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Tracing the lines of the barricade

“Which side are you on?”, asks a famous american labour song. Perhaps the answer to the question, taken as a question with revolutionary implications, has never been simple, contrary to the illusions of hindsight and/or ideology.

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#Catalonia and the libertarians: Conversation with #Embat about the Catalan crisis

The past few weeks have been hard in Catalonia. The images of the crowds protesting the sentences for “sedition” to former members of the Generalitat, and the subsequent repression, have gone around the world. That the wave of protests that travels around the world reaches a corner of Europe and exposes the system in its violence, stripped of its democratic pretensions, is a remarkable fact. With its own modalities, with its limitations, and with its specificity, Catalonia is also demonstrating the crisis faced by capitalist democracies in the supposed “end of history.” To understand this moment a little better, we talked with members of the Catalan libertarian organization Embat.

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Anarchists, rebellion and nationalism in #Catalonia: Tomás Ibáñez

The militant demonstrations around national independence in catalonia continue (The Guardian 27/10/2019) in the face of State repression; a growing militancy that “threatens to transform the demands and consciousness of the movement itself.”(CrimethInc. 23/10/2019) .

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#Catalonia: Trapped between nationalisms

On October 14th, nine catalan independence “leaders” were found guilty of sedition for the organisation of the 2017 independence referendum in October and the subsequent declaration of independence, voted exclusively by pro-independence catalan MPs on the 27th of October (2017, Enough14).

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Barcelona: We reoccupied Ca La Trava

We have returned to Ca La Trava, now an empty plot, and we are not planning to leave. This space, until now closed, will again be open to the neighborhood, and we will defend it as we have defended our houses. We want it to be again a trench from which to resist the onslaught of the speculators and give war to all those who are destroying our neighborhood. If in Ca La Trava they make luxury flats we all lose, and we can’t allow that.

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Operation Odium: 5 antifa’s detained for handing out flyers

Tarragona, July 11th, 2019. Under the operational name of ‘”Operation Odium”, the Spanish National Police detained 5 locals over the allegations of hate crimes and incitement to violence. The reported event is the handout of some flyers where VOX’s political program was exposed.

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#Catalonia: Police persecution, so normal

Catalonia: The police station of the Mossos d’Esquadra of Banyoles demonstrate their commitment to the repression against the anarchists. 

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#Toronto: Far Right tried to hijack #YellowVests movement – Counter protests in Yellow

Ants showed up yesterday (December 15) to provide some sabotage to an alleged ‘yellow vest’ rally at Nathan Philips square. We dropped a banner over the proto-fascist trash that read “IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES WELCOME, RACISTS NOT”.


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Workers Power and the Spanish Revolution

In a political moment where the tide of fascism appears to be on the march, looking at past examples can provide inspiration, hope and lessons. In this valuable and lucid long-form essay, veteran writer and activist Tom Wetzel details what George Orwell described when first arriving in anarchist dominated Barcelona as his first time actually seeing “the working class was in the saddle.”

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