On Sunday, October 1, the Catalan government held a referendum about Catalan independence from Spain in flagrant defiance of the Spanish government. Massive open clashes between Catalan voters and Spanish police took place throughout the region. A general strike is called for October 3 as a showdown looms between rival politicians and, perhaps, rival states. This situation poses complex challenges: how do anarchists show solidarity to partisans of Catalan independence against police repression without legitimizing nationalism, democracy, or a new Catalan state and its police? We spoke with several anarchists throughout the region and translated these three reports to offer insight into how Catalan anarchists are approaching these questions.
Continue reading Anarchists on the #CatalanReferendum: Three Perspectives from the Streets of #Catalonia
Call by the autonomous and squatted Rog factory. After last years eviction attempt people who were standing with Rog have rising legal bills and need support.
Continue reading #Ljubljana: Call for October Revolution Festival in Autonomous Factory #Rog
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.
Continue reading Anarchist & Libertarian Alliance Call for a General Strike in #Catalonia on October 3
In the evening of September 30 anarchists took the streets of Barcelona to protest against borders, Mossos (Catalan cops), cops and military. On October 1 anarchists took the streets again to protest; “For a planet without masters and borders!”
Continue reading Anarchist Demos in #Barcelona: “No Borders, No Mossos, No cops, No military!”
On September 30, there was a manifestation in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in solidarity with the NoG20 prisoners. After the manifestation there was a spontaneous demo in the city center of the Dutch capital.
Continue reading #Amsterdam: Spontaneous Demo in Solidarity With #NoG20 Prisoners
Statement of the Autonomous Revolutionary Nordic Alliance on yesterdays antifa demo in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Continue reading #ARNA Statement on #Antifa Demo in #Gothenburg
Several Anarchist groups and unions, but also student unions and initiatives are calling for a general strike in Catalonia on October 3. The number of people and groups calling for a general strike is growing after todays violence by Spanish cops. We re-publish a statement by CNT Catalunya – Balears. Update 22:30 CET: Several of the bigger unions decided to join the general strike after todays police violence.
Continue reading #VagaGeneral3O #CNT on General Strike in #Catalonia