Posts Tagged ‘Spain’
Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
[Madrid] Ciclo de charlas: “LA ANARQUÍA EN TIEMPOS DE PANDEMIA”
Viernes 7 de agosto
19:00: Actualización informativa sobre represión al anarquismo en Madrid y a nivel internacional
Breve repaso informativo de los casos represivos contra el anarquismo en Madrid (caso bankia y Operción Arca), la represión en Italia en las diferentes operaciones, Grecia, Chile, Francia… Un breve repaso a la ofensiva del Estado contra el anarquismo.
20:00 “Covid-19: La anarquía en tiempos de pandemia”
La pandemia está acelerando diversos procesos de reajuste y transformación de las condiciones de dominación. Ante este secreto a voces, se potencia un ambiente de pánico global que ha venido incrementándose gracias al cotidiano achicamiento del mundo, de la mano de la velocidad y, la complejidad e intensidad de la interconexión planetaria. (more…)
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
El pasado domingo 19 de julio, como se venía haciendo desde hace décadas, los puestos políticos del Rastro han vuelto a colocar de forma colectiva sus mesas en la plaza de Tirso de Molina en Madrid. A las once de la mañana hemos recibido la visita de unos agentes de la policía municipal, con órdenes de levantar los puestos y sancionarnos si nos negábamos a ello, diciéndonos en primer lugar que carecíamos de licencia y que además el Rastro estaba cerrado por ordenes del Ayuntamiento. Ante nuestras insistentes peticiones de explicaciones dado que no entendemos por que el Ayuntamiento procede ahora de esta manera solicitándonos unas licencias que saben de sobra que no tenemos han respondido llamando a más refuerzos de policía municipal, mientras trataban inútilmente de excusar, aludiendo a reales decretos, la realidad de esta decisión del equipo de gobierno de Almeida: los puestos políticos molestan en la
plaza de Tirso de Molina. Nada han comentado sobre aforos, medidas de seguridad sanitaria, o algo que tuviera que ver con la salud pública como motivo por el que nos impiden montar los puestos: la pandemia es una excusa perfecta para arrebatarnos para siempre nuestro espacio los domingos sin generar demasiada oposición. O eso creen.
Una compañera que se ha negado a recoger su puesto ha sido sancionada y su material requisado, mientras los compañeros del sindicato CNT, que tiene reconocido por el Ayuntamiento el derecho a montar puesto tras un pleito judicial derivado del intento de desalojo de los puestos en el año 1992 han decidido recogerlo en solidaridad con los demás puestos de la plaza. Hay que decir además que los puestos estábamos cumpliendo escrupulosamente la normativa al respecto de las medidas sanitarias: separación de dos metros entre los puestos, geles desinfectantes para las manos, mascarillas, etc. y que no se estaba produciendo en la plaza ningún tipo de aglomeración hasta que ha llegado la policía. (more…)
Sunday, July 19th, 2020
From Enough 14.
Social rebel, counterfeiter, bandit, modern Robin Hood – the list of titles with which our anarchist comrade Lucio Urtubia was honoured is long. His life, which sounds like an adventure novel, is a mirror of the revolutionary movements in Europe in the second half of the 20th century. Lucio Urtuba passed away today. Rest In Power Lucio!
Lucio Urtubia was born in 1931 in a small village in Navarre and grew up in poor conditions. When he was called up for military service, he deserted to France shortly afterwards, where he worked as a bricklayer from then on. He came into contact with anarchist groups and met his political foster father: the legendary Sabaté, who organized the armed resistance against the Franco dictatorship from France. Forging documents, hiding underground fighters and illegal fundraising activities play a major role in his life from then on. Numerous resistance organisations, which have a base of operations in France or are looking for a place to retreat, benefit from his skills: Black Panthers, Tupamaros, European guerrillas. Lucio’s solidarity is with every act of revolt aimed at a more just social order. (more…)
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
Comrade Elisa has sent us information about our anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva, who has already been transferred and is in the prison of Mansilla de las Mulas in León. Although she has not yet been able to speak directly with Gabriel, she knows that he is well and that the prison in Leon is a compliance prison, so they will want to keep him there for a while.
You can write to him and keep in touch with him at the following address:
Gabriel Pombo da Silva
C.P. Mansilla de las Mulas
24210 – Mansilla de las Mulas (León)
We cannot forget our imprisoned comrades!
The struggle continues!
Freedom for anarchist prisoners!
