembre nella settimana d’azione internazionale contro il muro dell’apartheid, e il 10 ed 11 dicembre nelle giornate europee d’azione, nell’anniversario della Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti Umani dell’ONU.

La destabilizzazione globale del clima pone una minaccia senza precedenti per il futuro dei nostri figli e per l’umanità. Noi sosteniamo la richiesta delle organizzazioni ambientaliste per un’azione internazionale in merito al cambiamento climatico nel 2005. Sosteniamo le campagne contro gli OGM e quelle a favore di agricoltura, ambiente e alimenti sani.

Nel febbraio 2005 ci uniremo alle azioni di protesta contro il vertice NATO a Nizza. Noi ci opponiamo al ruolo auto-assunto dal G8 di controllare il governo globale e alle sue politiche neoliberiste; ci impegniamo quindi per una mobilitazione di massa in occasione del vertice G8 che si terrà in Scozia nel mese di luglio del 2005.

Noi vogliamo un’Europa che rifiuti il sessismo e la violenza contro le donne e che riconosca il diritto alla scelta sull’aborto. Sosteniamo la giornata di mobilitazione internazionale contro la violenza contro le donne del 25 Novembre e l’iniziativa europea. Sosteniamo la mobilitazione per celebrare la Giornata Mondiale della Donna l’otto marzo. Sosteniamo l’iniziativa europea, proposta dalla Marcia Mondiale per le Donne, che si terrà il 27/28 maggio a Marsiglia.

IL FSE si oppone a tutte le strutture segregate per le persone diversamente abili. In tutti i lavori riguardanti le persone diversamente abili, il FSE si avvale del principio del “nulla su di noi senza di noi”. Tutte le organizzazioni del FSE dovrebbero coinvolgere attivamente persone disabili. IL FSE si oppone a tutte le eugenie e combatte per i diritti alla vita ed i completi diritti civili per le persone diversamente abili. Tutti gli eventi del FSE devono essere completamente accessibili alle persone diversamente abili. Riconosciamo che il linguaggio dei segni è una necessità fondamentale per il coinvolgimento dei non udenti.

Noi siamo assolutamente contro il razzismo e la Fortezza Europa, e per i diritti delle persone migranti e delle persone richiedenti asilo; per la libertà di movimento; per la cittadinanza basata sulla residenza e per la chiusura dei centri di detenzione. Ci opponiamo alla deportazione delle persone migranti. Proponiamo, per il 2 Aprile 2005, una giornata d’azione contro il razzismo, per la libertà di movimento e per il diritto a restare, come alternativa ad un’Europa basata su esclusione e sfruttamento.

L’Assemblea dei Movimenti Sociali sostiene la dichiarazione globale di solidarietà con Indymedia, e condanna il sequestro dei server di Indymedia come un attacco inammissibile alla libertà di parola, alla libertà di stampa e al diritto alla comunicazione; richiede inoltre che sia svolta un’indagine a tutti gli effetti sul sequestro dei server di Indymedia.

Noi esprimiamo la nostra solidarietà al marinaio greco Giorgios Monastiriotis, condannato a 3 anni e 4 mesi di carcere per essersi rifiutato di prendere parte ad una missione militare nel Golfo e di partecipare quindi alla guerra contro l’Iraq. Chiediamo che siano fatte immediatamente cadere tutte le accuse contro di lui. Esprimiamo tutta la nostra solidarietà a tutti quei soldati, di tutte la nazionalità, che si rifiutano di prendere parte all’occupazione e alla repressione della resistenza irachena.

