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’.
Dockworkers boycott Spanish police ships sent against Catalan referendum
By Alejandro López in Spain Dockworkers in Catalonia’s two main ports, Barcelona and Tarragona, are refusing supply services to vessels carrying riot police and paramilitary Civil Guard units sent by Spain’s Ministry of Interior to crush the secessionist referendum.
CNT in solidarity with the protests in the RIF
Source – National Confederation of Labor
For months, there have been protests in Alhucemas and other Rif cities in northern Morocco against the unjust treatment that the Moroccan state has given the population for decades. The corruption of the Moroccan state, the lack of public infrastructures in the region, the attack on the Rif culture and language , the precarious conditions of life and the absence of freedom and autonomy to express themselves as a people.
Protests have increased as a result of the arrest of dozens of activists of the Popular Movement of Alhucemas, which raises the social and political demands of the Rif people through the peaceful mobilizations that are developing, and where women are increasingly prominent. Continue reading Solidarity with the Rebellion in the RIF by the CNT
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