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‘Spain’ accuses 100,000 Catalans of Sedition.. Schools on Strike.. Universities Occupied

Massive Strikes of Catalan university and high school students to defend the 1-Oct  Referendum

see also latest 28/09 Catalans begin Occupying 2702 Polling Stations./ Google ordered to Delete Voting App

School students block main highways in Barcelona  27 /09/17


 Student unions caledl for a mobilization from the classrooms between Wednesday and Friday.

Students are expected to block roads, occupy buildings and are supported by the teachers, and left wing unions. the State prosecutors sent warnings that teachers and parents will be held responsible for any damage.

The Student Union also convened a general strike at High Schools on Wednesday 27, and urged students to join the demonstrations planned at noon.

Representants d'Universitats per la República, en roda de premsa (ACN)
Representatives of platform ‘Universities for a Republic’, at a press conference (ACN)

The unitary platform “Universities for the Republic” has called a two-day strike in Catalan universities – Thursday, 28, and Friday, 29 – to denounce what they consider “the judicial and police prosecution we suffer from the Spanish State and the hidden state of emergency that has been installed in Catalonia “.


The anarchist General Confederation of Workers (CGT) of Catalonia and various smaller unions have presented a notice of call for a general strike from wed Oct 3rd. see here https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/…/catalan-referendum-c…/ ….


Catalan Police have been ordered by the Central Govt to seal off the over 2000 polling stations before Sunday and charge those responsible for allowing them, many of them school principles.

5000 of these will hardly be enough to stop the Catalan referendum

The local police have neither the capacity nor the will to break up the expected mass pickets, and National and paramilitary forces are being deployed.

The Student Platform spokesman, Jordi Vives, has demanded that next Sunday, he can vote.“That on October 1 the referendum can be held in full normality in order to start the path to the constituent process.”

Julian Assange spoke via internet outside the University Occupation in Barcelona


The students have confirmed that they will keep up the occupation of the historic building of the University of Barcelona to make it a meeting point for the people mobilized.The Lleida and Girona Universities are also permanently occupied Continue reading ‘Spain’ accuses 100,000 Catalans of Sedition.. Schools on Strike.. Universities Occupied

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

Solidarity with Barcelona victims: No God. No State, No Caliphate

“From the National Confederation of Labor, CNT we show our utmost grief, indignation, confusion and pain at the attack suffered this afternoon in Barcelona.

Once again it has been the people, the civilian population, the ordinary people, who have suffered the consequences of wars that are not theirs. Once again the people put back the suffering and the dead.

This time the location has changed, the place has changed. This time has been hit the heart of Barcelona. But again the objective has been the same: the civilian population unarmed and innocent.

Whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, London, Paris, Berlin, the Mediterranean or in the fences of Melilla, we return to becoming propitiatory victims, in collateral damages of a war between sides that we do not know, that does not repair media or Limits to reach their goals, who does not know the meaning of the word “love.” Gangs for whom power is above people and life. Gangs that do not represent us. Continue reading Solidarity with Barcelona victims: No God. No State, No Caliphate

ECONOMIC TERRORISM AGAINST CATALONIA: THE BLACK HAND OF THE SPANISH STATE?

 The Security Guards at the Barcelona airport continue their partial strike into shocking oppression. Although today the situation has improved thousands of people have had to wait more than two hours to be searched in line this week.
25% of Barcelona’s income comes from tourists and there are suspicions that the state is behind a wave of attempts to sabotage the industry (among others) that coincides with the referendum on independence.
Striking workers have been negotiating with Eulen‘s leadership which has shown little interest in meeting workers’ resistance to wage cuts, fueling rumors in Catalonia that something more sinister is going on.
The Generalitat has  always unsuccessfully demanded that  the management of Barcelona Airport be passed from Madrid to Catalonia ..Strangely, Eulen  is in charge of private security at more than 30 airports throughout Spain, however, El Prat de Barcelona is the only airport that experiences an industrial action involving its workers this summer.

In addition, the company has very close ties with the governing People’s Party (PP): Eulen’s major shareholders include the brothers of former Spain’s defense minister, Jaime Mayor Oreja, and have even been accused of paying illegal ‘commissions’ To the Partido Popular’.

The PP has repeatedly threatened to punish  Catalonia financially for its separatist aspirations.


