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Honduras: your help needed. Military and Death Squads Attack as US backed Dictator steals Election

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URGENT SOLIDARITY ACTION NEEDED: MEMBERS OF THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN HONDURAS ARE AT RISK

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en castellano aquí: ACCIÓN URGENTE: EN RIESGO LA INTEGRIDAD DE LAS Y LOS MIEMBROS DEL MOVIMIENTO POLÍTICO Y SOCIAL DE HONDURAS.

The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras issues an ACTION ALERT to the national and international community on behalf of members of the political and social movement of Honduras who are at high risk due to the militarization of the capital of the republic and declarations made by functionaries of the state of Honduras inciting their supporters into the streets to attack the political opposition that is actively responding to the irresponsibility of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal that has denied the population the right to information about the tabulation of votes from the election on November 26th, 2017. Honduras received $17.3m in security aid from the US this year.

Outraged at the  the theft of Honduras’ election by the discredited current administration, 50 US rights groups have joined call to urge the US to press Honduras for electoral transparency. 
On 3rd Dec the opposition led by Nasralla demanded a repetition of the elections as the count continued to be stalled, with the Govt being given a slight lead and election officials fearing for their lives.
By 4th Dec seven demonstrators were reported killed around the country.DQFW9D-VAAASrOZ

Background

On November 26, 2017 elections for president, members of Congress and municipal authorities were held in Honduras.  At 2 am on November 27 the Electoral Tribunal reported that with 57% of the votes counted the tendency favored candidate Salvador Nasralla with 45,17% of the total votes and the President – candidate

Juan Orlando Hernández with 40,21%. This was the first time that a candidate ran for re-election as president through an assault on the Constitution via the Supreme Court of Justice controlled by Hernández.

After releasing those figures, the Tribunal went silent and the electronic counting system crashed several times, creating a security breach for those holding the access codes.  This situation raised well-founded suspicions of fraud among the population and collective indignation     ./.continues Continue reading Honduras: your help needed. Military and Death Squads Attack as US backed Dictator steals Election

US Millionaires Pass $1.500,000,000,000 Tax Cut for Rich

Every year wealth and power are concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.. HOW CAN WE STOP THIS MADNESS NOW?

“It’s immoral that many hardworking families will pay a higher tax bill or lose access to critical services like healthcare so that some CEO can get a bigger bonus and buy a bigger yacht.”     by  ¡ .. 34 Comments

 

By a vote of 227-205, Congressmen on Thursday passed a tax bill that would permanently cut taxes for massive corporations, reward the extremely wealthy by eliminating the estate tax, trigger billions of dollars in automatic cuts to Medicare, and raise taxes on millions of middle- and working-class families.

Continue reading US Millionaires Pass $1.500,000,000,000 Tax Cut for Rich

Defense Committees in the Catalan Uprising: anarchist style People Power can Win

  
Activists around Europe are buzzing with the  arrival of a new revolutionary force. The Catalan CDRs.. the Republic Defence Committees, characterized by direct, decentralized assembly action. Anarchist organisations except for their aim for a new StateIn just a few weeks over 172 CDRs have sprung up. This is in response to the neo fascist paramilitary repression, jailings and abolition of limited local government. CDRs,, for example in Manresa have called demonstrations up to 5,000 strong a few days after being formed.

The Defence Committees can be traced back to those created by the CNT in the Spanish Revolution to defend the 2nd Republic from  a fascist takeover, which morphed into the revolutionary militias. This time round the CDRs have largely been inspired by the small but influential CUP, a remarkable ‘anarcho-republican’ anti capitalist party.

And then there was the 2nd General Strike on Wed 8th Nov. It was billed as a big flop, called by the tiny CSC, opposed or ignored by all the Trade Unions and faced with massive paramilitary police repression and a pending banning order. Just days before the  Madrid based regime had sponsored  fleets of coaches and even trains to bring in thousands of violent right wing ‘demonstrators’, for a huge demo openly led by thugs sporting swastikas, zieg heils and Francoist symbols.

Is this 1936?? People are pouring out of the barrios and blocking the roads

Nevertheless before 6.00am  on 8th Nov.  thousands of people were blocking the main North -South A7 Motorway from France and Spain in the freezing winter night. Northbound the motorway was closed for over 13 hours at the  La Jonquera French border. Southbound it was still closed at 9.00 pm at Ampolla. Continue reading Defense Committees in the Catalan Uprising: anarchist style People Power can Win

Live blog In Pictures: New General Strike Today in Catalunya

Before 6.00am hundreds or thousands of people were blocking the main North -South A7 Motorway from France in the freezing winter night. Northbound the motorway was closed over 13 hours at the  La Jonquera French border. Southbound it was still closed at 9.00pm at Ampolla

Another General Strike! Against the takeover by the Spanish State, the jailing without trial or bail of republican leaders and Government, the attacks by imported military police  and thousands of fascist thugs… and a multitude of racist abuses that go back centuries.