In questo momento in cui la bozza per il trattato sulla Costituzione Europea sta per essere ratificata, dobbiamo dichiarare che i popoli europei devono essere direttamente consultati. La bozza non soddisfa le nostre aspirazioni. Questo trattato costituzionale consacra il neoliberalismo a dottrina ufficiale dell’UE; pone la competizione alla base del diritto comunitario europeo, e dunque di tutte le attività umane; ignora completamente gli obiettivi per una società ecologicamente sostenibile. Questo trattato costituzionale non garantisce eguali diritti, il libero movimento delle persone e la cittadinanza a tutte le persone nel paese in cui vivono, qualsiasi sia la loro nazionalità; garantisce alla NATO un ruolo nella politica estera e nella difesa europea e spinge verso la militarizzazione dell’UE. Infine, mette il mercato al primo posto, relegando la sfera sociale ed accelerando quindi la distruzione dei servizi pubblici.

Noi stiamo combattendo per un’altra Europa. Le nostre mobilitazioni portano la speranza di un’Europa dove l’insicurezza del lavoro e la disoccupazione non risultino all’ordine del giorno. Stiamo lottando per un’agricoltura sostenibile, controllata dagli stessi contadini, per un’agricoltura che preservi i posti di lavoro, e difenda la qualità dell’ambiente e dei prodotti alimentari in quanto patrimoni comuni. Vogliamo aprire l’Europa al mondo, con il diritto d’asilo, il libero movimento delle persone e la cittadinanza a tutte le persone nel paese in cui vivono. Vogliamo una vera eguaglianza sociale fra uomini e donne, ed una pari retribuzione. La nostra Europa rispetterà e promuoverà la diversità culturale e linguistica, rispetterà il diritto dei popoli all’autodeterminazione e permetterà a tutti i diversi popoli dell’Europa di decidere democraticamente il loro futuro. Stiamo combattendo per un’altra Europa, rispettosa dei diritti dei/delle lavoratori/trici e che garantisca uno stipendio rispettabile ed un alto livello di protezione sociale. Stiamo combattendo contro tutte le leggi che creano insicurezza attraverso nuovi metodi di lavoro decentralizzato.

Stiamo combattendo per un’Europa che rifiuti la guerra, un continente di solidarietà internazionale ed una società ecologicamente sostenibile. Combattiamo per il disarmo, contro le armi nucleari, e contro le basi militari degli USA e della NATO. Sosteniamo tutte le persone che si rifiutano di prestare il servizio militare.

Noi rifiutiamo la privatizzazione dei servizi pubblici e dei beni comuni quali l’acqua. Stiamo lottando a favore dei diritti umani, sociali, economici, politici ed ambientali per sconfiggere e superare la legge del mercato, la logica del profitto e la dominazione del terzo mondo attraverso il debito. Noi rifiutiamo l’uso della “guerra al terrorismo” quale mezzo per attaccate i diritti civili e democratici, e per criminalizzare il dissenso e il conflitto sociale.

Il Movimento Sociale Europeo sostiene la mobilitazione nazionale del movimento italiano per il 30 ottobre contro la firma del Trattato Costituzionale Europeo – contro guerra, liberalizzazione e razzismo, per il ritiro delle truppe dall’Iraq e per un’altra Europa. Il Movimento Sociale Europeo sostiene la mobilitazione nazionale contro il vertice di Zapatero, Chirac e Schroeder sulla Costituzione Europea che si terrà nel mese di gennaio del 2005 a Barcellona, così come viene dato appoggio alla mobilitazione dell’undici novembre 2004 contro la direttiva Bolkestein.

Nel momento in cui la nuova Commissione Europea si vanta, senza vergogna alcuna, dell’applicazione incontrollata di politiche laissez-faire, noi dobbiamo iniziare un processo di mobilitazione in tutti i paesi europei, per imporre il riconoscimento, sia a livello collettivo che individuale, dell’eguaglianza dei diritti sociali, politici, economici, culturali ed ecologici per gli uomini e per le donne. Per far sì che tutti i popoli d’Europa possano prendere parte a questo processo, dobbiamo costruire un movimento che guardi oltre le nostre differenze e riunisca tutte le forze dei popoli europei che sono pronti a partecipare alla lotta contro il neoliberismo europeo.

