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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

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

CNT create an anarchist version of WhatsApp

The IT branch of CNT has created an app called “SinGuasa”, the name is a pun using the slang term guasa “joking”, which combined with the negative preposition “sin” (without) sounds similar to the Spanish pronunciation of the famous messaging application WhatsApp. The new app is completely independent and DIY, designed and developed by IT workers without any external labour or funding. Using an XMP/Jabber client, you can now access secure messaging on Android phones and tablets as well as Windows and Linux computers. As an encrypted opensource service it offers much more security against online surveillance, however the developers warn that security would be breached if there is malware on your device, recommending the use on alternative operating systems like Debian, Tails and Freepto. Online encryption services are an essential tool for activists, with many long running services like Riseup and the Guardian Project offering similar solutions to the ever growing worldwide online surveillance. Continue reading

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