The biggest State robbery since Franco Dictatorship
..In another outrageous ruling he Spanish Supreme Court has ratified the closure and seizure of 107 herriko (village) taverns in Euskadi (Basque Country). The pubs were accused of secretly supporting the Basque resistance 14 years ago. Although ETA has unilaterally ceased fire and disbanded since 2006 the repression by the Spanish State continues against any person or group accused of giving even verbal support to Basque Nationalism, with no political amnesty, continuing isolation of prisoners, torture and new arrests. If the Courts actually carry out the seizure it may provoke a new uprising in Euskadi. e#HerrikoakLibre
Alfon is a young Madrid activist who was arrested the morning of the last General Strike and crudely framed up for his attitude. He was free on appeal but, with just days to go before the scandalous Gagging Laws come into effect, the High Court (neo fascist controlled) has had him arrested to serve 4 years.
#Somos Alfon] Tens of thousands demonstrate in the whole Spanish State to demand Freedom Alfon
By Kaos. RepressionShouting “! Alfon freedom,” “We are Alfon” or “All / as against repression” more than 15 thousand people marched through the center of Madrid to demand the release of Alfon, arrested on Wednesday, June 17 – despite the protection of a giant human-wall, to serve the sentence of four years in prison. Called by many social groups, assemblies, militant unions, family and friends, the march brought together thousands of people. It was headed by Elena Ortega, mother of Alfon, carrying a huge banner “We are all Alfon ” with dozens of activists, cultural figures, family…. They have also joined other associations like “Mothers Against Repression” and Antidepressant Solidarity Coordination.Continue reading Mass demos for Alfon.. jailed by corrupt High Court as Gag Law looms→
In recent years we have seen an increase in repression against anarchists and other rebels in the Spanish state.
The latest example has been the large-scale operations Pandora and Piñata. Acting in response to the growth of activity and movement as well as the uprisings across the country, especially in Catalonia, the state has arrested dozens of companions under the pretext of anti-terrorism law. The goal has been to implement a climate of fear and inaction.
Although most of the accused are already out of prison, all still have charges pending trial. Now is our time to show that their attempts to silence will not work and that their actions have consequences. June 13 is a day of action by all those indicted and prosecuted,In Barcelona there will be a combative demonstration and in Madrid also near the start of a campaign. We appeal to international solidarity and support in the form which they deem appropriate.
En los ultimos años hemos visto un aumento de la represion contra los anarquistas y otros rebeldes, en el estado español.
El ultimo ejemplo han sido las operaciones a gran escala Pandora y Piñata. Actuando como respuesta al crecimiento de la actividad y movimiento asi como de las revueltas en todo el pais, especialmente en Cataluña, el estado ha arrestado a una docena de compañeros bajo el pretexto de la ley antiterrorista. El objetivo ha sido el de implantar un clima de miedo e inaccion.
Aunque la mayoria de los imputados estan ya fuera de prision, todos siguen teniendo cargos pendientes de juicio. Ahora es nuestro momento de mostrarles que sus intentos por silenciarnos no funcionaran y que sus acciones tendran consecuencias. El 13 de junio es un dia de accion por todos aquellos encausados y perseguidos, tanto en las ultimas operaciones como en otras. Ese dia en barcelona habra una manifestacion combativa y en madrid tambien junto al inicio de una campaña. Hacemos un llamamiento a la solidaridad y el apoyo internacional de la forma que cada cual considere apropiada.
Here is the story of Maria Lacerda de Moura, brave pioneer of progressive anarcha feminism on Brasil. It is thanks to the efforts of Maria and her comrades a century ago that today we have a diverse and vibrant anarchist movement.
Maria Lacerda de Moura was a teacher, journalist, writer, lecturer and poet and in everything she did her anarchist beliefs in human emancipation shone through, even when she never explicitly used the word ‘anarchism’.
This is what we used to call a Freudian slip.. when your subconscious pops out the wrong word and you admit your crimes by mistake.
Maria Dolores, also President of Castilla meant to say ‘lift up the country (sacar)’ and instead said ‘loot and destroy the country’ (saquear.. as in ‘they sacked Troy’.)
It’s the second time she’s done it, and very timely too, because the latest scandal is that Rodrigo Rato, ex IMF President and guru of The ruling PP, is on the list of 705 elite politicians, business leaders and royals accused of stealing countless billions for nearly 40 years, and legalizing their offshore fortunes in a contrived ”fiscal amnesty”.
Spanish police today arrested (so far) 28 more ‘anarchists’, mostly in dawn raids on homes and squat centers across the State, the raids are ”open and ongoing and preventive’. #AtaqueALosCSOAS#YoTambienSoyAnarquista
15 of them are being accused of membership of CAG (Coordinated Anarchist Groups) 10 from Madrid, 2 from Palencia and 3 from Barcelona, the other 13 are arrested for ‘Resisting Authority’. The police found a manifesto of CAG on the Internet which approves of sabotage, and that’s enough to convict anyone they say is a member.
In immediate response over 2000 marched in Madrid, yelling ‘I too am an Anarchist’. In Barcelona four demos met up at the house of one arrested, making at least 1000.
In the Occupied Social Centers the police reported finding ‘small amounts of marijuana, a scales for weighing drugs, copious literature (they have libraries), a gas bottle’, ….etc.
The national media is trumpeting the guilt of the ‘insurrectional anarchist terrorists’ repeating a load of invented lies, elaborating on the fantasies used after vthe recent Operation Pandora’, when 7 ‘anarchists’ were arrested on similar charges, now out on bail. Continue reading Spanish State witch-hunts Social Anarchists→