Freedom for our comrade Gabriel Pombo!
Saturday, June 27th, 2020
26.06.2020: In view of the imminent transfer of our anarchist comrade, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, we warn you that if letters are sent to him at the Badajoz prison, they will probably be returned or lost.
Gabriel has already been informed of the transfer, but we still do not know when he will leave, nor for how many days he will be held (transfer in the ‘kangaroo van’ of the Guardia Civil), so we ask that you wait until we get a statement confirming his new destination.
If the penitentiary institutions and the prison authorities do not modify the “script”, the prison that awaits him is Mansilla de las Mulas in León, although most likely the transfer will not be direct and he will have to make the journey through other prisons.
In the Badajoz prison, hardly any mail came to our comrade, that is why to write to him, it is better to do it by registered letter to be able to report and claim the correspondence.
This is the address of the prison:
C.P. Mansilla de las Mulas
Mansilla de las Mulas
24210 – León, SPAIN
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
“…establecer, fuera de toda política burguesa, la solidaridad de la acción revolucionaria…”
Las redes de apoyo mutuo, las redes vecinales, el voluntariado (o los asalariados), los bancos de alimentos, todo el inmenso aparato surgido en pocas semanas para contener las desastrosas consecuencias económicas y sociales que la pandemia ha provocado han acaparado la atención de muchas, bien sea por altruismo, bien sea por pura y simple necesidad. Y es normal, dado que como en cualquier crisis que atraviese el sistema capitalista, las consecuencias más graves las sufren en mayor medida aquellos que previamente a la crisis estaban ya jodidos, es decir, los y las pobres, en Madrid o en Sebastopol. Los capitalistas siguen una sencilla lógica: socializar las pérdidas, cuando las haya, y acaparar los beneficios, siempre. Es una de las lógicas que atraviesan una sociedad dividida entre explotados y explotadores, entre gobernados y gobernantes. (more…)
Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
15.06.2020: Last Thursday, June 11, the Provincial Court, the court at the base of the judicial pyramid in Spain, demonstrated its inquisitorial power by rejecting the request for annulment of the OEDE (European Arrest Warrant) that sent our comrade back to the dungeons of the State after three and a half years of freedom.
After a year and a half of clandestinity, Gabriel was arrested last January 25th in Portuguese territory as a result of the above-mentioned OEDE issued by the Court No. 2 in Girona (specifically by Judge Mercedes Alcázar Navarro), with the intention that he would serve another 16 years in prison counted as a residual sentence (response to the complaint of malfeasance against the judge for having hidden the order for Gabriel’s immediate release in June 2016, which delayed his release, that judge has set in motion her own revenge!).
After three and a half months of pre-trial detention (months during which it was clear that Portugal had submitted to the pressure of Girona Court No. 2 and that the European rules that would have allowed the release of our comrade had not been applied), on 12 May, he was handed over to the Spanish authorities and is currently in the prison of Badajoz (Extremadura). (more…)
Saturday, June 13th, 2020
12/6/20: Pending further information we learn from the regime press that this morning the judiciary in Rome carried out 7 arrests resulting in 5 people being taken to jail within a repressive operation named “Bialystok”.
Arrests in Rome [one arrest was made near Almerìa, Spain, and one in Saint Etienne, France, with the collaboration of police of those respective states]
The comrades Daniele, Nico, Francesca, Falla, Flavia, Claudio and Robi, have been arrested, perhaps for 270bis and instigation.
Named “operation Bialystock”, according to the newspapers seven comrades have been arrested with the accusation of association for the purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order, act of terrorism with deadly devices and explosives, possession of and carrying explosive material, instigation to commit crimes against State personalities as well as fire and aggravated damage with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order.
The investigations started after the explosive attack on the Roma San Giovanni carabinieri barracks on December 7 2017.
Translated by Act for freedom now!
About the Bialystok operation
The umpteenth anti-anarchist repressive operation began at dawn on 12/06/20 in the territories dominated by the Italian, French and Spanish states. In grand style, wearing balaclavas and carrying weapons, the guards searched several houses, seized the usual equipment and arrested 7 people, 5 of them are in jail and 2 under house arrest.
Nothing new under the starry sky.
The charges that the state moves against them are various, including the usual subversive conspiracy to commit terrorism as well as arson, incitement to commit crimes, etc., etc..
Now, it is not important to stay behind their judicial quibbles, but it is necessary to reiterate that direct action, mutual support, rejection of all hierarchy and all authorities and that the practice of solidarity are an expression of our anarchic tension.
