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alas barricadas: CGT announces general strike for March 8

from a-infos

We are warming up engines for the next fight day of March 8. This year has the peculiarity of falling on Sunday, a day that presents other peculiarities such as those that want to highlight both the feminist movement and trade unionism. We will update this post with the future calls that will arrive ---- Murcia ---- CGT Murcia has communicated today to the labor authority GENERAL STRIKE for the days 8 and 9 March 2020, in compliance with the agreement taken at the assembly of affiliates and affiliates held last Wednesday, February 19. ---- Specifically, this strike is called for the following REASONS: ---- Existence of a huge wage gap between men and women that, although it occurs throughout Spain, in Murcia is singularly high.

The Power of the Swamp: Against All Nationalism

From Malcontent Editions, Catalonia

What’s most prominent about the situation in Catalonia during the past few years has not been the permanent mobilization, the number of people that have participated in it, or the content of the reclamations. What calls the attention most is the absence of an unmistaken contestation of the Procés which doesn’t come from spanish nationalist positions, in a game of mirrors between reactionary images. The firm oppositions to the catalan nationalist movement, coming from socially critical and revolutionary positions, could be counted on the fingers of a hand, always limited to the taking of positions by isolated comrades.

Catalunya and the libertarians: Conversation with Embat about the Catalan crisis

from a-infos by Jose Antonio Gutierrez D.

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.

Communique from Amadeu Casellas from the Penitentiary Center Brians I

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original here: http://www.alasbarricadas.org/noticias/node/42057]

It's been more than a year since Amadeu Casellas [an anarchist political prisoner of the spanish State whose hunger strike in 2009, which lasted more than 77 days and which launched powerful demonstrations and solidarity actions throughout the region (*translators note)] was placed into provisional detention without bail, under the accusation of aggravated robbery at a jewelry store.

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