Il 20 marzo 2005 marcherà il secondo anniversario dell’inizio della guerra contro l’Iraq. Il 22 e 23 marzo il Consiglio Europeo si riunirà a Bruxelles. Chiediamo che si attivino mobilitazioni nazionali in tutti i paesi europei parallelamente a una manifestazione centrale a Bruxelles il 19 marzo contro la guerra, il razzismo e contro un’Europa neoliberista, contro la privatizzazione, contro il progetto Bolkestein e contro gli attacchi all’orario lavorativo; per un’Europa di diritti e solidarietà fra i popoli. Chiediamo a tutti i movimenti sociali e i sindacati europei di scendere in piazza in questa giornata.


The Call of the Assembly of Social Movements


We come from all the campaigns and social movements, “no vox” organisations, trade unions, human rights organisations, international solidarity organisations, anti-war and peace and feminist movements. We come from every region in Europe to gather in London for the third European Social Forum. We are many, and our strength is our diversity.

Today war represents the harshest and most real face of neo-liberalism. The war and the occupation of Iraq, the occupation of Palestine, the massacre in Chechnya, and the hidden wars in Africa are crushing the future of humanity. The war in Iraq was justified by lies. Today Iraq is humiliated and destroyed. Iraqis are prisoners of war and terror. The occupation brought neither freedom, nor better conditions of life. On the contrary, today the supporters of the thesis of “clash of civilisation” are stronger.

We are fighting for the withdrawal of the occupying troops in Iraq, for an immediate halt to the bombing and for the immediate restitution of sovereignty to the Iraqi people. We support the right of the Iraqi people to resist the occupation.

We support the Palestinian and Israeli movements fighting for a just and lasting peace. Following the judgement of the UN International Court of Justice and the unanimous vote of the European countries in the UN General Assembly we call for an end to the Israeli occupation and the dismantling of the apartheid wall. We call for political and economic sanctions on the Israeli government as long as they continue to violate international law and the human rights of the Palestinian people. For these reasons we will mobilise for the international week of action against the apartheid wall from 9 to 16 November, and for European days of action on December 10 and 11, the anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights.

The destabilisation of global climate poses an unprecedented threat to our children's future and to humanity: We support the call from environmental organisations for international action on climate change in 2005. We support the campaigns against GMOs and for safe agriculture, food and environment.

In February 2005 we will join the actions of protest against the NATO summit in Nice. We oppose the G8’s self-assumed task of global government and neo-liberal policies, and therefore we pledge to mobilise massively on the occasion of the G8 summit in Scotland in July 2005.

We want another Europe, which rejects sexism and violence against women and recognises the right to choose an abortion. We support the international day of mobilisation against violence against women on 25 November and the European initiative. We support mobilisation to celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March. We support the European initiative on 27/28 May in Marseilles proposed by the World March for Women.

The ESF is opposed to all forms of segregated provision for disabled people. In all work about disabled people the ESF supports the principal of ‘Nothing about us without us’. All ESF organisations should actively include disabled people. The ESF opposes all eugenics and fights for the rights to life and full civil rights for disabled people. All ESF events must be fully accessible for disabled people. We recognise that sign language is a basic necessity for the inclusion of Deaf people.

We stand against racism and Fortress Europe and for the rights of migrants and asylum seekers; for freedom of movement; for citizenship of residence and the closing of detention centres. We oppose deportation of migrants. We propose a day of action on 2 April 2005, against racism, for freedom of movement and for the right to stay as an alternative to a Europe based on exclusion and exploitation.

The Assembly of the Social Movements supports the Indymedia global solidarity statement and condemns the seizure of the indymedia servers as an attack on free speech, press freedom, privacy and the right to communicate, and calls for a full investigation in the seizure of the Indymedia Servers.

We express our solidarity to the Greek sailor Giorgos Monastiriotis, who was condemned 3 years and 4 months when he refused to take part in a military mission in the Gulf and thus participate in the war against Iraq. We demand the immediate drop of any charges against him. We express our solidarity to all soldiers of all nationalities who refuse to take part in the occupation and the repression of Iraqi resistance.

