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TakeThe Streets: Catalan Parliament still blocked.

On Tuesday a series of marches from barrios and towns converged on the Catalan Parliament in Barcelona.

The now decentralised Take The Streets movement blocked all access to the city park where the Parliament is due to debete the social cuts ordered by central gov. and the IMF. 

The brave blockaders continued all night with all gates sealed. On Wed morning however politicians did manage to enter, with heavy riot police escort. Some got sprayed with paint, other leaders entered by helicopter.

There were limited incidents, with a strong pacific majority, the police caused some injuries and arrests.  The blockade continues with the debate now beginning.

Next big event the International Demo on Sunday 19th

Live streaming of Parliament blockade HERE  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/acampadosbcn

Anarchists in the #SpanishRevolution.Barcelona.

 EN ESPAÑOL AQUI.…http://www.alasbarricadas.org/noticias/?q=node/17885

 

Barcelona, Spring 2011:
Chronology of An Unexpected Event

 Buildup:

September 29, 2010: The major labor unions, CCOO and UGT, along with the anticapitalist CGT, the anarcho-syndicalist CNT (which has multiple splits), and other small unions, hold a general strike to protest the bank bailouts and proposed austerity measures included in the Labor Reform. In many city centers and industrial zones, participation in the strike is massive. In Barcelona, the streets erupt in heavy, day-long rioting. CCOO and UGT pickets, on t

Fire Extinguishers and Fire Starters: Anarchist Interventions in the #Spanish Revolution, an account from Barcelona

he contrary, tend to be symbolic and spectacular. Both organizations subsequently sign on to the Labor Reform. Before or shortly after the strike, half a dozen neighborhoods in Barcelona form neighborhood “social assemblies.”

November 28, 2010: Elections in Catalunya replace the governing Socialist Party with the rightwing Convergencia i Unió, which adopts a hardline, pro-police rhetoric.

January 27, 2011: Acting apart from the major unions, the CGT, CNTs, and COS (a left Catalan coordination of syndicates) hold a general strike in Catalunya, which is a

lso called for in Euskadi and other parts of the Spanish state. The strike coincides with the approval of the Labor Reform, supported by the major unions and the Socialist Party (which has led the government in Madrid since 2004). In certain cities, the strike receives substantial support in the transport and manufacturing sectors, but generally achieves little participation. In Barcelona, burning barricades, sabotages, pickets, and contentious protests win a combative visibility for the strike.

May 1, 2011: In Barcelona, the anticapitalist Mayday protest, supported by the CNTs, CGT, COS, socialist indepes (Catalan independence activists), and informal or “black bloc” anarchists, leads thousands of people into the emblematic rich neighborhood, Sarrià, where protestors burn dumpsters and luxury cars, smash up approximately a hundred banks, fashion stores, and car dealerships, cover the walls in spray-painted slogans, and throw bottles and paint bombs at police before being dispersed in a heavy charge. The mood is exultant. The weeks before and after are marked by especially high quantities of sabotage and attacks.

#Revolution Breaks Out:

Sunday, May 15: A recently formed platform centered in Madrid, Democracia Real Ya or “Real Democracy Now” (DRY), holds simultaneous protests in dozens of cities throughout the Spanish state, convened via Facebook, Twitter, Indymedia and various activist listservs. That night, the idea is spread via Twitter to camp out in Puerta del Sol, a central Madrid plaza, modeling on the Tahrir Square occupation in Egypt. In other cities, occupations also begin in central plazas that night or the next night.

Monday, May 16: In the evening, eighty to a hundred people begin an encampment in Plaça Catalunya, the symbolic center of Barcelona, which in the last decade has become almost exclusively a tourist zone. As in other cities, the occupation organizes itself with a general assembly. A small number of anarchists are participating. In the meeting, they argue down the proposal to sign on to the Real Democracy Now manifesto from Madrid. Many other people also express the need for the Barcelona encampment to develop independently. It is decided the encampment

continue..many pages and great photos

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Abajo las Fronteras. No Borders No Nations.

