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Safety and a better future for all! Salzburg & Vienna in September 2018

Posted: June 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Aktuelles | Comments Off on Safety and a better future for all! Salzburg & Vienna in September 2018

We support the ongoing mobilisations  against the EU summit in Salzburg in September 2018 and the following Counter-summit “Safety for all” in Vienna. Find some information below.

A Better Future For All! Protests in Salzburg September 20th 2018

In July 2018 the presidency of the EU Council will be passed over from Bulgaria to Austria. In this context an informal summit on the issues of „internal security „and „control of illegal migration„ will take place in Salzburg on 20th of September. For the conservative and right-wing government of Austria this means a possibility to carry its own politics of national isolation and social control to an European level.

In Austria reactionary tendencies get stronger and stronger. Specifically in the means of isolationist policy and the rise of nationalist, right wing movements Austria has a leading role for a long time. Right wing and even neofascist parties and organisations are deeply anchored in public structures.

Not later than 2015 Austria started to be a driving factor within the process of aggressive actions against immigration. An example for that is the „closing of the Balkan route “, that Austria was significantly responsible for.

The consequences of this politics can be seen and felt beyond Europe: The barricading of the European borders is based on cooperation with fascistic regimes like Turkey or rackets in Libya, that are causing massive suffering and violence among the people. Since September 2017 Austria is governed by right wing conservatives and right-wing extremists, who carry the nationalist agitation and the top- down class struggle even further.

Their profoundly reactionary program, which is a mixture of neoliberal disciplining, cuts of social services, authoritarian „Law and Order “, nationalist isolation and exclusion of non- citizens has a lot of supporters among Austrian (and European) society.

When the European leaders of governments and states discuss the future of the EU, what means the discussion about the authoritarian enforcement of competition by exclusion and disciplining, we as the European Left want to be visible and want to be interventionist.

We want neither a deadly „Fortress Europe“ nor their politics of „Internal Security“. The latter means nothing else, than the wide- ranging social control, surveillance and exclusion of those, who got superseded and marginalized. We want the good life for everybody beyond concurrence and nationalist isolation. We don’t want a false comparison of „liberal“ and authoritarian- nationalist perspectives. Actually, they are a perfect match within the capitalist emergency. And if one wants to choose one of them, in order to avoid the worse, one will get both. We don’t want to see the poor existing conditions and their reactionary brutalization as permanent barriers to our visions, but we want to invent the future. There is enough for everybody and nobody should be forced to work. In Salzburg we want to fight for a supportive society. A society, that can’t be planned by the rulers, but only against them. We invite you to come to Salzburg and accompany us part of that way. Together we want to make a clear statement against the far -right as well as the authoritarian management of the existing. With a revolutionary perspective we want to reach beyond the contradictions of society. When the leaders of the European governments meet in Salzburg, we will be there as the alliance of the many. All our different struggles have something in common:

A better future for all is possible beyond capitalism only!

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Safety for All! S20 Counter-Summit in Vienna, September 21st-23rd September 2018

Save the date!

On September 20th a meeting of the EU heads of states will take place in Salzburg, Austria. The key points on the agenda are so-called „internal security“ and „cyber security“ as well as the so-called „protection“ of the EU’s external borders against “illegal” migration.
It is clear that thereby they mean a further expansion and strengthening of the deadly EU border regime, on the external borders as well as inside our cities, through more surveillance and control. It means more of their racist, sexist and exploitative politics and the attempt to further criminalise resistance(s).
We will not take this! Protests are planned on that day in Salzburg (see: and 

Smash security, organize safety!

Following the protest in Salzburg, we invite you to join the Counter Summit for Solidarity and Safety for All in Vienna from 21st to 23rd of September. We plan a three-day gathering with workshops, panels and time for informal exchange. We want to challenge their notion of security and develop strategies for organizing ourselves in our cities and neighborhoods. We want to move towards communities of solidarity and sanctuary cities. We will look for ways to connect and learn from our struggles in different contexts, by exchanging strategies on how to fight against deportations and how to strengthen solidarity in transit, be it on the external or internal borders of the EU. Struggles of migration will also be connected to issues of climate change, anti-fascist struggles and workers rights. We further want to share knowledge on surveillance, repression and the fight against police and their destructive violence and work out strategies to challenge their power and find ways to be in solidarity with each other.
More information will follow soon!
If you have any questions contact us here:  [PGP upcoming]
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