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
Tag Archive: Spain
by Carlos Delclós on December 20, 2013
The Movement of Mortgage Victims is one of Spain’s strongest movements. Carlos Delclós talks to PAH organizer Elvi Mármol about the key to their success.
The story of Spain’s economic, social and political crisis is one about property, need and value. And at the heart of that story lies a question that is familiar to the point of cliché: what makes a house a home? Continue reading →
|December 14, 2013|
At least 18 people have been hurt in clashes outside the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, as hundreds of protesters gathered on Saturday to demonstrate against newly proposed anti-protest legislation.
The demonstrators held signs that said ‘Freedom to protest’ and ‘People’s Party, shame of Spain!’ while police and barricades prevented them from getting any closer to the parliament building. Continue reading →
Thirty people on hunger strike in the Aliens Internment Prison in Barcelona reported another version in relation to the death of an Armenian citizen
About 30 inmates of the Aliens Internment Prison (CIE ) in Barcelona have begun a hunger strike to denounce the events that occurred the morning of December 3 , which ended with the death of a citizen of Armenian origin. Manukyan Aramis , but his friends and acquaintances called him Alik . He was 32 years old, had a daughter of seven years and had spent 12 days in the internal CIE Zona Franca . He died alone in an isolation cell. Continue reading →
Dec 05, 2013 12:05 pm
1. Let’s disobey! Together we can!
2. Ateneu la Sèquia: denouncing injustices and building alternatives
3. The truth is the best propaganda. Livestreaming workshop
1. LET’S DISOBEY! TOGETHER WE CAN!
Juntes Podem (catalan for Together We Can!) is the name of a working group born while preparing the demonstration of last February 23th, in Barcelona (see NL#40, 1) It brought together many groups, platforms, collectives and assemblies to increase strength by sharing information and strategies. Each entity meets separately and they have three comissions: contents, comunication and actions/strategy. They participate in comissions of general assembly as individuals and as groups. Continue reading →
The Spanish Right have been looting the public ever since they first took power with a military coup and civil war in 1937. Now finally the shit has hit the fan in a welter of accusations and counter revelations, 30 new scandals yesterday… but NOBODY RESIGNS Now they claim the recession ‘is over’ after contracting a public debt for 2 centuries to save bank fraudsters
Irresponsible and heartless Political “liars ,” lead Spain to misery and ” deceive the people ” still in recession by A Spy in Congress
Professor of Economics , Roberto Centeno, has warned it is not true that Spain is emerging from the crisis : Continue reading →
Joaquim Bosch , spokesman for the progressive Association of Judges for Democracy , wanted to explain in a simple way and through a Decalogue their stance on the situation of the families of the victims of Francoism and the “shameful ” Spanish Government action to not favor or even allow the recovery of their remains . Spain , reminded the judge , is the second country with the highest number of ‘disappeared’, behind Cambodia.
Today it’s more important than ever to remember what happened as fascism is stirred up again to protect corrupt politicians and put down protests at mass poverty.
The “ten things you should know about the crimes of Francoism ” are, according to Joaquim Bosch on his facebook page , the following : Continue reading →
Ten women begin a fast to get ‘ real protection ‘
en español abajo
They claim that the victims are living through judicial and institutional abuse ‘
They criticism that their ‘salary of freedom’ has been denied.
by Natalia Puga | A Coruña Comments 25
Ten Galician women are from 00.05 hours on Tuesday on hunger strike and will remain so indefinitely, ” until a real protection , a system that truly protects ” victims of domestic violence and their children is introduced. With their fast they intend to denounce the ” total helplessness ” suffered by victims at an institutional and judicial level .The protest is promoted by the Galician Association for the Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence ‘SEE THE LIGHT (‘Ve – laluz ‘ ) and takes place in a room provided by an individual in the center of A Coruña in which from now on there will all kinds of actions to highlight the ” institutional and judicial abuse ” suffered by the victims once you made the decision to denounce the abuse, physical and / or psychological abuse from their partners.
” What we are experiencing today in Spain does not make sense . How can they call this a system to protect victims of domestic violence ? ” Asks Gloria Vazquez, president of the association . Like the other nine women who are taking part in the protest she defines herself as a ” survivor of gender violence ” and claims that it is equally important and necessary to protect themselves and their children , children who become victims of direct or indirect parental violence .
