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#Barcelona: Solidarity rally in front of Ward Ras Prison

Barcelona. We have been informed that yesterday, April 6, 2020, six people gathered in front of Ward Ras Prison to protest against the unjustifiable and punitive conditions imposed on the prisoners due to the state of emergency. Chanting “free prisoners”, “down with the walls” and “you are not alone”, accompanied by some firecrackers, prisoners could be heard from behind the wall that separated them, several Mossos d’esquadra came out of the centre, intimidating and threatening people, who fled, alerted by the prisoners who were shouting “Run, run”.

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Catalan Independence: debates and polemics among anarcho-syndicalists

The question of the independence of Catalonia raises lively debates within libertarian unions. This is the case with the CGT anarcho-syndicalist union, which has 60,000 members, almost a third of whom are based in Catalonia.

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The Catalan-Balearic regional branch of the CNT shows its solidarity with the strike in the Basque Country

Catalonia. The CNT Catalonia-Balearic Islands has issued a statement in which it expresses its solidarity with the general strike called for the Basque Country and Navarre on 30 January in defence of decent public pensions.

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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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