At a time when the draft for the European Constitutional treaty is about to be ratified, we must state that the peoples of Europe need to be consulted directly. The draft does not meet our aspirations. This constitution treaty consecrates neo-liberalism as the official doctrine of the EU; it makes competition the basis for European community law, and indeed for all human activity; it completely ignores the objectives of ecologically sustainable society. This constitutional treaty does not grant equal rights, the free movement of people and citizenship for everyone in the country they live in, whatever their nationality; it gives NATO a role in European foreign policy and defence, and pushes for the militarisation of the EU. Finally it puts the market first by marginalising the social sphere, and hence accelerating the destruction of public services.

We are fighting for another Europe. Our mobilisations bring hope of a Europe where job insecurity and unemployment are not part of the agenda. We are fighting for a viable agriculture controlled by the farmers themselves, an agriculture that preserves jobs, and defends the quality of environment and food products as public assets. We want to open Europe to the world, with the right to asylum, free movement of people and citizenship for everyone in the country they live in. We demand real social equality between men and women, and equal pay. Our Europe will respect and promote cultural and linguistic diversity and respect the right of peoples to self-determination and allow all the different peoples of Europe to decide upon their futures democratically. We are struggling for another Europe, which is respectful of workers’ rights and guarantees a decent salary and a high level of social protection. We are struggling against any laws that establish insecurity through new ways of subcontracting work.

We are fighting for a Europe that refuses war, a continent of international solidarity and ecologically sustainable society. We fight for disarmament, against nuclear weapons, and against US and NATO military bases. We support all those who refuse to serve in the military.

We reject the privatisation of public services and common goods like water. We are fighting for human, social, economic, political and environmental rights to defeat and overcome the rule of the market, the logic of profit and the domination of the third world by debt. We refuse the use of “war on terrorism” to attack civil and democratic rights, and to criminalise dissent and social conflict.

The European Social Movement supports the national mobilisation of the Italian movement on 30 October to mark the signing of the European Constitutional Treaty – against war, liberalisation and racism, to get the troops out of Iraq and for another Europe. The European Social Movement supports the national mobilisation in Barcelona against the summit of Zapatero, Chirac and Schroeder on the European constitution in January 2005. We support the mobilisation on November 11, 2004 against the Bolkestein directive.

At a time when the new European Commission shamelessly boasts a high profile of laissez-faire politics, we must start a process of mobilisation in all European countries in order to impose the recognition of both collective and individual social, political, economic, cultural and ecological rights for men and women alike. To enable all the peoples of Europe to join this process, we must build a movement that overrides our differences and groups all the forces of the peoples of Europe ready to be involved in the struggle against European neo-liberalism.

20th March 2005 marks the second anniversary of the start of the war against Iraq. On 22 and 23 March the European Council meets in Brussels. We call for national mobilisations in all European countries. We call for a central demonstration in Brussels on 19 March against war, racism, and against a neo-liberal Europe, against privatisation, against the Bolkestein project and against the attacks on working time; for a Europe of rights and solidarity between the peoples. We call all the social movements and the European trade union movements to take to the streets on this day.


Appel de l'Assemblée des Mouvements Sociaux


Nous sommes issus de toutes les campagnes et mouvements sociaux : les organisations «des sans droits», les syndicats, les organisations pour les droits de l’homme, les organisations de solidarité internationale, les mouvements féministes, les mouvements pour la paix et contre la guerre. Nous venons de toutes les régions d’Europe pour nous rassembler à Londres pour le troisième Forum social européen. Nous sommes nombreux et notre force réside dans notre diversité.

Aujourd’hui, la guerre représente le visage le plus cruel et le plus véridique du néolibéralisme. La guerre et l’occupation de l’Iraq, l’occupation de la Palestine, les massacres en Tchétchénie et les guerres cachées sur le continent africain sont en train d’anéantir l’avenir de l’humanité. La guerre en Iraq a été justifiée par des mensonges. Aujourd’hui, l’Iraq est humilié et détruite. Les Iraquiens sont prisonniers de la guerre et de la terreur. L’occupation n’a apporté ni liberté, ni meilleures conditions de vie. Bien au contraire, les partisans de la théorie du «choc des civilisations » sont devenus plus forts.

