1000’s of Women Protest as Gang Rape 5 get Light Sentences and Victim Blamed

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‘Fear is gonna Change Sides’.. Women’s Self Defense.
  Just months before they had shared a video on Whatsapp of themselves abusing, mocking and stripping a drugged and kidnapped girl, to the adulation of their many fans (see Pozoblanco below).Image result for Manifestaciones mujeres sentencia manada
The San Fermin rape became the focus of a campaign against sexual abuse atthe Fiesta, highlighting many other similar cases, and condemning the impunity showed by the corrupt political justice system, as well as the links between machismo, bull torture, catholic nationalism and rape in the ‘culture’ of the Spanish right.
The sentencing of the rapists came just weeks after the first ever women’s General Strike on March 8th with an unprecedented awakening to the abuse , denigration and discrimination against women.
A heavy sentence was expected but the judges ruled there was no proof of rape, that the girl didn’t protest loud enough, and reduced the charge to ‘abuse’. For this they got 9 years each.. but  with endless appeals and certain clemency they will likely never go to jail, like the hundreds of corrupt poiliticians charged but enjoying immunity..

Demonstrations called on social media have multiplied already across Spain to express the rejection of the decision of the court
(Ara report by ENRIC BORRÀS / MARIONA FERRER)  Thousands of people – most of them women – have quickly concentrated in the Plaça Sant Jaume de Barcelona. Continue reading “1000’s of Women Protest as Gang Rape 5 get Light Sentences and Victim Blamed”

Spanish police hand over Juana’s kids to a Country condemned for Sexist Violence

 Spanish ”justice” delivers the children of Juana Rivas to an abuser in a country condemned by StrasbourgDespite dozens of support demos juana was forced to finally come out of hiding and hand over her children to her abusive ex partner, and still faces probable prison for defying the courts. The children, aged three and 11, were forcibly handed to their father, Francesco Arcuri, of Italian nationality who was sentenced in 2009 for mistreating the mother of the children.

By Natalio Blanco,  translated from Kaos en la Red.. (updated) with thanks

Italy, the European Union country in which the Spanish justice wants Juana Rivas’ two youngest children to be recalled, has been condemned this past March by the European Court of Human Rights for its inefficiency in the fight against the sexist scourge.

”Juana is hiding in my house” proclaimed hundreds of women when Juana went into hiding with her children to prevent them being handed over to her abusive ex partner.

Italy has frightening statistics on everything related to gender violence, even more lacerating than the data that have been registered in Spain successively year after year despite the recent state pact signed in parliament by the main political groups.

The children, aged three and 11, were forcibly handed to their father, Francesco Arcuri, of Italian nationality who was sentenced in 2009 for mistreating the mother of the children.

This judge has not taken into account at any time that the children of a victim of gender violence, with which her father was convicted in 2009 by the head of the Criminal Court 2 of Granada, María Luisa Roldán, should also be considered victims.

Arcuri acknowledged before the judge that on the morning of May 7, 2009 he repeatedly “hit” his partner at the home they shared with his three minor children in the capital of Granada after asking him to explain where he had been that night. Juana Rivas needed medical assistance for the blows received.Image result for Juana Rivas CHILDREN TO iTALY


Rate of Italian Femicides TRIPLES even that of Spain.

The head of the Court of Instruction number 2 of Granada made the decision contrary to what was dictated only two days before by another judge to Juana Rivas in Granada, after reappearing after almost a month of being in hiding with her children. Continue reading “Spanish police hand over Juana’s kids to a Country condemned for Sexist Violence”

Eugeni Gurnès: anarchist mayor executed by Spain

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via Indymedia Barcelona with thanks.        Eugeni Guernès, a Catalan anarchist, driver by profession and a CNT union member, was mayor and councillor in the  Llagostera town in Girona, Catalonia. between 24 November 1936 and 10 May 1938.

When the war and the Republic were lost and the fascist coup d’etat finally triumphed he had to march to exile like so many militants. On his return he was denounced, arrested, imprisoned and subsequently sentenced to death and executed on 7 May 1943 in Girona old cemetery, where with eight more people from Llagostera he was executed by firing squad .LLAGOSTERA | DDG lived Llagostera Saturday a massive and emotional presentation of voice silenced the book on Eugeni Bou Gurn, mayor of the town between 1936 and 1939, and was executed on 7 May 1943 by the Franco regime.Eugeni and his companion Carmen Mascort

The war of resistance had ended in March 1939, but in the cemetery of Girona, more than five hundred people were shot dead between 1939 and 1945 and the dictatorship continued for nearly 40 years, with support from western powers. All of the massacred were buried in mass graves. Continue reading “Eugeni Gurnès: anarchist mayor executed by Spain”

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