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Catalonia Is A Weapon

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We do not only participate in insurrections led by anarchists but also in all the other insurrections that have the characteristics of the people in revolt, even if for some reason it is our future enemies, the Stalinists, that are leading them….

The revolutionary struggle is like a stormy sea against which to struggle would be vain folly, it is necessary to adapt ourselves to the direction of the waves, to swim sometimes strongly and sometimes lightly, to grasp the impetus of life which the sea hides within it to reach the desired goal.” – Alfredo M. Bonanno, “Why Insurrection”

The hour is 12:00am on a warm and windless Florida night, as I pace the room and chew on toothpicks. 4,636 miles away in Catalonia an uneasy calm hangs in the balance. Catalonia, rather than declare independence, has asked Spain to give it…

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Palestine a total Prison for 11 Days as Israelis take a Holiday

Zionists recreate vast ‘Warsaw Ghetto-like’ Concentration Camp  in October 2017

Israel seals off West Bank and Gaza. 11-day border closure traps 4 million Palestinians for week-long Jewish holiday.

(photos have been added)  Source: Al Jazeera News  Palestinians prohibited from entering Israel despite having work permits stand to lose their livelihood for the next 10 days

Israeli authorities have sealed off the occupied West Bank and the already besieged Gaza Strip for 11 days, as Jewish celebrations for the Sukkot holiday commence.

At midnight on Tuesday, all crossings to the West Bank and Gaza Strip were closed off to some four million Palestinians in the territories.

Many of those affected by the move hold Israeli work permits and cross over to go to their jobs daily.

Banned from entering Israel, they now stand to lose their livelihood for the next 10 days. Continue reading Palestine a total Prison for 11 Days as Israelis take a Holiday

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In Puerto Rico, a humanitarian catastrophe continues to unfold 12 day after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Over the weekend, the Pentagon said the percentage of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents without access to clean drinking water rose to 55 percent. Only 5 percent of the island has electricity, while food and fuel remain scarce and about half of the island’s roads are impassable. Continue reading Autonomous Action Radio Program.. ‘THIS IS NOT FAKE’..

Las Vegas Terror Attack Downgraded To ‘Oh Wait, He’s White’

    – BREAKING NEWS, WORLD NEWS

AS THE American people are forced yet again to reckon with the tragic aftermath of another mass shooting, there has been some relief as authorities have been able to unequivocally downgrade the incident from ‘terrorism’ to ‘oh wait, he’s white’.

“Oh boy, what a relief,” confirmed a leading Republican speaking to WWN, who asked for some time and space during such a colossal loss of life so as to allow him and his colleagues to figure out how to spin this against Muslims.

The news that the man who has killed at least 59 people and injured 500 cannot be categorised as having committed terrorism will come as a relief to America’s political class who have confessed to having no interest in losing campaign contributions from the NRA.

“The whole gun thing, thank God above this isn’t something American people actually have to worry about day in, day out, like we do with Syrian refugees or Mexicans,” added the Republican, pointing to a chart which shows ‘oh wait, he’s white’ as the least offensive and troublesome form of mass shooter America has to offer.

Some media outlets also expressed their relief as the ethnicity of the shooter was revealed.

“If this guy was a Muslim, heck if he was black, we’d have to hire 30 freelancers just to delve into his every move and background, but since the incident has been downgraded, we can get back to focusing why kneeling during the national anthem is killing this country,” explained one editor we spoke to.

A number of countries seeking to offer advice on how to avoid mass shootings after experiencing similar tragedies have been told to mind their own business.

“The answer is more guns,” leading lobbyists are expected to say behind closed doors in Washington in the coming days and weeks. However, a strong willed President Trump, who received $30 million for his election campaign from the NRA, is expected to put safer gun laws in place almost immediately.

Catalan General Strike 3 Oct.. updating translations . Against Repression.For Civil Rights

see previous  Catalan Referendum Wins.  Main Unions and ANC join General Strike Tuesday    90% YES despite Spanish Police attacks.    844 injured by 10pm shared with thanks from La Directa, Indymedia Barcelona, El Periodico, Vilaweb, Agencia UO, etcImage result for vaga general catalunya

The CGT anarchist union called the General Strike against repression and for Civil Rights, which has now been endorsed by the ‘Table for Democracy’  including all the major Trade Unions and civil Organisations.The ongoing traffic situation in Tarragona province was described as ‘chaotic’ at 10.00am

The Independence Referendum has morphed into a mass rebellion against the neo-fascist central government of thugs and thieves, and is rapidly spreading out of Catalonia around the Spanish State.

Here we try to inform you of minute by minute events with some rough quick translations from the alternative media


 

General Strike against Repression and for Human Rights. Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017

to be updated ..translator went to the demo

21.00

The King’s Speech.. by his Magnificent  Majesty Felipe

The new King came on the telly but instead of acting royal he praised the neo-fascist repression of the PP regime and accused the Catalans of all kinds of shit. Foolish Felipe missed his one opportunity to reunite Spain by ordering the occupying Spanish police thugs home, as his father might have done.

