16 FEB …The Dockers have been reinstated in their jobs and VICTORY declared for now
DOCKERS STRIKE! ‘CNT PORTUARIS’ COMMUNIQUE !!
”Our affiliates are accused of putting their own lives ahead of the economic benefits of the company. And that’s why they ARE DISMISSED.
700 people die each year in work accidents in the Spanish State. THIS STRIKE IS FOR THEM. This strike is for all of you, WORKERS, who, like our companions, are forced day after day to choose between your safety or your sustenance.
First of all, DIGNITY. Soon they will know that we are not merchandise.
ALL TO THE PORT OF BARCELONA ON DAYS 15, 16 and 17 FEBRUARY.
COME TO SUPPORT THE STRIKE IN THE MOORING!”
Statement on the dismissal of three Dockers in the Port of Barcelona
Enviat per Sec. Premsa
Dismissal of three union workers without any cause. The message is clear: the firm defense of workers’ rights is not allowed. We pick up the glove. One month before the Trial for Collective Conflict is held before the Social Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia, our company MOORING & PORT SERVICE intends to gain an advantage .that will allow it to influence collective bargainingContinue reading CNT Dock Strike in Barcelona.. Comminiqué and Insight→
Source: Near East Destination by Sara A. de Ceano-Vivas. The Kurdistan women’s movement in Afrin, Kongra Star, has made a global appeal to all women and feminist groups to stand in solidarity with Afrin’s resistance through actions and protests.
#YPJ ; UK fighter Kimmie celebrating Victory in #Raqqa. A beautiful day after months of hardship.
In support of the call for women in the city of Tibersipiye, in the canton of Cizire, this morning a non-mixed demonstration took place in the center of the city. Likewise, the European march from Luxburgo to Strasbourg, where more than 200 people from 17 different countries are participating, have expressed their support for the feminist solidarity campaign in their official communiqué.
A YPJ volunteer helps rescue enslaved women from ISIS at the end of the battle for Manbij.
“In addition to racist, religious-fundamentalist and sexist oppression, Turkey aims to erase the vestiges of the history of women and the matriarchal and egalitarian culture in our region,” reads the statement, which was read in the capital of Afrin yesterday. the morning.
Actions Across Europe in Solidarity with Hambach Forest Defenders
from Hambach ForestThis Weekend’s Outpouring of Solidarity for Hambi from Across Europe and the World.
Rising levels of repression and police actions in Hambach Forest, continual lignite mining, temporary hold on logging for this year only by RWE, and rising level of propaganda and police threats to use this “no logging year” to plan to evict over 20 tree-houses and over 11 barrios blocking the largest toxic lignite mine in Western Europe, all of this and of course the record number of nine, now four (one is too many regardless of who they are) of Hambach Forest defenders in prison, all of this has led to:Continue reading Wave of Solidarity Actions continues with Hambach Forest : 4 Defendersnow jailed→
There’s something delicious about seeing very rich and powerful people take on a fight and then realise they’ve bitten off more than they can chew. They’re not used to it and sometimes seemingly small victories are the best we can hope for.
Last week Class War founder, Ian Bone, promoted globally on facebook the idea of redressing the balance on housing in London by occupying the Shard. There are multi million quid apartments in the building laying empty year and after year, meanwhile homelessness is on the rise and the vast majority of Grenfell survivors have still not been re-housed.
Before I go further I should say I’m part of Class War. My PhD research from the inside of the group has unearthed many examples of both the authorities and the media imagining that Class War just has to press a button somewhere and the unruly mob of thousands rises from the streets to literally devastate the avenues where the wealthy live. Class War are organising protests all the time and the size of a protest doesn’t really have an exact science behind it; some things take off and most things don’t. The vast majority of Class War events pass without any media interest. This means that when they do take off and large numbers attend a demo and boisterous things occur the police and others can look terribly inadequate so there has become a standard theme to policing Class War events: they send at least a van of cops along, hours in advance just in case, presumably with others on standby if they feel it necessary.
At first sight the Imaginary Kingdom of Tabarnia may be funny and subversive, (of course there’s less support for Independence on the industrial Catalan coast due to ”immigration” from other parts). But at second glance it’s another maneuver by the far right to sabotage the relatively progressive independence movement.
The December 21 election in Catalonia produced some striking results and accentuated the deepening polarisation in the region. In the middle of what the pro-independence camp called a “Spanish occupation”, with the region’s autonomy practically repealed, the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont forced into self-exile in Belgium and some Catalan legislators sent to prison, those who support Catalonia’s independence from Spain still managed to maintain a slim majority in the regional parliament after the snap election.
The unionists in Catalonia, however, did not accept defeat gracefully. The pro-union Citizens Party won the majority of votes* across the region, but failed to secure the necessary majority to either govern alone or in a pro-Spain coalition. (*note.. this is a misleading … the well financed Citizens Party (Ciutadans) had more votes than any other,37%, but only because the 3 allied independence parties ran separately, Junts and ERC who got over 21% each, plus CUP (the ‘anarcho-republicans’) with 4.2%. Nearly all the media nevertheless proclaim that the right-wing Citizens ”won” the election.)Continue reading Tabarnia: A not-so-funny Joke on Catalan Democracy→