On 4th of July 2022, a demonstration against the rise of electricity costs and power cuts took place in Seville, Spain. The march had been organised by the neighboorhood assemblies Barrios Hartos and Plataforma Vecinal Cerro-Amate as a protest against the energetical poverty the working class neighboorhoods of Seville have always been suffering and that has become even worse during the last months, when power cuts have become more and more frequent du to the rising prices. However, the march ended in an act of brutal police repression against a well-known comrade of the organising collectives. He was thrown to the ground by police officers who then detained him by sitting on his head and did not refrain from their violent attitude although he was screaming with pain. Meanwhile, the rest of police officers were intimidating the outraged mass of protestors, threatening them with their batons. The comrade was finally arrested and taken to the police station, where he had to spend the night before being taken to court the next morning. He is being accused of “resistance and gross disobedience”.Continue reading Brutal arrest during protest against rise of electricity costs in Seville, Spain
Melilla. Spain. We share a video and a communiqué signed by La Plateforme des Associations et Communautés Subsahariennes au Maroc (P. ASCOMS), Caminando Fronteras, ATTAC CADTM Maroc, Association d’aide aux migrants en situation de vulnérabilité- Maroc (AMSV), AMDH/ L’Association Marocaine des Droits Humains.
Image above: The fence arround the spanisch enclave of melilla in 2006. Images by Sara Prestianni taken from storie migranti. Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.Continue reading Communiqué: 37 people have died at European borders: Spain-Morocco agreement on migration kills! [Melilla]
Melilla. Spain. Refugee massacre in Melilla is no different from genocid.
Continue reading 37 refugees dead, hundreds injured in Spanish-Moroccan police massacre at Melilla border – Gathering in Berlin
“Other deaths may have occurred when some fell from the top of the fence: at the place on the border where the massacre took place, the border fence rises to between 6 and 10 meters in height. Other may have been directly killed by police who hit them with stones and batons.”
So-called Spain: A tour of the CNT positions during the Civil War.Continue reading From libertarian communism to corporate socialism
Metalworkers in Cadiz, Spain were on strike for 9 days in late November until the mainstream unions signed an agreement with the employers that many consider insufficient and even insulting. Nonetheless, things are now pretty much back to normal and it’s time to take a stock of the whole affair.Continue reading On the recent (metal) workers’ strike in Cadiz
Cadiz. Spain. November 23, 2021. Today the youth of Cadiz took to the streets in great numbers to support the strike of metal workers – what an example of dignity and solidarity! But as thousands of us peacefully participated in the demonstration called by the students’ union, a perfectly coordinated group of riot police brutally attacked the demonstration. It is an absolute disgrace that these forces were sent by the central government to fight us! Despite this unprovoked police violence, we want to say loud and clear that we will not be intimidated and that we fully support the metal workers. Therefore, on Friday, November 26th, we call to once again leave the lecture halls and fill the streets for a new day of student strike!Continue reading Cádiz – Put an end to police repression! Friday, November 26th Students’ General Strike: Youth fights together with steelworkers, we will not be intimidated! [Spain]
Cadiz. Spain. Class War: Not just two words, representing the political and economic war of the 1% and their army of politicians, bureaucrats and the police forces against the rest of the socio-economic classes, but an actual reality as depicted in the video below from the southern city of Cadiz in Spain, where a tank was deployed on Monday 22 November 2021, in the working-class neighborhood of Río de San Pedro de Puerto Real.Continue reading This is Class War: Spanish riot police invades the city of Cadiz like an army
The Canarian anarchist activist Ruymán Rodríguez visits the Valencian Community, invited by the Mostra del Llibre Anarquista d’Alacant, to share the work carried out by the Sindicato de Inquilinas and the Federación Anarquista de Gran Canaria. An interview.
Image above by Miguel Ángel Valero.Continue reading Ruymán Rodríguez and the Federación Anarquista de Gran Canaria: An Interview
Elisa di Bernardo went to Oviedo yesterday to relate the situation of her companion Gabriel Pombo da Silva. She was invited by the group Higinio Carrocera, in collaboration with the Cambalache community centre, taking advantage of her visit to Pombo in the prison of Mansilla de las Mulas in León. Elisa gave a very complete account of both the legal situation of the anarchist prisoner and his life and struggle during more than 30 years in prison.Continue reading Elisa di Bernardo: “We are winning battles for the freedom of Gabriel Pombo” [Spain]