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1- El 27 de Octubre, cumpliendo el mandato del referéndum del 1 de Octubre en el que participaron más de 2 millones de personas a pesar de la represión policial, el Parlament de Catalunya proclamó la Republica Catalana. En una España con una monarquía sucesora directa del dictador Franco, una República que abre un proceso constituyente es sin duda una propuesta que rompe con el régimen del 78, con sus consensos políticos y con un orden constitucional al servicio de las élites. Esta proclamación se produce en un contexto de amenazas constantes para aplicar el 155 y darle una salida autoritaria a un conflicto que tiene que tener una salida eminentemente política y democrática. De hecho, en los últimos días se había llegado a amenazar con la aplicación del 155 pasara lo que pasara, se hiciera lo que se hiciera. Llamamos a rechazar la aplicación del artículo 155 y a la defensa democrática, pacífica y desobediente de la voluntad del pueblo catalán y su derecho a decidir. read full story / add a comment
The Declaration begins by reciting the full text of a resolution adopted October 10 by the parliamentary representatives of the pro-independence parties. The resolution recalls the repeated and frustrated attempts by Catalonia since the adoption of the post-Franco Spanish constitution of 1978 to expand the very limited administrative autonomy it grants into political recognition as a nation within the Spanish state. read full story / add a comment
Just after 3pm on October 27, the Catalan parliament voted to ratify the results of the country's October 1 referendum on self-determination, proclaiming Catalonia “an independent state in the form of a republic.” read full story / add a comment
iberia / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday October 11, 2017 16:55 by Josep Maria Antentas
October 1 has passed, closing a period of the shared history between Catalonia and the Spanish state and beginning an uncertain future. It was a day when all the tension building over the five-year independence process came to a head.
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iberia / la izquierda / non-anarchist press Thursday September 28, 2017 06:33 by Narciso Matías Rojas
Un consejo a la izquierda española: si no hay referéndum en Cataluña el 1-O jamás la izquierda verá un referéndum en España, si antes la burguesía no está segura de que lo puede ganar. read full story / add a comment
iberia / antifascismo / non-anarchist press Sunday September 24, 2017 15:45 by Iñaki Gil de San Vicente
Transcripción ampliada de la intervención realizada el 17 de septiembre en Sant Feliu del Baix Llobregat, organizada por la Candidatura d’Unitat Popular (CUP), en la que también intervino Mireia Vehí, diputada en el Parlament por la CUP-CC. Terminando la transcripción se han producido 14 detenciones de personas acusadas de ser demócratas, decenas de registros e incautaciones de documentos y propaganda. read full story / add a comment
In 1713-14, it took the troops of Spain’s Borbon monarchy 14 months of siege before taking Barcelona and ending Catalan self-rule. In September 2017, Catalonia is again under siege, this time from the central Spanish People’s Party (PP) government. Under prime minister Mariano Rajoy the Spanish state is concentrating all its firepower on stopping the Catalan government’s October 1 independence referendum. On that day, if this siege is successfully resisted, Catalan citizens will vote on whether “Catalonia should become an independent state in the form of a republic.” read full story / add a comment
In Catalonia an important process of independence is taking place against Spain. At the request of the Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Constitutional Court declared the Catalan Statute of 2010, unconstitutional. This statute was negotiated between the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and later endorsed by the Spanish Parliament. Since then, the number of Catalans who want to become independent from Spain has not stopped growing. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 16, 2017 05:09 by Gauteng Civic Association 1 comment (last - wednesday august 16, 2017 05:11) 1 image
About 40 communities from southern Johannesburg have united under the banner of Gauteng Civics. The Gauteng Civics have summonsed the national Minister of Human Settlements, the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlement, Mr Paul Mashatile, and the Mayor of the City of Joburg, Herman Mashaba, to our mass rally on Saturday 19 August to answer our demands for housing and land. read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday July 19, 2017 07:57 by Juntándonos para Luchar
Desde diversos procesos que hoy nos organizamos en la ciudad de Bogotá alrededor de las luchas estudiantiles, feministas y de género, comunicativas, barriales, educativas populares y comunitarias, impulsamos este evento como una apuesta colectiva clave para impulsar y fortalecer los procesos populares que hoy se piensan desde un caminar autónomo por la construcción de sujetos, comunidades y territorios libres de todo tipo de dominación social.
