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A Pan-European Day of Anti-Austerity

We are all Greeks, but even more: it was pitched as the “1st Pan-European General Strike”.  Yesterday, 14/11/12, around 40 unions taking part in anti-austerity protests across 23 European countries–that is at least something. So how do we make sure a day of anti-austerity turns into a week, a month, and years?

And see below, not that crazy demands, right? Not even absurd. Actually…quite modest.

Instead of austerity-driven cuts:

• Economic governance at the service of sustainable growth
and quality jobs,
• Economic and social justice through redistribution policies, taxation
and social protection,
• Employment guarantees for young people,
• An ambitious European industrial policy steered towards a green,
low-carbon economy and forward-looking sectors with employment
opportunities and growth,
• A more intense fight against social and wage dumping,
• Pooling of debt through Euro-bonds,
• Effective implementation of a financial transaction tax to tackle
speculation and enable investment policies,
• Harmonisation of the tax base with a minimum rate for companies
across Europe,
• A determined effort to fight tax evasion and fraud,
• Respect for collective bargaining and social dialogue,
• Respect for fundamental social and trade union rights.

– as proposed by the European Trades Union Convention

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  1. November 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    > comparable voice and fingerprints; human bandwidth globally; pan-European Day
    In the US,
    post election conceptualizations permeate the fluxed spectrum of human interactions, inherent contextual personal visions, vacabularies and commentaries; these experiential processes elucidate, encourage and convey summing, positive tangential throughput.
    Ubiquitous carbon copying and apparent differences occur; however, all people’s unique potentials and intellectual-spectrum contributions persist; and all concepts would, ideally, be sustained through one-to-one two-way communications; however, some US voters affirmed the 50/50 results and mirrored parallel existing social norms. Equally, contributors have collectively affirmed humane endeavors toward “knowledge genre” quests: contributing inputs, e.g., home tutoring, schools, Universities, specialized schools, and media Wikis; segueing realtime participation in the global whole -having been accepted by some, include societal motivations and requisites based on personal choices.

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