Sep 25 2017

SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF CATALUNYA

 

NATIONAL RALLY on the day of the Referendum

SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 1PM

SPANISH CONSULATE, 

63, NORTH CASTLE STREET, EDINBURGH EH2 3LJ

 

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The ongoing shift to the Right in European politics is highlighted by the attempt by  Rajoy’s right wing Popular Party Spanish government to stop the Catalonian independence referendum through resort to repressive measures, including the mobilisation of the Civil Guard, a tactic regularly used by Franco. MSPs from the SNP, Labour, Lib-Dems and Greens  have all signed a letter condemning the actions of the Spanish state. The significant absence of any Tory MSP signatures shows that in the party’s post-Brexit move further to the Right, they are measuring up the possibilities of resorting to such measures in the future, in the event of another Scottish independence referendum. 

Below we are posting two articles. The first is written by written by Chris Bambery of Counterfire, and a supporter of RISE, assessing the current situation in Catalunya. The second is written by Sean Bell for Common Space. Continue reading “SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF CATALUNYA”

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Nov 17 2013

CATALUNYA – FREEDOM COME ALL YE

With delegates from Independence to Change All attending the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow, Duncan McCabe of Dundee RIC looks at the current situation in Catalunya.

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Freedom Come All Ye

Back in the mid-eighties 25000 anti-nuclear protesters took part in a CND-organised ‘Hands Across Scotland’ human chain. That was quite a show of solidarity, but it was nothing compared to the Catalan Way event on 11th September this year when an estimated 1. 6 million Catalans linked hands from the French border to the Mediterranean coast south of Barcelona.

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