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Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH): An anniversary of resistance

The Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) of Barcelona celebrated this last Sunday, February 22, its 6th anniversary, and it did so with a protest march, music, and the occupation of a block of apartments owned by the spain’s … Continue reading

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The expropriated bank la canica: The contagion of bank okupations in spain

With the earlier bank occupations of catalonia in 2014 and the struggle for the defense of the Banc Expropiat in the Gràcia neighbourhood of Barcelona in the bankground, and also in Madrid with the occupied La Bankarrota in 2015, the example continues to resonate, … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain

The protagonists of class struggles are many, as are the stages upon which they are enacted and re-enacted.  What defines them is not historically pre-determined; revolutionaries and reactionaries playing out the assigned roles of objective social contradictions are all fictions … Continue reading

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The hunt for okupiers: Corrala de vecinas la utopia

In May of 2012, some 30 families occupied a residential building in Seville, baptising the occupation Corrala de vecinas la utopia.  The building erected in 2010, but never inhabited, was and is still owned by the bank Ibercaja.  For the … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: Evictions and deportations … and resistance

The State employs whatever means available to it to protect the free flow capital.  The flow of capital however requires restricting the movement of people, such that unequal possibilities of economic development, or exploitation, are assured.  The eviction of squatters … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain

(Photograph by DISO press) Capitalism is a form of government that mobilises power through war.  The field of conflict is not marked by a battle front, but is played out in the everyday of each one of us.  In this … Continue reading

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Tales from the everyday of capitalism: Lavapiés, Madrid

At 7:20 in the morning, on the 31st if January, the riot police of the munincipal authorities of Madrid closed off the street, calle Tribulete in the neighbourhood of Lavapiés, to execute the eviction of Antonio Argobia, a 54 year … Continue reading

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Rebelling against debt: examples from spain

… discourses of crises become a way to governmentally produce and manage (rather than deter) the crisis.  “Crisis” becomes a perennial state of exception that turns into a rule and common sense and thus renders critical thinking and acting redundant, … Continue reading

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Touching Utopias: Reflections on Revolution in the Form of a Dreaming Wanderer’s Unfinished Spanish Travel Diary

…the final regime imagined by socialists cannot be fixed at a determined date by a sociological prediction; it is in the present.  It is not outside us; it is in our own hearts.  Socialism is being realized every day, under … Continue reading

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Revolution is everywhere: The radical politics of housing in spain

Following on our previous post on housing occupations in Rome, we share below, in translation, an interview with an activist of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca of Sabadell, Catalonia (BCstore 04/04/2017).  We have had numerous occasions to write … Continue reading

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