From Freedom News UK
Far from the mainstream nationalist debates on independence, our failure to coherently confront power and offer meaningful alternatives, a community of squatters and expropriators live on the coast of Catalonia. …
From AMW English
Antonio Nieto Galindo has been demanding his freedom after more than 40 years of imprisonment in prisons in Spain and France. He is imprisoned for bank expropriations. After several years in prison in Spain, and now they are preparing to transfer him to France where he was sentenced to two life sentences without attending the trial
Chilean anarchist Rodrigo Lanza was sentenced to five years in prison in Spain on November 26. He was accused of homicide in the death of a fascist in 2017.
The following is a statement on Rodrigo’s sentencing, orginially published in Spanish on the anarchist website Todo Por Hacer.
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.
December 2nd, the rulers of the world are coming to Madrid. Some of the biggest murderers of this planet, of the biggest responsables of its devastation. They come to fill their mouths and calendars with the next plans of “fight against climate change”.While global capitalism continues intact and most of the CO2 emissions emanate from industrial production, while their companies keep devastating forests and mountains to extract its natural resources.
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.
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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.