Call for Summer of Resistance 2009 – Collapse the security architectures!
Posted by clandestina on 2 June 2009
source: a – infos article
Against NATO, G20, G8, Frontex and the “Stockholm Programme”!
Since the end of the last millennium a modification of the “security architecture” within the EU takes
place, which have been accelerated by the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the
United States. Visible phenomena are for example the entanglement of internal and
external security, a “pooling” of prosecution authorities and intelligence sevices
and a simplified data exchange. —- At the technical level we are confronted with new
digital surveillance cameras, satellite surveillance, biometrics, drones, software
for intelligent search in databases and new broadband networks to manage this huge flood
of digital data. —- New institutions and authorities have been created, including
the “European Police Office Europol, the police academy CEPOL, the border agency
Frontex and the” Committee for the Management of Operational Cooperation ” of all
police agencies of the EU within its intelligence operation assessment center.
At the initiative of former French Defense Minister (and current Interior
Minister) Michèle Alliot-Marie the “European Gendarmerie Force (EGF) was
founded and has been established in 2004. The EGF shall ensure the “public
order”, combat insurgency, obtain intelligence information and protect property
in conflict areas.
The security industry is likely one of the few branches that profits massive from the
current crisis of capitalism and the resulting battles.
Europe’s police forces are preparing themselve for protest and resistance against
the impact of the crisis. Even the chairman of the International Monetary Fund IMF
admits that in future more riots are expected.
The institutions of the “leading economic nations” are forced to re-organize
themselves. The “summits” of NATO, G8 and G20 are of central importance
for this reorganization. Topics such as climate, migration and agriculture are
considered as threat to the security of a “western lifestyle”.
Within the European Union, domestic political changements are taking place,
whose effects are currently difficult predict.
Every five years, the interior and justice ministers of the new EU adopt new
directives for a common domestic policy. The “Tampere Program”, terminated
in 1999 under the Finnish Presidency, was primarily a “management of
migration flows”: In addition to the appreciation of the police authority Europol
was the establishment of a “Task Force of EU Police Chiefs’” which deals with
“international terrorism” and “violent political activism”.
With the “Hague Program” in 2004, it has been agreed upon the creation of an
“area of freedom, security and justice”. Again it was decided on
intensifications of migration policy, including the construction of Border Agency
“Frontex” and the interception of refugees already in their home countries. “The
Hague Program” puts the “defense of terrorism” in the center. At the level of
information exchange and cooperation was now count on the “principle of
The guidelines of 2004 are already implemented by many EU member states:
Standardization of the “terrorism” legislation, data retention, expansion of
existing databases and shared access, cross-border police cooperation for example
at sporting events or political mass protests, “Border Management”,
fingerprints when application for EU visa, from 2009 new biometric identifiers
in identity documents, the development of security research, cooperation in
criminal matters, police abroad etc.
”The Hague Program” is running out and a new program should be decided on in
autumn of 2009, in Stockholm under the Swedish EU Presidency.
During the German EU Presidency 2007, the German Interior Minister Wolfgang
Schäuble created with the, then European Commissioner for Internal Affairs (
“Justice and Home Affairs”), Franco Frattini, the “Future Group”. This
“Future Group” describes itself as “informal body” of European interior
ministers, which drafted guidelines for European home affairs.
To adopt the new “Stockholm program”, the “Future Group” submitted a
wish-list for “police cooperation, fight against terrorism, management of
missions in third countries, migration, asylum and border management, civil
protection, new technologies and information networks “. Priorities are the
maintenance of the “European model”, “coping with the growing interdependence
between internal and external security” and ensuring of “Europe-wide the best
possible data networks”.
The measures which shall be decided in Stockholm will only be noticeable by the
member states within its ratification in a few years. There are profound changes in
development and standardization of police databases, a central population
register, ”cross-border online search”, more control of the Internet, better
satellite tracking, risk analysis “software, ”e-borders” and “e-justice”,
Common deportation planes and flights, new refugee camp in “third countries”,
the use of the military defense of migration, more police interventions outside
the EU, the expansion of paramilitary “European Gendarmerie Force”, more
cooperation between domestic and foreign secret services, etc.
The aim is a kind of domestical NATO, with the creation of a “Euro-Atlantic
cooperation in the area of freedom, security and justice” from 2014.
Also the NATO attaches value to the central role of the European domestic politics.
On one hand, more and more police missions in “third countries” were launched,
which perform there tasks of the military, strike down local uprisings and train
local police units.
On the other hand, NATO-strategists play the ball back to the European interior
ministers and refer to the importance of European “Homeland Security” without a
“strong defense” to the outside wouldn’t be possible. The NATO sees itself
within member countries as the guarantor of security of “critical infrastructure”
(like energy, transportation, communication).
The strategy document “Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World” by five
ex-generals, which areanchored in the defense industry, calls for the expansion
of “civil-military cooperation”. Considered as a “civilian elements” are
for example Police, intelligence, research, academies, civil protection but
also the private security industry. NATO wants to intensify the fall back on the
“European Gendarmerie Force”.
With the “civil-military cooperation” the militarization of social conflicts is
increasing, underpinned by domestic political rearmament and new” anti-terror
The former EU Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, Franco Frattini, has
changed in Berlusconi’s Cabinet after the elections in Italy 2008. As the new
foreign minister, he is now responsible for the G8 on the Sardinian island of La
Maddalena. Frattini sees “security” as the central profile of the new G8
structures: “Europe can, rather than just a consumer, be a producer of
safety. But EU and NATO need to integrate, rather to interfere with each others.
We back up these thoughts in the context of the G8”.
Italy has adopted a “security package” in May 2008 with far-reaching
tightenings for Migrants. After the EU already equipped Libya with financial help
for refugee defense, also Italy signed a new cooperation agreement.
The Italian arms corporate group “Finmeccanica” delivers speedboats and the
Interior Ministry is pleased that migration would now be diminished on “zero”.
Frattini traveled early 2009 to Angola, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Nigeria to
negotiate over “readmission agreements” for migrants, to equip the countries
with refugee camps, and to introduce tamper-proof passports. It’s again all about
the securisation of raw material and police enforcement: In return Frattini
acknowledges an audience with the G8 summit for the countries, to “promote the
dialogue between oil producing and - consuming countries”.
In the delegation travelling Frattini, the Italian police chief who immediately
implement new contracts for police training and cooperation procedure.
As the consequence of the collapse of global capitalism around the world, more
uprisings are expected. With the recent riots in Greece, Iceland, Sweden,
Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, France, Guadeloupe and Lampedusa, the EU
became the venue of intense contradictions and militant struggles which.
In the numerous directives, bilateral agreements and treaties, of the past few
years concerted measures for “Europe as an area of freedom, security and
justice”, are long ago brought into position against anti-communist resistance
and radical projects and movements are covered with investigations and prosecutions
for “terrorism”. “Joint investigation teams” research - supported by
Europol - international networks. Manuals and databases on “Troublemakers”
will be bring protests at major international events under control.
Resistance against the increase in surveillance and control, against repression and
anti-riot is still stuck too much often on a national level.
Therefore we call to push the development of a transnational struggle against the
“security architecture”, in 2009 at several cross-border mobilizations,
whether they are timbered by the NATO, G8 or EU.
We see the action day at the NATO summit as the kick off of the campaign for a
“Summer of Resistance 2009” against the global “security regime”:
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