PROTESTS / A Coruña
One of the 10 women on hunger strike in the ‘See The Light’ group
rushed to the hospital
One of the ten women who participated in the hunger strike in A Coruña by the Galician Association for the defense of victims of domestic violence ‘Ve- la Luz’ has been taken to hospital after 120 hours without eating, to undergo various medical tests .
The association began on Monday a hunger strike to claim a real protection system for this group and report their helplessness , and during this weekend the county responsible BNG Feminist Action , Victoria Louro joined the call .
In a statement, reported the transfer of one of the participants in the hunger strike , who refused to activation of a protocol for these situations, after the assistance of Emergency Health who advised her referral to a hospital.
The association says in the note that these women have been ” treated like nobodies by the responsible public institutions who should ensure the safety of all women and of these ten in particular.”
It also denounces the ” institutional neglect before an emergency situation is common in policies offered in this area ( domestic violence) .”
In any case , the association reiterates that will keep the hunger strike ” until they stop killing us for the sole crime of being women.”
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original en Castellano
10 mujeres han iniciado una huelga de hambre.
- Diez mujeres empiezan un ayuno hasta conseguir ‘protección real’
- Denuncian que las víctimas viven ‘maltrato institucional y judicial’
- Critican que se ha eliminado el salario de la libertad
| A Coruña
Diez mujeres gallegas están desde las 00.05 horas de este martes en huelga de hambre y seguirán así de forma indefinida, “hasta conseguir una protección real, un sistema que realmente proteja” a las víctimas de violencia de género y a sus hijos. Con su ayuno pretenden denunciar la “indefensión total” que sufren las víctimas y reclamar medias a nivel institucional y judicial.
La protesta está promovida desde la Asociación Gallega para la Defensa de Víctimas de Violencia de Género ‘Ve-laluz’ y se desarrolla en un local prestado por un particular en el centro de A Coruña en el que de aquí en adelante harán todo tipo de acciones para poner de relieve el “maltrato institucional y judicial” que sufre el colectivo de víctimas una vez que toman la determinación de denunciar el otro maltrato, el físico y/o psicológico de sus parejas.
“Lo que se está viviendo hoy en España no tiene sentido. ¿A esto le llaman sistema de protección a víctimas de violencia de género?”, se pregunta Gloria Vázquez, presidenta de la asociación. Como las otras nueve mujeres que secundan la protesta se define como una “superviviente de la violencia de género” y reclama que es igual de importante y necesaria la protección para ellas como para sus hijos, los menores que se convierten en víctimas de la violencia directa o indirecta de sus padres.
PROTESTAS/ A CORUÑA
Trasladada al hospital una de las 10 mujeres en huelga de hambre de Ve-la Luz
20/10/2013 – Galiciaé LV/ Axencias
Una de las diez mujeres que participaba en la huelga de hambre convocada en A Coruña por la asociación gallega para la defensa de las víctimas de violencia de género Ve-la Luz ha sido trasladada al hospital tras 120 horas sin comer para someterse a diversas pruebas médicas.
La asociación inició el pasado lunes una huelga de hambre para reclamar una sistema de protección real para este colectivo y denunciar su indefensión, y durante este fin de semana se sumó a la convocatoria la responsable comarcal de Acción Feminista del BNG, Victoria Louro.
En un comunicado, Ve-la Luz ha informado del traslado de una de las participantes en la huelga de hambre, que se negaron a la activación de un protocolo para estas situaciones, tras la asistencia de efectivos de Urgencias Sanitarias que aconsejaron su derivación a un hospital.
La asociación asegura en la nota que estas mujeres han sido “ninguneadas por parte de los responsables de las instituciones públicas que deberían velar por la seguridad de todas las mujeres y de estas diez en particular”.
Asimismo, denuncia el “el abandono institucional ante una situación de emergencia algo habitual en las políticas ofrecidas en esta materia (violencia de género)”.
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The Beatification Ceremony comes at a historic moment. For the first time an Interpol warrant has been issued for 2 notorious fascist criminals of the Franco regime, and the United Nations has called for an investigation into the thousands of ‘disappearances’ under ther dictatorship.
