iThe victims are asking the Pope to oblige the bishops to open their files to learn the truth.!
Those who suffer pain, loss and heartbreak after learning that their parents are not their parents, who at the time of birth were torn from their mother’s arms, who were sold by doctors, clergyand nuns, who systematically erased their tracks without a trace. The Stolen Babies scandal, one of the most rancid crimes of Nacional Catholicism, continues as part of democracy, forty years after the death of Franco, and still today cries out for justice and reparation.
“Hundreds of thousands of people in Spain, right now, walk the streets without knowing their identity.” says José Luis Gordillo, journalist and author of Los hombres del saco (the Men of Cloth), a shocking exposé which addresses the mega scandal of the stolen babies. the work was printed by a religious publishing house (part of the Pauline brothers) a decision that was not without criticism within the Church. “It’s a question of justice,” says the editorial director, Octavio Figueredo. “We can not remain silent about the suffering of the people.”
We know when the ultra right and the church seized power in Spain they ‘legally’ murdered over 100,000 innocents. But they also indulged in ‘political genocide’, secretly stealing the children of socialists and anarchists and brainwashing them in religious institutions or selling them off to right wing families.
They did this on a staggering scale, with estimates of up to 300,000 babies, ‘legalizing’ the practice and the changing of names to form one of the biggest conspiracies and still uncovered crimes of modern times. This went on up until 1980, by then mainly for the money.
How can you find your mother, or your lost baby if the records are false or missing, and the Church, the State, the Laws and the hospitals still conspire to block you at every step? Finally it has taken a court case begun in Argentina to even give some victims the chance to state their cases. Maria Ascencion is one of the first, but many many others are asking to be heard, even a man in his 90s who managed to testify before dying.Continue reading Maria speaks out, ‘I was Stolen and Sold by religious Spanish Fascists’→
A little rant against the Church, Slavery, Racism and Capital, then a reblog of Adrianne Aron’s classic essay.
Haiti will get a CARDINAL. Pope Frances announced, on the 4th anniversary of the earthquake, with tens of thousands still not rehoused, and the 10th anniversary of the criminal US organised Coup against The President of the Poor, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, himself a former salesian priest.
Cardinal Langlois is a wonderful man, and so modest, and the western media have been given free rein to gush over him, this is ‘our boy’ and can be trusted not to rock the boat for ”our” corporations, like Aristide did. (see here Haitians oppressed to be robbed again in gold rush).
Both the wonderful cardinal and pope Frances love the Poor, indeed they are desperately seeking new support from the poor and uninformed as the Catholic Church crashes in popularity, even being condemned by the UN for making it illegal to report the rampant sex crimes against children by its criminal clergy. Continue reading Haiti”s wonderful Cardinal in Church of the Assassins→
During the 40 year long fascist dictatorship in Spain numerous republican and democratic laws were abolished, like the laws on civil marriage and divorce. Abortion was severely punished. Women’s legal ability was greatly restricted, and subjected to the authority of the father or the husband. Women were basically slaves. Family and womens laws were dictated directly from the Vatican. Now this is all happening again.
The Beatification Ceremony comes at a historic moment. For the first time an Interpol warrant has been issued for 2 notorious fascist criminals of the Franco regime, and the United Nations has called for an investigation into the thousands of ‘disappearances’ under ther dictatorship.
Murdered priests used for propaganda as victims still ignored
When right wing sections of the Spanish military tried to take power from the Republican Government the Catholic Hierarchy came out in their favour even signing a public Pastoral Declaration supporting them which may have swung the war in their favour.
The support of the all powerful Church helped turn a failed army mutiny into a Crusade against the popular desire for abolishing oppression, portrayed as the evils of anarchism and communism. This resulted in a giant horror, with over 500,000 deaths on all sides and 40 years of fascist/catholic dictatorship, plus the execution of 100,000 republican prisoners, the robbery of 200,000 babies, etc, etc Continue reading 522 Fascist Clergy to get made into Saints→
Attitudes Harden in Spain as Catalonian Referendum Looms (someday,maybe..)
“I hate Catalonia and I can’t stand the Catalans.” These blunt words rolled off the sharp tongue of an habitually sweet-tempered 15-year old Spanish girl called Aina. Aina is from Spain’s north-eastern province of Aragon and she is among a score of Spanish teenagers attending a two-week summer language course I’m helping to organize in the UK. Continue reading Catalonia and Spain push Nazionalisms to block Revolution→
Bolivian government manages to split resistance to highway with a spurious consultation process.. Friday December 7
Often dubbed ‘the most beautiful place on Earth’, Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS in Spanish), is the crown jewel of the Bolivian Amazon, famous for its huge trees, astonishing wildlife, and fresh water. Its incredible natural and cultural significance have earned it the status, until now, of a double protected area — as a National Park and an indigenous reservoir. Continue reading Bolivia Buys Majority to Destroy Tipnis→