Catalunya: #StopVox. United Anti Fascist and Racist demonstration against Vox in Barcelona today 5.00pm
The manifestation, described as transversal, will be next Saturday 23 and under the slogan “Stop Vox”.
200 entities will manifest Barcelona on Saturday, called by the platform Unitat against the racisme i feixisme against Vox, which they see as the current exponent of racism and xenophobia in Spain. The manifestation, described as transversal, will be next Saturday 23 and under the slogan “Stop Vox”.
The march, scheduled for 17:00 on Saturday 23 March, starting from the Jardinets de Gràcia, will drop by Passeig de Gràcia to the confluence with the Gran Vía, where various interventions will be made and there will be a musical performance.
At a press conference Monday, the member Unitat against feixisme i el racisme David Karvala explained that this is a worldwide protest played in several cities in Spain and countries which have decided to focus the demonstration in Vox because ” in the Spanish state, the far right now has its name and surnames, it is not something abstract “.
“Now we have to point out Vox, and this does not mean it’s the only problem. Pablo Casado (PP) I do not know what’s wrong, but eliminating Vox I think we eliminate the temptations of others, “he assured.
Karvala has linked the rise of Vox to an increase in racist, homophobic and sexist attacks: “The fascist bully people was once an isolated nutcase and now has a party with 10% of the vote and this gives grounds to commit aggression”.
So, he called to point out to members of Vox to end his success as happened with defending Platform for Catalonia (PXC): “In 2015 the city was eliminated them from all municipalities where they had strong groups. They went from 67 to 8 councilors and those who remained were not indicated. “
The left takes the streets against the change of government in Andalusia
Feminist collectives, LGTBI, Podemos, IU and the SAT are promoting mobilizations in Andalusia before the investiture of a rightwing coalition including the new fascist party Vox, on Tuesday 15th and 16 Jan..
Its the first time since the Dictatorship that openly fascist candidates have been elected and the far right have gained control of the Andalusian local parliament.
The PP got the support of Vox without openly assuming its shocking anti feminist measures but Vox with 10 seats will hold the balance of power..
The news of the despicable Vox in power generated rage on social networks and sparked calls for multiple demonstrations and rallies on the investiture dates, on January 15 and 16 .
Podemos and Izquierda Unida parties yesterday joined the feminist calls to demonstrate and encouraged their respective militants and supporters to attend the events planned next Tuesday: a concentration at 12.00 in the Andalusian Parliament (Seville) and provincial concentrations at 7:00 p.m. in different points of the Andalusian cities.
Camp and antifascist concentration that took place in Granada after the Andalusian elections. MIGUEL RODRÍGUEZ
The mobilization is driven by a large group of feminist organizations that on Wednesday presented a manifesto for what they consider an “attack” by the party led by Santiago Abascal, with its claim to repeal the Law of Gender Violence.
Support demonstrations and actions have also been called in towns and cities across Iberia.
Map made by Irene Martínez for El Salto
Under the slogans ‘Not a step back in equality’ or ‘Our rights are not negotiated’, posters in purple and blue tones have been distributed quickly through social networks to gather as many people as possible on January 15.
Leaders like Antonio Maíllo, from IU (communist), or Teresa Rodríguez, from Podemos( Left) and candidate from the confluence of both formations, Adelante Andalucía, yesterday supported these initiatives and urged citizens to support feminist mobilizations.
The LGTBI movement also joins the feminist demonstrations in rejection of the reaction and regression in the conquered rights that they believe the pact between PP and Cs with Vox will bring.
But in addition the Andalusian Union of Workers (SAT) called yesterday a protest called ‘Surround the Parliament’ for the day of the celebration of the full investiture in which the candidate will foreseeably be voted on next January 16 .
In principle, the union has requested authorization for the possible days – the date is still unknown – and aims to surround the Parliament with a human chain, the SAT said in a statement.
This protest will take place from 18:00 hours on the day of the investiture under the slogan ‘Andalusia is not for sale’, with the intention of preventing the change of government with its aim to launch “new attacks” against social rights and democratic institutions and public services, with privatizations and cuts in social policies.
The union indicated that the new government will also mean “a threat to women’s rights and policies of equality and a promotion of sexist violence” and invited other anti-fascist and feminist groups to protest, since theirs will be a “complementary” mobilization » to all the other demos on that day.
