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Pandora II, new arrests in Madrid, translation of statement by arrestees:

  • Posted on: 5 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Pandora II, new arrests in Madrid, translation of statement by arrestees:

On Friday, October 30, the nine anarchists arrested two days earlier in Barcelona and Manresa in the second phase of Operation Pandora were brought before the Audiencia Nacional, a high court in Madrid. Two of them were released on provisional liberty pending trial, six of them were released on a relatively high bail, and one of them was given preventive detention, remanded to prison until trial. All of them are charged with criminal organization under Spain's anti-terrorism laws.

Another Wave of Anti-Terror Arrests in Barcelona and Manresa

  • Posted on: 28 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Summary:
22 October 2015, 7 anarchist comrades arrested in Barcelona, 2 in Manresa. 8 houses and social centers in the neighborhoods of Sant Andreu, Clot, Gràcia, and Sants raided, including the Ateneu Llibertàri de Sants and La Revoltosa in Clot. They will be taken to Madrid where it will be decided in the next days if they are to be released or imprisoned pending trial. The operation takes place the day after Monica and Francisco were brought before the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid, to decide whether they would be given an additional two years of preventive detention under the anti-terrorist law (the two comrades, who were also imprisoned and absolved in Chile in the so-called "Bombs Case" were arrested in Barcelona in November 2013).

Operation Piñata: Five comrades imprisoned, ten conditionally bailed, address for three of the prisoners

  • Posted on: 5 April 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Early afternoon on Wednesday 1st April, the judge of the Audiencia Nacional [National High Court] Eloy Velasco, remanded in prison 5 of the 15 individuals arrested on Monday 30th March during the police operation named Piñata. 24 others were arrested during the 17 raids, which took place in Madrid, Barcelona, Palencia and Granada, for “disobedience and resistance”, who were then subsequently released.

28 Arrests, a Dozen Solidarity Protests: Summary of Situation in Spain

  • Posted on: 30 March 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The final tally of what the police, hilariously, have dubbed "Operation Piñata" is, to the best of our knowledge, 28 comrades arrested and 17 buildings raided.

Of the raids, 6 targeted social centers and the others targeted houses.

14 people were arrested and charged with resistance for opposing the raids in a social center in Madrid, but as of this evening all of them have been released.

Urgent Call-Out for Mass Faxes in Solidarity with José Antúnez Becerra

  • Posted on: 20 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Jose Antúnez Becerra has been on hunger strike for 29 days and his health has declined considerably. He has lost around 20 kilos and his levels of sugar are much below average as well as his blood pressure. We call for a massive sending of faxes as a form of pressure so that a brief response is given to his legitimate demands and so he may end his hunger strike.

Anarchist comrade Monica Caballero on Operation Pandora from Brieva prison (Spain)

  • Posted on: 3 January 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

If I were to choose a different life I would not change it for anything.

I vividly remember the intoxicating feeling that came over me when I began to question authority; I remember the many contradictions and questions. In this discovery of ideas I found many people that made their ideas into practical material in their libraries, publications, social centres, etc. … in their everyday life … they lived their lives in the here and now. It did not take long for me to want to do the same.

"Anti-terrorist" Operation Against Anarchism in Barcelona and Madrid

  • Posted on: 17 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translation of an early report from Barcelona on the developing situation of Spanish comrades arrested on terrorist charges. Originally published in Spanish on alasbarricadas on Dec 16 2014, 9:58 am

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The Relentless Vision of an Old Anarchist

  • Posted on: 8 December 2014
  • By: worker

From HuffPo - by Joel Sucher
Federico Arcos -- "Fede" as he's known -- is 94 years old and currently in a Windsor, Ontario, hospital recovering from a recent heart attack. Federico, an anarcho-syndicalist, is a living link to one of history's most remarkable episodes, the Spanish Civil War, and one of the most remarkable stories within this history: How the Spanish Anarchists, with a sizable following, were able to run a number of towns, villages, agrarian collectives and the entire city of Barcelona along anarchist lines, subscribing to anti-authoritarian principles.