Catalan General Strike 3 Oct.. updating translations . Against Repression.For Civil Rights

see previous  Catalan Referendum Wins.  Main Unions and ANC join General Strike Tuesday    90% YES despite Spanish Police attacks.    844 injured by 10pm shared with thanks from La Directa, Indymedia Barcelona, El Periodico, Vilaweb, Agencia UO, etcImage result for vaga general catalunya

The CGT anarchist union called the General Strike against repression and for Civil Rights, which has now been endorsed by the ‘Table for Democracy’  including all the major Trade Unions and civil Organisations.The ongoing traffic situation in Tarragona province was described as ‘chaotic’ at 10.00am

The Independence Referendum has morphed into a mass rebellion against the neo-fascist central government of thugs and thieves, and is rapidly spreading out of Catalonia around the Spanish State.

Here we try to inform you of minute by minute events with some rough quick translations from the alternative media


 

General Strike against Repression and for Human Rights. Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017

to be updated ..translator went to the demo

21.00

The King’s Speech.. by his Magnificent  Majesty Felipe

The new King came on the telly but instead of acting royal he praised the neo-fascist repression of the PP regime and accused the Catalans of all kinds of shit. Foolish Felipe missed his one opportunity to reunite Spain by ordering the occupying Spanish police thugs home, as his father might have done.

Instead he insulted and  branded all Catalans as living in illegality by going against the Constitution. But of course the Spanish monarchy itself is totally illegal, having been APPOINTED BY A FASCIST DICTATOR who illegally destroyed the 2nd Spanish Republic and murdered hundreds of thousands.

From here the Royal Speech looks like another spectacular own goal.

16.00

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Spanish police move towards the demonstration without their official uniforms. Be aware!

SUMMARY OF THE SITUATION AT THIS TIME

– Massive protests against the police action of 1-O.

– The PSOE (‘ex socialists’ asks to reproach Sáenz de Santamaría for the police violence.

-Though some big firms are trying o stay open there has been massive an unprecedented support for the strike in all sectors.

-Solidarity demonstrations have been held across the Spanish State and some in Europe. But the EU and various States and Establishment media, including the BBC have come out against Catalonia.

-The main theme of people’s anger seems to have extended from demanding Independence to expelling imported brutal Spanish police and demanding civil  and work rights.

– The demonstration is concentrated all the way from the Plaza Universitat and down Via Laietana, moving in the direction Parlament de Catalunya. Although there are also many huge concentrations at different points in Catalonia.

– Barcelona is also without public transport until 17:00 hours. The only 25% and onl till 20.00 Mobility is not guaranteed in the Catalan capital. Public transport in Tarragona and Girona has also been nearly paralysed by the numerous traffic blockades and mass picketing of motorways.Spanish National Police & Guardia Civil are now forces of occupation in Catalunya.

– The PP says  it will not now apply article 155, Direct Rule over Catlunya because of the lack of political support, but it already has done on a de facto basis..

14:49

The adhesion to the general stoppage by the Barcelona City Council has resulted in the suspension of all institutional acts and the convocation of political bodies, as well as the closure of equipment and services not essential to the functioning of the city. Thus, they have not opened the public civic centers, libraries, play centers, centers of old people, family spaces, equipment of the Institute Sports Barcelona (IBE), museums, theaters and centers of art of public ownership.Image result for vaga general catalunya
demonstrators  advised any  strike breakers to close

80% of the more than 10,000 workers of the Barcelona City Council and their entities and companies are not working on Tuesday, after the council of the Catalan capital has joined the “national strike,” according to the institution. The same sources have indicated that at the moment they do not know how many of these workers have supported the general strike called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT),  the mayor Ada Colau decreed minimum services in the essential services that the City council of Barcelona.

14:34

At 13.10 consumption in the whole peninsular electrical system has been about 1,000 MW lower than last Tuesday, where economic activity was the usual, and not like today that is marked by the general strike called in Catalonia. This difference would be equivalent to stopping a nuclear power plant.

13:47

Click here to see the traffic in the Catalan capital. Not much traffic but heavy delays…Clica aquí

2:00 pm

Thousands of people have entered the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona and are concentrated in front of the Parliament of Catalonia. The firefighters are in the front row and the Mossos d’Esquadra protect the building. Finally, Universities for the Republic and the Committees in Defense of the Referendum have summoned.
Parliament of Catalonia / Víctor Yustres

13.25 h.

