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Screenshot_2014-06-02-13-34-37-1By Don Quijones

Anger on the Streets, Panic in the Corridors of Power 

The establishment, both inside and outside Spain, is clearly alarmed at the scale and intensity of public anger in the country. In 2013 alone, there were 6,000 demonstrations, 84 of which turned violent according to police figures. What’s more, in the European elections, Spain’s two main establishment parties failed, for the first time in decades, to cobble together 50 percent of the vote.

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Living Utopia (The Anarchists & The Spanish Revolution)

A unique feature-length documentary (90 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles) which chronicles the origins and evolution of the Spanish anarchist movement and its important role during the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939)

shut-the-bastards-down1Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, focussing on the 1936 war. 

This documentary made in 1997 about the 1936 Spanish Revolution blends historical accounts of the development of the anarchist movement with first-hand testimonies.

A reflection on the philosophical underpinnings of such a movement and their practical application. As both an informative and inspiring piece of research it is considered a jewel amongst historians and rebel hearts.

Millions of peasants and urban workers successfully established a society based on equality, mutual aid, participatory democracy and self-organisation – all without a central state or government.

This fascinating yet largely unknown social experiment was eventually destroyed by forces from inside and outside the country.

Review via – http://fuckcopyright.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/living-utopia-vivir-la-utopia-1997.html

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  • Simbelmyne13

    Those lyrics at the end struck me to the core (1:33): “And now I’m going to sing to what has never existed, the dove of peace”.

    Since the dawn of “civilization”, with few exceptions, we have never been free, and we’ve constantly been at war. We’ve always been enslaved to some tyrant or oligarchs. We must never lose hope my friends, that we can finally be liberated. It’s our duty and our responsibility to struggle, lest the elites leave us without a planet and future for our descendants.

  • Where am I gonna find a group of people who still have the basic skills of survival, in a world where those are not taught in school? A group of people who haven’t been brainwashed into believing in “democracy” where you get a false choice and give away your power to a government who only pretends to serve its people?12M_BCN

  • “The Anarchists were still in virtual control of Catalonia and the revolution was still in full swing. To anyone who had been there since the beginning it probably seemed even in December or January that the revolutionary period was ending; but when one came straight from England the aspect of Barcelona was something startling and overwhelming. It was the first time that I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle.” George Orwell – Homage to Catalonia page 4. From USⒶ

  • TheGoodNews01 1 month ago

    Well, it’s not like it isn’t happening all over the world right now. We have the Zapatistas who are nearing the 20th anniversary of their struggle, the Recuperdad in Argentina, Greek Anarchists, anti-austerity protests in Spain, Common Ground Collective and Occupy Sandy in the U.S., Christiania in Denmark. There’s already a lot happening. Add to it. Nurture it. Make it grow and talk to others. Get them to think. Have you seen scot crow’s interview on RT?

  • Now if only that woman’s sadly incorrect assumption it had happened all over the world had been true, then we’d not be in the global shitstorm we’re in now8-6-06_greece_anarchists_students__001_

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manifestacion-en-espana--619x34823rd Feb was the biggest yet. More than 300 organizations have come together in protest at the cuts and to demand genuine democracy. Thousands and thousands have flooded the streets of the cities … But the crackdown has been felt again: indicriminate police charges in Madrid have left 12 people injured and 40 arrested.

  1. TREMENDO (VÍDEO) Antidisturbios entra en bar de Atocha y agrede a joven http://ow.ly/hZJc1  #23-F Madrid RT! DIFUNDE! Continue reading

Inside the Greek (and Spanish) parallel economy: glimpses of Social Revolution…

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Posted on January 9, 2013 by Darker Net

Quiet, unassuming social revolution is often the successful step-sibling of the more confrontational (often failing) variety. Across the southern rim of Europe, where austerity and insurrection goes hand-in-hand, parallel economies are taking over daily life, particularly in Spain and Greece.

Here we focus on what is happening in one part of Greece, in the town of Volos, and also provide a reprise on what is happening with the parallel economy in Spain generally. Take Volos: in the market no customers are carrying money – they have none.

But they are buying food and other essentials – not on credit, but via their own currency. With this currency they buy clothes, electrical appliances and foodstuffs. People are happy. They help each other. In a strange way, this is utopia.

And all this in a country that has a failed economy and is the butt of jokes across (northern) Europe. So who’s laughing now? Continue reading

UmbertoSee film preview.  An Anarchist Life, Italy (English subs).

The amazing story of The Anarchist Blacksmith

It is a model story, an extraordinary adventure, a tale of revolutionary practice and tension, among anarchy and irony, simplicity, curiosity and vitality all throughout Europe, its wars and the social struggles of the 1900s. It is a story on how to live all in one breath, responsibly, diving into contradictions, “getting one’s hands dirty”, and still keeping one’s balance between theory and practice….

If you want to support the documentary project of Umberto Tommasini you can pre-purchase a copy on DVD at a cost of anarchist_dvd10 euro. The DVD will be available after completion of production, is important for us every single contribution.

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

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Occupy Reality!

