Strong protests in Barcelona and nearby towns. Riot Police reinforcements moving from Madrid, Valladolid and Zaragoza # EfectoCanVies
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…..)
2nd day Barcelona riots for eviction/demolition of Can Vies… HERE: http://wp.me/pIJl9-5vO
#AraMateix Estan desallotjant Can Vies, crida a la solidaritat!
|Can Vies was evicted today.. details later..||26 mai 2014|
ultima noticia/latest news.. bullets fired by pòlice!
.El ajuntament ha declarado la guerra
The Council have declared war.
Will Scotland please get off its knees and challenge the people who claim to own it.
By George Monbiot, reblogged with thanks
Power’s ability to resist change: this is the story of our times. Morally bankrupt, discredited, widely loathed? No problem: whether it’s neoliberal economics, tax avoidance, coal burning, farm subsidies or the House of Lords, somehow the crooked system creeps along.
Jeremy Hance mongabay.com May 15, 2014
In the summer of 2009, on a highway in Peru known as Devil’s Curve: everything went wrong. For months, indigenous groups had protested new laws by then President Alan Garcia opening up the Amazon to deregulated logging, fossil fuels, and other extractive industries as a part of free trade agreements with the U.S. But the protests came to a bloody head on June 5th when police clashed with activists, leaving at least 32 dead and 200 injured. Continue reading →
This is a great new beginning. International strikes are a brilliant way to stop outsourcing industry to places with even worse slave labour conditions. With world strikes we can stop the crazy concentration of wealth, and stop the abuse of nationalism to manipulate us against each other.
Support the worldwide fast-food strikers!
BY Amien Essif
It’s 6 a.m. in Chicago, and the bitingly cold, drizzly weather seems oblivious to the fact that it’s May 15th. And yet, a crowd of more than 100 people wearing red ponchos has formed outside of a McDonald’s restaurant downtown, where they’re dancing to mariachi music.
“I could pay my bills. I could make my own bills,” he jokes. “It would help everybody out.”
This is a great new beginning. International strikes are a great way to stop outsourcing industry to places with even worse slave labour conditions. With world strikes we can stop the crazy concentration of wealth, and stop the abuse of nationalism to manipulate us against each other
Customers are urged to show solidarity by joining picket lines, boycotting fast food outlets and telling them why, distributing publicity, etc. Fast food workers have always been viciously mistreated.
MAY 15th Fastfood Strike Goes Global!!!!
Spanish State : The situation of Francisco Solar and Monica Caballero
NO comrade left alone in the CLAWS of the STATE
After five months in prison comrades Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar are held under the ‘dispersed special punishment high security isolation regulations in the Spanish state. They were remanded in prison pending trial , accused with the other 3 defendants now out on bail, of belonging to a terrorist organization ,of ‘accomplished havoc’ and of ‘attempted mayhem’.
Francisco Solar has just been transferred to the prison Villabona in Asturias.
Two kids, 13 and 16 of age, were killed when special troops of Military Police in Brazil (BOPE), ahead of the Army, invaded the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro on tanks and helicopters, at 5:30, on March 30th.
37 kids were arrested en mass and held at gun point, when they protested the killing of their friends, throwing rocks at tanks and the armed police. It’s a new escalation of military violence against civilian population in Brazil.
The Solidarity Economy as a Strategy for Revolution
reblogged with thanks from: http://www.corfizz.com/story.html
There are three roads to revolution. Some focus on seizing state power, others on revolutionary expropriation. The third strategy is to think seriously about how we would actually like to organise our lives and then to start putting these ideas into practice, constructing the new world directly, as a parallel alternative to capitalism.
Let’s be clear that the solidarity economy already exists and people are already fully engaged in the approach that I am describing. I am not messianically opening a new revolutionary pathway; I am merely reporting on a fruitful line of action, introducing it to newcomers, as well as offering some ideas about how it could develop to those who are interested.
Can Vies Victory !??
Evidently the authorities dont dare to risk a community uprising in their Barcelona pot of gold. After a big local demo and a host of community resistance it was announced the eviction of the iconic Can Vies center, occupied now for 17 years, was cancelled. … or was it?? Continue reading →
CONTINUES HERE: 3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies
We’re having a big demonstration on Saturday 22 March at 12am at Plaza Santa , we all go out together on the streets. We love free spaces and we wont let Can Vies so easily disappear !
occupying.. to give Life to an Empty Space and open it to the Neighbourhood for political struggles against POWER 17 years of history.. NO to the Eviction!… If its knocked down.., The Barrio goes to War!
Lip Dub made by #Sants barrio for @SomCanVies Continue reading →
update eviction battles:
The building of Can Vies is historically a workers center going back generations. The Barcelona City Council, which has given the order, is intent on wiping out any social movement they don’t control.
Can Vies, the legendary anarchist center occupied now dor 17 years, in danger ! imminent eviction from April 1 and for the whole month
Lets Stop it AGAIN!
Feminists We Love: Tynesha and Thenjiwe McHarris
By: Aimee Meredith Cox and Darnell L. Moore
An encounter with Tynesha and Thenjiwe McHarris is like experiencing the commanding and luminous presence of spirit, a double portion–that sense of metaphysical connection that escapes our understanding. One gives the other a look and without having uttered a word they would have communicated senses of joy, frustration, anger, and pain. Continue reading →
Who would have thought that a relatively conservative city like Burgos, Spain would have detonated a string of spontaneous and massive protest across the country? Over the past four days, social media networks across the globe have exploded with the hashtag #Gamonal and #EfectoGamonal, virilizing this small town’s struggle against rising property prices and corrupt municipal dealings to international attention, and along the way reawaken national indignation that has been simmering in Spain for years. Continue reading →