Sunday, 21. October 2018

Police attacked Amazon workers’ strike in Madrid, capturing a PCPE member.

Amazon workers in Germany, Poland and Spain are simultaneously carrying out a strike for improved working conditions. The workers who are on a three-day strike in the logistic center of San Fernando, Madrid are also receiving the support of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE). On July 17, the national police brutally attacked workers and captured three of them, including the Secretary of the Regional Committee of the PCPE in Madrid, Hugo Carrasco.

pcpePCPE released a statement on the political situation in Spain underlying the necessity of the class struggle.

Political debates in Spain seem to get accelerated with the so-called "Gürtel case" and the PSOE's demand for a vote of confidence. The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) released a statement on the political situation in Spain on May 25. The statement makes a general analysis of the recent developments and explains the position adopted by the PCPE.

ETAWe reproduce the dissolution statement of Basque underground organization ETA, translated by the online portal naiz:

ETA, the Basque socialist revolutionary organization for national liberation, hereby informs the Basque people that, following the ratification by its members of the proposal to conclude this Organization's historical cycle and function, its journey has ended. As a consequence of this decision:

• ETA has completely dismantled all of its structures.

• ETA has put an end to all its political activity. It will no longer express political positions, promote initiatives or interact with other actors.

FinlandFinnish MP of the Centre Party and the host of the visit to Finland by the exiled President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont Mikko Känä sends a direct message to prime minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy:

- Mr. Rajoy must now acknowledge, that independence process of Catalonia has gone international and Spains every action is being monitored by citizens, politicians and human rights organizations across the globe. Rajoy must now let Catalonia go, or face the dire consequences.

comunistes de catalunyaAbout 40 communist and worker's parties from around the world, includig the communist parties of Greece, Portugal, Italy and Brasil, have undersigned a statement of solidarity with the Catalan people and against the political repression of the Spanish state against the political movement in Catalonia:

The undersigned, Communist Parties and Workers gathered in St. Petersburg at the XIX Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties condemn the repression that the police of the Spanish State exercised on October 1 against the people of Catalonia in their struggle for the right to self-determination , the right of expression, assembly and demonstration.

tv3TV3, Catalunya Ràdio and the Agència Catalana de Notícies (ACN) announce their common position as a response to the announcement of intervention of the Catalan public media system made by the government of Spain as part of the application of the article 155 of the Spanish Constitution

The public broadcasters TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio were founded in 1983 under a mandate from all the political parties then represented in the Catalan Parliament, the institution which represents the will of the citizens of Catalonia whom it is our duty to serve.

WFTUThe World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) which represents more than 92 million workers in 126 countries of the whole world, strongly condemns the events that took place today in Catalonia, where the Spanish state’s repressive forces injured, assaulted and arrested many civilians in Catalonia who wanted to express freely and democratically their opinions.

Communist Party of BritainThe Communist Party of Britain condemns the repressive actions taken by the Spanish government to halt the independence referendum in Catalonia. It sends its solidarity to the Communist Party of Spain, the United Left and other progressive forces who gathered over the weekend at the Assembly of Representatives in Zaragoza to assert and defend the rights of the Catalonian people to hold a referendum on their national future.

UPG GalizaThe action undertaken by the machinery of the Spanish regime this Wednesday 20th September, taking the Catalan Government by storm and arresting senior officials, overstepped all democratic bounds and amounts to nothing less than a veritable coup against the Catalan institutions and devolved government. The Spanish State does not hesitate to use all means of force and duress at its disposal, including measures which are clearly illegal even according to Spanish legislation, in its attempt to deny the democratic will of the Catalan people to exercise its right to self-determination and achieve independence.

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