We’re Not Paying for Your Crisis

The following is the short Call for the demonstrations in Berlin and Frankfurt – supported by Turbulence and many, many others – on March 28, 2009. 

We’re not Paying for Your Crisis!
For a Society of Solidarity!

International Day of Action

March 28, 2009

Country-wide Demonstrations in Berlin and Frankfurt


The Capitalist crisis…

…reaches evermore people in everyday life in 2009. It is not just a problem of the poor regulation of banks – the crisis is capitalism and has many faces: poverty, hunger, climate catastrophe, war over access to raw materials, financial market crash and economic crisis.

We demand that the agents and profiteers of the crisis foot the bill. We will not accept that it be paid by employees, the unemployed, retirees, school and university students, and the people of the global South.

On March 28th we are demonstrating for a society of solidarity and fundamental changes of the economy. We want democratic control of the economy and it’s orientation towards people’s needs rather than that of profit. Immediate appropriation and socialization of the banks rather than nationalization of the losses! Social security for all people worldwide, not security for profits!

The compulsion to permanent economic growth, competition and profit accumulation stands counter to an economy geared towards social and ecological aims. We need alternatives beyond capitalism — the way it is, is not how it will remain. 


Who is Calling the Demo?

A wide societal coalition is mobilizing for the demonstration on March 28th – a plurality of non-govermental networks, social-political initiatives, unions, political parties, immigrant associations, anti-capitalist groups, development and environmental organizations and groups of the unemployed, as well as school and university students. Together, in Frankfurt and Berlin, and as part of an international day of action, we are calling for a society of solidarity, because “We won’t pay for your crisis!”

List of participating groups here.

Meeting points:

Berlin: 12:00, Rotes Rathaus. Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Mitte.

Frankfurt: 12:00, Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) & Bockenheimer Warte U-Bahn Station.

For more information, see www.28maerz.de or www.kapitalismuskrise.org

Other calls for the demonstration can be found here: 1234.

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