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Anarchists on the #CatalanReferendum: Three Perspectives from the Streets of #Catalonia

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.

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#Ljubljana: Call for October Revolution Festival in Autonomous Factory #Rog

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.

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Anarchist & Libertarian Alliance Call for a General Strike in #Catalonia on October 3

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.

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Anarchist Demos in #Barcelona: “No Borders, No Mossos, No cops, No military!”

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!”

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#Amsterdam: Spontaneous Demo in Solidarity With #NoG20 Prisoners

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.

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#VagaGeneral3O #CNT on General Strike in #Catalonia

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.

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