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Spain’s Musical Thrones: Desperate Move by a Desperate Regime

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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see the docu: Living Utopia.. Anarchists and The Spanish Revolution

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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Spain: Pressure grows as Giant Demos Join

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 Spain: Pressure grows as Giant Demos Join

Glimpses of Social Revolution… Greece and Spain

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 Glimpses of Social Revolution… Greece and Spain

The amazing story of The Anarchist Blacksmith

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.

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

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