Catalunya

"Ungovernable" A journey through 21st Century anarchist Catalunya

From Todo por Hacer via El Libertario

"Ingobernables" [Ungovernable] is a documentary that brings us closer to the reality of the anarchist or anti-authoritarian movement in Catalonia. It mainly addresses the major events of social conflict in recent years: the various general strikes, the blockade of the Catalan Parliament, the movement of the outraged or 15-M, the processes of self-organization in neighborhoods and workplaces, and the revolt produced root of the eviction and demolition of the Can Vies Social Center, among others. It also reflects the vision of the ruling classes and the media on anarchism and Catalan antagonistic movements (what they call "anti-system") through their statements and treatment of certain news.

The Power of the Swamp: Against All Nationalism

From Malcontent Editions, Catalonia

What’s most prominent about the situation in Catalonia during the past few years has not been the permanent mobilization, the number of people that have participated in it, or the content of the reclamations. What calls the attention most is the absence of an unmistaken contestation of the Procés which doesn’t come from spanish nationalist positions, in a game of mirrors between reactionary images. The firm oppositions to the catalan nationalist movement, coming from socially critical and revolutionary positions, could be counted on the fingers of a hand, always limited to the taking of positions by isolated comrades.

Catalunya and the libertarians: Conversation with Embat about the Catalan crisis

from a-infos by Jose Antonio Gutierrez D.

The past few weeks have been hard in Catalonia. The images of the crowds protesting the sentences for "sedition" to former members of the Generalitat, and the subsequent repression, have gone around the world. That the wave of protests that travels around the world reaches a corner of Europe and exposes the system in its violence, stripped of its democratic pretensions, is a remarkable fact. With its own modalities, with its limitations, and with its specificity, Catalonia is also demonstrating the crisis faced by capitalist democracies in the supposed "end of history." To understand this moment a little better, we talked with members of the Catalan libertarian organization Embat.

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