Protests

Anarchists on the Catalan Referendum: Three Perspectives from the Streets

  • Posted on: 3 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

Via Crimethinc.

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.

(Cali, Colombia) Anarchist and communist students clash with the police on “Student’s Day”

  • Posted on: 28 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Student Militants in Cali, Columbia

#LongLiveTheRevolt #CaliInRebellion On May 25, there were strong protests and clashes with the police (ESMAD militarized police) at the Universidad del Valle (Univalle) in Cali, Colombia, in commemoration of Student Day and for various problems in the country, such as the civic stoppage of rural communities in Buenaventura, the civic strike in Chocó and the national work stoppage of the Colombian magisterium.