REACTION OF THE PATRIARCHY
Both García and Navascués agree that one of the keys to the rise of the far right is as “very clear reaction to the 8M Womens General Strike.”.
A famous quote by Simone de Beauvoir has gone viral in recent days. A phrase from the forerunner of feminism that says: “Do not ever forget that a political, economic or religious crisis will suffice for the rights of women to be questioned again.
These rights are never taken for granted. You must remain vigilant throughout your life. ” In this line Dolores García deepens by stating that “any gap that is opened globally, in the political or economic space, will cause a reinforcement of patriarchy” to explain the current situation.
“Patriarchy becomes very angry when feminism takes center stage, not only here, but in Latin America, all over the world,” something that connects García with the economic system because “the neoliberal model needs women to do care of life work, to corner ourselves around the family, bringing up kids”.
Police violence at an anti fascist counter demo against a meeting of the new VOX party in Girona, Catalonia.
The new Family Counseling or the anti-abortion plan in the PP-Vox agreement are other measures denounced by the Andalusian feminist movement.
THE LGTBI MOVEMENT ADDS
With the same sense of “aggression” to their rights, the Andalusian LGTBI community has joined the mobilizations in the provinces and in the capital. Rafael Gil, president of the association Delta LGBTIQ of the Sierra de Cádiz, calls LGTBI people to second the mobilization.
“They have negotiated with our rights, they have been currency on the table, it seems a shame,” he complains. Gil is firm in the need that “every time the ultra right in our autonomous community touches us, even if only in words, they must have us confronting them, on the street.”
In addition, the historic Grenadian transsexual activist Kim Pérez has announced a hunger strike in protest. “We will not stop being visible in front of this danger to our rights, which we thought was already extinguished, in my case, through a hunger strike, which will represent the anguish that will be renewed now, as long as the new leaders do not declare the will to respect us”.
FUTURE OF THE FIGHT
Beyond the 15th, the Andalusian feminist movement is thinking of ways to counteract the messages of the extreme right. In the opinion of Dolores García, one of the keys is “to work much more in the neighborhoods, because sometimes we do not reach those towns where women or the poor are most vulnerable.
We have to get to those spaces to counteract the discourses of fear that lock up women in the house. ” On the other hand, Alicia Navascués thinks that it is not enough to protect the conquered laws but to denounce “very dangerous speeches of the Citizens Party that seek the commodification of the woman’s body, such as the legalization of ‘rent bellies’ or of prostitution”.
However, both are optimistic. “In the face of such an attack, there is going to be a strengthening, uniting different feelings of feminism,” says Garcia. “From now on we’re going to have a unified, strong feminist movement. We’re going to confront them, and the legislative change for the worse is not going to happen..”.
translation by The Free. Info from.. Por Irene Martínez @ireirenuka / Alfonso Torres @alfonsogtorres at Kaos and El Salto..elsaltodiario
Este complemento de navegador te permite resistir el fascismo en Internet
‘Sin Platforma Para el Fascismo’, herramientas de MACC Tech
El Consejo Coordinador Anarquista Metropolitano, (MACC) una organización que facilita la colaboración entre los anarquistas de la ciudad de Nueva York, cree que la extrema derecha debe combatirse en todos los frentes.
MACC lanzó recientemente el Kit de herramientas ‘Sin plataforma para el fascismo’, un complemento de navegador para Chrome y Firefox, que cada semana sirve a los usuarios videos de individuos y organizaciones neonazis, supremacistas blancos y etno-nacionalistas para informar y denunciar.
El plug-in te informa de los últimos videos nazis y racistas subidos al YouTube y lo hace fácíl denunciarlos. Es legal según las reglas internos de YouTube.
La esperanza de MACC es que, a través de la acción colectiva, los antifascistas puedan expulsar a los intolerantes de YouTube, lo que efectivamente obstaculizará sus esfuerzos de reclutamiento …
informe de un usuario..
he probado el plug-in.. salió rapidamente una lista de 16 videos , 7 de ellos eran claramente PROPAGANDA POR NAZIS, uno glorificando un ataque sexual y la mayoria de los demás peliculas y dibujos animados con contenido muy racista. Explican todo..(menos mal porque yo no habría dado cuento a veces). Pero si no sabes algo de inglés hay que traducir, y parece que los compañeros de Nueva York no hablan castellano, así que faltaria el plug-in también en más idiomas. … Hacer la denuncia es un clic, un momento, he denunciado todos.