Nous nous battons pour le retrait des troupes d’occupation en Iraq, pour un arrêt immédiat des bombardements et pour la restitution immédiate de la souveraineté du peuple iraquien. Nous soutenons le droit du peuple irakien à résister à l’occupation.

Nous soutenons le combat des mouvements palestiniens et israéliens pour une paix juste et durable. Suite à la décision du tribunal international des Nations Unies et au vote à l’unanimité des pays européens à l’Assemblée Générale de l’ONU, nous exigeons la fin de l’occupation israélienne et le démantèlement du mur de l’apartheid. Nous exigeons des sanctions économiques et politiques contre le gouvernement israélien, tant que celui-ci continuera à violer le droit international et à bafouer les droits de l’homme en Palestine. Pour ces raisons, du 9 au 16 novembre, nous nous mobiliserons lors d’une semaine d’action internationale contre le mur de l’apartheid et lors des journées d’action européennes du 10 et 11 décembre, anniversaire de la Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme par l’ONU.

La déstabilisation du climat mondial présente une menace sans précédent pour l’avenir de nos enfants et de l’humanité. Nous soutenons l’appel des organisations environnementalistes à une action internationale en 2005 sur le changement climatique. Nous soutenons les campagnes contre les OMG et pour une agriculture, une alimentation et un environnement sûrs.

En février 2005, nous nous joindrons aux actions et manifestations contre le sommet de l’OTAN à Nice. Nous sommes opposés au rôle de gouvernement mondial autoproclamé par le G8 et à ses politiques néolibérales et nous promettons par conséquent de nous mobiliser en masse à l’occasion du sommet du G8 en Écosse, en juillet 2005.

Nous voulons une autre Europe qui rejette le sexisme et la violence contre les femmes et reconnaît le droit de choisir l’avortement. Nous soutenons la journée internationale de mobilisation contre la violence à l’égard des femmes le 25 novembre, ainsi que l’initiative Européenne. Nous soutenons la mobilisation pour célébrer la Journée Internationale des Femmes le 8 mars. Nous soutenons l’initiative européenne du 27 et 28 mai à Marseille, proposée par la Marche Mondiale des Femmes.

Le F.S.E est opposé à toutes les formes de ségrégation à l’égard des personnes handicapées. Dans tous ses travaux concernant les handicapés le F.S.E. soutient le mot d’ordre « Rien à notre sujet sans nous ». Toutes les organisations participant au F.S.E. doivent comprendre des personnes handicapées dans leurs rangs. Le F.S.E. s’oppose à tous les eugénismes et se bat pour que les handicapés aient le droit de vivre et de jouir de l’intégralité des droits civiques. Toutes les manifestations du F.S.E. doivent être totalement accessibles aux personnes handicapées. Nous reconnaissons que la langue des signes est une nécessité élémentaire pour l’intégration des personnes sourdes.

Nous sommes contre le racisme et l’Europe forteresse et défendons les droits des migrants et des demandeurs d’asile ; nous sommes pour la liberté de se déplacer; pour la citoyenneté de résidence et pour la fermeture des centres de détention. Nous nous opposons à l’expulsion des migrants. Nous proposons une journée d’action le 2 avril 2005 contre le racisme, pour la liberté de se déplacer et pour le droit de séjour, pour une autre Europe à la place de celle fondée sur l’exclusion et l’exploitation.

L’Assemblée Générale des Mouvements Sociaux soutient la déclaration de solidarité planétaire d’INDY MEDIA et condamne la saisie des serveurs d’INDY MEDIA comme constituant une atteinte inadmissible à la liberté d’expression, à la liberté de la presse et au droit de libre communication, et elle exige l’ouverture d’une enquête sur la saisie des serveurs d’INDY MEDIA.

