Tag Archive: General Strike


anti-systemites

The papers call us ‘anti-systemites’

Who are we? What are we against? When do we appear?
When do we we vanish?

Now we understand, that veteran, with glasses and gray hair, who first glanced at the fire and then threw on cartons to stir it up: he was an anti-systemite!

And how about those adolescents who parked their bikes and helped break the windows of the museum Diocesiá (the fraudsters and abusers). They were anti system too.cop car Continue reading

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On 14-N, day of the General Strike, our companion ALFON, was arrested in the neighborhood of Vallekas. After several days of confinement and interrogation in the dungeons of the Spanish State, he was sent to permanent prison, thanks to higher orders of the judiciary and the power of the government delegation, to this must be added the pressure of the mass media “communication “. Continue reading

per AlborotoAdreça: https://alboroto.espivblogs.net 29 nov 2012
The 14th of November general strike in Barcelona started in the very first hours of the night, with pickets 14n Barnaclosing bars and spaces still open at night in several city’s neighborhoods, such as Gràcia, where more than 300 people managed to shut down bars, while a supermarket and banks were attacked by hoodies.

Earlier, trade unions pickets had blocked the accesses to industrial parks of the metropolitan area, where no activity was reported at all. No one was arrested during the night. As the sun was rising, fire barricades were erected in all city’s points, with police making the first arrest of the day in the Eixample neighborhood. Continue reading

A woman loses sight in one eye after brutal police charges in Barcelona
A 42 year old woman lost part of her left eye because, supposedly, of the impact of a rubber bullet shot by the Catalan police during yesterday’s demonstration in Barcelona during the general strike.
This has assured the people that attended when injured on the corner of the Plaza de Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia.
This was confirmed by sources of the Hospital de Sant Pau, where the woman was admitted at 21.18 hours on day 14.

The general strike of 14-N resulted in the arrest of 155 people in various incidents throughout the day, in which there were also 77 wounded, as reported by the Ministry of Interior. Of these, 43 were members of the Security Forces of the State, according to sources.

Only in Madrid throughout the day there were 60 arrests , of which 21 were in the night riots around the Plaza de Neptuno, in the protest called by the Coordinator 25S, police said. Continue reading

Wednesday, November 14, 2012     updates   Barcelona: Cop cars burnt, Nazi shop trashed, etc, as Half million march      Battlefield Lisbon    14N European strike: Bologna

Videos From Today’s General Strike in Europe

All videos come courtesy of Europeans Against the Political System:

Beginning of the strike in Madrid.

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A few of the Actions in the hugely successful General Strike, (Barcelona)  (from El Mundo.. rightwing paper)

At 1200, dozens of hooded people, perfectly organized, the nazi shop Bookseller Europe´’. Traditional goal for years dozens of marches antifascists and always protected by a police cordon, the premises has been assaulted the 29-S and all material for wose distribution has been condemned its owner, Pedro Varela, to two years and nine months in prison ,has been scattered down Seneca Street. Continue reading

update midnight..Barcelona: Cop cars burnt, Nazi shop trashed, etc, as Half million march

LIVE STREAM SPANISH STRIKE

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THE NIGHT OF DIGNITY AND CITIZEN INDIGNATION

Publicado el 12/11/2012 por

The Coordinadora 25S has made public it’s support for an active participation in the General Strike called for the 14th of November. Throughout this day of mobilization and struggle, the Coordinadora will place all their endeavors, together with workers and organizations and social movements, to achieve a paralysis of the country in a Social General Strike, of production and consumption. Continue reading

next in the series will be South Europe general Strike on Nov 14th

A demo of about 500 people  came in the morning to the Barcelona city center starting from Plaza Catalunya, stopping at some notorious companies where they encouraged the workers to join the strike ecundaran the day, or what they represent in terms the modern labor exploitation.

FNAC was visited, the company Apple, BBVA, etc, going down Via Laietana and the demonstration and ending in front of the Employers Central. Besides the main picket in various neighborhoods of the city there was picketing organized by neighborhood assemblies. Continue reading

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In recent months, the impact on our lives of the so-called crisis has intensified and politicians show no will or capacity to act upon it. So, we are building our own politics, we are taking the initiative, revealing what is behind the debt mechanism that sustains this big  scam they call crisis.  We declare that:

Debt is neither public or legitimate.

The debt crisis, which only started to affect Continue reading

Final Update Oct 30th.  the General Strike call for tomorrow will go ahead as a ‘Day Of Struggle’ with direct actions in Catalunya, plus pickets, a partial transport strike, and a demo in the evening. This is an alternative and building resistance. It’s also been backed by the CNT anarcho syndicalist union, (which is quite small as it refuses to cooperate with the State.) Of course these anarchist unions also support the Nov 14th South Europe General Strike!

Update Oct 24th.. Finally the ‘majority’ Unions have called a General Strike for Nov 14th. But the CGT are going ahead with theirs anyway.. let’s see if it works!!

(summary translated by The Free). The big sold out Unions have so far failed to back the Anarchist call but are pressured to do so. All the Unions missed the chance to strike on Sept 26th with Euskadi and Greece and link with Occupy Congress..

Unemployment continues to increase in SEPTEMBER

CGT GENERAL STRIKE CALLED for OCTOBER 31

…..More and more workers in the unemployment line, according to just released by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security with the September data in hand. There are 79,645 new people, an increase of 1.72% compared to the end of August, which reached a staggering 4.7 million registered unemployed in INEM offices, while membership in the Social Security descends by 86,174 people….