In Sabadell there is one of the most massive mobilizations that are remembered in the city, according to the local police, there are 25,000 people. The demonstration came out of the Macià Axis about an hour ago and will end before the City Hall. Posters of “I was in our home”, referring to the polling station where the concentrated people managed to push the National Police back.
Mass mobilization in Sabadell / Emma Giné

13.05 h.

The pickets manage to close several establishments of Mercadona: in Tarragona, Terrassa, Salt, Vic, some neighborhoods of Barcelona and Balaguer, with tractors, among others.
The tractors have managed to close the Mercadona de Balaguer

12.52 h.

In Valls the accesses to the Industrial Estate  have been cut at dawn.  About 100 tractors from all of the Alt Camp have concentrated on the Cooperativa Agrícola de Valls to organize more actions during the rest of the day. In the morning, news pickets have closed the supermarkets Aldi, Lidl, Mercadona and Carrefour, while the small business have joined massively the Strike call. At 12 noon there was a crowded concentration on the square  with the support of a tractor .
/Elisenda Trilla

12:45

The multitudinous demonstration in the square of Universitat of Barcelona makes the zone impassable. Torrents of students come on foot from Diagonal and other city campuses. A few hundred adults have joined them along the way. They sing slogans against violence and police repression. In fact, the concentration overflows the square, fills the Gran Via beyond Roger de Llúria (towards Besòs)

12.40 h.

Dozens of tractors start to leave the Sucre de Vic car park towards the confluence between the C-17 with the C-25, the transverse area, at the height of Gurb.
/ Dolors Pena

 

Parlament de Catalunya / Víctor Yustres

13.25 h. 

 

The Tractor Army ready to intervene/ Dolors Pena

12.30  Girona, a city of only 98,000

Mass picket Oct 3rd already at 11.00 am at Police HQ in Via Laietana, Barcelona
12.15
In the city of Tarragona, the first pickets began early in the morning, with cuts on the highway and main accesses to the city. The call for concentration has brought together thousands of people who have protested before the Subdelegation of the Spanish government. Finally, the march has followed and passed El Crte Ingles and a Mercadona, which had blinds down. Backing the strike is practically total except for some chains such as Mercadona.
La rambla de Lluís Companys de Tarragona plena a vessar / Comitè en Defensa del Referèndum i l’Autodeterminació a Tarragona

Sadistic pigs get their Kicks and extra “Protection” from “Assaults”

By Brother Jonah  at NOT MY TRIBE

You know, vicious “assaults” like the handcuffed prisoner willfully striking the Pigs’ boots, fists, tazers, clubs, bullets and pepper spray with his head  face and neck.

51e035379a516bcfe1aa917c1229e19cLike what the Denver Pigs did to Marvin Booker because he came out of his cell without putting on shower shoes. There’s a real desperado for you.

Or John Walter getting stomped to death by the Fremont County PIGS for being in withdrawals from the long term medicines prescribed by his REAL physicians being denied to him by the private only-for-pig-run-facilities “medical” staff. Continue reading “Sadistic pigs get their Kicks and extra “Protection” from “Assaults””

MEXICO: #GASOLINAZO MASSIVE UPRISING SPREADS THROUGH BLOCKADES, LOOTING, AND CLASHES WITH POLICE

Massive mob of peeps in kick out the cops out of their hood during gas hike blockades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOkOq_Z63rU 

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from  It’s Going Down  by Scott Campbell

Since January 1st, protests and actions have been happening daily across Mexico to protest the government-ordered 20% price hike on gas, called the #gasolinazo.

protests spread to every region of as military to set up control points and barricades

Every state and Mexico City have seen actions from marches and blockades of toll booths, border crossing and highway, to the expropriation of corporate mega stores. Four have been killed by police and 800 arrested.

Protestors gather at Rosarito shopping center , read why @KPBSnews

Mexicanos al grito de guerra… Así en Rosarito Baja California.

500 people take over El Chaparral intl border crossing in , allow cars to pass without inspection by Mexican customs. https://twitter.com/RadioZapote/status/817850573714292736 

Dozens of residets blocked the railroad tracks leading to to protest a hike in gas prices e

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Several cities in Mexico taking to the streets to protest gas price hikes.

: Video shows police violence against a female protester in , , today.

