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A New World in our Hearts: ‘La Rimaia’ Squat centre Evicted for 5th Time

Incredibly last week was the 5th time the Occupied Social Centre La Rimaia  (pronounced ReeMyYa) has been violently evcted. Its history reads like a passionate anti capitalist thriller.

Beginning in Dec 2008 the first Rimaia was occupied in central Barcelona at the height of the student uprising against the Bologna process of elitism and  privatising of Universities.

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After a violent eviction the ‘okupas’ took over a huge building in the main Gran Via and declared the Free University with dozens of free courses and workshops. it had a library, an art workshop, a cooperative and multiple classes (philosophy, computer networks, Languages…).

see also.. New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism

After another shocking illegal surprise eviction the Rimaia Free Uni grabbed an abandoned building in the Sant Antoni barrio where the project has put down community roots.Pablo Molano, center, was the inspiration of the latest New RimaiaPablo Molano, center> his life and death were the inspiration of the latest New Rimaia

Inside the Free University you could live the revolution in miniature, all is decided in open assembly and almost always unanimously, with up to 70 people, 30 living there and 40 with projects. Living freely with huge enthusiasm and creativity. Continue reading A New World in our Hearts: ‘La Rimaia’ Squat centre Evicted for 5th Time

Convocatoria a Asambleas y Colectivos para participar en el 12 de octubre: Descolonicémonos

 http://madrid.tomalaplaza.net/..descolonicemonos/

Hola a todas,

descolonicemonos

.desde la Plaza de los pueblos unidas a muchos grupos y colectivos que firman el manifiesto estamos preparando el 12 de octubre 2016.

Seguimos en autogestión y forma asamblearia y nos encontramos en asambleas abiertas de organización cada martes a las 20 hrs en el Maloka, calle salitre 36. La próxima el martes 4 de octubre.

Que pasará el 12 de octubre en Madrid?

12 de octubre 2016: Nada que celebrar! Descolonicémonos  ARTevento

15 hrs: Concentración en Callao (como son muchos los grupos involucrados tenemos autorización)

16 hrs: Salidas de la marcha/pasacalle desde Plaza de Callao

Recorrido: Plaza de Callao, Gran Vía, Alcalá, Puerta del Sol, calle de Carretas, Jacinto Benavente, calle del doctor Cortezo,Tirso de Molina, calle Mesón de Paredes, Plaza Nelson Mandela, calle de Cabestreros, calle Embajadores, hasta CSA Tabacalera (calle Embajadores 53).

20:30 Concierto final del ARTevento en la Tabacalera Con música, performance y artistas de todo el mundo

Que queremos?

Queremos visibilizar en el pasacalle todas formas antiguas y actuales de colonización, esclavización, ocupaciones, regímenes e apartheid, genocidios que sea de los territorios (tierra, agua, aire, naturaleza), de los pueblos  y de los cuerpos atraves de la imposición de modelos económicos, culturales, sociales, de genero, etheropatriarcal y sexuales.

Queremos hacerlo con alegría y rebeldía y os invitamos a llenar el recorrido con vuestra presencia, creatividad, propuestas políticas alternativas, reivindicaciones, pancartas.

Que puedes hacer? 

Si tu asamblea, colectivo, plataforma, campaña se encuentra con los contenidos y quiere firmar el manifiesto puede adherirse enviando una mail a plazadelospueblos@gmail.com

Si queréis participar en la marcha  para enriquecerla con vuestra presencia y contenidos, si estaríais interesadas a hechar una mano en la organización (Necesitamos ayudas para la organización, la difusión, los turnos en la barra en la tabacalera) contactarnos

No es posible dar  vuelta  a  la historia y eliminar los estragos causados por la  colonización.

Sin  embargo, sí que es posible visibilizar las diferentes  visiones y   vivencias sobre esta parte de la historia, apoyar la acción de la  justicia y la reparación de los daños causados y,  especialmente,   prevenir la repetición del daño ya sea de manera  simbólica o material y  trabajar para la superación del sistema  económico-político global que funda sus raíces en todo tipo de  colonización.

Os esperamos!!!

Contacto plazadelospueblos@gmail.com

French Uprising and Nuit Debout amazing photo essay

Nuit Debout: Other voices..

from Julius Gavroche  with thanks

The Nuit Debout movement in France takes on no single form, even behind the ritual of the general assemblies in Paris and now other cities.  It is plural, chaotic, fed by the multiple protests against the country’s new proposed labour law and a diversity of organisations and collectives coming from other social movements.  Yet it is precisely in this absence of order that the square occupations become spaces of convergence and of proliferation (rather than of enforced collective decision making), susceptible of generating lines of resistance/creation beyond State-Capital.

The events multiply and the voices speaking also become many.  We share below two texts that contribute to further understanding, the first from The Acorn (number 23 – 08/04/2016) and the second from open Democracy (08/04/2016), by Geoffrey Pleyers …

1. March 39 and counting… Nuit Debout and the new French uprising
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Protesters amidst the teargas in Nantes on April 5 – otherwise known as March 36

The spirit of resistance has captured the imagination of a new generation in France, as youth-led opposition to neoliberal labour “reforms” has spiralled into full-on rejection of the whole capitalist system on the street and squares.

The situation took on a new dimension after the general strike and day of action on Thursday March 31. There was a call for people not to go home afterwards but to stay on the streets, beginning a wave of overnight “Nuit Debout” occupations that has spread from Paris across France and into the Iberian peninsular, Belgium and Germany.