We are not interested in entering into the logic of innocent / guilty, the individuals affected are our comrades and will have our closeness, solidarity and complicity.
To each their own.
– An occupant of the Bencivenga Occupato
For the moment, the known addresses of the arrested comrades are:
Viale Maestri Del Lavoro, 2 – 02100 Vazia (RI)
Flavia Di Giannantonio
C.C Femminile Rebibbia
Via Bortolo Longo 92. Roma 00156
C.C Siracusa Via Monasteri, 20C.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
PDF: Mundo Covid-19 #3
PDF: Mundo Post Covid-19
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Statement by Amadeu Casellas, after his release
Yesterday, May 14, I received provisional freedom, awaiting an acquittal or conviction. As you already know, justice in this state is not impartial, depending on whether the prosecutor has been military, fascist or ecclesiastical, that is already a problem for the working class. The same is the case with presidents, magistrates or judges, who depending on their ideology, can also be condemnatory or acquittal. I no longer want to talk about the state hitmen, also called Mossos d’Esquadra [police force in Catalonia], who are manipulative, corrupt and pathetic.
In any case, as you can imagine, I am very happy with my freedom, after the two years I have been unjustly locked up in prison.
But this is not over yet, because I have to go and collect the conviction or acquittal, and as you can imagine, if it is condemnatory I will have to appeal it. Among other things, because the state’s hired killers, the Mossos d’Esquadra, manipulated evidence, which was demonstrated in the trial that took place on the 5th and 6th, as well as other evidence that was manipulated by themselves.
I want to thank all the Grup de Suport for all the help they have given me during these two years, which has been a lot, and I hope that the next few days we can all stay together and celebrate my freedom.
And to be able to start, for those who want to participate in new struggles against the many abuses that are inside the prisons, the fact that I have come out does not mean that this has ended.
The struggle continues, because there are many Amadeus in prisons and many fascists that watch over them, torture and humiliate them. For those who want to continue organizing the struggles of the prisons in the Catalan and Spanish death centers, we will be in contact.
Thanks to everyone for your support.
Salud and Anarchy
Sunday, May 17th, 2020
The counter-information site La Rebelion de las Palabras recently discontinued their blog. Below is a translated statement about their reasons to do so.
Since the emergence of what is termed the International Network of Counter-Information and Translation in the anarchic sphere, a multitude of individuals and groups construct and maintain regular and not so regular transmissions, crossing borders and bringing news of resistance and repression further than before. The limits of these new-medias, not so new after years of development and recuperation, are increasingly being known, and many counter-information groups have added to the debate with their contributions, ongoing or usually at the closure of their site with their own reflections.
For some time now, we have been internally questioning the real usefulness of this blog for social movements, or revolutionaries, in our environment and beyond. We have tried to review which were really our contributions to the fight and which, on the other hand, only contributed to the spectacle, the folklore, and a purely aesthetic radicalism. We wanted to look back, see the changes in the news and materials, the drifts we had taken, a little driven by our own criteria, but also by fluctuations in the type of content that came to us. Through this exercise, we realized that we also had another need. It had to do with the way in which certain movements or spaces of struggle perceived us and did or did not count on us as a space for dissemination of their initiatives, calls, projects or reflections. And this, in turn, led us to the situation we have now. (more…)
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Our comrade has been handed over to the Spanish State this morning (May 13) and is currently in the Badajoz prison (Extremadura). He is well and strong as always. Surely he will have to stay 14 days in a mandatory quarantine and then, supposedly, be transferred to another prison. In that sense, more information will follow.
Even if we have no guarantee that the mail will work regularly, it is obvious that it will not be a virus that is responsible for the fact that the letters of your loved ones and solidarity may not reach him! So it would be better to send registered letters (also as a result of recent problems that occurred in the Porto Judiciary Police jail where Gabriel was able to receive the correspondence only by documented registered shipments).
[updated corrected address 27/5/20]
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
Carretera de Olivenza, km 7.3
FREEDOM FOR ALL!
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
PDF: Aqui Y Ahora #9
Una pandemia se instaura en nuestras vidas, adueñándose de nuestra libertad más básica, poniendo todo patas arriba, paralizando la economía mundial y avisándonos de que, las consecuencias que tendremos cuando
volvamos a la “nueva normalidad”, las pagaremos a un alto precio. Es una pandemia llamada autoridad, que funciona aumentando poco a poco esta olla a presión que estallará en cualquier momento. Este nuevo número del periódico, no se quedará en internet. Nos veremos en las calles.