Instead he insulted and  branded all Catalans as living in illegality by going against the Constitution. But of course the Spanish monarchy itself is totally illegal, having been APPOINTED BY A FASCIST DICTATOR who illegally destroyed the 2nd Spanish Republic and murdered hundreds of thousands.

From here the Royal Speech looks like another spectacular own goal.

16.00

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Spanish police move towards the demonstration without their official uniforms. Be aware!

SUMMARY OF THE SITUATION AT THIS TIME

– Massive protests against the police action of 1-O.

– The PSOE (‘ex socialists’ asks to reproach Sáenz de Santamaría for the police violence.

-Though some big firms are trying o stay open there has been massive an unprecedented support for the strike in all sectors.

-Solidarity demonstrations have been held across the Spanish State and some in Europe. But the EU and various States and Establishment media, including the BBC have come out against Catalonia.

-The main theme of people’s anger seems to have extended from demanding Independence to expelling imported brutal Spanish police and demanding civil  and work rights.

– The demonstration is concentrated all the way from the Plaza Universitat and down Via Laietana, moving in the direction Parlament de Catalunya. Although there are also many huge concentrations at different points in Catalonia.

– Barcelona is also without public transport until 17:00 hours. The only 25% and onl till 20.00 Mobility is not guaranteed in the Catalan capital. Public transport in Tarragona and Girona has also been nearly paralysed by the numerous traffic blockades and mass picketing of motorways.Spanish National Police & Guardia Civil are now forces of occupation in Catalunya.

– The PP says  it will not now apply article 155, Direct Rule over Catlunya because of the lack of political support, but it already has done on a de facto basis..

14:49

The adhesion to the general stoppage by the Barcelona City Council has resulted in the suspension of all institutional acts and the convocation of political bodies, as well as the closure of equipment and services not essential to the functioning of the city. Thus, they have not opened the public civic centers, libraries, play centers, centers of old people, family spaces, equipment of the Institute Sports Barcelona (IBE), museums, theaters and centers of art of public ownership.Image result for vaga general catalunya
demonstrators  advised any  strike breakers to close

80% of the more than 10,000 workers of the Barcelona City Council and their entities and companies are not working on Tuesday, after the council of the Catalan capital has joined the “national strike,” according to the institution. The same sources have indicated that at the moment they do not know how many of these workers have supported the general strike called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT),  the mayor Ada Colau decreed minimum services in the essential services that the City council of Barcelona.

14:34

At 13.10 consumption in the whole peninsular electrical system has been about 1,000 MW lower than last Tuesday, where economic activity was the usual, and not like today that is marked by the general strike called in Catalonia. This difference would be equivalent to stopping a nuclear power plant.

13:47

Click here to see the traffic in the Catalan capital. Not much traffic but heavy delays…Clica aquí

2:00 pm

Thousands of people have entered the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona and are concentrated in front of the Parliament of Catalonia. The firefighters are in the front row and the Mossos d’Esquadra protect the building. Finally, Universities for the Republic and the Committees in Defense of the Referendum have summoned.
Parliament of Catalonia / Víctor Yustres

13.25 h.

In Sabadell there is one of the most massive mobilizations that are remembered in the city, according to the local police, there are 25,000 people. The demonstration came out of the Macià Axis about an hour ago and will end before the City Hall. Posters of “I was in our home”, referring to the polling station where the concentrated people managed to push the National Police back.
Mass mobilization in Sabadell / Emma Giné

13.05 h.

The pickets manage to close several establishments of Mercadona: in Tarragona, Terrassa, Salt, Vic, some neighborhoods of Barcelona and Balaguer, with tractors, among others.
The tractors have managed to close the Mercadona de Balaguer

12.52 h.

In Valls the accesses to the Industrial Estate  have been cut at dawn.  About 100 tractors from all of the Alt Camp have concentrated on the Cooperativa Agrícola de Valls to organize more actions during the rest of the day. In the morning, news pickets have closed the supermarkets Aldi, Lidl, Mercadona and Carrefour, while the small business have joined massively the Strike call. At 12 noon there was a crowded concentration on the square  with the support of a tractor .
/Elisenda Trilla

12:45

The multitudinous demonstration in the square of Universitat of Barcelona makes the zone impassable. Torrents of students come on foot from Diagonal and other city campuses. A few hundred adults have joined them along the way. They sing slogans against violence and police repression. In fact, the concentration overflows the square, fills the Gran Via beyond Roger de Llúria (towards Besòs)

12.40 h.

Dozens of tractors start to leave the Sucre de Vic car park towards the confluence between the C-17 with the C-25, the transverse area, at the height of Gurb.
/ Dolors Pena

 

Parlament de Catalunya / Víctor Yustres

13.25 h. 

