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Digging up Dignity at a Mass Grave of Anti Fascists in Majorca

Franco’s 40 year long catholic fascist regime buried at least 150,000 victims in  over 2000 unmarked mass graves. Up to 80 years later over 1700 remain unexcavated with their families awaiting  closure..

by Carmen Buades, Leire Gira and Marc Ferrâ summary from La Directa ..translation by TheFreeOnline

Skulls with bullet wounds to the face, tell the story of executions by Falangist fascists. The position of the skeletons, lying dumped on each other without order by the  indifferent killers.

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wife, daughter and granddaughter of Timoteo Mendieta: Still awaiting news.

“Thrown here as if they were dogs, rudely, without order.” says Dolores Marin historian and part of the commission created from last May, after a loca law was approved in the Balearics forcing the government to finally take charge of the exhumation and dignity of more than 50 mass grave sites there on the islands. Continue reading Digging up Dignity at a Mass Grave of Anti Fascists in Majorca

Barcelona: Fransisco Franco Decapitated, Smashed and Thrown in Rubbish

 
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Gagging Laws begins to bite: 600euro fine for ACAB Tshirt

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First gag cases ..A fine of 600 euros for wearing a shirt that cops don’t like

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you got it officer… Association Contra Anorexia & Bulimia…ACAB

On the shirt read: “ACAB” 
The girl was arrested and fined in Alicante under art.37 of the Public Safety Act (Gagging Law)that took effect last July 1 throughout the Spanish State. The cases in which this has happened are still very few ..Three known cases in Madrid, one in Valencia … descarga

Five Examples of GAG Law Repression

By Gerardo Tecé

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3 Anarchist Victims of Spanish Repression freed : There’s no Evidence

Freedom is the crimeThe National Court has ordered the release without bail bond  for three of the five people who were until now in custody, detained under the ‘Operation Piñata’, anti anarchist raids, on 31 March.

As  explained  Daniel Amelang to the paper Diagonal, one of the lawyers representing the defendants in Operation Piñata, they are now waiting for the Court to rule on the freedom of the other two people who are still in custody.piñata victory

On the anarcha-feminist movement in Spain

Anarcha-feminism and anarcho-machismo in Spain

 

Interview with the Valeries by Jeremy Kay http://mutinyzine.blog.compatriarcadoOn anarchism and machismo

We’ll start with a story that illustrates the sort of thing anarcha-feminists regularly deal with within the anarchist movement in Spain.

It happened at Casa Blanca – a squatted, self-managed social centre in central Madrid. It was a very big building with lots of space, and had more-or-less anarchist politics. It was squatted in early 2010 and evicted in September 2012. Hundreds of different collectives participated in the space.

Sometime towards the beginning of the occupation, a group of womyn asked the general assembly of the building for a womyn’s autonomous space. [This article uses the term ‘autonomous’ as is common among English-speaking activists, but the term used in Spanish is literally ‘non-mixed’.] The assembly said yes to this request, and the womyn started fixing up the space – cleaning and putting in lights etc.

During this time, we put up a poster on the door of the space that said ‘autonomous space – no machistas’ [ie ‘no patriarchs / macho arseholes’]. Someone wrote on the poster underneath ‘nor feminazis.’ That was a sign of things to come.images

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Millions demand Abolition of fascist appointed Spanish Monarchy

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Spain on Saturday to demand a referendum to abolish Spain’s monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favor of his son.“Spain, tomorrow, will be republican,” they chanted, waving the red, purple and gold flags of the country’s second republic, proclaimed in 1931 then overthrown eight years later by Gen. Francisco Franco at the end of the country’s catastrophic civil war.

It was only a few hours after the 76-year-old king announced his abdication on June 2 that a wave of protests drawing hundreds of thousands spread across the country.

On Saturday tens of thousands or more people from dozens of left-wing political parties and citizens organizations came together to demand “a referendum now” on the future of the monarchy.

 

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watch ‘Pieces of Madrid’: latest Global Uprisings docu

by Global Uprisings on April 21, 2014

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The latest short documentary in the Global Uprisings series explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the crisis in Spain.

As social conditions continue to deteriorate across Spain, people have been turning to the streets and to each other to find solutions to the crisis. This film tells the story of the massive mobilization that saw millions of people converge on Madrid on March 22, 2014; the story of the proliferation of social centers, community gardens, self-organized food banks; and the story of large-scale housing occupations by and for families that have been evicted. The film pieces together many of the creative ways that people have been coping with crisis and asks what the future may hold for Spain.

Filmed and edited in March/April 2014, it is part of the Global Uprisings documentary series. View more at globaluprisings.org.

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