The response to this outrageous abuse of judicial power and the general inertia that has gripped Catalan politicians could be massive. It could be that all-illusive 1 October moment that was wasted by Catalan leaders a year ago. It will not be violent.
Tagged: political prisoners
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.
Ignoring the violent element in Spanish unionism is blind or propagandistic, but Spanish unity takes precedence over all else, including the truth
It doesn’t matter if anyone gets hurt. In fact, it’s desirable. The idea is to create fear, inhibit, intimidate and silence those whose beliefs have been criminalised.
Rapper Valtonyc, sentenced to three and a half years in prison for glorification of terrorism and insults to the Crown, speaking in front of Lleida Museum, which is showing Santiago Serra’s work, Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain, from 7 March-22 April.
In Germany, the offence of Rechtsbeugung (‘perversion of the course of justice’ is the nearest English translation) is the crime committed by judges when they wilfully misapply the law. It has also been used to prosecute strict, but immoral, applications of the law.
The Spanish government and media want us to believe that fake news bankrolled from abroad, especially Russia, interfered in the Catalan election and at the same time would like us to ignore the massively expensive homegrown production of alternative facts, fake news, post truth, hysterical exaggeration and racist demonisation. You know: lies. Trump-style, they assert that any critical voice or opinion diverging from the Spanish government line are ‘fake news’.