Nous exprimons notre solidarité au marin grec GIORGIOS MONASTIRIOTIS, qui a été condamné à trois ans et quatre mois de prison pour son refus de faire partie de la mission militaire dans le Golfe, ce qui l’aurait amené à participer à la guerre contre l’Irak. Nous exigeons l’abandon immédiat de toutes les charges à son encontre. Nous exprimons notre solidarité à tous les soldats, de toutes les nationalités, qui refusent de participer à l’occupation et à la répression contre la Résistance irakienne.

Au moment où le traité de la Constitutionnel Européen est sur le point d’être ratifié, il est de notre devoir de déclarer solennellement que les peuples d’Europe doivent être directement consultés. Ce projet de Constitution n’est pas conforme à nos aspirations. Ce traité Constitutionnel consacre le néolibéralisme doctrine officielle de l’Union Européenne. Il fait de la concurrence la base du droit communautaire européen et, en définitive, la base de toute activité humaine. Il méconnaît totalement les objectifs d’une société écologiquement viable. Ce traité Constitutionnel n’accorde pas à tous les habitants, quelle que soit leur nationalité, l’égalité des droits, la libre circulation des personnes, et la citoyenneté du pays dans lequel ils vivent. Il permet à l’OTAN de jouer un rôle dans la politique étrangère et de défense européenne et incite à la militarisation de l’Union Européenne. Enfin, il donne la priorité au marché par la marginalisation de la sphère sociale, accélérant ainsi la destruction des services publics.

Nous nous battons pour une autre Europe. Nos mobilisations font naître l’espoir d’une Europe où l’insécurité de l’emploi et le chômage n’auront pas droit de cité. Nous nous battons pour une agriculture durable, gérée par les exploitants agricoles eux-mêmes, une agriculture qui préserve les emplois et défend la qualité de l’environnement et des produits agroalimentaires comme étant des biens publics. Nous voulons ouvrir l’Europe au monde avec le droit d’asile, la liberté de circulation et la citoyenneté pour tous les habitants du pays dans lequel ils vivent. Nous demandons une véritable égalité sociale entre les hommes et les femmes, et la satisfaction de la revendication : à travail égal, salaire égal. Notre Europe respectera et fera la promotion de la diversité culturelle et linguistique et respectera le droit des peuples à l’autodétermination et permettra à tous les peuples d’Europe de décider démocratiquement de leur avenir. Nous nous battons pour une autre Europe, une Europe respectueuse des droits des travailleurs et travailleuses et leur garantissant un salaire correct et une protection sociale de haut niveau. Nous nous battons contre toutes les lois instaurant l’insécurité par l’introduction de nouvelles formes de travail en sous-traitance.

Nous nous battons pour une Europe qui refuse la guerre, pour un continent de solidarité internationale et pour une société écologiquement viable. Nous nous battons pour le désarmement, contre les armes nucléaires et contre les bases militaires des Etats-Unis et de l’OTAN. Nous soutenons tous ceux qui refusent de faire le service militaire.

Nous rejetons la privatisation des services publics et des biens collectifs tels que l’eau. Nous nous battons pour les droits humains, sociaux, économiques, politiques et environnementaux, afin d’acculer à la défaite et vaincre la loi du marché, la logique du profit et la domination du tiers monde par la dette. Nous refusons l’usage fait de la « guerre contre le terrorisme » pour attaquer les droits civils et démocratiques, et pour criminaliser les dissensions politiques et les conflits sociaux.

Le Mouvement Social Européen soutient la mobilisation nationale du mouvement italien le 30 Octobre contre la signature du Traité Constitutionnel Européen – contre la guerre, la libéralisation économique et le racisme, pour le retrait des troupes d’Irak et pour une autre Europe. Le Mouvement Social Européen soutient la mobilisation nationale en janvier 2005 à Barcelone contre le sommet Zapatero, Chirac, Schroeder sur la Constitution Européenne. Nous soutenons la mobilisation du 11 novembre 2004 contre la directive Bolkestein.

