´Barcelona reports.. Students set up camp, closing the main Via Laietana for 3 hours before being brutally evicted by 300 cops at midnight… A few days later a large LGBTI demo reclaimed the night, marching round the cityand resisting all attacks. .
by JESÚS RODRÍGUEZ at La Directa.(summarized Translation The Free ) A contingent of 300 Catalan Riot Police evicted more than 200 students who wanted to camp in front of the headquarters of the Secretariat for Universities in Barcelona.
They were demand a reduction of 30% of university fees and masters degrees, some claims already approved by the Parliament of Catalonia but not put into practice. That’s why hundreds of demonstrators resorted yesterday Via Laietana -in the context of the second day of student mobilizations .
Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo
The student’s fees camp was confronted by four whole units of the Mobile Riot Brigade -some 300 agents who were ordered out by the Minister of Interior Jordi Jané:
Hundreds of people blocked the main street for hours shouting “resistance, resistance” or “it will always be our street. Continue reading Barcelona reports: 300 Riot Cops evict Fees Camp + Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo
Some twenty people occupy a historic higher school of the University of Valencia
Important! Solidarity and support for the companions of the newly squatting space La Ingobernable (Valencia)Posted on 2017/05/02 by from La Rebelión de las Palabras The Rebellion of WordsI receive in the email and I spread the following statement of the compas who are squatting the space of La Ingobernable, a new space of struggle and meeting open at the University of Valencia, squatting for a week and opened yesterday.
The assembly of the liberated space The Ungovernable communicates that after a week of squatting, and to make public this May 1st, the university has responded decisively, increasing private security (in collaboration with local and national police) until leaving us in a State of siege. This means that no person can leave or enter the building, not allowing us to provide any basic supplies such as water and food.
This is a space that the University abandoned its fate for more than 5 years, under the pretext that it was disabled and was a risk to its occupants. Not long ago the Goerlich foundation of architects denied this version, declaring that the space is in perfect condition to be used and reopened again.
Even so, from the ungovernable declares that it will not give in to any blackmail or threat, that we are strong and united. May the Ungovernable not be abandoned! Continue reading Important! Solidarity and Support for new Occupied College ‘La Ingobernable’ ,The UnGovernable (Valencia)
Endesa, Iberdrola and Gas Natural pollute… You Pay
from Greenpeace Spain All together we can continue denouncing the responsibility of the Spanish energy companies,. Endesa, Iberdrola and Gas Natural for their air pollution, for the blockade of renewables and forthe soaring price of electricity, all with Government approval! We are tired of them polluting and us always paying, with our health and with our pockets!
Time to Act!
This morning we have faced up to the almighty Spanish power companies. We appeared at the offices of Endesa, Iberdrola and Gas Natural Fenosa in Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona respectively, asking them to explain the pollution and its relation with high energy prices. We have done it to defend our environment and for all of us.
27,000 premature deaths in Spain due to pollution.. A report by Ecologistas en Acción reports that 45 million Spaniards are exposed to contaminated air…….
Because these three companies are choking us with their emissions, their waste, and with an exorbitant electricity bill as well as depriving us of the right to produce clean energy (due to the infamous Tax on the Sun) and to participate in an energetic model that they have designed to their liking. Continue reading Fossil Companies Poison the Air.. we Pay, we Sicken, We die
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