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Catalonia may CheckMate Spain On Overdue Bank Loans

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  from ZeroHedge with thanks.  Everyone knew, going into last fall and winter, that the waters were about to get decidedly choppy. At the national level, Podemos was ascendant as Pablo Iglesias rode a wave of anti-austerity sentiment straight to the front of disaffected voters’ collective consciousness.

A nation beset by sky high unemployment had grown tired of the PP and PSOE duopoly that had dominated Spanish politics since at least the late 80s. Between Podemos and Ciudadanos, a shakeup was virtually assured.Familias-con-sus-ninos-a-favor-de-la-independencia-el-pasado-11-de-Septiembre

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Mother of All Storms Builds Over Catalonia’s Independence

Provocative SHIT on Facebook.. using Catalan Workers flag
Provocative SHIT on Facebook.. using Catalan Workers flag

by  Ugly repercussions far beyond Spanish borders

By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET:

For the last six months, tensions between Madrid and Barcelona seemed to have subsided, as most of the attention of Spanish government, the media, and the public was diverted by the seemingly unstoppable rise of Pablo Iglesias’ anti-austerity party Podemos — a rise that has suddenly stopped.

Now it seems that what first appeared as reduced tensions between Madrid and Spain’s north-eastern province was merely the calm before the mother of all storms. Continue reading Mother of All Storms Builds Over Catalonia’s Independence

Ticket Protests Take Off// 100’s of pro Abortion Demos//BARCELONA #15M nr 59

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BARCELONA #15M Newsletter nr 59

Feb 23, 2014 12:58 pm

1. Barcelona rises up against Public Transport luxury prices
2. #AbortoLibre – Free Abortion : big uprising against the spanish law that bans free abortion
3. Ocax: an online tool to keep the budgets under people’s control 

1. BARCELONA RISES UP AGAINST PUBLIC TRANSPORT LUXURY PRICES

From January 2014, Barcelona’s public transport price has increased again . Travelling by public transport in Barcelona today costs 71% more than ten years ago. The fare of the two most used travel cards –  the T-10 (ten tickets) and the 30/50 (fifty ticket in thirty days, a kind of worker’s ticket) – have increased 5,10% and 8,4% respectively. A comparision between salary and a one-way city’s travel ticket cost in several cities around the world shows that Barcelona has the lowest salary and the highest ticket price, becoming a luxury -as in the Catalan TV sketch. Continue reading Ticket Protests Take Off// 100’s of pro Abortion Demos//BARCELONA #15M nr 59

BARCELONA #15M nr 58. Feb 2014

1. The history of cooperativism in Barceloneta: the SXX building belongs to the neighbourhood!
2. Girona vs. MAT (Very high voltage line): creative resistance
3. A new social and cultural project: la Base opens its doors

1. THE HISTORY OF COOPERATIVISM IN BARCELONETA: THE SXX BUILDING BELONGS TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD!SXX Continue reading BARCELONA #15M nr 58. Feb 2014

Barcelona Antifascists Communique on Arrests/Can Vies Attack

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Anti-Fascist communique on latest repression

The repressive forces of the Caealan Police arrested on Tuesday 6 anti- fascist comrades in the neighborhoods and towns of San Andres, Hospitalet , Sant Feliu and Vilanova . On the other hand , early this morning , around 06:30 , the same police force , in an almost military deployment has proceeded to assault the Can Vies Squatted Social center in the Sants Barrio with nearly 200 agents , including riot and plainclothes police units. Continue reading Barcelona Antifascists Communique on Arrests/Can Vies Attack

30 prisoners hungerstrike over death of Alik in Deportation Prison

Thirty people on hunger strike in the Aliens Internment Prison in Barcelona reported another version in relation to the death of an Armenian citizen

CIE aliens prison Barcelona
CIE aliens prison Barcelona

 

About 30 inmates of the Aliens Internment Prison (CIE ) in Barcelona have begun a hunger strike to denounce the events that occurred the morning of December 3 , which ended with the death of a citizen of Armenian origin. Manukyan Aramis , but his friends and acquaintances called him Alik . He was 32 years old, had a daughter of seven years and had spent 12 days in the internal CIE Zona Franca . He died alone in an isolation cell. Continue reading 30 prisoners hungerstrike over death of Alik in Deportation Prison

Lets DISOBEY! Together WE CAN! BARCELONA #15M Newsletter nr 55

Dec 05, 2013 12:05 pm

1. Let’s disobey! Together we can!
2. Ateneu la Sèquia: denouncing injustices and building alternatives
3. The truth is the best propaganda. Livestreaming workshop

1. LET’S DISOBEY! TOGETHER WE CAN!

ALL POWER TO THE ASSEMBLIESJuntes Podem (catalan for Together We Can!) is the name of a working group born while preparing  the demonstration of last February 23th,  in Barcelona (see NL#40, 1) It brought together many groups, platforms, collectives and assemblies to increase strength by sharing information and strategies. Each entity meets separately and they have three comissions: contents, comunication and actions/strategy. They participate in comissions of general assembly as individuals and as groups. Continue reading Lets DISOBEY! Together WE CAN! BARCELONA #15M Newsletter nr 55