An Anarchist perspective on the referendum in catalonia:
paulfree14 – Sunday, 1 October - 15:30
'We don’t believe in new states, especially not within a capitalist framework. We are convinced that we need an anti-capitalistic social transformation where production, consumption and decision-making are self-organized and in the hands of the people, a social transformation without states and borders. But we also can’t look away when the Spanish state is showing its ugly fascist #Francoist face and repress people.
1976 former Francoist minister Manuel Fraga founded the People’s Alliance. Fraga authorized the execution of political prisoners under the Franco regime. Fraga was also one of the writers of the new Spanish constitution which was approved in 1978 and was never charged for the crimes he committed during the Franco years
The now governing Partido Popular (#PP) of prime-minster Mariano Rajoy was a re-foundation (in 1989) of the People’s Alliance, again founded by Manuel #Fraga.
We are not exactly enthousiastic about states and nations. Not about new states and not about old states. In less than 24 hours there will be a public and binding referendum on Catalan independence…