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“Let nobody enter here who is not in revolt”

The March 31 “moment” has also been symbolically extended by the renaming of the following days of the mobilisation as March 32, March 33 and so on. Continue reading French Uprising and Nuit Debout amazing photo essay

International Call for Nuit Debout Solidarity

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France -Since massive mobilizations swept the nation on March 31st against proposed Labor legislation, thousands of people have held nightly occupy style public assemblies coined ‘Nuit Debout’ or Night Stand to further a movement that has grown into a full-on rejection of the current systems of governance.


 

  1. RT : Foto de está tarde. Tomemos Europa!


The Nuit Debout public assemblies released the following statement.   (List of demo’s scheduled for Saturday below)

Our mobilization was initially aimed at protesting against the French Labour Law. This reform is not an isolated case, since it comes as a new piece in the austerity measures which already affected our European neighbors and which will have the same effects as the Italian Job Acts or the Reforma Laboral in Spain. This concretely means more layoffs, more precarity, growing inequalities and the shaping of private interests. We refuse to suffer this shock strategy, notably imposed in the context of an authoritarian state of emergency.

The debates taking place in the assemblies on Republic square prove that the general exasperation goes way beyond the Labour Law and opens a more global issue: the reconsideration of a social and political system stuck into a deep crisis and on its way out. We will not be the ones crying because of its end.

This movement was not born and will not die in Paris. From the Arab Spring to the 15M Movement, from Tahrir Square to Gezi park, Republic square and the plenty of other places occupied tonight in France are depicting the same angers, the same hopes and the same conviction: the need for a new society, where Democracy, Dignity and Liberty would not be hollow shells.

Supporting testimonies received from abroad warm us and strengthen our commitment. This movement is yours too. It has no limit, no border and it belongs to all of those who wish to be part of it. We are thousands, but we can be millions. Together, standing, awake. Let’s rise up together.

Current scheduled Nuit Debout solidarity demonstrations – click for event pages

Germany
Berlin
Belgium
Cork
Spain
Barcelona
Madrid
Murcia
Salamaca
Tarragona
Zaragoza
France
Aix-En-Provence
Amiens
Anger
Annecy
Avignon
Besançon
Bordeaux
Bourges
Calais
Champ-flowered
Châteauroux
Clermont-ferrand
Dijon
Fort De France
Grenoble
Le Havre
Laval
Lille
Sacked
Lorient
Lyon
Marseille
Montpellier
Nancy
Nîmes
Pau
Rennes
Rouen
Toulon
Toulouse
Towers
Valencia
Villefranche de rouergue
Portugal
Lisboa

To follow the different cities #NuitDebout on twitter
Nuit Debout facebook page
Map of events tomorrow in Spain  View image on Twitter
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Spreading ‘nuit debout’ Occupations demand Revolution Now
France: Tens of Thousands Protest Against Labor Reforms
Massive Day of Demos in France to Preserve Labor Rights

Spreading ‘nuit debout’ Occupations demand Revolution Now

Nuit debout protesters occupy French cities in revolutionary call for change

from The Guardian   For more than a week, vast nocturnal gatherings have spread across France in a citizen-led movement that has rattled the government4899018_6_bbfc_des-manifestants-discutent-entre-eux-le-8_ff15974e6ec4ff1e198a3632ed7a6511 in Paris     As night fell over Paris, thousands of people sat cross-legged in the vast square at Place de la République, taking turns to pass round a microphone and denounce everything from the dominance of Google to tax evasion or inequality on housing estates.

update here.. International Call for Nuit Debout Solidarity

Vive la révolution: demonstrators gather in Place de la République for a nocturnal sit-in. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA
Vive la révolution: demonstrators gather in Place de la République for a nocturnal sit-in. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The debating continued into the early hours of the morning, with soup and sandwiches on hand in the canteen tent and a protest choir singing revolutionary songs.

One of the demands is the repeal of the Jobs Law approved last week
One of the demands is the repeal of the Jobs Law imposed  last week

A handful of protesters in tents then bedded down to “occupy” the square for the night before being asked to move on by police just before dawn. But the next morning they returned to set up their protest camp again.

Spanish 15M groups are occupying across the country in support of the ‘outraged’ French…Dozens of people have camped at the gates of the City of Valencia after a busy demonstration for the Nuit Debout Paris. Continue reading Spreading ‘nuit debout’ Occupations demand Revolution Now

watch ‘Pieces of Madrid’: latest Global Uprisings docu

by Global Uprisings on April 21, 2014

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The latest short documentary in the Global Uprisings series explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the crisis in Spain.

As social conditions continue to deteriorate across Spain, people have been turning to the streets and to each other to find solutions to the crisis. This film tells the story of the massive mobilization that saw millions of people converge on Madrid on March 22, 2014; the story of the proliferation of social centers, community gardens, self-organized food banks; and the story of large-scale housing occupations by and for families that have been evicted. The film pieces together many of the creative ways that people have been coping with crisis and asks what the future may hold for Spain.

Filmed and edited in March/April 2014, it is part of the Global Uprisings documentary series. View more at globaluprisings.org.

Continue reading watch ‘Pieces of Madrid’: latest Global Uprisings docu

Disobediencia Massiva . Support Victimised Activists

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