Straight-up mob attack on government palace in yesterday over spike in gas prices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiEsujIs810 


Refueling tanks seized by protestors block Pemex access in and out of Rosarito, northern Baja, halting distribution to Tijuana

: spectacular footage of ongoing protests – 1000’s of protestors chase off and attack 100’s of police / security forces

OVER 160 HURT AS POLICE ATTACK WATER PROTECTORS WITH RUBBER BULLETS, TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS

daplPosted on November 21, 2016 by  .. Via Unicorn Riot:

Cannon Ball, ND – Water protectors attempting to clear two damaged military trucks from Highway 1806 were met with a militarized response by law enforcement working to ensure the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday evening. Police used tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, concussion grenades, and more crowd control munitions.nodapl-riots

By midnight of November 20th, injuries to over 160 people were reported, as medics also confirmed that a 13-year-old girl was shot in the face by law enforcement, two people suffered cardiac arrests, at least one person is in critical condition, and many contusions and damage to hands from rubber bullets. Many people were also experiencing hypothermia from the water cannons and have lung and eye irritation from tear gas and mace.

Unicorn Riot reported live on and off through the night as the standoff lasted over six hours.

TheFreeThoughtProject.com provided the following report on the attack:

Witnesses on the scene say police are employing tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, mace, LRAD sound cannons, and other weapons, as they moved to encircle the crowd trapped on the bridge — and at the mercy of merciless police.

Police began this assault on the captive group amid a total media blackout — a single Facebook Live video filmed by Kevin Gilbertt is the only live feed of events unfolding, as the already spotty internet availability has also been cut by law enforcement repeatedly during similar clashes. Continue reading “OVER 160 HURT AS POLICE ATTACK WATER PROTECTORS WITH RUBBER BULLETS, TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS”

Ciutat Morta- Dead City- watch here + Review (English subs)

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Death CityThis  is the award winning ‘DeadCity’ (Ciutat Morta) with English subtitles, finally seen on TV in Catalonia by over half a million this week (with 5 minutes censored).

Ciutat Morta (Dead City)

It tells the story of a police vendetta, torture,  and frame-up of  5 obviously and totally innocent people in vengeance for an ‘accident’ when a plant pot fell or was thrown on a policeman’s head, leaving him paraplegic, during a mass raid on a squatters party in Barcelona.  How police, politicians, press and Courts at every level combined to blame bystanders who looked like anarcho punks and hound to her death a lesbian poet who wasn’t even there.

Patricia Heras, poeta Patricia Heras   poeta

The documentary is an eye-opener on how rampant fascism, racism and sexism still rule in never reformed police and judicial systems, but more than that it’s a moving immersion into suffering and struggle, using the poems of Patricia Heras, written before she was finally driven to suicide.

After the docu was shown to a record audience on the 2nd channel people spontaneously took to the streets for a 1.00am demo through the city. Continue reading “Ciutat Morta- Dead City- watch here + Review (English subs)”

‘ANARCHISTS BEHIND FERGUSON RIOTS’

When will all America join in?!?!

MonP.Em_                   note: not sure where this photo was taken but it illustrates the point!

 

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Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Ian Bone

Police chief thinks locals incapable of organising……….otherwise they’d be in the police force……….

Apparently these ‘anarchists’ have been joined by ‘organised nihilists’ as the police chief becomes increasingly bonkers in attempts to portray outsiders with guns flooding down the state highways to loot and riot. But there are anarchists there and so there should be……THERE ARE NO OUTSIDERS IN THE WORKING CLASS

‘Some, like a young white Californian who gave his name only as Sam, are drifters with no clear-cut agenda. “I’m an anarchist and I was in the region so I decided to come. What’s happening here is inspirational, people are resisting,” said Sam, who has slept out some nights.

Despite the suspicion over provocateurs many residents continued to express gratitude for their guests, invited or otherwise. “Strength in numbers”, said Gino Addison, 36, whose porch overlooks the site where Brown was killed. “We can’t make this much…

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Turkey: This is just the beginning; fight on

From Contra-Info:

come help us..join the revolt!
come help us..join the revolt!

This is a revolt

Urban transformation projects have long been threatening living spaces of Istanbul residents. First slum demolitions, and then 63 million square meters of forests to be pillaged for the third bridge, shopping malls built one after another, luxury hotels, and while the pedestrianization project continued, next was Gezi Park. Istanbul residents continued to resist all of these projects that threatened life. Until excavators came to Gezi Park and uprooted the trees; Continue reading “Turkey: This is just the beginning; fight on”