Au moment où la nouvelle Commission Européenne se glorifie sans vergogne de permettre le déploiement totalement incontrôlé des entreprises hors de leurs frontières nationales, nous devons mettre en oeuvre une mobilisation dans tous les pays européens, afin d’imposer la reconnaissance des droits sociaux, politiques, économiques, culturels et écologiques, tant individuels que collectifs, égaux pour les hommes et les femmes. Pour permettre à tous les peuples d’Europe de se joindre à cette mobilisation, nous devons construire un mouvement qui transcende nos différences et qui regroupe toutes les forces des peuples d’Europe prêts à s’impliquer dans la lutte contre le néolibéralisme européen.

Le 20 mars 2005 marquera le deuxième anniversaire du début de la guerre contre l’Irak. Les 22 et 23 mars le Conseil de l’Europe se réunira à Bruxelles. Nous lançons un appel à des mobilisations nationales dans tous les pays européens. Nous lançons un appel à une manifestation centrale le 19 mars a Bruxelles contre la guerre, le racisme et une Europe néolibérale ; contre les privatisations, le projet Bolkestein et les attaques à la durée du temps de travail ; pour une Europe des droits et de solidarité entre les peuples. Nous lançons un appel à tous les mouvements sociaux et aux mouvements syndicaux européens pour qu’ils descendent dans la rue ce jour-la.


The Call of the Assembly of Social Movements


We come from all the campaigns and social movements, “no vox” organisations, trade unions, human rights organisations, international solidarity organisations, anti-war and peace and feminist movements. We come from every region in Europe to gather in London for the third European Social Forum. We are many, and our strength is our diversity.

Today war represents the harshest and most real face of neo-liberalism. The war and the occupation of Iraq, the occupation of Palestine, the massacre in Chechnya, and the hidden wars in Africa are crushing the future of humanity. The war in Iraq was justified by lies. Today Iraq is humiliated and destroyed. Iraqis are prisoners of war and terror. The occupation brought neither freedom, nor better conditions of life. On the contrary, today the supporters of the thesis of “clash of civilisation” are stronger.

We are fighting for the withdrawal of the occupying troops in Iraq, for an immediate halt to the bombing and for the immediate restitution of sovereignty to the Iraqi people. We support the right of the Iraqi people to resist the occupation.

We support the Palestinian and Israeli movements fighting for a just and lasting peace. Following the judgement of the UN International Court of Justice and the unanimous vote of the European countries in the UN General Assembly we call for an end to the Israeli occupation and the dismantling of the apartheid wall. We call for political and economic sanctions on the Israeli government as long as they continue to violate international law and the human rights of the Palestinian people. For these reasons we will mobilise for the international week of action against the apartheid wall from 9 to 16 November, and for European days of action on December 10 and 11, the anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights.

The destabilisation of global climate poses an unprecedented threat to our children's future and to humanity: We support the call from environmental organisations for international action on climate change in 2005. We support the campaigns against GMOs and for safe agriculture, food and environment.

In February 2005 we will join the actions of protest against the NATO summit in Nice. We oppose the G8’s self-assumed task of global government and neo-liberal policies, and therefore we pledge to mobilise massively on the occasion of the G8 summit in Scotland in July 2005.

We want another Europe, which rejects sexism and violence against women and recognises the right to choose an abortion. We support the international day of mobilisation against violence against women on 25 November and the European initiative. We support mobilisation to celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March. We support the European initiative on 27/28 May in Marseilles proposed by the World March for Women.

The ESF is opposed to all forms of segregated provision for disabled people. In all work about disabled people the ESF supports the principal of ‘Nothing about us without us’. All ESF organisations should actively include disabled people. The ESF opposes all eugenics and fights for the rights to life and full civil rights for disabled people. All ESF events must be fully accessible for disabled people. We recognise that sign language is a basic necessity for the inclusion of Deaf people.

