Call for a general strike on October 3 by anarchist and libertarian unions and initiatives in Catalonia. Last night other initiatives and some of the big unions also called for a general strike on October 3. Today we publish a communiqué of the CGT, CNT and Solidaritat Obrera on the situation in Catalonia and an explanation for the call for a General Strike on October 3.
Submitted to Enough is Enough. Original text (Castellano); Anarkismio.net.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
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Anarchist & Libertarian Alliance Call for a General Strike in #Catalonia on October 3
Anarcho-syndicalists are not just background actors. We must combine our strategies and not depend on the siren songs of the conflicts organized by others.
As libertarians and active part of the trade unions, popular and social movements of Catalonia, we will always defend the right of self-determination of the people – starting with ours.
We see it as a basic principle of confederalism, to enable human coexistence on an equal basis. We are clear that any full emancipation will be impossible without first eliminating the economic structure that underpins capitalism. As long as this does’nt happen, the living conditions of the working class will continue to be crushed by a Spanish and Catalan oligarchy who always go out in full force to impose labor counter-reforms and cuts in social rights.
CGT condemns the repression of the Spanish State to the Catalan people for wanting to exercise the right to vote.
The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), already before the repressive actions carried out by the Spanish government in Catalonia on this first day of October, stated in a communiqué that it will defend the rights and freedoms of all people in any place with the means available to them.
The events we are seeing in Catalan towns and cities since the early morning hours, are typical for a dictatorship. The brutal, totally disproportionate attacks by the forces and bodies of repression against a defenseless population that only wants to exercise the right to vote, once again demonstrate the dictatorial state in which citizens have been plunged for years and is endangering the coexistence, fundamental rights and basic freedoms of all people.
The CGT expresses its absolute rejection of these actions and expresses its support and solidarity with the people of Catalonia because nothing justifies the excessive aggression of a peaceful population that defends itself with ballot papers and ballots, regardless of the position that one may have on the independence of this territory.
Related link (PDF document): http://www.aurorafundacion.org/IMG/pdf/Convocatoria_Anarcosindicalista_en_Cataluna.pdf
Poster for a General Strike demo in Barcelona on October 3:
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