A glimpse into the elsewhere of an upturning so great that it is unimaginable, where certainties are swept away in an instant and life itself takes on a fragile intensity.
These accounts contain a grain of everything it is possible to foresee of the ultimate fight for freedom and other aspects that could never have been dreamt in our worst nightmares.
They inform, inspire but also warn: we need to recognise the enemies of freedom and self organisation in the paths we tread, blinded by our iconography of the enemy which is also standing right next to us and calls us comrade, albeit hissed through clenched teeth.
Demo in Barcelona to demand an end to violence against the LGTBI community
english translation A report prepared by the Generalitat admits that the number of court convictions is “surprisingly low” in relation to the complaints received
A report prepared by the Generalitat admits that the number of convictions is “surprisingly low” in relation to the complaints collected by the Mossos from 2015 to 2019
In recent months, several LGTBI-phobic aggressions have transpired in the media, such as the murder of Samuel last Saturday in A Coruña at the shout of “faggot”, the punching of two minors to a young man in Sant Cugat while reprimanding him. his sexual orientation, which took place on June 26, or the beating of five men to two pairs of boys in Barcelona in May, which caused a fracture in the jaw of one of the victims and they had to operate.
English translation .llegiu en català #ManiOkupa .Squat Demo December 1 Demonstration for Occupation
On Saturday, December 1, we take to the streets in defense of Occupation.In the face of repression and the wave of evictions we do not retreat, on the contrary, we take a step forward.
Saturday December 1 .. All on the streets! No eviction without response.
Spread the word and Act!
The occupation of abandoned sites for self-management of our lives has been a reality for more than two decades in Barcelona.
This was our response to the need for social spaces and the lack of accessible housing in the cities. In the last year, and like other times, we are experiencing a wave of repression of our projects: ccupied Social Centers such as La Clandestina, REA, Ateneu la Pua … and homes such as Ca La Trava, Kubo, Kantonada, Montmany 3 … have been evicted.
It’s not the first time I say it: there are people who only need one book, the Bible to explain the world (…) To me, it happens to me, I must confess it, with ”The Echo of the Steps” the memoirs of Juan García Oliver. An anarchist waiter who arrived at the Minister of Justice in the middle of the war.
”Durruti and I went to the request of President Lluís Companys. It was surrounded by army officers. When he saw us, opening his arms, he exclaimed: “My children, people of the CNT, today you are the only hope of Catalonia! Forget everything and save the freedoms of our people! “
– Is that all, Companys? I said. I thought you wanted us here to give us weapons.
-I do not have any weapons to give you. I just wanted to wish you lots of luck! ” he replied
(note: The Catalan president Luis Companys later ran out of luck himself and was executed by a fascist terrorist firing squad)
This is one of the hundred of priceless scenes in The Echo of the Steps, one of the books that have influenced my brain more powerfully. They are the memories of a Catalan anarchist.
16 FEB …The Dockers have been reinstated in their jobs and VICTORY declared for now
DOCKERS STRIKE! ‘CNT PORTUARIS’ COMMUNIQUE !!
”Our affiliates are accused of putting their own lives ahead of the economic benefits of the company. And that’s why they ARE DISMISSED.
700 people die each year in work accidents in the Spanish State. THIS STRIKE IS FOR THEM. This strike is for all of you, WORKERS, who, like our companions, are forced day after day to choose between your safety or your sustenance.
First of all, DIGNITY. Soon they will know that we are not merchandise.
ALL TO THE PORT OF BARCELONA ON DAYS 15, 16 and 17 FEBRUARY.
COME TO SUPPORT THE STRIKE IN THE MOORING!”
Statement on the dismissal of three Dockers in the Port of Barcelona
Enviat per Sec. Premsa
Dismissal of three union workers without any cause. The message is clear: the firm defense of workers’ rights is not allowed. We pick up the glove. One month before the Trial for Collective Conflict is held before the Social Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia, our company MOORING & PORT SERVICE intends to gain an advantage .that will allow it to influence collective bargainingContinue reading “CNT Dock Strike in Barcelona.. Comminiqué and Insight”
Communiqué of @el_lokal denouncing the #BrutalidadPolicial that has occurred today the people who were demonstrating against the eviction of @ la_REA_.PEPPER GAS and police charges of the riot police of Guardia Urbana de Barcelona:
Comunicado de @el_lokal denunciando laque se han sufruido hoy las personas que se manifestaban en contra del desalojo de @la_REA_. GAS PIMIENTA y cargas policiales de los antidisturbios de Guardia Urbana de Barcelona: http://ellokal.org/agr…#laREAnoCAUpic.twitter.com/iUtGoFVqYp40 retweets13 likesUn grup de persones s’han apropat a l’edifici per donar suport a la trentena de persones que resistien dins / Victor Serri
School students block main highways in Barcelona 27 /09/17
Student unions caledl for a mobilization from the classrooms between Wednesday and Friday.
Students are expected to block roads, occupy buildings and are supported by the teachers, and left wing unions. the State prosecutors sent warnings that teachers and parents will be held responsible for any damage.
The Student Union also convened a general strike at High Schools on Wednesday 27, and urged students to join the demonstrations planned at noon.
Representatives of platform ‘Universities for a Republic’, at a press conference (ACN)
The unitary platform “Universities for the Republic” has called a two-day strike in Catalan universities – Thursday, 28, and Friday, 29 – to denounce what they consider “the judicial and police prosecution we suffer from the Spanish State and the hidden state of emergency that has been installed in Catalonia “.
Catalan Police have been ordered by the Central Govt to seal off the over 2000 polling stations before Sunday and charge those responsible for allowing them, many of them school principles.
The local police have neither the capacity nor the will to break up the expected mass pickets, and National and paramilitary forces are being deployed.
The Student Platform spokesman, Jordi Vives, has demanded that next Sunday, he can vote.“That on October 1 the referendum can be held in full normality in order to start the path to the constituent process.”
latest news: The Spanish State has taken direct control of the local ‘Mossos’ Catalan Police to help stop the Referendum on Independence. The police unions have not yet responded but rumour has it that many will ‘take the day off’.
Dockworkers boycott Spanish police ships sent against Catalan referendum
By Alejandro López in Spain Dockworkers in Catalonia’s two main ports, Barcelona and Tarragona, are refusing supply services to vessels carrying riot police and paramilitary Civil Guard units sent by Spain’s Ministry of Interior to crush the secessionist referendum.
This comes amid a rapidly escalating political crisis in Spain caused by the central government repression of the independence referendum called by Catalan separatist forces for October 1.
“From the National Confederation of Labor, CNT we show our utmost grief, indignation, confusion and pain at the attack suffered this afternoon in Barcelona.
Once again it has been the people, the civilian population, the ordinary people, who have suffered the consequences of wars that are not theirs. Once again the people put back the suffering and the dead.
This time the location has changed, the place has changed. This time has been hit the heart of Barcelona. But again the objective has been the same: the civilian population unarmed and innocent.
Whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, London, Paris, Berlin, the Mediterranean or in the fences of Melilla, we return to becoming propitiatory victims, in collateral damages of a war between sides that we do not know, that does not repair media or Limits to reach their goals, who does not know the meaning of the word “love.” Gangs for whom power is above people and life. Gangs that do not represent us. Continue reading “Solidarity with Barcelona victims: No God. No State, No Caliphate”