This time round The Trade Unions have not supported the strike, except for a small Catalan union and the Education union, all schools and Unis seem to be closed down!  (Why?  see here..New Catalan Strike for Prisoners and Republic amid Far-right Repression

The Employers HighCourt appeal has failed and the strike is legal.

Pla general de veins tallant la N-340 a les Cases d Alcanar de peu davant dels vehicles aturats Imatge del 6 de novembre de 2017 horitzontal Cedida Nuria Abril ACN

 

But it is supported from the streets and barrios, the youth, the 20% unemployed, women and old people flock to the mass pickets. It is supported by the 172 Committees of Defense of the Referendum  ( the ‘soviets’ of the Catalan revvo), by Omnium and the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) whose leaders, the two Jordis are still jailed without bail.

Barcelona ring road this morning

This time we won’t try to  do complete LIVE updates, just copy photos and videos where possible, mainly from La Directa live which illustrate the tactics and ways of shutting down an economy.


update..CORRUPT PRESIDENT..” The Chief Inspector of the Unit of Economic and Fiscal Crime (UDEF) of the National Police that investigated the Gürtel corruption case, Manuel Morocho Tapia, has been clear in the Congress Commission, affirming that president Mariano Rajoy and the group of general secretaries of the PP received .. money from the ‘B box’ of the PP”.


Train line blocked in Sant Vicenc ICONNA @ICONNA1
Police negotiate with picketers..Borrassà AP7 @mossos intenten negociar per obrir un carril
Bernat Castro @Berlustinho

Esto es enorme, cortado el AVE de Girona:

 

  Series of videos on Twitter of Occupation by 500 picketers of the Girona High Speed Train Station and many more actions

The picketers enter. the station holding their arms ‘peacefully’ in the air and pushing through the lines of police.

see Twitter videos HERE https://twitter.com/Berlustinho


Granollers mass picket organised by the CNT and Defense Committee

1917: Inspiring messages from the Anarchist un-Dead

Restless Specters: A Few Words from the Anarchist Undead from 1917

This year is the centennial of two revolutions in Russia: one in which the people toppled the Tsar and another in which the Bolsheviks seized state power.

”100 years later it’s easy to say that people were not prepared to leap directly from Tsardom to a real people power revolution. Millions of us tried to do it and were bitterly betrayed by charismatic and ruthless power seekers”.

Within twenty years, the Bolsheviks had executed or imprisoned most of those who carried out the revolution. Today, as the hashtag #1917live trends on twitter, we should remember the #1917undead, the anarchists who strove to warn humanity that statist paths towards social change will never bring us to freedom.

Some of them, like Fanya and Aron Baron, were murdered in cold blood by authoritarian communists in the Soviet Union. Others managed to survive, betrayed by their supposed comrades, to witness the totalitarian results of the Bolshevik coup. Their voices cry out to us today from the grave. Let’s listen.

Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin had sought total centralized power in the name of the proletariat, promising that this was a step towards the “withering away” of the state. From this historical vantage point, their cynical efforts to blot out any model for social change besides the tyranny of state capitalism are clear enough; if it is still difficult to envision what anarchist revolution might look like on a massive scale, we can blame those who systematically exterminated anarchists in the name of socialism.

Being the foremost opponents of tyranny, the anarchists were among the first victims of Soviet prisons and firing squads. Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, and many others tried to warn the world of the horrors of Lenin and Stalin, but most people only learned about the gulag archipelago much later from Aleksandr Solzenhitsyn. Continue reading 1917: Inspiring messages from the Anarchist un-Dead

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

Barcelona Dock Workers Sabotage Spanish Police Repression

latest news: The Spanish State has taken direct control of the local ‘Mossos’ Catalan Police to help stop the Referendum on Independence. The police unions have not yet responded but rumour has it that many will ‘take the day off’.

see also.. Catalonia: Anarchists call for general Strike / Defense Committees against State Repression  and latest..   ‘Spain’ accuses 100,000 Catalans of Sedition.. Schools on Strike.. Universities Occupied

Dockworkers boycott Spanish police ships sent against Catalan referendum

By Alejandro López in Spain    Dockworkers in Catalonia’s two main ports, Barcelona and Tarragona, are refusing supply services to vessels carrying riot police and paramilitary Civil Guard units sent by Spain’s Ministry of Interior to crush the secessionist referendum.

This comes amid a rapidly escalating political crisis in Spain caused by the central government repression of the independence referendum called by Catalan separatist forces for October 1.Image result for CNT furgonetas de policia entran en crucero Barcelona

Just over a week before the scheduled referendum, Spain’s Interior Ministry has activated one of the largest security operations since the end of the fascist regime of General Francisco Franco in 1978. It is employing three tourist cruise ships to house more than 4,000 police sent to Catalonia. Two of the boats are anchored in Barcelona and the third in Tarragona. Continue reading Barcelona Dock Workers Sabotage Spanish Police Repression