In #globalrevolution, Sol on 28 October 2012 at 14:44

Acampada Bankia Madrid   October 28Dear people,

It has been one and a half year, and let’s face it, almost all that our movement has been able to produce are assemblies and demonstrations. I’m getting tired of those. My head starts spinning if I think of all the millions and millions of man-hours spent in talking and listening to other people’s bull shit without any practical result at all. Continue reading

Otra víctima del terrorismo de estado: Un hombre se suicida en Granada horas antes de ser desahuciado

Another victim of state terrorism: A man commits suicide in Granada hours before being evicted  IN GOOGLE ENGLISH SEE BELOW

Nuevo record de desahucios en 2012: 532 al día. ¡Vergüenza!
Publicado por afectadosporlahipoteca en 2 octubre 2012
Según los datos publicados hoy por el Consejo General del Poder Judicial, en el segundo trimestre de 2012 siguieron aumentando los desahucios en el estado español, pasando de los 517 al día del primer trimestre, a 532 al día en el segundo trimestre. En sólo seis meses ya se han producido 94.502 desahucios.
Mientras, el gobierno insiste en seguir rescatando a la banca a través del “banco malo”, endeudando al país entero, en lugar de responder a las demandas ciudadanas que exigen la recuperación de los miles de pisos acumulados de forma ilegítima en manos de entidades financieras.José Miguel Domingo, 54 años ha sido hallado ahorcado en el patio de su vivienda horas antes de que llegase la Policía Nacional para ejecutar el embargo de su vivienda. Otra víctima más a la larga lista del terrorismo de estado, en este caso impulsado por la banca a la que ese mismo estado rescata.

 

Miguel Ángel Domingo, que iba a ser desahuciado este jueves, ha sido hallado ahorcado en el patio de su vivienda por parte de la Policía Local de Granada tras recibir un aviso, según han informado fuentes del Cuerpo Nacional de Policía, que se ha hecho cargo del asunto.

Hasta el lugar de los hechos, en la calle Arzobispo Guerrero del barrio de la Chana, se han desplazado efectivos de la Policía Científica, el Grupo de Homicidios y la Comisión Judicial, que han verificado la existencia del cadáver y han procedido a su levantamiento.Se llamaba José Miguel Domingo. 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

New record of evictions in 2012: 532 per day.Shame!
According to data released Tuesday by the General Council of the Judiciary, in the second quarter of 2012 continued to increase evictions in the Spanish state, from 517 a day in the first quarter, to 532 per day in the second quarter.
In just six months, and there have been 94,502 foreclosures.
While the government insists on rescuing banks and cutting billions from schools and hospitals to be gobbled up by the ever growing debt and interest rates, rather than responding to citizen demands requiring the recovery of thousands of homes illegally accumulated in the hands of financial institutions .
We demand the retroactive payment in the immediate moratorium on evictions and social rent for hundreds of thousands of empty flats in the hands of banks.
Citizen Rescue Pla, NOW

 

Nuevo record de desahucios en 2012: 532 al día. ¡Vergüenza!

 

Según los datos publicados este martes por el Consejo General del Poder Judicial, en el segundo trimestre de 2012 siguieron aumentando los desahucios en el estado español, pasando de los 517 al día del primer trimestre, a 532 al día en el segundotrimestre.
En sólo seis meses ya se han producido 94.502 desahucios.
Mientras, el gobierno insiste en seguir rescatando a la banca a través del “banco malo”, endeudando al país entero, en lugar de responder a las demandas ciudadanas que exigen la recuperación de los miles de pisos acumulados de forma ilegítima en manos de entidades financieras.
Exigimos la dación en pago retroactiva, la moratoria inmediata de los desahucios y el alquiler social para los miles de pisos vacíos en manos de los bancos, tal y como recoge la ILP que a finales de octubre llevaremos al congreso respaldada por cientos de miles de firmas.
Plan de rescate ciudadano, YA!
 

#29S:

– http://occupywallst.org/article/s29-surround-congress-spreads-lisbon-rome-and-beyo/

A new tactic of global resistance is emerging: “Surround the Congress.” Following #25S, when thousands of protestors converged on Spain’s parliament building in Madrid to denounce #austerity and the kidnapping of popular sovereignty by the Troika and the Markets, similar actions will take place Saturday September 29th across Spain and in a number of European capitals, including Rome, Lisbon, London, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Continue reading

Yesterday 25th Sept tens of 1000s surrounded the Spanish Congress demanding it be dissolved to begin a new system and Constitution. The police attacked without provocation and brutally injured and arrested many. Another demo will follow today at 7 pm.

How many police does it take to torture one boy?

Anonymous was there

15 M Take the Streets group arriving

Battle of Neptune Square   (we lost)

The Government publicly congratulated the police actions

Occupy Congress (Spain) on Tuesday 25 Sept

 

UPDATE    Brutal Cops attack Occupy Congress

http://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/brutal-cops-attack-occupy-congress-new-demo-7pm/

 

¡On 25 de septiember lets surround Congress! ¡El 25 de septiembre el pueblo será soberano!

Even on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/355184007883632/

FanPage: https://www.facebook.com/OcupaElCongreso

Grupo de debate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318713574883730/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ocupaelcongreso

Vídeo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBIBN

The Government, bosses, police and fascist right have been making every kind of threats, slanders, arrests, lies, provocations, legal charges, etc to stop the Occupy Congress movement for 25 Sept. They are scared shitless of a popular initiative NOT controlled by their tame unions, politicians, or nationalist divisions. Continue reading

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