Call to mobilise against war and hatred in the Spanish state
Last Monday night (23 November) a group of social activists, intellectuals and newly elected mayors in the Spanish state launched a manifesto against war and hatred, in response to the war rhetoric and the restrictions in freedoms that have been spreading since the Paris bombings. You can find the full English text below and here.
We have obtained already more than 17000 signatures and a strong political echo. We are calling for demonstrations on Saturday noon, already in nine different Spanish cities. See on Facebook here.
From the city of Douma that suffered terrorisms from all shades, a siege, death and genocide, the revolutionaries of Douma stand with the oppressed against all forms of extremisms, terrorism and aggression
We are free humans and we will stay free humans wherever we stand
Tomorrow is the first major test on the social front for the new Syriza government and the barbaric austerity measures it has just passed in Parliament as part of the 3d Memorandum signed in the summer. The strike is called by the two confederations of civil servants (ADEDY, which has a leftwing majority) and the private and broader public (or former public) sector GSEE, still controlled by the corrupt union bureaucracy of PASOK and New Democracy. At a more grass-root level the strike has been prepared by last week’s branch strikes of seamen, transport workers and municipal employees and by the actions of university and school students. It is also called by the KKE and its syndicalist front PAME. It has been actively prepared by the social movements (particularly the campaigns against the looming wave of house repossessions) and by the forces of the radical and anticapitalist Left (Popular Unity and Antarsya).
Speaking to reporters in Istanbul before leaving for Ankara in the wake of today’s massacre of demonstrators who had gathered for peace, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-President Selahattin Demirtaş said the bomb attack came during a period of debates for an imminent ceasefire.