Catalan independence

Catalonia: CNT calls to “recover the reins of our lives” after general strike

In a general statement, the anarcho-syndicalist CNT union has called for yesterday’s general strike to be just the start of a moment where the working class asserts itself against Stats and capital, and goes beyond the question of which ruling class gets to be in charge

After the 3-O strike, CNT calls for extending the social response

Facing Tuesday’s general strike in Catalonia, CNT wants to show its… Continue reading

Catalonia: On referendums and government spending

Writing for Spanish anarchist website A Las Barricadas, Acratosaurio rex explores the bizarre spectacle of Spain’s central government spending tens of millions of Euros on preparations for an extreme police crackdown against Catalonia, partly on the grounds of saving money that would otherwise be “wastefully” spent on an independence referendum by the regional administration.

All this craziness over Catalonia proves again and again that they swear one thing… Continue reading

CNT warns of riot cops shipped into Barcelona docks

In the febrile atmosphere of Catalonia’s attempted independence referendum and repression from Madrid, activists with the anarchist CNT union report that national police have been shipped in from all over Spain and are holed up at Barcelona’s port, seemingly in preparation to crush any significant upheavals.

Dock workers with Portuaris CNT have been tracking police movements in the Prince of Spain and Lepanto docks where three large ferries have… Continue reading