If to this we add the precarious labor precariousness of basic rights such as education and health-victims of savage cuts, alongside the dismantling and privatization of basic public services, the picture becomes bleak, and should be considered as a real provocation and insult to our dignity….. Continue reading

Witnessing the umpteenth attempt demobilization and distraction by the CCOO and UGT and the institutional left, under the umbrella of an alleged Social Summit, right at the time when we suffer the most savage attacks on the rights of workers by capitalism .
We are not facing a crisis, this is a big scam, before the inevitable consequences of capitalism, promoted by the greedy policies of the IMF, World Bank, European Union and the ECB and its political arm in the Spanish state: the PP, the PSOE and his cohorts.
Attacks on workers over the years have been constant, differing in PP and PSOE forms.

by Common Dreams

As Spain’s Recession Darkens, Alternative Economies Rise

As Spain’s economic recession has continued to deepen, conditions for people within the country are expected to get worse following austerity measures that increasingly cut into everyday economic survival, Reuters reports Tuesday. However, as many economists grapple over numbers, and search for signs of hope for a free market revival, many people within Spain have increasingly started to turn to alternative currency systems, or parallel euro-free economies — giving up the ghost of a neoliberal recovery in exchange for a new way. Continue reading

A sweltering August has given us a break in the frantic escalation of cuts repression and protests in Spain.

But September will be all GO, running up to the ultimate sellout when the Govt. accepts workers slavery to the terms of a national ”Bailout” .

Included are the ‘anonymous’ call to storm the Congress on 25th Sept and the general Strike, Sept 26th, see below.

Will we have to sacrifice our health, jobs, schools to pay back,  for ever and ever, the private debts of the banks, and the billions ‘disappeared’ by the 1%?

Diary for Sept 2012 (a selection) Continue reading

Huelga de toda la educación en protesta por los recortes

General Strike in education vs. the cuts. Massive demos, 100,000 in Madrid and Barcelona. Students arrested for gluing locks. Demos controlled by Unions and Teachers.

  • Los sindicatos cifran en un 80% el seguimiento; el Gobierno lo rebaja al 19,41
  • Masivas marchas en las principales ciudades españolas
  • Las camisetas verdes también llegan al Congreso
  • Dos detenidos en Madrid -ya puestos en libertad- y cinco en Barcelona
  • La jornada empezó con encierros nocturnos en las facultades

#617 | Transportation on the day of the General Strike – latest info

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The following alterations have been announced to the schedule of public transportation in Athens for tomorrow, June 15th:

  • Buses will run from 9 am to 9 pm
  • Trolleys will run from 8 am to 10 pm
  • The metro (lines 2 and 3) will run from 8 am to the end of its shift (around 00.30)
  • Line 1 of the metro (green line) will only run from 8 am to 9 pm.
  • Trams will run from 7 am to 11 pm.

There will be no trains (OSE) and no suburban railway services.

The metro will only run to Doukisis Plakentias stop (not to/from the airport) as the remainder of the line is part of the OSE network, which is on strike.

There will be no boat/ ferry services across the country.

#616| Pick a point, go there, stay there: on Wednesday June 15th we encircle and we block parliament

Monday, June 13, 2011

222 1024x659 #616| Pick a point, go there, stay there: on Wednesday June 15th we encircle and we block parliament

 

The map above pins the three blockade points that have been called by the Syntagma Assembly for Wednesday, June 15th at 7 a.m. These are Syntagma Square, the Panathenean Stadium and the metro stop “Euagelismos”. The General Strike demonstration will start at 11 a.m. at the Archeological Museum (on Patision Ave, by the Polytechnic) and will also head to Syntagma square.

The 15th of June is not the day of just another demonstration, and it’s not just another action. It has to be the first day of us taking back our lives, us striking back at this unprecedented assault by state, capital and the crypto-fascism of national consensus.

Words have little value at this point – everyone to the streets!

#615 | The popular assembly of Syntagma square calls for the blockade of Parliament – the new IMF agreement shall not pass

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Last night (June 11th) the popular assembly of Syntagma square announced a call to blockade the Greek parliament ahead of the voting of the so-called Mid-term agreement between the Greek government and the troika (IMF/ECB/EU). The new agreement includes wild tax increases, the further slashing of wages and pensions and the lay-off of approximately more 100,000 civil servants in the next few years.

The call-out for the blockade below is one of the most important acts we have seen by the Syntagma assembly so far. June 15th is gearing up to become a historical day in Greece, a crucial chance to block off the charge-ahead of neoliberalism here.

Don’t be a spectator to this – translate and disseminate the text below; organise a gathering where you are, or come join us at Syntagma. This is the struggle for and of our lives.

Greek original

24 hours in the streets!

We give our own RESPONSE to the MIDTERM AGREEMENT

June 15th, we encircle Parliament

Now that the government is trying to vote in the mid-term agreement, we encircle Parliament, we gather and we stay at Syntagma.

All together, we continue and strengthen the mobilisations that began on May 25th. Our first stop is the General Strike of June 15th. We won’t stop until they withdraw it.

We support by all means the General Strike and we demonstrate peacefully. On June 15th, we do not work  and we do not consume. We coordinate with all citizens who want to express their disagreement to the mid-term agreement, with the strikers and their unions, with the popular assemblies, with mobilisations and occupations across the country. We call artists to support the mobilisation, to take to the streets with us and to give it their own touch. We will have three big meeting points:

Everyone on Wednesday June 15th, at 7 am:

1. In front of Parliament

2. At the metro stop Euagelismos

3. At the Panathenaic Stadium (on Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue)

Until June 15th we will be going all over Athens to make sure that the call of the Popular Assembly of Syntagma is spread everywhere. We give a meeting of struggle for the day of the voting in of the Mid-term agreement.

Let’s make our own voice heard loudly:

THE MID-TERM AGREEMENT        SHALL NOT PASS

Popular Assembly of Syntagma Square June 11th, 2011

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