En este caminar en el que decidimos juntarnos para luchar, creemos que es hora de dar un nuevo paso que nos permita seguir avanzando en la construcción de un referente común que fortalezca tanto nuestros procesos como las luchas del pueblo en general. No obstante, creemos que esta también es una oportunidad para encontrarnos con otras organizaciones que están luchando en otros sectores, comunidades y territorios, y de las que consideramos podemos tener afinidades tanto en las apuestas políticas como en las formas de organizarnos y de luchar.
Desde la sabana de Bogotá les enviamos un fuerte abrazo y agradecemos su atención.
¡Arriba las que luchan!
Bogotá, Colombia. Julio, 2017
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southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday June 29, 2017 05:16 by Maokeng Advice And Resource Centre
The Free State Housing Campaign started door to door work in 3 wards (367 RDP households) in Kroonstad, Free State, and a mass meeting was held in each ward and then a mass march in Kroonstad. All this led to a broadening of the campaign as expressed in well over a thousand residents marching in Kroonstad and putting their demands very clearly to various government departments giving them 7 days to respond. At a report-back meeting held on Sunday 11th June there was extreme anger at Governments response and well “the shit and the ‘gatvol’ factor hit the fan” when the community marched in the township and were attacked by the police. 16 activists were jailed, charged with public violence and eventually released. This is a call for solidarity to contribute no matter how small or big to this struggle. read full story / add a comment
We live in a paradoxical world. Much debate on the radical left revolves around multitudes of discontented groups – sometimes lumped together as the 99%, sometimes rebranded as precariat – struggling against an abstract empire and its 1% rulers. Capitalism and class – once serving as a compass to navigate left politics through the apparently chaotic sees of everyday life – have turned into subjects of theoretical debate with little to no connection to political praxis. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 12, 2017 16:34 by Gina Crosley-Corcoran
Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was “privileged.”
“THE F&CK!?!?” I said.
I came from the kind of poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you making ramen noodles in a coffee maker with water you fetched from a public bathroom? I was. Have you ever lived in a camper year-round and used a random relative’s apartment as your mailing address? We did. Did you attend so many different elementary schools that you can only remember a quarter of their names? Welcome to my childhood. read full story / add a comment
Large parts of the western working class now seem to gather around right populists, demagogues, and racists. They vote for reactionary and fascistoid political parties. They helped to vote the UK out of the EU and to make Trump president of the world's superpower number one, and they vote so massively for the far right political parties that the latter have government power in sight throughout several of Europe's most populous countries. read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Monday March 06, 2017 17:30 by Hamid Dabashi
Today's worst Islamophobes are not hailing from the ranks of the far-right movement, instead they claim to be liberals. read full story / add a comment
north africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday February 27, 2017 01:28 by Nizar Visram 1 image
At the 28th Summit meeting of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 January 2017, Morocco's readmission to the continental body generated heated discussion. At the end of the day the Kingdom of Morocco managed to win over sufficient member states on its side and it was allowed to join the fold unconditionally. read full story / add a comment
German newspaper apologises for publishing false allegations of Cologne-style New Year sex assaults in Frankfurt
netherlands / germany / austria / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Wednesday February 15, 2017 20:51 by Justin Huggler
Germany’s highest-selling newspaper has issued an apology for publishing false allegations of Cologne-style sex attacks in Frankurt during New Year celebrations.
Police in the city ordered an investigation after Bild claimed a mob of some 900 drunk asylum-seekers had assaulted women on one of the city’s best known shopping streets.
But the police investigation found conclusively that there was no mob and that the alleged sex assaults did not take place. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday January 27, 2017 16:39 by John Pilger
On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. "In order for us to heal and move forward...", say Writers Resist, "we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of democracy." read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 25, 2017 18:49 by Cyrus Bina
“In a time of universal deceit,
Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
— George Orwell read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Tuesday January 24, 2017 02:32 by Nathan Schneider
Among the sweeping changes that President Donald J. Trump has already brought to Washington with his inauguration is the specter of window-breaking anarchists. read full story / add a comment