26.6.15

Taller: ¿Qué cambios supone la Ley Mordaza?

El 25 de junio, a pocos días de la entrada en vigor de la Ley Mordaza, Rereguarda en Moviment hizo un taller - debate sobre los cambios reales que supondrá la Ley de Seguridad Ciudadana a partir del 1 de julio de 2015.

Puedes ver el taller completo aquí:

 

Gracias al Ágora Juan Andrés por acoger la sesión ;^)

19.6.15

Da la cara contra el CIE

Impresionante la respuesta que está teniendo esta campaña.

Espero que mañana se traduzca a la concentración.

Yo, como siempre, voy a seguir dando la cara contra el racismo institucional.


Bola extra: Can Batlló nos preparó una sorpresa: 17 razones para cerrar los CIEs!

29.5.15

From squatter to Barcelona's Mayor!

[Originally posted in Fighting Against Prejudices]

I'm too excited and sleepless to really focus on a post on this, but I think it's worth mentioning this in Fighting Against Prejudices:
On May 24th Ada Colau, former squatter and long-time social activist famous due to the platform against evictions and housing crisis La PAH, became the first woman who will be the Mayor of Barcelona.

"Ada Colau, a social activist with no prior political experience, brought unprecedented change to the Catalan capital on Sunday when she became Barcelona’s most-voted mayoral candidate." [El Pais]

Barcelona en Comú (Barcelona in common) is a new formation, a grassroots-based electoral platform with several left-wing parties and new formations and a high percentage of social activists related to the Spanish Revolution, known in Spain as 15M or the Indignados. With this grassroots activism spirit, it focuses on ending inequalities an corruption viewing the city as horizon for radical democracy and focusing on a citizen campaign, with members of social movements feeding part of the program proposals.
Radical female mayors.
On Monday the mayors of Spain’s two biggest cities could be women elected on the basis of deeply rooted citizen’s campaigns.
Ada Colau of Barcelona en Comú is known and beloved across Spain as the spokesperson of the housing rights network PAH. PAH is the perhaps most interesting and strong movement emerging from the Spanish crisis, and it has more than 200 generally active and combative chapters across the Spanish state.
6 Reasons to Care about the Spanish Municipal Elections
Right wing parties from Catalonia and Spain have been attacking BeC right from the beginning. Even the coalition's original name (Guanyem, Let's win) was stolen when someone else patented the name to force them out of the municipal elections. Political commentary against BeC is oozing with classist, sexist and racist comments, from the TV gossips on how chubby Ada looks or how she doesn't wear much make-up to last night's full-blow on social networks, scoffing at how the headquarters of Barcelona en Comú was "full of South Americans" (meaning it's not really a Catalan option).

But it's not a matter of Catalans vs Spanish or foreigners, it's a matter of social class and inequalities. The map of leading votes according to Barcelona districts shows how Convergencia i Unió, the party ruling Catalonia and that has just lost the Town Hall, is voted massively uptown. Barcelona en Comú was voted in the working class neighbourhoods, where the constant austerity measures have caused the most harm.


Distribution of votes by districts in Barcelona, May 24th 2015.
Blue: CiU. Conservative, ruling party in Catalonia. Voted uptown.
Pinkish: Barcelona en Comú, voted in working class disctricts.

Bonus: Sex worker in the District Council!

Another fantastic piece of news from the May 24th elections in Barcelona:
Paula Ezquerra, a member of the Putas Indignadas (indignant  prostitutes) the First Spanish lobby for sex workers created in Catalonia, a feminist, social activist, immigrant sex worker, is going to be a legal  representative of a left wing, independentist party as a councillor in the District  Council downtown, where prostitutes and immigrants keep being harassed  by the police. She's going to be sitting next to the right-wing District Councillor whom used to treat her with contempt and scorn when Paula brought up issues regarding discrimination towards prostitutes. The new composition of this neighbourhood council (with a majority of Barcelona en Comú councilors) will help change many things downtown, specially regarding the ethnic profiling and neighbourhood harrassment by police forces, argumenting a need to control the small, narrow streets.
We're so excited!


Paula Ezquerra, from Putas Indignadas and Capgirem Barcelona - CUP

* No, it's not really the Indignados who are ruling, but it is true that many people in Barcelona en Comú and in other formations that have achieved representatives in town halls, or even have become Mayors, come from grassroots organizations and, yes, the 15M - indignados movement.
**By the way, Madrid has also surprised the right-wing hegemony with Manuela Carmena's sudden rise, the Podemos-backed Ahora Madrid (Madrid Now). And Spain's ruling PP gets worst local election result in 20 years!

More info:



26.3.15

Somos viscerales...

En este último año la vida ha ido muy deprisa. Bilbao, Melilla, Oviedo. Charlas, talleres, proyectos, locuras. Llevar la lucha contra los CIEs y el arte combativo al Rototom junto a Simbiosis Kolective. Que, por cierto, están a punto de irse al Rapandar en Senegal! Multa de 1.500€ por organizar una protesta no comunicada (en realidad, me identificaron por grabar / retransmitir una acción en la valla de Melilla).

De pronto, en octubre, no podía respirar. Urgencias, anular citas, quedo ingresada. Insuficiencia cardíaca. Cambio de vida, reducción temporal de actividades. Me cosí a la chaqueta un parche del EKO de Carabanchel que dice "Somos viscerales", recordatorio de que he de tomarme las cosas con más calma. Me cuesta.

Los 46 terminaron. A ver qué pasa este próximo año. De entrada, pronto me instalarán un marcapasos. Seré biónica. Seré ciborg.

Todo cambia. Nada cambia. Sigo igual de visceral.


21.1.15

Alphabet soup on a wheelchair


A group of people in Spain have been working on debunking myths about sex and functional diversity. Over two years ago they started the Yes, we fuck! campaign to change people's conception of asexual, dependent and infantilized adults when thinking of functional diversity.  They have teamed up with social activists, sex workers,  post-porn groups and collectives that are working on political  problematics related to body and sexuality (functional diversity,  feminisms, transfeminisms, LGBT, queer, intersex, fat activism, etc.)



Now, they are preparing a documentary with six stories about sex and diversity:

Yes, we fuck! is a documentary that seeks not only to  address sexuality in people with functional diversity, but also a  project where people participate to communicate their ideas and, above  all, question themselves.
[...It] shows 6 stories about sex and functional diversity. They are real stories where sex becomes a pleasure weapon for the individual and collective people rights.
In case you are interested in helping, there's a crowd funding campaign going on ;^) Verkami projects: Yes, we fuck!

More info:

13.3.14

Actualizando a Niemöller: Barcelona, 2014

Cuando los mossos cazaban a gente de Aturem el Parlament,
guardé silencio,
porque yo no estuve en el Parlament.

Cuando desahuciaban con antidisturbios a vecinas,
guardé silencio,
porque yo aún podía pagar la hipoteca.

Cuando encerraban en CIEs a los inmigrantes,
no protesté,
porque yo no era inmigrante.

Cuando empapelaban a activistas a multas,
no protesté,
porque yo no era activista.

Cuando vinieron a buscarme,
no había nadie más que pudiera protestar.



Actualizando a la Barcelona del sXXI la famosa reflexión 
de Martin Niemöller atribuida a Bertolt Brecht


29.10.13

10 años

Si este blog siguiera vivo, hoy habría cumplido 10 años.

Tranquilas, volveré. Y espero que pronto.

 Mientras tanto, me encontraréis en twitter y en las calles. Acabando con el mal ;^)