Defense Committees on the style of the 1936 Revolution are springing up across Catalonia as thousands of paramilitary ex-fascist Civil Guards are shipped in along with Army maneuvers, tanks and water cannons. See Spain’s 1936 Revolution
note: there is a huge amount of Catalan news right now, with the referendum 6 days away. This is a sample only. Today the University was occupied and there was a mass postering around the city, etc.
Alternative trade unions in Catalonia call for general strike for October 3
The General Confederation of Workers (CGT) of Catalonia has presented a notice of call for general strike. The protest must be ratified by union members’ assemblies, sources from the organization’s secretariat said.
According to the union secretary general, Ermengol Gassiot, the general strike has been set for October 3 “because of the legal deadlines to be followed.” This call is made, for two reasons: “on the one hand, to claim the social and labor rights violated…
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