The people are ready and waiting, for civil disobedience and direct action, for beautiful trouble, and have been for over a year now
It is the revolution paid for out of the people’s own pockets and with the people’s own time, all of it made possible by volunteers. I will never tire of telling the story of 1 October, 2017. It’s a story that has changed lives.
The journalist is shown the pistol tucked in his contact’s waistband and he feels a tingle of excitement. He is told the officer fears for his life and the firearm confirms it.
This article is a response to City of spies: how the battle for Catalonia divided Barcelona, by Michael Stothard, which appeared in the Financial Times on Friday 15 June, 2018
It’s reaction, negation and destruction versus non-violent action, construction, creation and association. I know whose side I’m on, and its logo doesn’t look like a patriotic turd.
Catalans are not allowed to express anger, not allowed to react. No matter how hard you beat them, no matter how much they suffer, every Catalan is expected to put Ghandi to shame. These standards aren’t applied to other peoples.
Needless to say, recent events have gone generally unreported in the international media. Today the BBC published its long-awaited piece on ‘Tabarnia’.
Aren’t these the self-same police that meted out brutal beatings to voters in the 1 October referendum? In the circumstances, don’t you think many people in Catalonia might be offended by such a show of support? Or is that the intention; yet another display of contempt for the non-unionist majority?