We stand against racism and Fortress Europe and for the rights of migrants and asylum seekers; for freedom of movement; for citizenship of residence and the closing of detention centres. We oppose deportation of migrants. We propose a day of action on 2 April 2005, against racism, for freedom of movement and for the right to stay as an alternative to a Europe based on exclusion and exploitation.

The Assembly of the Social Movements supports the Indymedia global solidarity statement and condemns the seizure of the indymedia servers as an attack on free speech, press freedom, privacy and the right to communicate, and calls for a full investigation in the seizure of the Indymedia Servers.

We express our solidarity to the Greek sailor Giorgos Monastiriotis, who was condemned 3 years and 4 months when he refused to take part in a military mission in the Gulf and thus participate in the war against Iraq. We demand the immediate drop of any charges against him. We express our solidarity to all soldiers of all nationalities who refuse to take part in the occupation and the repression of Iraqi resistance.

At a time when the draft for the European Constitutional treaty is about to be ratified, we must state that the peoples of Europe need to be consulted directly. The draft does not meet our aspirations. This constitution treaty consecrates neo-liberalism as the official doctrine of the EU; it makes competition the basis for European community law, and indeed for all human activity; it completely ignores the objectives of ecologically sustainable society. This constitutional treaty does not grant equal rights, the free movement of people and citizenship for everyone in the country they live in, whatever their nationality; it gives NATO a role in European foreign policy and defence, and pushes for the militarisation of the EU. Finally it puts the market first by marginalising the social sphere, and hence accelerating the destruction of public services.

We are fighting for another Europe. Our mobilisations bring hope of a Europe where job insecurity and unemployment are not part of the agenda. We are fighting for a viable agriculture controlled by the farmers themselves, an agriculture that preserves jobs, and defends the quality of environment and food products as public assets. We want to open Europe to the world, with the right to asylum, free movement of people and citizenship for everyone in the country they live in. We demand real social equality between men and women, and equal pay. Our Europe will respect and promote cultural and linguistic diversity and respect the right of peoples to self-determination and allow all the different peoples of Europe to decide upon their futures democratically. We are struggling for another Europe, which is respectful of workers’ rights and guarantees a decent salary and a high level of social protection. We are struggling against any laws that establish insecurity through new ways of subcontracting work.

We are fighting for a Europe that refuses war, a continent of international solidarity and ecologically sustainable society. We fight for disarmament, against nuclear weapons, and against US and NATO military bases. We support all those who refuse to serve in the military.

We reject the privatisation of public services and common goods like water. We are fighting for human, social, economic, political and environmental rights to defeat and overcome the rule of the market, the logic of profit and the domination of the third world by debt. We refuse the use of “war on terrorism” to attack civil and democratic rights, and to criminalise dissent and social conflict.

The European Social Movement supports the national mobilisation of the Italian movement on 30 October to mark the signing of the European Constitutional Treaty – against war, liberalisation and racism, to get the troops out of Iraq and for another Europe. The European Social Movement supports the national mobilisation in Barcelona against the summit of Zapatero, Chirac and Schroeder on the European constitution in January 2005. We support the mobilisation on November 11, 2004 against the Bolkestein directive.

At a time when the new European Commission shamelessly boasts a high profile of laissez-faire politics, we must start a process of mobilisation in all European countries in order to impose the recognition of both collective and individual social, political, economic, cultural and ecological rights for men and women alike. To enable all the peoples of Europe to join this process, we must build a movement that overrides our differences and groups all the forces of the peoples of Europe ready to be involved in the struggle against European neo-liberalism.

20th March 2005 marks the second anniversary of the start of the war against Iraq. On 22 and 23 March the European Council meets in Brussels. We call for national mobilisations in all European countries. We call for a central demonstration in Brussels on 19 March against war, racism, and against a neo-liberal Europe, against privatisation, against the Bolkestein project and against the attacks on working time; for a Europe of rights and solidarity between the peoples. We call all the social movements and the European trade union movements to take to the streets on this day.


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