update, 12/02: The first sentence ,3yrs9months, has now been reduced to 18 months and with no previous the victim will not have to enter prison, suffering only parole and criminal record. We hope the pressure is working and others will go free!
CanVies (pronounced ‘vias’) is an Occupied assembly-run Social center, set by the railway tracks in what was once a CNT Union Center 80 years ago. The occupation has lasted 17 years, surviving multiple eviction attempts due to strong local support.Last year Barcelona City Council decided on frontal attack, enraged that there was growing autonomous community they didn’t control. Thousands stood in front of the riot police, who finally broke through and the demolition began. Continue reading “1st four Sentenced for defending Can Vies A Center”
7,000 people converge on the Saints in the third day of protests against the eviction of Can Vies, the police State, and capitalist misery.
Blue lights , police , reflected on the wet asphalt Street of Sants, a big working class barrio of trendy Barcelona. . Endless lines of Catalan police vans rushing up and down.. dispersing the thousands of demonstrators who immediately reappeared… a neighbour blasting protest songs from a balcony.. for the third consecutive day , this neighborhood has burned following the eviction of Can Vies, decreed by the government of Xavier Trias, of an assembly-run Social Center occupied for 17 years. ..
(Can Vies was a local self-run Occupied Social Center, going for 17 yrs in an ex union building, with wide neighbourhood support. The Coumcil ordered an eviction for a ‘green space’ to crush an organisation outside its idea of a sanitised, top down, rich only, capitalist paradise. They were warned many times that evicting Can Vies would be the start of urbaan warfare, with 70% youth unemployment. Yet the arrogant idiots went ahead and lit that fuse…..) Continue reading “3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies”
The repressive forces of the Caealan Police arrested on Tuesday 6 anti- fascist comrades in the neighborhoods and towns of San Andres, Hospitalet , Sant Feliu and Vilanova . On the other hand , early this morning , around 06:30 , the same police force , in an almost military deployment has proceeded to assault the Can Vies Squatted Social center in the Sants Barrio with nearly 200 agents , including riot and plainclothes police units. Continue reading “Barcelona Antifascists Communique on Arrests/Can Vies Attack”