Operation Pandora, Solidarity with Arrested In Spain flyer

  • Posted on: 19 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

On Tuesday, December 16th, at 5am, hundreds of cops broke into several houses, social centers, and ateneos in Barcelona, and also an apartment in Madrid. It was part of Operation Pandora, an anti-terrorist initiative carried out by the the highest level of the Spanish court system. Several houses were searched and eleven anarchist comrades were arrested. They did not know what charges they were accused of when they were arrested, just given a vague “anarchist terrorism” charge.

On Thursday, December 18th, seven of them went to prison and the other four were released under surveillance. All of them are now accused of the participating in the GAC (Coordinated Anarchist Groups), a group of people who held some meetings and edited some books. Earlier in November, 2013, five people were arrested and two are still in prison. They are also accused of the participating in the GAC and also committing some direct actions against churches.

The coordination between the police force and the media during Operation Pandora was immediately apparent. Together, they created panic and justified the repressive operation in terms of “criminal groups”, “terrorists” and “violent ones”. These police raids happened one day after the enactment of the “Ley Mordaza”, a very restrictive law that criminalizes disobedience and protest .

We are not surprised about the repression against the anarchist movement because our struggle against inequality through the self organization outside of laws and institutions make us undesirable for the state. They talk about “terrorism” when it is they who create terror and misery: the politicians and their laws, the bankers and their blackmails, the employing class and their exploitation, the cops and military with their repression and wars. Who are the “criminals”? Who is “violent”? Who are the “terrorists”?

The arrested people are our comrades. If they are terrorists, we are too. We build affinity, create alternatives, and point out who is robbing and exploiting us.

Because they are our friends,
Because they are our comrades,
Because we fight for Anarchism
We demand their immediate release!
We are in solidarity with them and will keep on fighting!

The struggle is the only way

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The Spanish State clearly is folding back to Franco-type dictatorship... adding to this the new laws fining people for protesting agaisnt holy austerity, and systematic deportations of Black Africans to Morocco.

I'd say there is a huge ground for mass revolt (not just in Spain)... but again liberals doing the "Hands Up Don't Shoot" routine!? I hope not this time around.

What did you expect? The Spanish Catholic hegemony has never forgiven the Moor's occupation in the Middle Ages. Catholics don't feebly turn the other cheek or forgive their enemies, they are not sentimental Crushtians, but ruthless instead, as goes with the schizo nature of religious's slave/God ideology.
The Spanish have always been inquisitors and the embodiment of dictatorship

Ruthless is almost a compliment for the brainwashed repressive bloodthirsty imbeciles that they are. You're talking about people who've been enjoying throwing living mules and donkeys over high cliffs, and it's been a national tradition. That's why I used the term "barbaric" as they've got a moral/religious system of beliefs that make them into something slightly more moderate than Wahhabi Takfiri jihadists. Catholicism is the number one purveyor of fascism in the Western world, next to Lutherians and the Richard Dawkins republican atheists.

the entire world is being to choked up by the nazis. papers, papers, papers. no papers, no fly- saudi arabia. europe is not safe. it has already fallen to the hands of eu.

Yeah but now it's been happening through the capitalist establishment. So that antifascists keep pretending to fight neonazis at base level while an mighty Damocles sword has been above us all, hiding at their cognitive dead angles.

An anecdote... I knew a girl during my university years in Canada, she was from an ultra-rich Jewish liberal family who used to live in Europe. She once told us, dead serious, that part of her family, including her, had to flee here and ally themselves to a prominent US protestant family through marriage, because they were in danger in Europe as the EU took over. Now you got a neofascist zionist like Igor Kolomoisky imposing themselves as THE Jewish authority in the EU, and the same gang of Neonazis have taken over in Canada and the US.

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