The squatter movement is strengthened with new occupations in Maresme and networking, creating islands of freedom and sanity in capitalist chaos. from La Directa, shared and translated with thanks
Closed municipal offices, abandoned hotels, banks and vacant lots are some of the properties that have been occupied in recent months for self-managed projects along the Maresme coast and around Catalonia (see map).
Last week, the first meeting of the group Recover Masnou town was held, in a building located at number 2 Avenue Joan Maragall, a former Bankia bank ; the first open assembly produced all sorts of proposals to give it life from a library to a community food bank, from workshops to a popular gym.
Last month the Occupied Social Center ‘Ca La Luna’ took off in Canet de Mar- a new space that plans to offer various activities for residents and raise money to help out prisoners and other ”’victims of the system.”
La Bruna..Occupied ex hotel
Weeks before, a squatter community recovered an old abandoned hotel in Calella, in a ceremony full of symbolism for a population seriously affected by mass tourism. La Bruna is a vegan and feminist space, and has been well received by the people. ( see article here: We’ve Occupied an Abandoned Hotel ..La Bruna.. for a Self-run Social Center:) Continue reading More New Centers Occupied : networking mutual aid
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“Viva la Quinta Brigada” (listed as “Viva la Quince Brigada” in later recordings) is a Christy Moore song about the Irishmen who fought in the Spanish Civil War against Franco. The title was inspired by a Spanish song about the war, ‘Viva la Quince Brigada‘.
Moore wrote this song choosing to focus on the Irish socialist volunteers (who in later years became known as the Connolly Column) who were a small contingent within the 15th International Brigade.
The song was inspired by Spanish Civil War veteran Michael O’Riordan‘s book Connolly Column. Continue reading Christy Moore sings ‘Viva la Quince Brigada’, live in Scotland
Eco-anarchist Marco Camenisch is Free!
from 325 We learn from the Red Aid that — finally — Marco Camenisch has completed the process of “gradual release”.
The comrade Marco Camenisch is free!
The lifelong struggle of eco-anarchist Marco Camenisch
Marco Camenisch, 65 years , has spent 25 of the last 35years in prison for his political actions, For the 10 years he was not in prison, he lived on the run, clandestinely, in Italy, Switzerland and elsewhere. He participated in a global hunger strike by some 15 anarchist prisoners to draw attention to their struggle and affirm their resistance to state repression.
The following article has been translated from the Italian website set up to support Marco, and gives a brief history of his life and motivation (any links & highlighting have been added by translator):
“Marco Camenisch was born on 21 January 1952 in Switzerland, in a small village of the Graubunden region. Continue reading Lifelong Eco-anarchist Marco Camenisch is Finally Free!
Stop evictions..the Raval barrio (Barcelona old city) opens a mutual support hotline. .. we’re living a situation of extreme urgency with weekly and often daily evictions, harassment and bullying, an exponential increase of speculative practices, and price rises that are covert expulsions of the population;
http://ellokal.org/ In short, organized real estate violence, which is not new but has been getting much more serious for two years. We have seen investors buy whole buildings and send thugs with “offers” to tenants to leave, we have seen properties vacated in record time, we have seen the proliferation of ‘Desokupa style companies’ (companies which provide heavies to evict people) specialized in bullying and intimidation, and companies cashing in on alarms, armored doors, video surveillance, doing an kind of business with the expulsion of families. Continue reading New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism
from La Directa, by PEP MEDINA and JOANA VOISIN translation by The Free
“A small-scale revolution that has begun to change Granollers in just a few days “. The new Social Centre Squatted (CSO) Ca l’Enkant (the Enchanted House) opened this February in the capital of Vallès Oriental.
An enormous glass showcase welcomes us to the old car dealership of between 1,500 and 2,000 square meters located at Avenida Prat de la Riba, one of the main arteries of the city.
The buildings that make up the property, abandoned forat least nine years, is a well-known businessman in Granollers
The CSO (self-run Occupied Centre) was made public on 19 February after a parade through the streets of Granollers. The action announcement came days after the occupation, the owner is a well known entrepreneur who has different properties scattered around the city. Continue reading New Occupied Social Centre Revolutionizes Granollers town
Nahuel was held hostage and punished for nearly 500 days without trial for opposing drugs, fascism and Carnivorous Capitalism
By ..Writing Team of Libertarian Regeneración
From here we send a strong greeting to Nahuel, and also, of course, his family, who unfortunately have had to go through this inhuman situation and vengeful repression.
They have become a human example of struggle and solidarity. Now it is time to take care of yourself, Nahuel, and enjoy freedom while you continue to prepare the defense of the judgment to obtain total absolution.
Today from the writing team of Regeneration we want to publish this little note, showing our excitement about the release of comrade Nahuel. He had been in jail in Aranjuez until yesterday, having passed through other prisons previously, and since November 4, 2015 when he was detained along with other colleagues of the group Straight Edge Madrid in the framework of the Police Operation Ice. Continue reading Nahuel:..Vegan Straight Edge prisoner is Finally Freed: The solidarity that unites us.