I am one of the 60% of Greek youth that have been unemployed for the last 3 years. I am one of the 6% of Europe’s farmers that are under 35 years old. I am educated, socially networked, politically active and I care, but in the last years, my life in Greece has become a constant struggle for justice.
I know what democracy means, but many times I feel I don’t experience it. I want to contribute to a better society, however, I feel that my politicians are not representing my voice and do not work towards giving me a chance as a citizen that wishes to live in freedom. They speak of a “success story” while I see no meritocracy and no equity.
I am one of those that strive to regain control of their future in a country controlled by corporations, banks and Brussels bureaucrats. In a Europe driven by a narrow, profit-driven mindset. I will join you in Berlin because I am fed up with this Europe.
The Europe I want is one of solidarity, productivity, sustainability, equity, mutualism and values. The Europe I want discusses seriously about the future of our food and the future of our farming. The Europe I want cares about the land and the people that work with it. The Europe I want does not allow a bunch of corporations to make huge amounts of money on consumers’ ignorance and apathy. The Europe I want cares about consumers’ nutrition and becomes a beacon of sustainability. The Europe I want should be passing this light to the world.
Our politicians speak about all this. But they do very poorly in making this happen in a way that works for all. This weekend, it is our time to say “We’re fed up”. This weekend, it is the time to take our future back!