1.- La salud como proceso: carta de una enfermera familiar y comunitaria
2.- La pandemia de la represión y el estado de alarma
3.- Huelga internacional de vivienda
4.- Historia y significado del 1º de mayo
Anexo: ¿Por qué okupamos? II
Noticias breves / Convocatorias / Recomendaciones / Proyectos de la zona
Puntos de distribución fijos:
– Local Anarquista Motín, C/ Matilde Hernández, 47
– Casa Auto-gestionada del Barrio de Aluche, La CABA, C/ Quero, 37
– Ateneo Libertario de Carabanchel, 2ª planta del Centro Social Okupado
“EKO”, C/ Ánade, 10
– Espacio Social Liberado Autogestionado EKO. C/ Ánade s/n
– C.S.O.A. (Centro Social Okupado Anarquista) La Gatonera. C/ Antoñita
– Bar Río, C/ Halcón, 6
Otros puntos de distribución:
– En los metros de Aluche, Carabanchel, Carpetana, Oporto y Vista Alegre
– En centros culturales, bibliotecas y demás espacios públicos
– En algunos bares y comercios del barrio
Si quieres distribuir, sugerir, aportar o contactar:
Para descargar todos los números y consultar los artículos:
Sunday, May 10th, 2020
Translated from Italian by Act For Freedom Now!
As our comrade Gabriel hasn’t written any official communique so far, these words intend to be precisely a communique/diary and a way of sharing with people and comrades in affinity what he thinks in regard to certain questions.
Gabriel explicitly asked his comrade/partner to select the passages (from letters he sent to her) where he reflects/analyses and/or speculates on interesting issues related to the current situation: «coronavirus» in prison, his judicial situation and the circumstances of his imprisonment.
Gabriel is in good health and spirits and he’s ready for the war he’s expecting in the jails of the Spanish State. In spite of the sentence issued by the Supreme tribunal of Lisbon confirming his consignment to the Spanish State, we still don’t know whether the «authorities» will extradite him without taking into account the «state of emergency» declared following the «Covid-19» «pandemic». As a matter of fact, the «state of emergency» itself (theoretically) is preventing prisoners from being extradited to other countries as long as it lasts.
More information to follow.
Long live anarchy!
8th March 2020
Yesterday, as I was listening to (watching) TV, I had already guessed that these scum would leave us without visits and today… well today was a crap day…
Saturday, May 9th, 2020
Weeks after our initial incarceration we are finally being released, little by little. Released, we say, because very few stayed indoors of their own accord. Of course some did, but most had no choice. Media hysteria censured of any alternative, fines, police intimidation and beatings are enough to keep even the most rebellious souls locked up. The monster came out of the mist only to retreat again, no one knowing when it might return to rear its ugly head.
Yet, here in southern Europe, we were not abandoned during quarantine. Not forgotten like the dead. Carrefour kept its shelves stocked. If one persisted toilet paper could be found and hoarded. Amazon never let us down, but at $10,000 a second that’s hardly surprising. Orange supplied in times of need, but with society’s upsurge in demand on telecommunications an upgrade from this archaic 4G is essential. In a period of hibernation, as they have chosen to label it, big industry enjoyed a midnight feast while the others were forced to sleep. It would appear that Holzmann’s ‘creative destruction’ is exactly what we’re witnessing: a good old deep clean, forcing the clutter into the corners to make space for the elegant new furniture.
The scientific bombardment shows little sign of slowing up. The facts, figures, graphs, lofty titles and even heftier wallets continue to force upon us a story that must be accepted. Our ideas, experiences and lives are nothing but fake news in a New Normality where the only trustworthy sources are the party-pledges of our favorite periodicals. Everyone’s got an opinion yet to refuse the transcribed plot is to be in support of murder. Numbers skyrocketed, then relaxed, but death continues to rain down, yet all we see on the bleak walk to the shop and back are the faces we once smiled at, averting our gaze.
The life we are now living was drawn from a model that transitioned us from fascism, says the cop, gun pressed gently into the lower back. We’re lucky to have had this time together, says the husband, brushing his wife’s hair across the bruise beneath her eye. Many countries won’t have had the privileges granted to us, announces the director of an NGO, looking out of his window over the Madrid skyline. (more…)