24 hours without us! Call for a 1st of March against borders and precarization, towards a transnational social strike
Europe is at the moment ruled by a permanent state of emergency: border guards filter migrants who arrive everyday at the external frontiers under even harsher criteria. Documents are controlled more indiscriminately. Security measures against the inhabitants of urban peripheries are on the rise. Municipalities forbid public demonstrations. Nationalist and racist discourses grow. These policies, however, are not new to capitalism as we know it: the institutional and social state of emergency has been integral part of European austerity and government of migration for years. Migrants, refugees, unemployed, precarious and industry workers are living in a state of deep social crisis: labour rights are under brutal attack, the welfare state is dismantled and the borders are used simultaneously as a tool of exclusion, selective inclusion and exploitation. There is for sure something like «us» and «them» nowadays in Europe. The opposition, however, is not between democracy and terror, but rather between those who are exploited and those who exploit, those who move in search for a better life and those who organize walls, barriers and borders. This is the «state of emergency» we want to put an end to. On the 1st of March we will practically show that it is possible to overcome hierarchies and divisions by being united on the side of migrants for a common struggle.