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Barcelona Bank Squat Center re-occupied and re-evicted

Protected by a crowd of sympathisers several activists with metal cutting saws removed the steel plates this morning from the famous evicted  Banc Okupat in Gracia , Barcelona.cyrun7twqaea5pa

For some hours there was jubilation but on this occasion the Catalan Mossos police were well prepared. Seven vanloads of riot police appeared, dispersed the crowds of supporters and proceeded immediately with a new evictioncysjm5bxeai_3bf

Inside the occupied bank they found at least 18 people who were identified and set free. Continue reading Barcelona Bank Squat Center re-occupied and re-evicted

Barcelona’s Complex Struggle to Advance the Commons

On a visit to Barcelona last week, I learned a great deal about the City’s pioneering role in developing “the city as a commons.”  I also learned that crystallizing a new commons paradigm – even in a city committed to cooperatives and open digital networks – comes with many gnarly complexities.

The Barcelona city government is led by former housing activist Ada Colau, who was elected mayor in May 2015.  She is a leader of the movement that became the political party Barcelona En Comú (“Barcelona in Common”). Once in office,Image result for barcelona commons

Colau halted the expansion of new hotels, a brave effort to prevent “economic development” (i.e., tourism) from hollowing out the city’s lively, diverse neighborhoods. As a world city, Barcelona is plagued by a crush of investors and speculators buying up real estate, making the city unaffordable for ordinary people. Continue reading Barcelona’s Complex Struggle to Advance the Commons

Refugees Welcome!.. Barcelona Migrants Prison Closed Down after Protests

UPDATE

The bad news is that the Migrant Prison was reopened after a court order, under control of national police from Madrid, though there is now a legal battle by the Catalan authorities to close it down.

'NO to Racist persecution' 'Migrating is NOT a Crime'...
‘NO to Racist persecution’ ‘Migrating is NOT a Crime’…

Barcelona City Council  has prohibited the re-opening of the local Foreigners Prison (CIE), which is run by the far-right central government in Madrid, on technical and safety grounds, claiming a victory for Human Rights.

A rare victory against the abuse and criminalisation of migrants in Europe..!!!
18 June demo for closure of Barcelona Foreigners Prison
The Platform of organisations campaigning for the closure of the Detention Center were celebrating the victory last night, which comes after a long series of pickets and growing demonstrations, which culminated in winning a vote in the Catalan Parliament demanding the closure of the CIE prison.

In Spain there are 8 Foreigners Prisons (CIE’s) which are controlled by central government. The campaigners emphasize the need to close them all, especially those in Madrid and Valencia.. Continue reading Refugees Welcome!.. Barcelona Migrants Prison Closed Down after Protests

the VIDEO..Demo and Riot over Eviction of Occupied Bank.. Day 1.

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Vila de Gràcia, 23/05 / 2016.-    After eight hours resisting the Expropriated Bank has been evicted. In the afternoon, a large demonstration in the streets of Gracia travels back to the bank and tries to reoccupy it. That’s when the Tiot Police attack and begin their charges, including use of projectiles FOAM.
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Vila de Gràcia, 23/05/2016.- Després de 8 hores resistint, el Banc Expropiat ha estat desallotjat. Per la tarda, una nombrosa manifestació transita pels carrers de Gràcia per tornar al Banc i intentar reokupar-lo. És llavors quan arriben els mossos d´esquadra i comencen les càrregues, amb projectils FOAM inclosos.
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Barcelona Anarchist Film Festival 2015. Watch Trailers Here.


fcab15web http://fcab.tk/Festival de Cine Anarquista de Barcelona FCAB 2015. Seguim aquí!

 

The Festival is over for this year..but you can view trailers  here.. click the links..

Ya se acabó el Festival..pero se puede ver trailers aquí.. prueba los ‘links’

Ha acabat FCAB, pero es pot veure  trailers akí

Highlights….    Destaquem…

RIOT

Riot

DIVENDRES 15 / 17h RIOT es un cortometraje de ficción (comedia-drama) que gira alrededor de María, una niña con algunos kilos de más que intenta adaptarse a un entorno en el que no…

 

Continue reading Barcelona Anarchist Film Festival 2015. Watch Trailers Here.

¿ Barcelona Council to be taken by Feminists ?

Is Barcelona on the verge of a feminist revolution?

by Kate Shea Baird on April 7, 2015  first printed in ROAR

Ada Colau and the other women involved in the citizen platform Barcelona en Comú are showing how municipal politics can be feminized from the bottom up.

ada colauSomething special is happening in Barcelona. At the local elections in May, the citizen platform Barcelona en Comú (Barcelona in Common) could snatch control of the city council. If it succeeds, the consequences for the women of Barcelona and, perhaps, cities all over the world, could be radical.A victory for Barcelona en Comú would catapult anti-eviction activist Ada Colau into the mayoralty. Continue reading ¿ Barcelona Council to be taken by Feminists ?

3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies

update: 

Can Vies re-occupied! Rebuilding Begins! 30 May,morning.

Can Vies Rebellion Day 4 #EfectoCanVies

Strong protests in Barcelona and nearby towns. Riot Police reinforcements moving from Madrid, Valladolid and Zaragoza # EfectoCanVies

7,000 people converge on the Saints in the third day of protests against the eviction of Can Vies, the police State, and  capitalist misery.

can vies dia 3 hBlue lights , police , reflected on the wet asphalt Street of Sants, a big working class barrio of trendy Barcelona. . Endless lines of Catalan police vans rushing up and down.. dispersing the thousands of demonstrators who immediately reappeared… a neighbour blasting protest songs from a balcony.. for the third consecutive day , this neighborhood has burned following the eviction of Can Vies, decreed by the government of Xavier Trias, of an assembly-run Social Center occupied for 17 years. ..

(Can Vies was a local self-run Occupied Social Center, going for 17 yrs in an ex union building, with wide neighbourhood support. The Coumcil  ordered an eviction for a ‘green space’ to crush an organisation outside its idea of a sanitised, top down, rich only, capitalist paradise. They were warned many times that evicting Can Vies would be the start of urbaan warfare, with 70% youth unemployment. Yet the arrogant idiots went ahead and lit that fuse…..)
Continue reading 3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies