#ManiOkupa December 1 .. Why We Squat .. Demo for Occupation ..Barcelona

English translation .  llegiu en català cartell Ara més que mai okupa tu tambe.jpg#ManiOkupa  .Squat Demo December 1 Demonstration for Occupation

On Saturday, December 1, we take to the streets in defense of Occupation. In the face of repression and the wave of evictions we do not retreat, on the contrary, we take a step forward.

Saturday December 1 .. All on the streets! No eviction without response.

Spread the word and Act!

The occupation of abandoned sites for self-management of our lives has been a reality for more than two decades in Barcelona.

This was our response to the need for social spaces and the lack of accessible housing in the cities. In the last year, and like other times, we are experiencing a wave of repression of our projects: ccupied Social Centers such as La Clandestina, REA, Ateneu la Pua … and homes such as Ca La Trava, Kubo, Kantonada, Montmany 3 … have been evicted.

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Durruti and Garcia Oliver Live: in The Echo of Their Footsteps’

 It’s not the first time I say it: there are people who only need one book, the Bible to explain the world (…) To me, it happens to me, I must confess it, with ”The Echo of the Steps” the memoirs of Juan García Oliver. An anarchist waiter who arrived at the Minister of Justice in the middle of the war.

from an article by Andreu Barnils on vilaweb

”Durruti and I went to the request of President Lluís Companys. It was surrounded by army officers. When he saw us, opening his arms, he exclaimed: “My children, people of the CNT, today you are the only hope of Catalonia! Forget everything and save the freedoms of our people! “

– Is that all, Companys? I said. I thought you wanted us here to give us weapons.

-I do not have any weapons to give you. I just wanted to wish you lots of luck! ” he replied

(note: The Catalan president Luis Companys later ran out of luck himself and was executed by a fascist terrorist firing squad)

This is one of the hundred of priceless scenes in The Echo of the Steps, one of the books that have influenced my brain more powerfully. They are the memories of a Catalan anarchist.

(note: 100 yrs later García’s great book isn’t translated yet into English, but you can read…   My Revolutionary Life (Anarchist Library):   )

«When the military were beginning their coup d’etat, the CNT Confederal Defense Committee of Barcelona had an advantage of almost a year and a half  studying and planning how to counteract a military revolt. The Confederal Defense Committee existed since the first days of the Republic. The Confederal Defense Panels also (…) Continue reading “Durruti and Garcia Oliver Live: in The Echo of Their Footsteps’”

CNT Dock Strike in Barcelona.. Comminiqué and Insight

UPDATE VICTORY UPDATE VICTORY UPDATE

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 bargaining Continue reading “CNT Dock Strike in Barcelona.. Comminiqué and Insight”

Autonomous Students Residences (REA).. Ongoing Eviction in Barcelona

LATEST NEWS  Mon 3rd Dec
The center has been RESQUATTED   

Jóvenes de Barcelona derrumban los muros y ocupan el edificio para poner en marcha el proyecto REA (Residencia de Estudiantes Autogestionada). Este bloque era habitado por muchos estudiantes que no pueden costear un alquiler. #REA

 Barcelona City Council has evicted the Autonomous Student Residences in the Raval barrio. ( Residencia de Estudiantes Autogestionada del Raval).

Comunicado de denunciando laque se han sufruido hoy las personas que se manifestaban en contra del desalojo de . GAS PIMIENTA y cargas policiales de los antidisturbios de Guardia Urbana de Barcelona:      40 retweets 13 likesUn grup de persones s’han apropat a l’edifici per donar suport a la trentena de persones que resistien dins / Victor Serri

At eight on Friday morning, agents of the Guardia Urbana city police began the operation to remove the 30 occupants who resisted inside the building. The council justifies the decision with the technical reports that warn about the architectural deficiencies of the block. Continue reading “Autonomous Students Residences (REA).. Ongoing Eviction in Barcelona”

‘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”