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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Spain on Saturday to demand a referendum to abolish Spain’s monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favor of his son.“Spain, tomorrow, will be republican,” they chanted, waving the red, purple and gold flags of the country’s second republic, proclaimed in 1931 then overthrown eight years later by Gen. Francisco Franco at the end of the country’s catastrophic civil war.

It was only a few hours after the 76-year-old king announced his abdication on June 2 that a wave of protests drawing hundreds of thousands spread across the country.

On Saturday tens of thousands or more people from dozens of left-wing political parties and citizens organizations came together to demand “a referendum now” on the future of the monarchy.

 

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by Global Uprisings on April 21, 2014

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The latest short documentary in the Global Uprisings series explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the crisis in Spain.

As social conditions continue to deteriorate across Spain, people have been turning to the streets and to each other to find solutions to the crisis. This film tells the story of the massive mobilization that saw millions of people converge on Madrid on March 22, 2014; the story of the proliferation of social centers, community gardens, self-organized food banks; and the story of large-scale housing occupations by and for families that have been evicted. The film pieces together many of the creative ways that people have been coping with crisis and asks what the future may hold for Spain.

Filmed and edited in March/April 2014, it is part of the Global Uprisings documentary series. View more at globaluprisings.org.

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The march backwards: Women’s sexual & reproductive rights at risk

Thilde Knudsen is head of Marie Stopes International’s Europe office.

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit; and last week in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing discussed a European Citizens’ initiative that, if successful, would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health. Continue reading

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by OccupyWallSt

Solidarity demos in support of arrested in Gamonal spread to 46 Spanish cities

Solidarity demos in support of arrested in Gamonal spread to 46 Spanish cities

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

Spanish women resist return to Franco Repression  

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During the 40 year long fascist dictatorship in Spain numerous republican and democratic laws were abolished, like the laws on civil marriage and divorce. Abortion was severely punished. Women’s legal ability was greatly restricted, and subjected to the authority of the father or the husband. Women were basically slaves. Family and womens laws were dictated directly from the Vatican. Now this is all happening again.vlcsnap-2011-09-28-16h55m12s225

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by Carlos Delclós on December 20, 2013

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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
Source: RT
no pasaran rodea congreso 14dTHEY SHALL NOT PASS.. Coordination 25S..Fascism wants to GAG the People.. Madrid will be the TOMB of Fascism!!

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

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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

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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!

ALL POWER TO THE ASSEMBLIESJuntes 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

recession over 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

pobreza 2013Professor of Economics , Roberto Centeno, has warned it is not true that Spain is emerging from the crisis : Continue reading

The spokesman of Judges for Democracy published in his Facebook profile a Decalogue to end the ‘ shame ‘ that killed more than 100,000 people who remain in mass graves.PUIG ANTICH 1974

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.

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The “ten things you should know about the crimes of Francoism ” are, according to Joaquim Bosch on his facebook page , the following : Continue reading

Siete de las mujeres que han iniciado una huelga de hambre. | Foto: Asociación 'Velaluz'

Seven of the women who have started a hunger strike . | Photo: Association ‘ Velaluz ‘   Siete de las mujeres que han iniciado una huelga de hambre. | Foto: Asociación ‘Velaluz’

Ten women begin a fast to get ‘ real protection ‘

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They claim that the victims are  living through  judicial and institutional abuse ‘
They criticism that their ‘salary of freedom’ has been denied.

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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 .

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One of the 10 women on hunger strike in the ‘See The Light’ group

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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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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

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.

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Trasladada al hospital una de las 10 mujeres en huelga de hambre de Ve-la Luz


Etiquetas: Ve-la Luz, violencia de género, machismo, protesta, huelga de hambre, A Coruña

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)”.

En todo caso, la asociación reitera que mantendrá la huelga de hambre “hasta que dejen de matarnos por cometer el único delito de ser mujeres”.svaw06

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