Demo to CLOSE FOREIGNER INTERNMENT CENTERS

#spanishrevolution..ofensiva policial…

La Policía reprime a manifestantes del 15-M en el Ayuntamiento de Madrid

by La Hainehttp://www.lahaine.org/index.php?p=54318 11 Jun 2011

Protestaban durante la investidura de Gallardón, al menos 3 heridos. En Valladolid, tres heridos. Detenciones en Burgos y Palma y más cargas en Tenerife

La Policía ha dispersado con violencia esta mañana a los manifestantes concentrados en las inmediaciones de la plaza de la Villa de Madrid. Allí se ubica el antiguo Ayuntamiento, donde se celebraba la sesión de investidura del alcalde de Madrid, el derechista Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón. Los agentes han dispersado con violencia (a patadas, puñetazos y empujones) a los manifestantes que protestaban con una cacerolada desde antes del inicio del pleno. La policía había bloqueado todos los accesos a la Plaza de la Villa, pero no la parte trasera en la que se sitúa la entrada del aparcamiento.

Heridos en Valladolid

En Valladolid, tres jóvenes indignados han resultado heridos esta madrugada, después de que un grupo ajeno al colectivo haya golpeado a varios manifestantes. Fuentes de la Policía Nacional han asegurado que se trataba de dos personas “pasadas de copas” que han entrado en el campamento y se han enzarzado en una pelea con los manifestantes, por lo que han sido identificadas, aunque no detenidas dada la “levedad” de los hechos. Otras fuentes hablan de elementos fascistas.

Detenciones en Burgos

También se han producido detenciones. Dos personas fueron detenidas este mediodía en la protesta a las puertas del Ayuntamiento de Burgos. Fuentes de la Policía Nacional aseguran que uno de ellos propinó un golpe en la espalda a uno de los agentes, mientras que otro fue detenido por sacar fotografías a los policías, según testigos presenciales.

Palma de Mallorca

Tres “indignados” del Movimiento 15-M han sido detenidos hoy por la Policía Local por trepar hasta el balcón del Ayuntamiento de Palma después del acto de constitución del consistorio celebrado esta mañana, han informado fuentes policiales.

Desalojo en Alicante

En Alicante se ha producido el desalojo sin mayores incidentes. Frente al Ayuntamiento alicantino una treintena de indignados que pasaban la noche para protestar contra la corrupción y manifestar contra la investidura de la alcaldesa entrante, la derechista Sonia Castedo, fueron obligados a abandonar la plaza a las 7.30 de la mañana.

Cargas en Tenerife

Efectivos del Cuerpo Nacional de Policía han efectuado varias cargas a lo largo de la tarde contra los ciudadanos que se manifestaban en los exteriores del Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, mayoritariamente miembros del Movimiento 15-M y de la Plataforma contra el Plan General.

Más de un centenar de ciudadanos se manifestaron durante toda la mañana en el exterior de la Casa de los Dragos mientras que en su interior, José Manuel Bermudez, era elegido alcalde de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Zamora

Según ha relatado la Cadena Ser de Zamora los incidentes han sido muy duros, con intervenciones policiales desde el primer momento que se han concluido con fuertes cargas y algunos heridos. No hemos dado con ninguna información actualizada pues los hechos son relativamente recientes. (Fuente valladolorentodaspartes.blogspot.com)

http://www.lahaine.org/index.php?p=54318

Greece: this is the war that was given up for dead

Class struggle in Greece :: Measures passed – Second day of demonstrations :: Three refections about the Greek struggle :: Simeon arrested after being shot by the police :: ¡¡We can!! :: This is a robbery :: This is the war that was given up for dead :: Statement from a Marfin Bank employee about today deaths in Athens :: Greece explodes :: Wild strike in Athens :: Greece strike update at 19.00: violent repression, three people dead in Athens :: Uprising message from the Acropolis :: Gathering outside the Greece consulate in Valencia :: At least three people dead in Greece demonstrations :: More than 200 greek comrades from KKE, dress up the Athens Acropolis as prelude for the May 5th general strike :: Can’t pay, Won’t pay: Solidarity with the people of Greece

previous news: March 2010: Anarchist Lambros Foundas killed by police in Athens, Greece :: Communiqué from the Athens Anarchist Archive about the police murdering of comrade Lambros Foundas february 2010: Greece runs out of gasoline due to the custom strike :: Nikollas Todi, a 25 year youth, dead by police bullets, January 2010: A ”failed arrest” and imprisoned comrades moved

relatred news: The end of economic globalization? :: Call for solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis :: Attempt to cover up the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos :: The Philadelphia Experiment (hysteria and police control in the “Revolutionary Struggle” case :: Workers pay the crisis and employers use it to blackmail :: Running up against the FMI!

