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01.10.2017

Spain “loses” all sense of judgement in Catalonia

Spain “loses” all sense of judgement in Catalonia

As the day of the referendum advances in Catalonia, the state police contingent is intensifying its repression. Tear gas, rubber bullets, very strong aggression against young, old and even the injured who are hit again. The state police attack with excessive brutality.  Faced with such a situation, the massive rebellion… »

01.10.2017

Catalonia: the people’s peaceful response to police violence

Catalonia: the people’s peaceful response to police violence

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans queue up in the rain in front of polling stations to vote in the referendum on Catalonia’s independence.  This is a nonviolent demonstration, a sign of peaceful expression by a people who want to express themselves and break the siege of repression and the force… »

01.10.2017

State police try to stop the Catalan referendum wave

State police try to stop the Catalan referendum wave

Spanish state police forces burst in with violence first thing this morning, but the popular wave is very large and multi-centred.  There is a disparity of situations, in many places the atmosphere is festive while in others there are police charges. During the course of the day, various strategies are… »

01.10.2017

Spain tries everything to stop referendum, now with violence

Spain tries everything to stop referendum, now with violence

At the beginning everything went peacefully. Despite the rain, many people were waiting in front of polling stations at schools since the early morning.  General suffrage was announced this morning by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs.  This will allow all citizens to vote, even if their polling stations… »

28.09.2017

Ada Colau asks the EU for help to mediate the conflict between the governments of Catalonia and Spain

Ada Colau asks the EU for help to mediate the conflict between the governments of Catalonia and Spain

Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, sent a letter to 27 mayors of European Union capital cities, explaining the serious situation that Catalonia is going through after the interventions by the Spanish government, understanding that what is happening goes beyond a merely Spanish conflict and affects the whole of Europe.  She… »

20.09.2017

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

EU citizens living under squeezed financial circumstances could be forgiven for wondering whether European Commission President Juncker was having a joke at their expense when he spoke recently about how Europe’s economy is finally bouncing back. After a tumultuous decade triggered by the global financial crisis… »

27.08.2017

Barcelona’s transferential demonstration: “We are not afraid”

Barcelona’s transferential demonstration: “We are not afraid”

A massive demonstration of around half a million people with the slogan “We are not afraid” took place in Barcelona on the 27th of August, following on from the terrorist attacks of the 17th of August in Barcelona and Cambrils, but it was tainted by protests, demands and strange things… »

22.08.2017

In Barcelona, Muslims demonstrate in their thousands against terrorism

In Barcelona, Muslims demonstrate in their thousands against terrorism

“We’re Muslims, not terrorists” Over 140 Muslim groups and associations from Barcelona and neighbouring areas participated in a gathering this Mondy in Plaza Catalunya in response to the attacks on Thursday 17th August in the Catalan capital and in Cambrils (Tarragona).  The event was organised under the slogan “The Muslim… »

01.07.2017

World Pride Madrid 2017

World Pride Madrid 2017

From the 23rd of June to the 2nd of July, Madrid hosts World Pride, the world’s most important event for the LGBTI community. The celebration coincides with the 40th anniversary of Spain’s first ever LGBT pride march. On Saturday, 1st of July, the Pride March takes place.  It will… »

19.06.2017

2nd Conference on Independent Media and Social Movements

2nd Conference on Independent Media and Social Movements

Signs of the Future With the tagline “Signs of the Future”, on the 22nd of June 2017 the 2nd conference on independent media and social movements will take place in Calabria66, organised by Pressenza together with other organisations and collectives. The aim of the conference is to give… »

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