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(en) CNT Vallès Oriental: Before the current Catalan revolt (ca, it) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:23:47 +0300

The current situation of social exception in Catalonia is unprecedented in the recent history of our country. Throughout the week the social mobilizations in response to the judgment of the process have been of a massive forcefulness that shows the force that the population has when it is organized and mobilized massively. ---- On the other hand, police violence from the outset, led by the riot corps of Mossos d'Esquadra and National Police collaborating together, has unleashed a wave of nighttime protests in all the provincial capitals continuously and with an intensity of protest that It has only increased night by night, day by day. ---- The Catalan rulers and politicians now uncheck these protests for violent, abandoning in the toughest moments the youth who grew up watching as the National Police and the Civil Guard burst their electoral colleges and beat peaceful defenders of the referendum. This youth that today defends itself (and defends us) from police brutality, now abandons them to the accusations of terrorism and violence of the executive Pedro Sánchez, with the collaboration of the rulers, political parties and the extreme right.

There is a surge in the world of protests that arise for different reasons, but all have a common denominator. Humanity aspires to live at the highest possible levels of freedom, social justice and well-being. And given the failure of the different neoliberal economies to give this solution to the social majority of each country, periodically there are protests triggered by several factors (recently in Hong Kong, Ecuador and now in Chile, to name an example) that result in brutal repressions and authoritarian reactions of all forms of government.

And by definition, govern corrupts. The interests to maintain the power during the game that lasts its mandate causes that the parliamentary political parties have their own strategies and try to mobilize in the town according to their interests. But today Catalonia returns to overwhelm the Catalan and Spanish political class, giving a lesson to the world of dignity and self-organization in a new revolt.

Simultaneously in Catalonia we have an economic and social situation that only worsens: structural unemployment in the most vulnerable groups (young people, over 55, women and immigrants), poverty has increased, access to housing remains a serious problem , work is precarious and public education and health systems are weakened, etc. A situation that is similar in the rest of the Spanish State, with the differences of each territory.

And in other territories, society is also mobilizing against repression in Catalonia: Madrid, Burgos, Vitoria, Seville ... More and more cities are added to protest against repression and those responsible: the government and the Monarchy.

We live in a state that was born from the pact of a political class with Francoism in 1978, a state that has been repressing the revolts of the working class and all the peoples who question its structure. We need a common exit to this situation with all possible actors that leads to an end to the current Monarchy and open a new scenario away from everything that oppresses us.

From CNT Vallès Oriental, as a revolutionary and anarcho-syndicalist union, we commit ourselves to initiate and promote contacts with all the trade union forces of Catalonia and the rest of the State to initiate a revolutionary trade union movement that accompanies the Catalan revolt and the dowry of class content and social, that advocates the abolition of the Monarchy and a new confederal model of the territory where each town can determine itself politically.

Long live freedom!

CNT Vallès Oriental

Davant l'actual Catalan revolt

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