http://athens.indymedia.org/?lang=en

Greece: this is the war that was given up for dead

Greece: this is the war that was given up for dead

Class struggle in Greece :: Measures passed – Second day of demonstrations :: Three refections about the Greek struggle :: Simeon arrested after being shot by the police :: ¡¡We can!! :: This is a robbery :: This is the war that was given up for dead :: Statement from a Marfin Bank employee about today deaths in Athens :: Greece explodes :: Wild strike in Athens :: Greece strike update at 19.00: violent repression, three people dead in Athens :: Uprising message from the Acropolis :: Gathering outside the Greece consulate in Valencia :: At least three people dead in Greece demonstrations :: More than 200 greek comrades from KKE, dress up the Athens Acropolis as prelude for the May 5th general strike :: Can’t pay, Won’t pay: Solidarity with the people of Greece

previous news: March 2010: Anarchist Lambros Foundas killed by police in Athens, Greece :: Communiqué from the Athens Anarchist Archive about the police murdering of comrade Lambros Foundas february 2010: Greece runs out of gasoline due to the custom strike :: Nikollas Todi, a 25 year youth, dead by police bullets, January 2010: A ”failed arrest” and imprisoned comrades moved

relatred news: The end of economic globalization? :: Call for solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis :: Attempt to cover up the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos :: The Philadelphia Experiment (hysteria and police control in the “Revolutionary Struggle” case :: Workers pay the crisis and employers use it to blackmail :: Running up against the FMI!

+info: >>> globalization :: indymedia athens [english]

IMF: Raping women and Looting countries

Strauss-Kahn: a metaphor for IMF practices.   “Lo que Dominique Strauss-Kahn hizo con la camarera negra Nafissatou Diallo, de Guinea, musulmana, viuda y madre de una hija de 15 años, es una metáfora de lo que estaba haciendo con los países con dificultades financieras. Merecería la cárcel no sólo por la violencia sexual contra la mujer sino mucho más por el estupro económico al pueblo, que él articulaba a partir del FMI. Estamos desolados.

 

Leonardo Boff One might think that it is a tragedy that the head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, succumbed to his vice, the obsessive search for perverse sex. Running naked after a Black maid in suite 2806 of the Sofitel Hotel in New York City, he grabbed and forced her to have sex. The details were thoroughly described by the New York District Attorney. For the sake of decency, I will not repeat them. It was not a tragedy for him: it was just one more person in this world whom he has victimized. Afterwards, he got dressed, and went directly to the airport. What is funny is that he left his cell phone in the hotel suite, and because of that, the police were able to detain him, after he had already boarded the plane. The tragedy was not what happened to him, but to the victim, which no-one wants to know. Her name is Nifissatou Diallo, an African, Moslem, from Guinea, a widow and mother of a 15 year old daughter. The police found her hiding behind a cupboard, crying and vomiting, traumatized by the violence suffered at the hands of the hotel guest, whose name she did not even know. Most of the French media, cynically and openly machista, tried to hide the facts, claiming even possible entrapment of the future socialist candidate for President of the French Republic. …….Strauss-Kahn is a metaphor for the present neoliberal system. It sucks the blood of countries in crisis, such as Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and now Spain, as was previously done with Brazil and the countries of Latin America and of Asia. To save the banks and enable repayment of debts, it devastated societies, forced workers out of their jobs, privatized public goods, cut salaries, delayed retirement ages, mandated longer work hours.  All because of capital.  The enforcer of these world policies is, among others, the IMF, of which Strauss-Kahn was the central figure. What he did to Nafissatou Diallo is a metaphor for what he was doing to the countries in financial difficulties. He deserves jail not just for the sexual violence against the hotel maid, but even more, for the economic rape of the people, that he committed from the IMF. Español  El lector o la lectora pensará que es una tragedia que el Director-gerente del FMI, Strauss-Kahn, diera alas a su vicio, la obsesiva búsqueda de sexo perverso, corriendo desnudo detrás de una camarera negra en la suite 2806 del hotel Sofitel de Nueva York, hasta sujetarla y forzarla a practicar sexo, con detalles que la Fiscalía de Nueva York describe minuciosamente y que, por decencia, no voy a decir. Para él no era una tragedia, sino una víctima más entre otras que ha hecho en este mundo. Se vistió y se fue directo al aeropuerto. Lo cómico fue que olvidó el móvil en la suite y así pudo ser detenido por la policía cuando estaba dentro del avión. Read full article HERE  http://cinabrio.over-blog.es/