Murdered priests used for propaganda as victims still ignored
When right wing sections of the Spanish military tried to take power from the Republican Government the Catholic Hierarchy came out in their favour even signing a public Pastoral Declaration supporting them which may have swung the war in their favour.
The support of the all powerful Church helped turn a failed army mutiny into a Crusade against the popular desire for abolishing oppression, portrayed as the evils of anarchism and communism. This resulted in a giant horror, with over 500,000 deaths on all sides and 40 years of fascist/catholic dictatorship, plus the execution of 100,000 republican prisoners, the robbery of 200,000 babies, etc, etc Continue reading →
Roundup of Spanish news items on 2nd Oct. Headlines and summary translated . All Items from Kaos, open news service, with thanks
Old-Age Activist Groups (‘Iaioflautas’) occupy SOCIAL SECURITY headquarters in Barcelona to protest pension cuts
(Crónica y fotos) Iaioflautas ocupan la sede de la SEGURIDAD SOCIAL en Barcelona en protesta por las pensiones
Dignity..Residence permits..Housing. ..Work
Concentración- Dignidad Papeles Vivienda Trabajo- 21 S 2013 Barcelona
Hundreds of migrants proclaim ” Barcelona Dignity ” at Annual Mercé Festival
Homer Rosetta / @ LA_DIRECTA /translation thefreeonline
Immigrants evicted from the occupied warehouse in Poblenou fistrict, alomng with neighbours and supporters fromother neighborhoods have demonstratedted in Sant Jaume Square to protest the Aliens Act and demand the same rights as all other citizens of Catalonia.
A ” Barcelona Dignity demo” took place yesterday on the first day of the Fiesta Mayor de la Mercé . Hundreds of migrants from four continents were heard as one voice demanding equality from a government that denies basic rights to housing, jobs and residence papers , the three main demands yesterday afternoon in the Plaza Sant Jaume . Continue reading →
Fear, Loathing and Collective Amnesia in Crisis-Ridden Spain
Update: Since the Catalans joined hands in a 400km demo for Independencethe fascist reaction has been predictable, with all sorts of politicians and military men making outrageous, illegal, racist invitations to violence against Catalans which are plastered all over the Spanish media
19/09/2013 by Don Quijones
If Spain and Catalonia were playing a real rather than figurative game of Russian Roulette, the revolver would now be loaded with at least two or three bullets. On Tuesday night, an extra one was slipped into a chamber when the Principe de Asturias prize-winning economist Juan Valerde announced that Madrid may have to “bomb Barcelona” in order to put a halt to the region’s rising separatist aspirations. Continue reading →
[# TomaElBancoMalo ] Before the offensive , we turn to action. Fear has changed sides
by lasareb (en castellano abajo)
Because the Sareb is publicly owned it’s ours, and their houses too, which legitimizes our occupation protest on 21 March in the Bank at the Paseo de la Castellana . ( ‘Sareb’ refers to a ‘bad bank’ set up specially to receive and sell off seized homes, properties and toxic debts
We will not allow ourselves to be criminalized for fighting for families who are homeless when it’s YOU WHO ARE TO BLAME, for people who are depressed WHEN YOU ARE TO BLAME , for lives shattered WHEN YOU ARE TO BLAME.
Because yes, you are to blame , and we are in the right and we are showing that YES WE CAN WIN at points all over the Spanish State .
Continue reading →
Catalans will try to form a human chain, holding hands along the entire 400 km seashore of Catalonia in the Spanish State. The demonstration is called by a non governmental organization the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) with the theme “Catalan way to independence” on Wed. September 11, the Catalan national day. The event aims to both challenge Madrid and make the Catalans’ voice heard in the world. ... continued below CGT article
Right to decide : For the determination and self-management
Permanent Secretariat of the CGT Catalonia for September 11 , 2013.
en català sota
All people were born to be free . Given that all people live in society , the desire for individual freedom also becomes a right to collective freedom . Hence the whole community recognized as such, as a group , as a people , as a nation , and of course , as a class , have the inalienable right to decide their future. As expected this September 11th the people of Catalonia will again take the streets to demand something that is obvious and logical : the right to be free to decide as a people on all aspects of our future . Continue reading →