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Attack on a tire of a Tourist Bus highlighted in Headlines around the whole World    

 Last week young people from ARRAN slightly damaged a tourist bus in Barcelona as part of the campaign against the saturation of tourists in the city .. The news went viral in blazing headlines all over the world, promoted by the far-right Spanish media. But is it mere coincidence that this dangerous anti-tourist revolt finally erupts just before the Independence Referendum, after so many years of enduring them? Or could the rumors of the ‘Media GAL’ of the State be relevant,  with a police ‘Un-limited Budget Available’ which includes possible  ‘Infiltracions en … entitats sobiranistes’.?  (Infiltrations into Independentist Circles) Tourism is unpopular but brings in 25% of local income . see below.


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Barcelona reports: 300 Riot Cops evict Fees Camp + Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo

´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

See photos and videos on Twitter here of this brilliant 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

The prosecution requested five years in prison for a campaign of boycott El Corte Ingles



https://directa.cat/actual….
translated mostly from post below by Jesus Rodriquez, with thanks.

 The prosecution requested five years prison each for a boycott campaign of  the dept. store chain El Corte Inglés, which are upmarket stores histrorically controlled by far right anti-union commercial interests.

The three militants of the CNT Barcelona are accused of crimes of obstruction of justice and coercion in a boycott campaign started in the fall of 2015, which was in solidarity against the trial of two anarchists for picketing incidents at one of the stores back in the general strike of 29 March 2012.

The boycott was a success and the original 3 picketers were cleared, but then 24 people were accused of the Boycott, now reduced to only three, but demanding long sentences.   Continue reading The prosecution requested five years in prison for a campaign of boycott El Corte Ingles

El Fracking Gas de EEUU llega pronto en España #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

 ACTUALIZACIÓN... Aún no llega el Gas del Fracking. El barco La Mancha Knutsen se desvió y el próximo peligro es el metanero de Gas  Natural Fenoso Cadiz Knutsen que llega ya ( 9 de Mayo) a Louisiana para recojer gas del fracking #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

STOP a la inundación del Gas de Fracking que Gas Natural Fenosa trae a España

La construcción de. segundo ‘train’ de LNG para Gas Natural Fenosa en Sabine Pass en los humedales de Louisiana, 2015 (google maps)

read in English below and here.. en català abaix y aquí

 *se propone usar el hashtag  # NoAlFrackGasDelTrump para informar y promover la resistencia al Gas del Fracking

Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) tiene contrato para recibir centenares de cargamentos del Gas LNG, casi todo del Fracking que está arrasando EEUU, causando innumerables cánceres, acuíferos envenenados y una nube enorme y permanent de metano visible del espacio que agrava bastante la crisis del clima mundial.

Los contratos de GNF están  firmados para 20 años empezando en Agosto/Sept. del 2017. Pero hemos averiguado que algunos cargamentos llegarán antes como en periodo de pruebas. La destinación  queda en secreto pero será probablemente al puerto de Barcelona que tiene mucho espacio de almacenamiento (o a cualquier de las 7 plantas de regasificación).

manifestacion_contra_fracking_en Burgos
GNF ha fletado ya  al menos 4 barcos tipo ‘LNG Knutsen’ para hacer el negocio. Uno de ellos, el nuevo ‘La Mancha Knutsen’, acaba de salir de Algeciras (30 de marzo, 2017) rumbo a Sabine Pass en Louisiana, dónde se recoge el gas en forma de LNG para el contrato de Gas Natural. Esta información viene del sitio Vessel Finder AQUI…ver destination. Llegada a Sabine Pass 20  de Abril.
ACTUALIZACIÓN... Aún no llega el Gas del Fracking. El barco La Mancha Knutsen se desvió y el próximo peligro es el metanero de Gas  Natural Fenoso Cadiz Knutsen que llega ya (9 de Mayo) a Louisiana para recojer gas del fracking
current ship flag: Spain
LA MANCHA KNUTSEN LNG Tanker

vessel photo LA MANCHA KNUTSEN

UPLOAD PHOTO MORE INFO

APR 01, 2017 13:09 UTC
Sailing to / ETA SABINE PASS / Apr 20, 09:00
CourseN/A Speed14.3 kn Current draught9.3 m
Gross Tonnage114000 t BuiltN/A IMO number9721724
Deadweight81605 t Size290 x 46 m MMSI224444000

Ante estos hechos, son fundados los temores para pensar que van a empezar ya con su negocio inmoral que promueve  los crímenes que están arrasando el clima y la biosfera mundial, envenenando el aire que respiramos.

Si es así que el metanero La Mancha Knutsen  va a recoger el primero cargamento de gas de fracking para GNF, llegará a España entre el día 10 y día 20 de Mayo, que nos deja tiempo para averiguar a qué puerto viene.

Continue reading El Fracking Gas de EEUU llega pronto en España #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump