Spanish police close down social centres in ongoing attack on anarchist groups

The Almudena Cathedral, Madrid, was the apparent target of a terrorist plot in 2013.
The Almudena Cathedral, Madrid, was the apparent target of a terrorist plot in 2013.

Spanish authorities have this week raided a further six social centres and 11 homes as part of an ongoing crackdown on local anarchist groups which began in late March. Continue reading “Spanish police close down social centres in ongoing attack on anarchist groups”

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Thousands march in Barcelona against police violence

Wednesday, the 4th of February was a day in which thousands of people demonstrated across Catalonia for the reopening of the 4F case, following the broadcast of the well known documentary “Ciutat Morta” in the Catalan public television. They were also demanding the review of other cases of torture. The most important event took place in Barcelona. 19:00 Plaça Universitat (Barcelona). Meeting point. Under the … Continue reading Thousands march in Barcelona against police violence

The documentary film shedding light on Spanish police’s human rights abuses

Still from Citutat Morta (2014)
Still from Citutat Morta (2014)

A part of Catalonian society was in shock after watching the documentary “Ciutat Morta” (Dead City) was aired by Catalan television last month. The documentary gives voice to those in the ‘4F’ case, in which a number of young people claimed they were tortured by the Guàrdia Urbana, the police officers from Barcelona. The documentary had an audience of 569,000 viewers. Continue reading “The documentary film shedding light on Spanish police’s human rights abuses”

Spain: Is corruption now an inherent part of the system?

spain2014 has been a year full of corruption for Spain. One main case was the “Nóos”, in which the former king’s daughter, sister of the current king, was charged in a corruption case. Iñaki Urdangarin, her husband, was investigated by diverting public funds to an organization and using them for personal expenses. The prosecution requested 19 years of prison for corruption, tax fraud and money laundering – while Urgangarin still pleads his innocence. Cristina de Borbón (The king’s sister) testified in front of the judge, most of the time answering only; “I don’t know” and ” I don’t remember”. Continue reading “Spain: Is corruption now an inherent part of the system?”