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
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.
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
“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.
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
#ProuTaxesAbusives 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. #CridemLaNit.
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!!
#CridemLaNit. @CridaLGBTI 17M #LGTBI #noLGTBIfobia #lgtbifobia #amorlliure
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
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
STOP a la inundación del Gas de Fracking que Gas Natural Fenosa trae a España
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).
|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.