 

The Tractor Army ready to intervene/ Dolors Pena

12.30  Girona, a city of only 98,000

Mass picket Oct 3rd already at 11.00 am at Police HQ in Via Laietana, Barcelona
12.15
In the city of Tarragona, the first pickets began early in the morning, with cuts on the highway and main accesses to the city. The call for concentration has brought together thousands of people who have protested before the Subdelegation of the Spanish government. Finally, the march has followed and passed El Crte Ingles and a Mercadona, which had blinds down. Backing the strike is practically total except for some chains such as Mercadona.
La rambla de Lluís Companys de Tarragona plena a vessar / Comitè en Defensa del Referèndum i l’Autodeterminació a Tarragona

Catalan Referendum Wins 90% YES.. Spanish Police Injure 844 People.. General Strike Tuesday

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THIS IS WHAT THE SPANISH POLICE ARE DOING AGAINST PEACEFUL CATALAN PROTESTERS THAT WANT TO VOTE

  • The images Madrid feared start to emerge from its assault on Catalonia’s polling stations; Voters chant “I will vote!” (“votarem”)

    Franco’s military police let loose on peaceful voters in Barcelona

    Voting continues peacefully in the vast majority of polling stations where the police have not yet arrived due to the massive turnout. Where they have shown up extreme violence has been used against passive resistance and banned plastic bullets have been fired


    Over 1130 polling stations were already occupied  at 6.00am (not 163 as  reported by the BBC)Escola Univers de Gràcia amb centenars de persones. Foto: Martí Urgell

80 vanloads of  Franco’s paramilitary Guardia Civil  emerged from their HQ in the docks and charged against  a total of 93 polling stations…

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Catalan Referendum Wins. 90% YES despite Spanish Police attacks. 844 injured by 8pm

THIS IS WHAT THE SPANISH POLICE ARE DOING AGAINST PEACEFUL CATALAN PROTESTERS THAT WANT TO VOTE

FINAL RESULT valid votes> 90% YES for a Republic with 2.020.144 votes.        45.586 voted NO with 20.129 voting blank        400 of the 2315 voting stations were closed, 93 of them by the Spanish police.       General Strike Tuesday.       844 casualties.      Independence to be Declaredlate news: Early results predict at least 80% want Independence which will be declared unilaterally as promised. At least 2 million may have voted despite everything. General Strike called for Tues.

The Catalan BLOODY SUNDAY

The number of registered injured by the Spanish police has now risen to 844 people at 10.30pm (GMT + 1)

 late news: A platform which includes the majority ‘socialist’ UGT and ‘communist’ CCOO trade unions plus the ANC and Omnium have now backed the  General Strike Tuesday 3rd, called by the anarchist CGT.  see also:

  • Julian Assange The images Madrid feared emerged from its assault on Catalonia’s polling stations; Voters chant “I will vote!” (“votarem”)

     

    Franco’s military police let loose on peaceful voters in Barcelona

     

    Voting continues peacefully in the vast majority of polling stations where the police have not yet arrived due to the massive turnout. Where they have shown up extreme violence has been used against passive resistance and banned plastic bullets have been fired

    Over 1130 polling stations were already occupied  at 6.00am (not 163 as  reported by the BBC)Escola Univers de Gràcia amb centenars de persones. Foto: Martí Urgell

80 vanloads of  Franco’s paramilitary Guardia Civil  emerged from their HQ in the docks and charged against  a total of 93 polling stations by 5.00pm according to their own figures,( but there are 2315 stations ) ´.

The Spanish police had injured over 350 people by 2pm,  including small children and old folks. But voting was going ahead normally in over 1000 other stations. BY 8-00PM WHEN THE POLLS CLOSED THE FIGURE HAD RISEN TO 761 INJURED, 12 OF THEM POLICE.. *Dept of Health.

A man is being operated on for a plastic bullet in the eye, though they are legally banned in Catalonia.

Another appeared dead but was successfully reanimated. A woman volunteer had her fingers broken on her left hand, one by one, and her clothes torn open. etc. etc.

A fascist march is continuing around Barcelona, attacking people and destroying equipment, escorted by  Franco’s  Guardia Civil military police..

Barca football club cancelled their match against Las Palmas but the League refused so it was played behind closed doors.  They won 3-0.

In some cases the riot police were successfully resisted and in others the ballot boxes could nor be found during the police raids. see video

The Spanish leaders have made statements praising the police actions and the Spanish media is showing a highly censored version of events.

The Spanish Guardia Civil are unreformed from the Franco Dictatorship and the disgraceful PP govt has survived multiple scandals in the last 5 years getting support by the fascist tactic of whipping up anti Catalan hysteria. Many Spanish now believe Catalans need to be severely repressed.



EARLIER

Thousands of people  had gathered in the rain from 5.00 am to protect the referendum schools.

Voting boxes and papers were smuggled in without problems.

It has been announced that when polling stations are closed down you can now vote in any other, checking your ID number.

A last survey endorsed by Julian Assange predicted an 83% vote of Yes for independence.

Police have invaded and occupied the Catalan Government communications center where counting of votes might take place.

No significant attacks on Saturday night by anti referendum forces. Their final demo attracted 5,000 in Barcelona, receiving similar media coverage to the over 1 million strong pro independence demos. Continue reading Catalan Referendum Wins. 90% YES despite Spanish Police attacks. 844 injured by 8pm

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