The people are ready and waiting, for civil disobedience and direct action, for beautiful trouble, and have been for over a year now
After the 12 months that the Catalans have had and considering the current situation in Catalonia, enjoying a well-deserved break and switching off is nigh on impossible
“Albert Rivera talks of defeating nationalism, but his party offers only one nationalism with which to cover everything else. He dreams of becoming president of Spain, but this tweet was anything but presidential. It was that of a hooligan.”
The Spanish government is like a rabid dog that needs putting down, that should have been put down long ago. But there is no one to do it as it has all the power, and so it will keep on biting. Today begins a new round of hearings for those accused of rebellion and secession and the trial of the Altsasu 8.
Last Wednesday, 11 April, was the 25th anniversary of the murder of young Guillem Agulló. The crime was key in uniting much of the Valencian left against fascism. The trial, however, reflected the impunity afforded to the far-right in the Community of Valencia. Nothing has changed, as we saw in the violent attacks of last October 9.
Do not cross the Spanish or you will live to regret it. Or not. It is obscene. It is, and always has been very obvious where the violence and hate are coming from in Catalan society, and with every day that passes it becomes clearer to the outside world too.
Last November El Nacional published an article by Jordi Galves entitled ‘Cornellà is not like Catalonia’ which caused quite a stir and led to his becoming the first journalist in the Spanish state to be accused of a hate crime.
English hip hop artist, actor, director and producer, Ben Drew, released this politically charged song for the repressed and unjustly treated everywhere on 8 March, 2018.